Cold Weather's Coming
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Great words from Bob Amada Sales & Product Manager A&S Crafted Products:
Instruments like to be in the same environment as we do: Not too cold, not too hot, and not too damp. Store your guitars in an area with an average humidity of 45 – 50%, and a temperature of approximately 70 – 75 degree F. If the ambient conditions are very dry, then use a humidifier. Conversely, if the ambient conditions are humid, then use a dehumidifier. The best method for storing guitars are in their cases but of course, we all like to view and appreciate our beautiful instruments and keeping them out of the case and ready to play definitely encourages us to play them more, but be careful of the sun and dust when storing out of the cases. Whether your guitars are in their cases or out of the cases, keep your prized possessions away from windows where it can be hot, cold, or drafty. If your guitars are out of their cases and near a window, the sun can wreak havoc on the finish and colors. When storing your guitars for a prolonged length of time, keep tension on the strings to keep the neck under the same and constant tension. It is always best to store your guitars in their cases but even if you store your guitars outside their cases, following the guidelines given above, your guitars will play extremely well for many, many years.
In the words of Jon Snow: Winter is coming 🙂
I teach in a basement and this is all so true. When the heat starts up, the air down here gets dry and warm and really wrecks up some of the instruments…I’ve found that even using a gig bag for the instruments kept in the lockers helps “balance” that changes a little bit.
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