Humidity & Instrument Care
HUMIDITY WARNING - March 2017
We have recently had an unprecedented amount of guitars coming in to our workshop with humidity related issues. This is as a result of the exceptionally high humidity levels of 80%-90% that Sydney has been experiencing for the last several weeks. Guitars absorb more moisture and can develop a myriad of problems with typical characteristics being.
1. Necks back bowing
2. Bodies swelling
3. Braces becoming loose
4. Strings or action high and unplayable
Essential products for instrument care and humidifcation are found HERE
Please read the following links from Taylor Guitars:
Symptoms of a Wet Guitar
Symptoms of a Dry Guitar
Using a Guitar Humidifier
More Guitar Humidity Tips
Owners should be aware that problems can occur with any style of guitar but are more prevalent with higher priced all solid timber guitars. As this is related to the guitars storage conditions it is not generally covered under normal purchase or repair warranties.