A few days ago I found out that the 16th R9 ever is for sale for a pretty big price. I was suprised when I saw the picture of the case candy; there was also a COA included. However, as far as I knew, Gibson has started including COA's since 1998 or the 2000's. I have asked the guy where did he aquire that COA and he told me that the guitar store aquired it at Gibson. I would also like to have one of those COA for my '93 Historic. Has anyone tried it with his guitar or does he know how to aquire one?