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Early 70´s LP deluxe in black ?

neuroy

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Are there early 70´s ( 1970 / 73 ) deluxes in black ? How can you tell if they are factory black ?

Thanks
 

guitplayer

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No none made then.
I`d always wanted one. I found this early 73 with some topside cracks. Fixed and painted(pro nitro). Checking comes thru top.
 

Big Al

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I've seen two original Blacktop Deluxes from the early 70's. Both had black tops only the back was natural. I've also seen all black 335's from this time. Black seems to have been a custom order option from way, way back and seems to pop up in unlikely places sand times. Rare is not the word, exceedingly rare is more like it.
 

shred

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Black Deluxe/Standard LP's don't exist until '78... Maybe there were a few custom orders, but I remain skeptical. Any black early 70's Deluxe/Standard is (statistically) going to be a refin.
 
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neuroy

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I did not inspect her in-hand, so I passed on the deal.

If it would have been definitely an original factory finish, I would have bought her in a second....
 

guitplayer

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Since my post ,I found this 1976 Standrad in black
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