#1
Hello guys, i just had two quick questions:

1. The gibson les paul smell. Why do they smell so funny? I love the smell by the way. When i take my gibson out of the case to play, i can sit there for minutes just sniffing the guitar lol. ALl the gibsons ive tried have smelled the same way. What is it?

2. In the guitar case, there's this small brown bag that followed with the guitar. What is it? Its like its sand inside, except the corns are really big compared to beach sand.
#2
Quote by guitarforever<3
Hello guys, i just had two quick questions:

1. The gibson les paul smell. Why do they smell so funny? I love the smell by the way. When i take my gibson out of the case to play, i can sit there for minutes just sniffing the guitar lol. ALl the gibsons ive tried have smelled the same way. What is it?

2. In the guitar case, there's this small brown bag that followed with the guitar. What is it? Its like its sand inside, except the corns are really big compared to beach sand.


as for the smell...i'm not sure...combo of the wood..finish...metal used..etc.

and as for the brown bag it keeps moisture and humidity outa the case so the guitar is kept protected. they put these in the pockets of cloths alot to to keep them from ruining to soon from just sitting in the elements.
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#3
The smell is probably from the glue used in the case. My Washburn Hardcase has a smell to it, and the guitar also has the smell when I take it out.

And remember kids, sniffing glue is a no-no.
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#4
But shouldn't this be in all cases if that was the case? Coz my acoustic case doesn't smell a thing. Or it smells if you really sniff, but its not as strong as the smell from my gibson by a long shot. I really don't think its the glue. It smells nothing like glue. Its a pretty sweet smell, like candy or something..


And thanks
#5
Hm...mine has a sweeter smell-not like candy, more like rubber with the smell of the mahogany and spruce from the acoustic mixed in.

Your case may smell more because it's new. The smell would probably go away as time goes by. That may be the case with your acoustic.

Other than the glue, I don't know what he smell could be. Maybe the stain/finish on the guitar?
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#6
My case has that smell, I like it. It is usually on the ones with the furrish type material in them.
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#7
sometimes its a vanilla, or woodchip mix.
or u might get some silicon packets for humidity control.
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Quote by guitarforever<3
Hello guys, i just had two quick questions:

1. The gibson les paul smell. Why do they smell so funny? I love the smell by the way. When i take my gibson out of the case to play, i can sit there for minutes just sniffing the guitar lol. ALl the gibsons ive tried have smelled the same way. What is it?

2. In the guitar case, there's this small brown bag that followed with the guitar. What is it? Its like its sand inside, except the corns are really big compared to beach sand.


You could be my long lost brother. I do that every time I take out my SG. Mmm, fresh nitrocellulose.

I think the little bag is some kind of dessicant to keep any moisture away from the guitar itself. Could be wrong though.
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#9
lmao so you actually smell your guitar before you play it?

this calls for a new slogan or something : don't do cocaine, do guitars!

anyway, it's probably the smell of wood and finish.
#10
lol my gibson flying v has that smell! i know what ur talkin about! i love it! the smell comes from the brown bag
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#14
Might be the smell of humidity control thing.
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yes, i recently heard in an article somewhere that Sqiuer actually has its employees diarrhea all over every guitar right before they leave the factory


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#17
The little Brown Bag has silica gel in it. It isn't actually gel, but it just absorbs all the moisture in the case. Good for the Geet'r


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#18
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The little Brown Bag has silica gel in it. It isn't actually gel, but it just absorbs all the moisture in the case. Good for the Geet'r


Heres what it is:


Okay thanks. Does it ever expire though?
#19
lol i like how new stuff smells. Guitars smell the same when they are in a new case for some time
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#20
in my rg1570 ibanez case smells weird also... and i put my whole or half of my body or not even, but i put my face in there and i was like.........muhaaa *sex with case* lol
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