Beats the hell out of opening up an old Fender bass case and smelling the butyrate plastic. That stuff smells like an entirely different type of hole.
When I was in highschool my friend and I had some real confusing suspicions about our music teacher because of this smell in his guitars. It wasn't until I got into vintage guitars that I realized what that smell actually was. I even called my friend up, met him for dinner, brought along an old pickup and said, "smell this" so we could put our old fears about what that dude did with his guitars to rest. ha!
Well I kind of phrased it mildly,but reading of some of the responses I guess I can come out of the closet and say, I LOOOOOVE to smell the soundhole on my acoustic!!!!!! as soon as I take it out of the case I cant wait to get my nose into those strings and take a deeeeep smell of all that sweet glorious wood,ahhhhhhhh,one more whiffff