Ahh..that's exactly what I was wondering. Thanks very much. I did buy a case humidifier and a case hygrometer. Hopefully during the spring and summer and fall the humidity inside will be better. This should be as bad as it gets; winter and lots of central heating.Gustavosamor wrote: ↑Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:25 pmHello RPAVICH,
I will say you should actually try to keep humidity above 50%. If you use a hygrometer inside your case that should have a proper humidity care system and if you check it every time you open the case before practicing, it will fluctuate between 60-70%.
That's one thing I was wondering also, would swinging from 38% to 50+% over and over be a bad thing. I guess not as long as it's in spec.
Ok...so low is bad...high isn't bad until it's really high.Gustavosamor wrote: ↑Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:36 pmIt will never hurt...what will hurt is not to do it. Sometimes when I'm in Central America where the humidity is naturally between 60-70% depending on where you go, you will notice some changes in the way the top vibrates, and the tone changes a little bit, since the wood is heavier as it gets more water in the wood.
Thanks, this is good to know. I'm going to look for a room humidifier also just to see if I can raise the humidity so that it's higher when the guitar is out of it's case.
Wow!Mike Atkinson wrote: ↑Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:29 pmI can't get my room to 40% humidity in winter.
When it is 5 degrees fahrenheit outside, I struggle to keep humidity above 30%. I've got a whole house humidifier going, and a room humidifier. As the temperature warms up, it is easier to get humidity higher.
I had 30 years of a break. I am amased how quickly thinks came back.rpavich wrote: ↑Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:01 pmWell the guitar came and it came safely!
It's tuned up and I put the DIY humidifier and hygrometer in the case with it.
One observation; when I stopped playing 7 years ago I wasn't that great, now I absolutely reek. Holy Smokes...it's like I never held a guitar before!
Practice, practice practice.