- Mar 18, 2020
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I've bought quite a few guitars that had smells to them, the worst was from a sweat dripping chain smoking doper who I swear never bothered to once wipe the guitar down. Totally neglect - bent tuners and green shit on the hardware. That said - it was a killer player and looker under the grime.
I removed all the hardware and used Virtuoso Cleaner on the entire body, then polish. The case was the real offender. Spray Auto Upholstery Cleaner for the interior did a lot. A few days in the sun with the lid open, and nights with activated charcoal got the rest out.
Justin... yeah I had a '59 Les Paul Special that was very similar in "makeup"...TV yellow looked almost brown, metal parts oxided over... even an outer ground wire from the bridge to the lower strap button. The new strings were the shiniest things on it! Played great and sounded honkin' in my Vox Royal Guardsman.
Gee I miss that guitar!