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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2012-01-27 4:55 PM (#448751)
Subject: Model Numbers Decoded including Color Code

December 2001
Posts: 7150

Location: The Great Pacific Northwest

Four-Digit Model Numbers

First Digit: FIXED ID (almost always "1" except as listed)

1 - most models born before year 2000
4 - Pacific Rim Manufactured 
GC - Made For Guitar Center
N - Nakao NV - Nakao 100 year old spruce 681 limited 
MC - mandocello 
MM - mandolin 
Q - prototype 597 full carbon 
R - Roland equipped 
S - SPECIAL (Factory Second (denotes slight imperfection, PARITIAL WARRANTY) rheads
T - AAA ("Triple A" denotes extremely minor imperfection, but FULL WARRANTY
W - WOVEN  / CVT Adamas (cross-weave carbon fiber top)

Second Digit = SYTLE:

1. Acoustic roundbacks (also semi-hollowbody electrics)
2. Solidbody and semi-hollowbody electrics
3. Ultra acoustics
4. Solidbody
5. Acoustic electric cutaway (Adamas and II/Elite/Ultra electric)
6. Acoustic electric roundbacks
7. Deep
8. Shallow

Third & Forth Digits = DEPTH/TYPE or Model: (Acoustics and Acoustic/Electrics)

11. Standard Balladeer (deep bowl)
12. Custom Balladeer
13. Classic (cedar top)
14. Folklore or Josh White (deep bowl)
15. 12-String (deep bowl)
16. Classic (spruce top)
17. Legend or Deluxe Balladeer (deep bowl)
18. Glenn Campbell (deep bowl 12-string)
19. Custom Legend (deep bowl)
21. The Artist Standard (mid-sized bowl)
22. Classic (spruce top, mid-sized bowl)
23. Classic (cedar top, mid-sized bowl)
24. Country Artist (14 fret-Nylon stringp, spruce top)
27. Glenn Campbell (mid-sized bowl)
68. Elite
91. Adamas SMT (center hole 6-string)

COLOR CODE: (Follows hyphen after model number)

1       Sunburst
2       Red
3       Green
4       Natural
4C     Natural Cedar
4G     Natural Graphite
4GB    Natural Graphite Burst
4HFX  Natural w/HEXFX Electronics
4RM   Recording Model that features Optimax
5       Black
5E     Ebony Stain
5HG   Black High Gloss
5P     Balck Pearl
6       Top White Pearlescent
6P     White
7       LTD Nutmeg, Anniversary Brown, Tan and Beige, Deep Re
8       Blue
8T     Blue Transparent
9       Brown Sunburst
30CM 30th Anniversary Natural
AB     Autumn Burst
AM    Amber
ANR   Antique Red
ASB   Aspen Blue
B       Barnwood (Gray-to-Black Sunburst)
BCB   Black Cherry Burst
BFT   Blue Flame Top
BG     Blue Green (Adamas)
BSB   Blue Sparkle
BSB   Blue Surf Burst
BTA   Blue Tamo Ash
BZ     Bronze
CB     Cobalt Blue
CBV   Cobalt Blue with VIP Preamp
CCB   Cherry Cherry Burst 
CCBQ Cherry Cherry Burst Quilt
CG     Cadillac Green
CGB   Cadillac Green burst
CRP   Crimson Red Pearl
CS    Cherry Sunburst
DBP   Dark Blue Pearl
DPQ   Deep Purple Quilt
FKOA  Figured Koa
FR     igured Redwood
GQ    Green Quilt
H      Honey
IC     Iced Coffee
HB    Honeyburst
LFR   Legend Figured Redwood
LR     Lusty Red
M      Mahogany
NB2   Solid Red
NB5   Solid Black
NB8   Solid Blue
NEB   New England Burst
NWT  Natural Woven Top
OB     Opaque Burgundy
OFT   Orange Flame Top
P       Pewter
PB     Plum Burst
PTF   Purple Tribal Flame
PY     Plumburst on Sycamore
RB     Rootbeer
RF     Red Flame
RG     Ruby Graphite
RR     Ruby Red
RRB   Ruby Redburst
RTD   Red Tear Drop
RTDB  Red Tear Drop Burst
RWB   Red Wineburst
SS     Silver Sparkle
SSP    Silver Satin Pearl
T5     Textured Black
TB     Tobacco Burst
TDB    Teardrop burst
TH     Transparent Honey
TPB    Transparent Burgundy
VY     Vintage Flamed Sycamore
WP     Walnut stain
WP     White Pearl
Z       All Black (all black hardbody guitar, hardware and finish)   

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