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  • Is there any better smell than new guitar smell?

    Posted by GuitarGeni on January 14, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    I haven’t purchased a new acoustic guitar in quite some time and I must say I am really enjoying the smell of it in addition to the sound. Bought this Bridgeport BG400-CLW-C in November, fully expecting that I would send it back, but it’s my new #1. Cedar top, Walnut back and sides, Ebony fretboard and bridge. $899 Canadian. Arrived here in NJ from Canada in 3 days. Outstanding!

    GuitarGeni replied 2 years, 2 months ago 7 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Loraine

    January 14, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    @GuitarGeni Beautiful guitar, and I too love the smell of guitars.

  • solitaire

    January 14, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    It’s a lovely guitar! Glad you have a new friend to experiment with. Personally, though I think the smell of a new car takes a lot of beating (not that I’ve ever had one).

    • GuitarGeni

      January 15, 2022 at 6:32 am

      I thought someone might say that. This beats the smell of new car any day. That’s more of a chemical smell. This is woody and earthy. Unfortunately, like new car, it doesn’t last very long. 🙃

  • GraceX

    January 14, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    If only computers had scratch and sniff 🙂 I can’t smell it: but that is a gorgeous looking instrument. I’m sure it will bring you many years of delight.

  • jumpinjeff

    January 15, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    Yep I have been known to stick my big ol’ schnoz deep into soundholes and sometimes at the guitar store, into ones I don’t even own just to experience that sweet perfume. If on the fence it can be a deciding factor. Happy NGD @GuitarGeni !!

  • Kim-Fitz

    January 15, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    What a pretty guitar!

  • Philb

    January 16, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Gorgeous! When you get a chance, let us hear how it sounds.

    • GuitarGeni

      January 18, 2022 at 1:30 pm

      Here’s the demonstration video from Brickhouse Guitars that I used to make my selection. He plays much better than I do.


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