That new Guitar smell

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by C Squared, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. C Squared

    C Squared Senior Member

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    Since there are so many threads about new Gibby's here lately I have to ask:

    Anyone else notice that freshly buffed lacquer smell emanating from your case when you first open it? I opened my CC upon arrival and the next thing I know the Mrs is sniffing the air:laugh2: She thought it smelled a little like white chocolate.

    So, since this is my the first guitar I've had in a LONG time that i'll need to polish once in a while, have any of you found a polish that will shine up the finish and help keep that new guitar smell?
     
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    axepilot Senior Member

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    That smell will eventually fade, regardless of the polish you use.

    I like that smell. :D
     
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    michaelinokc Senior Member

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    The smell on my new SG has mostly faded away, but it was nice to have for a bit, considering it was my first new Gibson.
     
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    bufbills Senior Member

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    LOL. Ive got that going on heavily here. I love it. CC as well.
     
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    JM2112 Senior Member

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    That smell is from the nitro lacquer they use. My LP Classic Custom had the same strong aroma too.

    The smell will fade not matter what you do, but as far as taking care of the finish Gibson does offer a polish for the guitar along with fretboard conditioner and other care products.
     
  6. Gemm

    Gemm Senior Member

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    I'm sure we are talking about the same smell here. My Custom's over 30 years old and I still get 'the smell' whenever I open the case. :)
     
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  7. joedonner2001

    joedonner2001 Senior Member

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    They say that's the inside of the case - the glue or something. I don't care what it is, really, and I'm addicted to it.
     
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    gypsyseven Senior Member

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    Hmmmm that smell....

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    i am lovin that smell my self,
    it seems a shame it is going to fade away
     
  10. Mantis

    Mantis Senior Member

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    my new junior smells like candy!
     
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    LuisPaul Senior Member

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    Well I understand that every guitar is different and they even have different smells ins some cases, but to keep your hopes up, I bought a Studio back in 2008, and it still has that smell as if it was bought yesterday. I like that fresh new guitar smell as well.
     
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    Alan Senior Member

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    I'd like to bottle it up and sell it as a cologne.
    :dude:
     
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    idk why but i sniffed my guitar recently and if you smell really hard you can still get a whiff! 4 year old studio
     
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    Gemm Senior Member

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    My 38 year-old Custom still smells, so it does stay. :)
     
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  15. Fitz777

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    Yep I can smell it on my new Classic. I love it almost as much as Hoppes No. 9. :)
     
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    C Squared Senior Member

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    :laugh2::laugh2:

    Love that stuff too:thumb:
     
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  17. C Squared

    C Squared Senior Member

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    I just figure since they offer car fresheners with "new car smell" scent why not a guitar polish that offer that new guitar scent, or maybe an air freshener to leave in the case with that "new guitar scent":D:laugh2:
     
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    Slappy2x Senior Member

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    Yankee should make a new candle......."Brand Spankin' New Gibson"
     
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  19. C Squared

    C Squared Senior Member

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    Buy two of them and package them in a guitar sized box under the tree:laugh2::laugh2::laugh2: or is that too cruel
     
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    redwinepaul Senior Member

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    I smell my neck every time i take it out of the case :D
     
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