Douglass Scott wrote:Shellac is pretty easy to sand away from the inside of a guitar before gluing in cleats, and hide glue actually sticks pretty well to shellac wash coats. On the other hand, nothing sticks to wax at all, and it's impossible to sand away. It gums up sandpaper and you can never be sure you got it all off. Wax also won't slow down humidity transfer between air and wood any better than shellac does, and it'll definitely complicate repairs more than shellac so I vote nay. I know it probably looks good and is easier to apply than shellac, but....
Steve Ganz wrote:5 %
astro64 wrote:I live in NM. I doubt the humidity inside ever gets as low as 5% (my hygrometers don't measure down to that level, so I am not sure), but certainly outside it does. My solution has always been to humidify the room where I keep the guitars. Easier and less worrisome than trying to make sure the guitar inside a case stays humid enough. When playing it elsewhere, I haven't had issues over the relatively short time span (though I would put a humidifying device in the case). Coating the inside might well make a bit of a difference but in itself will not be of enough help to avoid additional humidification. Cheapest in-case humidification is a damp sponge (distilled water) in a zip lock bag that has some holes punched in. Evaporative cooling in the summer is much better for the guitars than AC so that might be one question to ask your customer.
Rick Beauregard wrote:Steve Ganz wrote:5 %
New Mexico! That must be where I was at in my bad dream the other night, Steve. I opened my case and Solidarity was cracked and drying, wood turning to dust, and the top sprung off. I woke up.
Since then my guitar has never sounded better!
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