Google afternoon. I’m in Canada. I normally keep all my instruments in their cases. I have recently been keeping my regular player on a stand covered by a beach towel. I can just grab it and have my morning coffee break. But I have to keep it tuned regularly due to weather conditions which can raise or lower tuning. Of course this was a Zen On art project guitar so I’m not as fussy as I was with my Blueridge or my custom guitars. I kept my aria acoustic guitar, bought in late 60’s, in the case when i wasn’t playing it and never had a problem. Even so, I humidify the guitar room to between 50 - 60% in the winter bc it gets so dry. My taropatch is in the case as well as my mandolin. It works for me and has been effective. Cause and effect or risk and reward. May the cracks be minor or not. You’ve heard about people who have bought guitars with loads of inlays leaving them out on display only to find the inlays on the floor. A case of wood exposed to adverse change in humidity from where it was made. I guess….to each his ownHey everyone, I recently moved from South Florida to Charlotte and am building a house with a loft that will serve as a music room. In FL, the humidity stayed relatively high enough that the AC in the house kept everything 40-60% humidity and I kept all my instruments in their cases. I know the climate here in NC is different. It’s important to me that I take care of all my instruments, so I’d appreciate feedback in the following regarding humidity.
1. How risky is it to hang ukuleles on the wall? How much more protection does keeping them Inside the case give each instrument humidity-wise? I know I need to check in te location of the vents as well as sunlight, but was wondering if people intentionally keep everything inside the case.
2. Is it better to have individual humidifiers in each instrument or better to try to keep the entire room humidified at a certain rate (or both).
3. Any other tips or insight from people living in the same area?