Ooh ooh that smell!

Nick-O

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I have no idea where that great smell comes from either, but I can state this as a fact. My Studio HAD it. I sent it for refinishing. Now the smell is gone. Looks awesome, but no smell. Same case the whole time. Just saying....

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Takes me back to my childhood of going in the music store with so many Gibson's on the wall. The entire store had that smell. The store went under long ago and I never noticed that
Scent again until I started aquiring what I lused after as a child....those same guitars.
 

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Yep, love, love, love, love, love that aroma. Pretty sure that's what heaven smells like.

This is actually the Gibson smell.....used in violin building for polishing the oil lacquers since centuries.....

https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzoe
Great stuff... here's the English verison: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzoin_resin

The smell is an aldehyde component of a solvent. Gibson confirmed that. What it is NOT is polishing compound. The solvent is used in both some variants of nitrocellulose *and* in the glue that holds the case padding to the interior of the case. And yes, it's toxic in large enough doses.
And this actually makes a TON of sense... in which case the age old argument "guitar or case" is moot... it's both! HA! :D

Thanks for posting these two things gents.
 

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