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Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by CajunJ, Aug 23, 2020.
I always keep them around, just in case!
My 15 acoustics live in hard shell cases with humidistats and humidifiers when not being played.
All my guitars, and basses, are kept in hard shell cases when not being used.
Mine have to stay in their cases with humidifiers. I am a desert dweller, and it is too dry to leave 'em out. I get one out everyday to play, so no big deal.
Two on the wall but the Martin D35, for now, stays in the case. The beater acoustics are on the wall. They're beaters but I use them a lot. When I play out or track, the D35 comes out.
Usually in cases but I keep a nylon stringer out as a parlor guitar.
Glad this thread popped up - I was going to ask a question about storage:
I would like to keep my guitars in my recording studio, which is a separate and self-contained building behind my house. I live in Northern CA and the humidity is frequently below 20% for months at a time.
I was thinking about getting a room humidifier to keep in the studio space, rather than several individual case humidifiers or sound hole humidifiers (which make me nervous anyhow, storing water inside a valuable wooden instrument...).
My concern is that the room humidity might get up too high (not good for guitars), and also cause some corrosion to my studio equipment, especially my microphones. I don't particularly want to have to store everything in ziplock bags all the time.
Anyone have any experience with room humidifiers for guitar storage? How do you prevent humidity from climbing above 50%? And will moderate humidity start attacking my delicate equipment?
In a hardshell case, because pets.
Hanging on the wall in my music room.
I keep my D18 out on a wall hanger along with all my other guitars. My other acoustic is a Waterloo WL-K. It's built insanely light and lightly braced with a carbon fiber insert in the neck (no adjustable truss rod), so I keep that one in the case with a humidipack.
I have no problem keeping guitars out on stands or wall hangers. I also wouldn't hang them near a heat source or vent, near a fireplace, etc. I'm also lucky enough to live in a part of the country that on average ideal conditions as far as temps and humidity, so I don't worry about it.
When I lived in Colorado it was a different story, especially in the winter. Ridiculously dry and guitars would need TLC often.
That's it. One hangs in my house so I can grab it. When gigging I use a hard case.
I have another one that is in it's case at the rehearsal studio. Just pull it out when rehearsing or gigging. I always take two guitars to any gig just in case...
The one acoustic I have is kept in its hard shell case.
I just got into the habit because of changing humidity from summer to winter. The case has a sponge humidifier from Planet Waves. The room has a barometer so I can monitor the humidity.
I live in a dry climate, so when I’m not playing my Martin, it’s in a hard case with a humidifier sponge or in the basement.
All my instruments are in their cases in insulated cargo containers. I have one electric, one amp, one acoustic guitar and one mandolin in the house at a time.
I do play drums and some other instruments in the cargo container shop.
I have several. But there is always one above the couch on the wall.
Sitting on a stand by my desk
I have cheapo acoustics so no worries. Kind of like parking my 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis anywhere. I didn't even notice the dings.
Out of the case because it’s stored in a closed cabinet. Humidity added in the winter
In their cases with an Oasis humidifier hanging from the strings.
In winter I run a humidifier in the basement and in the spare room where I keep my acoustics.
It's dry on the prairies in winter.
Think North and South Dakota.
'basement' and 'spare'
Generally in the case. I have hardshell cases for a reason, and one reason is that I'm pretty clumsy with stuff so this way they're protected from me.