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2004 R9

MattD1960

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Mar 17, 2009
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its been a long time since i have posted anything here but recently i came across and R9 locally, the guitar doesnt come with the COA not sure if it was lost or what didnt really get any story on it but i think the price being asked is reflective of the missing COA, guitars got good flame and great color, i am wondering what do you guys think a missing COA is worth?


thanks
 

DutchRay

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Mar 15, 2015
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Paperwork can't be played. A guitar with a full set will bring a little bit more, maybe a few hundred dollar at most.
In resale it's all about the wood. If it ain't got wood it ain't no good. More flame is more money. I've seen people choose flame top R9's over cheaper and better sounding or playing plain top R8's just because of the flame and that happened more than once. At least, that's how it used to work when guitar stores were still open...
My 2004 '59 didn't come with certificate when I got it from the Gibson Promo bus at a guitar show but it was the best they had to offer, both in sound and looks. Of course it is long gone, I traded it and some others for my '55 Goldtop :)
 

Tim Plains

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Aug 1, 2013
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$0 - $200 depending on the person. Keep in mind some will buy an R9 without it, so there is that smaller buyer pool aspect to consider.
 

Scott L

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10% minimum. On something upper end, a Collectors Choice or a True Historic it can be pushing 20%.
 
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