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Jim Shine
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Grover Jackson is the man!
Dec 20th, 2004 04:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am thinking about using some beef stew to replicate a dark brown sunburst.


USA, Santa Monica

There's a hellhound on my trail
Dec 21st, 2004 04:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just got my Strat back from my tech and noticed a funny, awful smell,

"What happened," I asked, "what's that rancid smell coming from?"
"Could be the bacon, pancakes, toast and eggs I had earlier for breakfast, sinner."
"I said I wanted it to play like butter, not smell like it was bathed in it!"


USA / New York

Feb 11th, 2005 11:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I would never get rid of the smell in an old case, or guitar, its a part of its history and its vibe! Especially one from the 50's or 60's.
That does't go for cat pee though.

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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Jun 20th, 2017 03:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If only!

Gibson Smell

(This message was last edited by rfrakes331K at 05:21 PM, Jun 20th, 2017)



Jun 24th, 2017 05:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I still remember the smell of my first "professional" guitar, a 1962 Strat the first time I opened the case. The smell didn't fade by the way. Definitely not vanilla.



Jul 30th, 2017 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just recently got a Thin Skin and it did have the nitro smell, especially after being shipped in the summer heat. I keep it out of the case, but the case still has the smell, it's pretty cool.


San Diego

Land of Sea, home of the Waves
Sep 19th, 2017 07:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I remember the first old guitar I got. The old person house with stale beer, nicotine, and sweat, but something else.

The other day I was cleaning an old friend, a 62 reissue with rosewood, nitro, and it needed a polish. Sometimes I don't go for the Virtuoso polish for the thinner skins, and on this one I lemon oiled the fretboard and then grabbed the old Johnson's paste wax to put a light coat on the body and the back of the neck. I had changed the strings so I went and scrubbed my hands clean, and while I did that left the guitar in the case with the lid closed. (I have cats who knock or walk on everything). When I returned and opened the case it was like a real vintage smell. It really did hit me in the face, the combination of naptha in the wax, the lemon oil and older nitro.

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