I certainly don't know the answer to that, Mike, but I just wanted to say I am glad that you enjoy this site so much. We do think we have a pretty good thing going here, thanks to all the great Elvis fans who are a part of it.
I really liked that look of the black guitar as well. It seemed a more appropriate look--a bit flashier--for a guy wearing those spectacular jumpsuits and all the jewelry, etc.
By the way, in case you haven't seen this, check it out. Obviously others feel the same way...probably no one more so than our Big Boss Man. (I think you'll see some similar images in that same forum.) Guitar Swap