View Full Version : Humidity Question

01-09-2010, 08:44 AM

From what I've looked up, the average humidity where I live, San Antonio, Texas, tops out at about 80% and bottoms out at 55% through the year. Is this a comfortable range for a solid wood ukulele? Should I be looking to buy a humidifier or even a dehumidifier? I'm mostly asking because I'm interested in buying a KPK ukulele but I've heard some bad things about them cracking under the wrong humidity conditions. I'm not knowledgeable enough to know these things. Let me know.


Paul December
01-09-2010, 09:49 AM
No need to worry with 55% - 80% humidity.

01-09-2010, 04:07 PM
You should be fine. Seems like the climate is similar to Hawaii. Remember that humidity is relative, though. Hot air can hold more moisture than cold air, so a RH of 50% at 100 degrees is different from 50% RH at 40 degrees. I don't know how cold it gets there in the winter, but if it gets below 50, you might want to use a humidifier just to be safe. A $5-10 item is cheap insurance for a several hundred dollar instrument.

01-10-2010, 01:54 AM
The humidity inside your home where you keep your uke may be different to what it is outside.
I would still keep a humidifier in case for peace of mind :)

01-15-2010, 10:33 PM
i would consider getting a hygrometer for your case, this will measure the relative humidity in the air. somewhere between 45% and 55% RH is ideal. if you buy a humidity control system remember to use it correctly or it can cause more harm than good.
enjoy your new uke!