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Novalis
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« on: December 06, 2006, 09:06:26 PM »

Anybody know how long one should wait before taking a guitar out of the case when brought in from a different climate? I have always been generous and waited around 12 hours when travelling. Just got another guitar by way of UPS today and the package was sitting around in 30-something degree weather all morning on the truck and I don't want to take any chances. What's the consensus on how long to let it acclimate before opening up the package? Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006, 10:07:44 PM »

I just sent a guitar from Florida up to Pittsburgh and asked them to be careful when opening. They said they always wait 24 hours when there is a significant temp change.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2006, 11:54:45 PM »

I would wait till the box felt room temp, then take the case out. once the case felt room temp, open it and feel the face of the guitar if warm take it out. I don't think Larrivee's finish is susceptible to finish cracks anyways.
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2006, 08:54:10 PM »

 afro

I'd just take the case out of the box and then just give her an hour or two, well being impatient I'd most likely wait 2-5 mins and pull her out, but that's probably not smart.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006, 09:02:50 PM »

I think you're doing the right thing IMHO.  30 something isn't too bad, though; maybe 8 - 12 hours.
Any colder than that personally I would do a definite overnight wait at least.
Somewhere along the line I got the impression that the type of finish matters with regard to this.
Nitrocellulose would be more prone to cracking than a polyester type?  Anybody got input?
Or that may be from dryness/lack of humidifying.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2006, 09:22:42 PM »

Still no luck? 
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2006, 06:22:44 PM »


Open the box, feel the case & estimate the temperature, find a space with a temperature in that approximate range, then take the guitar out and play 'til frostbite sets in.     
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