Certificate Of Authenticity (COA)

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

  1. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Member

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    I'm guessing it's reserved for very special models. This guitar came with this case:


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  2. jhun1976

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    Too bad we can't see the pics anymore.


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    I have replaced them!

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  3. delawaregold

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    1993

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    1999

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    1999 40th Anniversary

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    1999Aged

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    2000

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    Beauty of the Burst

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    Jimmy Wallace

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  4. BBbluesboy

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    WOW,great COAs.
     
  5. Fried Okra

    Fried Okra I love this *****!!! Premium Member

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    FYI. Before I found one of my Elliot Easton COA's a while back, I called Gibson and asked if they could replace it. Without hesitation he said as long as they have that type of COA, they could replace it. They would just need the guitar shipped to them at my expense both ways. Glad I found it though.:naughty:
     
  6. Fried Okra

    Fried Okra I love this *****!!! Premium Member

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    Does anyone here have a Bob Marley Murphy COA picture?
     
  7. z-clay

    z-clay Senior Member

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    The previous owner of my R8 lost the COA. I wouldn't mind getting a replacement but after reading this thread, I doubt I'll ship my guitar to get one. After all.... Its just a well used, beat up R8 that I will probably never sell anyway.
     
  8. dougb256

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    This is also the COA issued with '01 R7s.
     
  9. Mr Alarm

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    Yeh, the reason to be a Sticky kind of seems to be missing a bit, doesn't it? Great thread though!

     
  10. Chicken Wing

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    I just found these if you are looking for one of them.

    99066, 98251, 99051 and a tag for 8-1559.

    PM or email if you are missing yours and I'll try and reunite you with it.

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    rrybinski@aol.com
     
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  11. ferengo

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    Hi guys.

    Since this is a thread about COA's I thought I'd post up about replacements. I'm in the UK so this may differ to overseas but here's my experience.

    I have a 2008 Reissue LP and need a replacement COA. I emailed Gibson customer support. After a couple of days I got a reply saying it was possible. Normally they do like the guitar sent back but to their warehouse (in Europe) they understand this isn't always possible. I was told I could take it to a local Gibson authorised dealer to have it verified. I would also need to be the original owned, supply proof of purchase and send pictures of the guitar.

    I sent multiple pictures and was told there was no doubt that my guitar was genuine. I searched for my proof of purchase and was told if I could not find it then if the original dealer confirmed I bought it from them then that would suffice. I called the dealer but they didn't keep records since there move in 2013 so I was out of luck. Though I did eventually find my receipt and it was confirmed that it was perfect.

    I then took the guitar into my local Gibson retailer. They had to call the Gibson customer support and confirm the guitar was with them and they answered a few questions about it. Then I was told that was fine (I suggest buying the retailer some doughnuts as gratitude as they are doing a free service. It did go down well).

    I then got back in touch with Gibson customer support who said everything was fine and what address did I want the certificate sent out to. I told them and they said it would take 1-2 weeks to arrive. There was no charge for this.

    This was all done This week so this info is current at time of writing. I would also add that they do only give the certificate style they have in stock at the time. Mine is the black leather style bound one with the embossed logo, which luckily is what I had.

    Hope this info is of some help and it does confirm Gibson so still send out replacement COA's.
     
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  12. roundstone

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    Great work on getting a replacement.
     
  13. ukoldgit

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    Hi, In the 90s in the UK an outfit called Rosetti had the cartel for all Gibson Imports, the attached is the certificate they issued for my 1995 CS LPB7.
    Not sure when this changed.
     

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  14. 68Custom

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    That's what most of mine look like.
     
  15. 68Custom

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    That's good to know because my Y2K doesn't have one and the original owner said he never got one with the guitar.
     
  16. old mark

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    For my 2002 LP Custom 1954 reissue Black Beauty...

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    Seems sort of plain compared to some...
     
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  18. Bruce00

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    Hi sir,

    May I ask what is the size of the 40th-anniversary certificate and what type of paper is it? Is it a thick paper or regular printing paper? Mine looks a little differet from yours.

    Thanks
     
  19. Bruce00

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    Hi sir,

    May I ask what is the size of the 40th-anniversary certificate and what type of paper is it? Is it a thick paper or regular printing paper? Mine looks a little differet from yours.

    Thanks
     
  20. Left Paw

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    Unfortunately for this thread, where the pics are especially important. Nearly all are now unavailable because of the monetization of photobucket.
     
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