Certificate Of Authenticity (COA)

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by SKATTERBRANE, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful Banned

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    I was told by Gibson that to get a reissued COA you would need to send the guitar back to Gibson for verification. Then and only then would they issue you a replacement document.

    Well, I lost my COA for my LP Custom. LA Music here in Mississauge where I bought the guitar said they knew people at Gibson and could get it replaced with zero hassle.
    Which says to me that these documents look cool and are nice to have, but mean nothing. Easily reproduced.
     
  2. b3john

    b3john Senior Member

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    Weren't they introducing RFID chips to make ID'ing a particular guitar easier?
     
  3. Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful Banned

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    Yes, they are chipped, but only the boys in Nashville can read them.
    Pointless when you think about it.
     
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  4. LPCollector

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    Don't forget our Stinger friends!

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  5. SKATTERBRANE

    SKATTERBRANE Banned

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    Also the 2002 59 RI COA is unique, different from the other 2002 Historics COAs. I do not have a picture however.
     
  6. Silverfox

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    LP Custom Exclusives COA :)

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  7. ctkarslake

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    My vote goes for the 1997 COA. That's because it's for one I own! I had no idea it was posted here in this thread until I read it today! No hard feelings SKATTERBRANE! I like the fact it's being used to further education on this matter actually.

    <<<<<<<<<<<BTW, it's for the guitar in the avatar at left <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<!
     
  8. SKATTERBRANE

    SKATTERBRANE Banned

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    If I recall, I got that picture off LPF years ago. I have no idea who originally posted it .
     
  9. DangerMoney

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  10. b3john

    b3john Senior Member

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    That. Is. Awesome!

    :applause:
     
  11. leowasright

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    Thanks for this, I was just about to ask on the forum whether a 98 R6 should have one or not.
    BTW it's genuine, I know which shop it came from and where it's been for the last 10 years.
     
  12. ctkarslake

    ctkarslake Senior Member

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    As was mentioned earlier, prior to '99 it was hit or miss. Most likely your R6 did not have one but it might have had one. Now it all makes sense, doesn't it?

    My '97 R8 does have one, my '98 R8 does not have one.
     
  13. goodvibes

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    :hmm:Thanks for all the info, but I'm still left wondering WTF happened to 2002 COAs:hmm:
     
  14. Nirvana33

    Nirvana33 Senior Member

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    by the way to the OP I've seen the 2003-2005 used all the way through 2007. I have a few like this.
     
  15. jonas335

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    What a cool case. I haven't seen any like that - is it something new from Gibson?:)
     
  16. captain von rat

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    Do Gibson reissue these if they have been lost?
     
  17. Guitarhack

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    Deepblue mentioned this earlier and it was what I was also told some time back - the only way that Gibson will reissue a COA is if you send the actual guitar to them so that they can verify the authenticity of the guitar.
     
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  18. delawaregold

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    If you are the original purchaser, and you send the guitar back
    to Nashville for authentication. Gibson will provide you a COA,
    but it will be the type currently used, not a copy of the original.



     
  19. JMusic27

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    Love the 2001 Historic Re-Issue certificate....It's so.....so....golden.
     
  20. DangerMoney

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    I would call Gibson to verify they will still do that. I was told they no longer do.
     

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