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    I know that it's a guitar no no to buy without seeing and trying out the instrument first, but I got lucky. I purchased over a classified ad at Harmony Central, so I couldn't check out the guitar before I bought it...more of a sentimental thing actually since this was my first real guitar that I regretably sold for dirt cheap back in my youth days. But the guitar plays and sounds great. A few minor dings and such, but that's it. I'll try some of the things that you suggested. The smell is so strong that it permeates through my apartment! It's outside now airing out...again. Thanks again.

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    Originally posted by whattaguy
    The smell is so strong that it permeates through my apartment! It's outside now airing out...again. Thanks again.
    Damn, with winter coming on and the price of firewood, do you need any other ideas?
    Instruments that change shapes when played frighten me.

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    Thats some bad funk on that guitar from the last owner. You need to to have some good voodoo laid on it. And febreeze.
    "If it sounds good it is good." Dizzy Gillespie

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    i second the voodoo



    i put a curse on the first electric 6-string i borrowed for ever from my cousin. it smelled like.....old.....it hadnt been played in a long time, and it was just funky. the amp smelled bad too, the amp still smells funky when you get real close to it, its got like a..tweed finish type thingy, i dont know. its just a little crap-o crap.




    but all i did was air them out, i was worried about spraying them down with random chemicals.



    id just let it air out, change the strings, whipe it down with a moist cloth, maybe open up the pick guard and clean it out, might find some funk in there.



    freak

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    Angry guitar funk

    when i got a new guitar case thats when the problems started.

    maybye im just paranoid, but when i leave my guitar in the case my strings rot, i think it could be some ploy by the guitar shop to make me buy more strings, maybye they sprayed it with something...... they get sticky and smell like a cross between maple syrup and sweat sock.... ewww.

    im thinking maybye its condensation inside the case, but i dont think a new guitar case should be so rank.

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    I love the smell of my new Martin D-28. Best guitar I've ever smelled! It's kinda like that new car smell thing- but more like a wood shop. I wonder how long D-28's smell like this.

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    Just when I thought I was over it...


    This chicks cat pissed on my '72 SG!!!
    (I tried EVERYTHING including steam cleaning to get the smell out of that case... F#$@ing cat!!)


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    The disaster restoration place I used to work for had an ozone room, where they put stinky items in to de-stench (from fires and floods etc). I don't know how it works but they'll put everything in there from artwork, to furniture and utensils and things. Worse case scenario you could call somewhere like that and ask how much they would charge to throw your guitar in there for a little while. They didn't seem to keep anything in there for much more than about half an hour, so it wouldn't take long.

    Might be a bit of a hassle to organise it, but I doubt that your guitar would be harmed and you wouldn't be stinky anymore Anyway, just a suggestion.

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    I bought a guitar from a smoker...YUK! I got one of those country candle smelly things (almost like the pine tree's you hang in the car) put it in the pouch of the guitar case...took a few weeks, but it smells perty now.

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    Oooh vanilla pods are meant to be good for that too. Maybe you should just get some of those stinky sachet things that are meant to go in drawers and see if that works.

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