Humidity & Your Guitar

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Humidity & Your Guitar

Did you know that humidity can have some pretty dramatic effects on your guitar? The recommended conditions for an acoustic guitar are between 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit at 40-50 percent humidity. Of course, these temperatures are not always attainable. When you have to take your guitar out in extremely hot or cold weather, it's best to cool off or warm up your car ahead of time. Never place your guitar in the trunk, since the trunk gets very hot in hot weather and very cold in cold weather. If you must expose your guitar to extremes, first remove all the tension from the strings. Then, allow the guitar to remain in its case and slowly return to a moderate temperature before tuning up again.



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