I have numerous hobbies I enjoy, however rock n roll has been our core passion since I was a young child.  Back then, I was just happy to get our hands on a cheap starter guitar from a department store to pluck away at aimlessly.  I would have salivated at the thought of owning some of the amazing acoustic guitars I own this week. Some of them are made with attractive dark mahogany in addition to others with alder in addition to pine.  I have a safe room to store them in, however I can’t figure out how to maintain the humidity in there to protect the guitars. Too much moisture in addition to the wood will swell in addition to crack, leaving considerable structural mangle that can alter the way it sounds in addition to plays.  If the environment is too dry, the wood will shrink in addition to contract which can lead to multiple of the same results. In the end, you end up with drastic mangle that is often irreparable, so it’s best to control for humidity at all costs before your guitars start degrading. The magic number is anywhere around 50% depending on the make of your instrument.  Someone I guess mentioned the plan of putting a zone controlled Heating plus Air Conditioning plan in our rock n roll room, however since the air supply from our central A/C was consistent in addition to strong to that room, I couldn’t justify the expense of giving it a separate cooling system altogether. My central goal was controlling for humidity after all, so this solution seemed appreciate overkill.  Instead, I went out in addition to bought a small portable dehumidifier. It comes with its own humidity meter in addition to can be set to maintain a part to a predetermined humidity level. I can set it right at 50% in addition to guess that the room will not get too wet or get too dry. When you’re protecting instruments that cost over $1,000 a piece, you can’t afford to cut corners on humidity control.

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