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Old 05-24-2019, 08:13 PM
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I am considering a classical guitar and have a question about keeping it humidified when not playing, which I believe is considered important. I would be considering one of those items that is put into the sound hole. My question is how sealed a case will work? Will a quality gig bag be enough to seal in the humidity or does humidifying required the seal of an expensive hard case? I’m considering a more entry level guitar and I don’t want to spend nearly as much on the case as on the guitar.

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Old 05-25-2019, 04:48 AM
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If you want a cheap, but effective solution, just wet a sponge, put it in a plastic baggie with holes, and stick that in the string compartment of the case.
That will keep the inside at an acceptable humidity level.
Iíve verified that with a hygrometer, so I know it works.
If you take the guitar out for extended periods of time though, make sure the room itís in is also humidified. Again, a little portable and battery operated hygrometer is good enough to show you how dry it is.
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:16 AM
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Thanks for the tip.
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:50 AM
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No question the better the seal on the case, the more efficient your in-case humidifier will be. Michigan winters make it imperative that the case has a reasonable seal on it.

I'm sure my instruments would be sunken and cracked if not for being in quality cases with case covers over them. I also use a dual humifier system (both home-made) That uses quality sponges and regular (about once a week) re-hydrating.

Just about this time of year (until about mid October) I get to take a break from it all
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Old 05-26-2019, 02:28 PM
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Taylor Guitars has several pages of good info on instrument care. Regarding humidification, see

https://www.taylorguitars.com/suppor...oms-dry-guitar

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Old 05-27-2019, 08:48 AM
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Thanks for the Taylor link and other insights. I have enough to go on.
Thanks again for all the input.
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