I wonder what kind of wood you are smelling that would make it that strong and unpleasant? Personally I love the smell of wood every time I open a guitar case. In reality, the smell will actually never go away. If you leave it out of the case, it can make the smell less concentrated, but once you put it back in the case for a substantial time, it will revive the smell. Even a 50 year old guitar can emit the smell of wood, depending on which woods are used.
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