- Dec 4, 2017
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My 2015 traditional came with the gold case... And it had the strong Vanilla smell, as many of my other USA Gibsons.I've done a lot of research on this "vanilla" scent and I think I know what it is. I have not read all the posts on this thread but some that I have read allude to the same results I have found. I think it is a combination of the nitro lacquer and the case. The Gibson USA cases that are made in Canada are the cases with the vanilla smell. To prove this, go open the storage compartment inside the case and smell it. It's vanilla. Nitro naturally smells a bit like vanilla as well. My 2012 Trad Pro smells like vanilla because I keep it in the case. My 2015 Traditional does not smell like vanilla because they changed cases that year to the gold cases. If I put my 2015 Trad into my 2012 Trad Pro case, it comes out smelling like vanilla after a few days. I think the nitro absorbs that smell of the case. Just my two cents.