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    Just got my mandolin back from Don Macrostie of Red Diamond Mandolins after having the neck reshaped and a new flat finger board put on and it is perfect. This guy is amazing and builds one of the best mandolins in the world. If you ever need anything done this is the go to man.

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    Is your mandolin a Red Diamond?
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    I am in the process of buying one of his vintage series mandolins. He had my 97 Paul Duff mandolin. I met Don in Nashville a few months back and got to play four of his new mandolins and was completley blown away. The mandolins had four different voicings and they were all killer mandolins.

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    Don is great ,his work is amazing
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    He worked on my old F-5, foc.

    Class act.

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    I have only played one of Don's -- Aaron Weinstein's. It was very nice and impeccably made.
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    Default Re: Don Macrostie

    How does one get in touch with Don these days? I think the website is out of commission.

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    It looks like he is updating the site but has relevant contact info there:

    Red Diamons Mandolins
    15310 Fossil Rock Rd.
    Athens, OH 45701
    ph: 740-696-1111
    rdiamond@frognet.net
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    Yeah he said something was going on with his site and he was working on getting it back up. Wendy MIller plays a Red Diamond "CRUSHER" mandolin. I have played it several times and I think its one of the best mandolins I've ever played

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