• The Vintage "A" Model

    The premier A model mandolin. It is built
    and voiced exactly the same as the Vintage F model.

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  • The Vintage "F" Model

    The Vintage model is voiced to resemble some of the best of the
    early 20's classic mandolins with brilliance and depth of tone.

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  • RED DIAMOND Mandolins

    Hand crafted in Athens, Ohio, the name represents a history
    of excellence in craftsmanship that is put into each instrument

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  • The Crusher

    The “Crusher” Replica is a copy of the
    1922 Loar owned and played by David Grisman.

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  • Vintage F Model

    The Red Diamond Vintage model arose after studying the flexibility of a number early 1920’s F-style mandolins.

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  • Vintage A Model

    The Vintage “A” is tonally the twin brother of the Vintage F, and is always difficult to pick in a blind test with the “F”.

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  • produced in limited editions

    The Red Diamond Replica Series is a series of mandolins based on a few great instruments that are in the hands of premier players.

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  • Don is Red Diamond Mandolins

    "The goal for me is to build legendary instruments."

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Hand Crafted in Athens, Ohio

For the past 40 years I have studied how the mandolin works, and have come to some realizations about how to control their tone, and playability. A Red Diamond mandolin is the essence of all that study, truly for the discerning player.


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