Not a dark back, but black plastic. $135K https://reverb.com/item/44490531-19...00-original-paf-pickups-lifton-case-with-tags
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I am not saying this is what happened to this guitar, but there were Goldtops that had the white plastic pulled and sold. I don't remember the range of the black plastic guitars, but most of them were also dark backs, I believe.
Very rare indeed. In most cases, I guess you'd have to modify an old LPC P90 guard (but I guess you can tell)By the 7 39xx guitars, they were clearly into the cream plastic era.
An original black, 2 PAF pick guard is therefore pretty rare.
Seems to me your question has not been answered..I asked the seller: "you are saying that the pickup rings, pickguard, jack plate, and poker chip are original to this guitar?" to which Allen Mance responded: "It has untouched solder joints on the harness. Non-stickford paf [sic!] pickups with square edges. The guitar is 100% legit and never been screwed with, not even a refret."
I don't feel that my question about black plastic got a straight answer. What do you think?
Several PAF GTs, stops, dark & light backs out for the bid.
Two at Well Strung in the $150K area, OK Guitars and TR Crandall have them for sale.
All look pretty nice.