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    The MT2 i just bought is #124 signed by Bill Collings. On the label it says MT2S. Does anyone know what the S stands for?

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    I have MT #671. Collings said it was shipped on 11/17/04.
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    I have a Collings MT-1 H with a serial number of 160. I bought it used in 2004 so don't know when it was built.

    It is a beauty - gloss top with white binding.

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    My MT is #792 and Alex says their records show it left the Collings shop on March 23, 2005. I bought it used in April of 2006. Great mandolin.

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    My MT-2S is #118 and is signed. The S stands for Soft maple. The H was for Hard maple. I've heard they dropped these designations after realizing the personality of the mandolin itself made more difference in tone than the type of wood used for the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    My MT-2S is #118 and is signed. The S stands for Soft maple. The H was for Hard maple. I've heard they dropped these designations after realizing the personality of the mandolin itself made more difference in tone than the type of wood used for the back.

    So what do the R and G designations stand for?

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    My 2002 MT2-H (to designate Hard maple) is #175 and is signed by Bill Collings. I purchased it in December 2014 from Cotten Music in Nashville. I've found this thread pretty entertaining. It's a GREAT Mando. I just need to have the action lowered a tiny bit once I find someone qualified to do a stellar set-up near Louisville.

    It's incredibly open and responsive. I'm really happy so far.
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    Old thread, but I have MT2, A74 from 7/01.

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    Regarding Bill Collings-signed labels, Iím not sure when it stopped, but my MT was made in 2013 and has his signature on the label. Itís pretty faint (and very messy) and Iíd had the instrument a good while before I ever noticed it.
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    My mandola was built in 2016. The label is signed but, with all the other printed confusion on there, it’s impossible to say who by.

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