Home-made DIY Guitar Case Humidifier

On November 7, 2011, in Advice, Videos, by Magnolia Guitar

Like I promised last week, here is Part 2 of my video “Humidity and Your Guitar.”

In this video, I get right to work and demonstrate how easy and inexpensive it is to make your own home-made guitar case humidifier. You’ll save money now by doing it yourself, but you’ll also save money later, because you’ll be properly maintaining your instrument over the course of its life.

Keep your instrument properly humidified in the winter or in dry climates and you won’t have to visit a tech like me needing a big ticket repair!

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  • Erikalindstrom

    Thanks for a basic stepped approach to DIY a guitar case humidifier. I have several guitars I leave in a no AC house for the summers in southern Arizona. How wd I know the % humidity delivered, and how long wd a soap box deal like yours last?

    • Thanks for your comment! If you watch Part I on Humidity that I made (http://bit.ly/JFT3wS), you’ll get basic guidelines on the safe range of relative humidity. You can use a hygrometer to measure the relative humidity in the case or in the room. If you want to put a humidifier in each case you can do that. But how long the moisture will last in a low-tech solution like the one I made will vary. I suggest you check every few days or a week at most. Arizona is particularly dry, even without A/C, so a room humidifier (with a built in hygrometer) is going to be your best best. It will also be good for you! As a general rule of thumb, if you’re uncomfortable then your instruments are as well. Let me know how it goes and good luck! Cheers!

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