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    I just got a uke delivered, and it's 20 outside. Should I wait a whole day to open it? Tough call. According to the recommendations, there is a loophole that would let me open it immediately.

    I think I'll wait a few hours, open the box, and wait a few more hours before opening the case.

    What kind of uke is it? You'll have to wait until I open the case.
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    My camping uke (laminate Kala cedar top) sees pretty wild temperature swings (20s at night and up to 80 later that day) without issue but the changes happen gradually. I protect my solid ukes from that though.

    I would probably leave it in it's case for the day. As your sig indicates, you're not lacking for something to play right now!

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    What's the hurry Jerry? I mean, why take a chance?
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    A loophole? That's just a way of bypassing what should be done instead. I'd wait. Why take any chances? It'll still be in the box tomorrow and it's not like you're without a uke. Maybe this struggle and lack of patience is a way of illustrating that you might be more into shopping and aquiring new ukes than playing ukes, plugging into that thrill of a new thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I just got a uke delivered, and it's 20 outside. Should I wait a whole day to open it?
    From the subject header, I thought it's -20 by you. + 20 seems balmy to me right now. I'm looking forward to a heat wave like that.

    Definitely at least wait a few hours, start opening the box, wait a few hours, take it out of the box but leave it in the case, and wait a few hours more. Then see how it feels to the touch. If still cold, (colder than your other ukulele cases), wait some more.

    That may be a longer wait then you need, but IMO better to err on the side of caution than to have regrets because you opened it too quickly.

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    Thanks, all. I've developed patience along with age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Thanks, all. I've developed patience along with age.
    I did think about suggesting that you open it immediately, and let us know what happens, but since that probably wouldn't end well, I didn't wish that on either you or the ukulele.
    (But I am curious - if it's someone else's ukulele, anyway. LOL.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyful Uke View Post
    I did think about suggesting that you open it immediately, and let us know what happens, but since that probably wouldn't end well, I didn't wish that on either you or the ukulele.
    (But I am curious - if it's someone else's ukulele, anyway. LOL.)
    That's the type of thing I would say, "Sure go ahead and open it in front of a roaring fire."

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