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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2018, 11:27:36 AM »

I spent many hours restoring a Larrivee that suffered though "whole state humidification" is St Pete's. Braces let go of the back. Tuners and frets corroded. I'm now cautious about buying guitars that have resided there.

I must be the only guy in Florida that still humidifies his guitars. The air conditioning runs year round in my home due to the wife and daughter having respiratory issues. That really dries the inside air, and of course my guitars. I only take one out of the house about every three months or so,and that’s only for a couple of hours before it’s back inside it’s humidified case.
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« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2018, 04:48:24 PM »

I must be the only guy in Florida that still humidifies his guitars. The air conditioning runs year round in my home due to the wife and daughter having respiratory issues. That really dries the inside air, and of course my guitars. I only take one out of the house about every three months or so,and that’s only for a couple of hours before it’s back inside it’s humidified case.

Any idea what the RH is in your home?
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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2018, 01:39:09 PM »

Just a note on in-home humidity in FL. 
I don't specifically control humidity, just temp (79°) during ac season,
but the indoor humidity still reflects the outdoor conditions to some degree.
When we get a dry spell for a few days, the guitar tunes down as the wood shrinks.
When it's wet, it tune up a bit as it swells.  Not much, just noticeable on the tuner. 
I'd expect this is what wrecks braces etc. right?
I don't plan to worry about it though;
must be less than all those guitars experienced before air conditioning. 
 
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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2018, 03:05:31 PM »

Just a note on in-home humidity in FL. 
I don't specifically control humidity, just temp (79°) during ac season,
but the indoor humidity still reflects the outdoor conditions to some degree.
When we get a dry spell for a few days, the guitar tunes down as the wood shrinks.
When it's wet, it tune up a bit as it swells.  Not much, just noticeable on the tuner. 
I'd expect this is what wrecks braces etc. right?
I don't plan to worry about it though;
must be less than all those guitars experienced before air conditioning. 
 
You might consider purchasing a hygrometer.

(about 10 bucks)
Just a thought...
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« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2018, 03:16:12 AM »

Any idea what the RH is in your home?

Last time I checked it was 34%.
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