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  1. Thanks, folks, for all of the responses to my post. My new, smelly 335 Epi hardshell case is currently airing out on my deck. I sprayed it with Frebreze and will leave it outside for the next few days. I was going to take it over to my local GC for a replacement, but since others have also had this issue, I'll just hold on to it. It's interesting that I experienced this issue with the 335 hardshell case, as I also own a relatively new Epi Les Paul standard and the hardshell case for that had no bad smell at all. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
  2. Thanks for the replies on this topic, everyone! Now that I posted this and read the responses -- especially from Twang (no offense) -- I'm a little more confused (and intimidated) about my options than before. I know nothing about guitar electronics. I'll definitely consider what each of you has suggested, but I'm probably going to take my Epis to my guitar tech. I'll keep everyone posted on what I decide to do. Thanks again for the help!
  3. Hungrycat, You're right that I shouldn't be mad at Epiphone. I was just venting at the time I wrote the post. I'll handle this with Guitar Center, since it is clearly their issue to resolve.
  4. Thanks for the advice, brianh. I'll probably just take the case over to my local GC and have them order a new one. It's interesting to hear that this issue has been brought up before. If anyone else on the forum reads this and has experienced this issue, I would like to hear what you have to say.
  5. Hi, I am so disgusted with Epiphone and Guitar Center right now, I could scream. Here's the story: I ordered a new Epi Dot and 335 hardshell case from Guitar Center a few weeks ago. I received the guitar and hardshell case recently in two separate shipments. The guitar is great, but there was a major issue with the hardshell case. The case stunk like mothballs soaked in gasoline and like it had been sitting in a musty, dank basement for years. I live in a one bedroom apartment, so I had to keep the case on my deck until I could return it for a new one. I received a "new" hardshell case today, but it looks and smells just like the one I returned. I called Guitar Center customer service today and told them that the case smelled just as bad as the first one, and, in fact, it looked like the one I returned (similar markings on the outside of the case). So, they gave me $25.00 in-store credit and suggested I take it to a local Guitar Center to get a new one. I cannot believe this. I have an Epi Les Paul standard and hardshell case that I ordered from Musician's Friend last year, and that case had no smell at all. Has anyone else had this issue with an Epi 335 hardshell case? My local Guitar Center store manager told me that he thinks it is the glue they use in these cases, but I think he's pulling my leg. I'm so angry about this, I can't even think straight right now. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.
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