#1
So this might be the wrong place in the forum, but I kinda need suggestions. I just got an SG today and I love it so much. Only problem is the guitar and case smell like cigarettes from whatever dickhead of an owner it had before. Any ideas on how to get rid of the odor?
#2
Lots of baking soda.

Or coffee grounds in the case.

There are enzyme deoderizers.

Put the case, open, in the sun.

Or just air it out for several weeks.
#5
Fabreze spay and put a couple of scented dryer sheets in the case.
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#6
So then.. wouldn't this be called third-hand smoking?
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#8
I ordered pups from a guy who hand winds them. They are called Robusta, and they smell like cigars. Its lovely smelling and sounding. I even told the guy setting up the action to smell the pups.
#9
Take the guitar apart and detail clean it with an ammonia based cleaner like Windex then oil the fretboard with a lemon oil. Use a spray on carpet cleaner on the inside of the case as per the directions on the spray can and Windex on the vinyl. Easy Peasy.
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#10
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#11
When my exwife burnt down my house about 12 years ago the insurance company told me to use listerine mouthwash to clean the smoke out of fabric.  It actually works very well.  I don't know what it is about the Listerine brand but other brands don't work.  If it can get the smoke of a burnt down house out of a sofa I bet it can get the smoke out of your guitar case.  If you get the smoke smell out of the case the smoke smell on the guitar will fade quickly.
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#12
Quote by CorduroyEW
When my exwife burnt down my house about 12 years ago the insurance company told me to use listerine mouthwash to clean the smoke out of fabric.  It actually works very well.  I don't know what it is about the Listerine brand but other brands don't work.  If it can get the smoke of a burnt down house out of a sofa I bet it can get the smoke out of your guitar case.  If you get the smoke smell out of the case the smoke smell on the guitar will fade quickly.


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#13
Quote by CorduroyEW
When my exwife burnt down my house about 12 years ago the insurance company told me to use listerine mouthwash to clean the smoke out of fabric.  It actually works very well.  I don't know what it is about the Listerine brand but other brands don't work.  If it can get the smoke of a burnt down house out of a sofa I bet it can get the smoke out of your guitar case.  If you get the smoke smell out of the case the smoke smell on the guitar will fade quickly.

I dunno what happened between you and your exwife, but uh.. I think burning down someone's house is a crime..

Anyways, won't his guitar smell like mint afterwards?
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- Potato
#14
Quote by Parac
I dunno what happened between you and your exwife, but uh.. I think burning down someone's house is a crime..

Anyways, won't his guitar smell like mint afterwards?


Hence the terminology on eBay, Reverb, etc., "Mint Condition".
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#15
I wouldnt spray is with anything if it is a nitro finish listerine would probably melt nitro too.
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#16
Quote by CorduroyEW
When my exwife burnt down my house about 12 years ago the insurance company told me to use listerine mouthwash to clean the smoke out of fabric.  It actually works very well.  I don't know what it is about the Listerine brand but other brands don't work.  If it can get the smoke of a burnt down house out of a sofa I bet it can get the smoke out of your guitar case.  If you get the smoke smell out of the case the smoke smell on the guitar will fade quickly.


There is a Blues/C&W song in there somewhere.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

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#17
Quote by geo-rage
I wouldnt spray is with anything if it is a nitro finish listerine would probably melt nitro too.

I'm not suggesting they spray the guitar with listerine.  Just scrub the case with it and let let the case fully dry.  Once dry it's not going to harm the guitar.  I still have the sofa from that fire and many of my guitars have spent hundreds of hrs sitting on it.
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#19
Werd!
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

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Log off and play yer guitar!

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#20
Quote by CorduroyEW
I'm not suggesting they spray the guitar with listerine.  Just scrub the case with it and let let the case fully dry.  Once dry it's not going to harm the guitar.  I still have the sofa from that fire and many of my guitars have spent hundreds of hrs sitting on it.
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