Thanks, I wasn’t too aware as I typically hear that they want to be at 45-50% rh and never took much else into consideration.DigitalisVersatilitus wrote: ↑Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:46 amHi Orcas,
I live in Sydney which is very hot and humid in summer. Summer temperatures range between 26 and 36 degree celsius. I have a hygrometer in my studio which today reads 70%. Most days it is between 60% and 75% hitting 80 when it rains. I own a Paulino Bernie M50 which was made to specs assuming 60% humidity. My house is not air conditioned and rightly or wrongly, I figure a guitar should be built to last. Taking a CG in and out of an de-humidified cabinet into normal atmosphere seems to me to to increase expansion and contraction stress on the timber. A luthier may have a different point of view. My guitar stands in the studio and lives with the conditions of the day. I call it seasonal adjustment. The studio is on the Eastern side of the house, gets about 3 hrs early morning sun and is otherwise sheltered.
I can say that apart from subtle tonal changes, after 3 years I have no reason to believe the Bernabe guitar is suffering. A luthier may say that is too short a time to judge as the effects are invisible until the timber splits. Perhaps so. My previous CG was a 65 Ramirez with a builder stamp PC and it has lived with me in Sydney conditions for 25 years until the time I sold it. Never a sign of construction or timber problems. In 1990 I had its finish refurbished by an experienced luthier and the construction and timber was pronounced as sound as a bell.
So considering your concern I would suggest that you talk to luthiers and buy a guitar with very good seasoned timber. Paulino Bernabe uses timbers with minimum 10 years seasoning. A luthier builds for the climate. If you buy from a luthier in Canada then move to Nevada, I can imagine there may be unpleasant surprises down the road.
Most luthiers recommend a humidified environment which matches that of the guitar construction environment. Yet it is obvious that professional musicians travelling internationally are going to be moving into widely different climates and into air conditioning which imposes a sudden change for the instrument. Luthiers know this and as far as possible build to last. If you buy an expensive instrument from a local luthier of repute you will get a product which can handle the Southern California climate. As you go down the price scale so the timber seasoning becomes a lesser quality and risks to permanence increase.
I hope this helps.
This is what is often quoted as ideal for building guitars. This gives them a better chance of surviving when exported to disparate climate zones and is related to international trade as much as to anything else. Climates don't come in nice standard 45%-55% humidity packages.
Thank you for the info there! was unaware with that. Guess I don't have to be too worried about some sort of catastrophe happening to my guitarssimonm wrote: ↑Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:15 amThis is what is often quoted as ideal for building guitars. This gives them a better chance of surviving when exported to disparate climate zones and is related to international trade as much as to anything else. Climates don't come in nice standard 45%-55% humidity packages.
Bro, Good idea! Did you order them online or there are shops here selling? Their website said they don't ship outside USA. Hope not too expensive.keithwwk wrote: ↑Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:53 am.....monitor the incase reading thru ambient weather wx10 remote sensors which come with 1 master display panel and 4 x hygrometers sensor. I put 1 sensor into soundhole and 1 at headstock to detect RH reading. With this, I can know the incase condition without open the case.
Hey Chelson, try Amazon dot comchelson wrote: ↑Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:09 pm
Bro, Good idea! Did you order them online or there are shops here selling? Their website said they don't ship outside USA. Hope not too expensive.
I never dare to take them out of the case at all to play, especially these two weeks, has been raining round the clock none stop, only open them to replace their silica bags.