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.