View Full Version : Humidity ? Please help me !

10-05-2008, 10:07 AM
Hello everybody,

I have a problem and hope that there is somebody who can help me...
2 months ago I started from Germany to Guatemala, for sure with my Pono Koa Ukulele, and everything was fine, since the rainseason started ( and I think that's the reason ), and now everytime when I'm playing the top ( right to the soundhole ) is creaking and it's really not fun to play with this creak, and also not possible to play loud. Is there anybody who knows what I can do in this case i'm feeling helpless right now. Would be nice to get answers. Thanx a lot !

10-05-2008, 11:27 AM
my guess would be that the wood is damaged.

10-05-2008, 12:22 PM
I'd guess that with the dramatic increase in humidity,your uke swelled up inside,specifically the unvarnished struts inside are probably swollen and "creaking".Try putting it in a less humid atmosphere for awhile,like an air conditioned room or a room with a woodfire burning,see if that helps.

Howlin Hobbit
10-05-2008, 12:33 PM
Maybe toss one of those little dehumidifier packets into the soundhole and seal it up in its case between uses.