Collings Guitar Prefixes
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Acoustic Guitar
0 = based on Martin prewar 14 fret 0 body
OM = based on Martin prewar OM
D = based on Martin prewar Dreadnought
00 = based on Martin prewar 00 12fret slotted head
000 = based on Martin prewar 000 12fret slotted head
DS = based on Martin prewar Dreadnought 12fret slotted head
CW or Winfield = Collings Winfield
Clarence White = Clarence White Model (Discontinue)
C10 = based on prewar Gibson L-00
C100 (Discontinue) = size between C10 and CJ
CJ = Based on Gibson Advanced Jumbo
SJ = Based on Gibson J-185
Squat = (Discontinue model) 17 inch lower bout Jumbo
Baby = Parlour size 3/4 guitar
Cowboy = solid head C10 with cowboy picture stenciled on top (only 14 made)
Western = same as cowboy but without cowboy picture
Camper (Discontinue model) = C10 body with OM neck, 1 style appointment some with soundhole binding
Jumbo 12 strings (Discontinue model)

Electric Guitar
CL = Based on Gibson Les Paul
I-35 = Based on Gibson ES-335
290 = Based on late 50's single cut Les Paul special

Archtop Guitar
16" Archtop
17" Archtop
18" Archtop

MT-1 = this was the original satin finish A style, not many made, now is the MT)
MT = A style, satin finish
MF = F style, satin finish
MT-2 =A style, laquer finish
MF-5 =F style, laquer finish
MT-2V = A style, varnish finish
MF-5V =F style, varnish finish


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1 = based on Martin style 18 appointment
2H = based on Martin style 28 appointment
3 = Fretboard and headstock binding, no herringbone, abalone rosette and multicolor back center stripe
41 = based on Martin style 41 appointment
42 = based on Martin style 42 appointment
45 = based on Martin style 45 appointment (the 10,000th and a few others)
Dlx = Deluxe options for Acoustic Guitar – C10, Electric Guitars - CL, I-35 and Mandolin - MF5V


Custom Options
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B or Bra = Brazilian (Before they grade their Brazilian Rosewood)
Baaa = Triple A grade Brazilian
Baa = Double A grade Brazilian
Ba = A grade Brazilian
Bb = B grade Brazilian
A = Adirondack Spruce Top
E = Engelmann Top
G = German Top
Cedar = Cedar Top
Maple = Maple back and side
Koa = Koa back and side
Mh = Mahogany back and side on non 1 guitar
Hond or Honduran = Honduran back and side
V = Vintage neck profile with 2 3/8 string spacing at saddle and 1 ¾ nut width
V or Vn = Vintage now neck profile with 2 ¼ string spacing at saddle and 1 ¾ nut width
ss = short scale
C or cut= Cutaway
DB or Super = Deep body
L = Lefty
H = Herringbone
SB = Sunburst
FB = Full Sunburst
Shade = Shaded top
Varnish or VARN = Varnish finish
Red = Red finish
Black = Black finish


Other options without a specific prefix will sometime read "Custom" in the label
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Sound hole binding
Vintage through saddle
Fingerboard binding
Headstock binding
Any custom inlay
Ebony peg head overlay
Brazilian Rosewood Bridge
Wood bindings
1 ¾ nut width
OM neck on C models
Rope purfings


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