- Jan 13, 2022
Thanks. Yes - checked the bag for any odd odors, dragged my nose around the entire guitar, scoured the internet for any info - same things keep pointing back to rancid linseed oil. It is definitely the fretboard (rosewood - I forgot to mention, though you don't oil maple...). It is very strong and distinguishable. ugh... once it gets warm...Nothing fishy going on with mine. Did you check the bag? Congrats and hope you can get that fixed!
Hopefully it dies off with drying out a little. I probably locked it in more with the naptha and f one.. I was hoping I would be able to at least clean and cover. It seemed to work at first, but today is a different story.
If I was more hard-headed I would probably just return it and order one from another vendor (since it doesn't seem to be common, so chances are I would get a good one). But I am not hard-headed, so I will likely just suffer a bit, lol.