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Has anyone had any luck getting a COA replaced?

hopkinwfg

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I happen tp buy used secondhand gibby R9... dont think i could try to ask gibson to help on COA? As per what i read it seems like they only allow original owner to do it.....
 

wmachine

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I happen tp buy used secondhand gibby R9... dont think i could try to ask gibson to help on COA? As per what i read it seems like they only allow original owner to do it.....
Sure you can try. But asking here won't help. You need to ask Gibson.
 

slammintone

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I see the older style on eBay all the time blank. I don’t understand why Gibson can’t somehow authenticate their own guitars easily and issue a replacement COA for a fee however. Surely they would know their work from some fakes out there.
Having said that, I have bought several Historics without COA or any other original hang tags etc and frankly never missed them. They’re no big deal or deal-breaker for me.
 

MBSC

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Oct 31, 2023
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I see the older style on eBay all the time blank. I don’t understand why Gibson can’t somehow authenticate their own guitars easily and issue a replacement COA for a fee however. Surely they would know their work from some fakes out there.
Having said that, I have bought several Historics without COA or any other original hang tags etc and frankly never missed them. They’re no big deal or deal-breaker for me.
Resale is always easier and better with a COA
 
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