I did mot get the original COA with it but my local gibson dealer has authenticated it and ordered a replacement for me. The item "2005 Gibson les paul R8 faded tobacco" is in sale since Monday, August 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars".
The seller is "velvettone09" and is located in Fort McMurray, Alberta. This item can be shipped to Canada, to United States.