Guitars and High Humidity Don’t Mix

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For the last month or so, I have been driving myself crazy trying to find out why my acoustic guitars were becoming hard to play and sounding like someone stuffed a towel inside. After some research, I discovered the high humidity lately in TN was the culprit.

I found the following recommendations on the web and here’s how they worked for me:

1) Eva-dry Edv-1100 Electric Petite Dehumidifier, White – I tried this for a few days in my closet and couldn’t tell any difference in the sound or playability.

2) Ever Bamboo Guitar Dehumidifier Bag Set w/ Bamboo Charcoal (3-50 g, 2 Pack) – At the recommendation of Taylor Guitars, I found this stuff and it seems to work as described. I put it in my hardshell case with the guitar for a few days and it pulled out a little moisture, enough to drop the relative humidity in my case.

3) Eva-dry E-150 Moisture Eliminator Pouch – This ended up working the best for me. They have another unit, New and Improved Eva-dry E-333 Renewable that can recharge by plugging into the wall. I may go that route next time.

Knowing what I know now, I would recommend to leave your acoustic guitar in the case when you are not using it during the hotter months. If you have an iPhone, I highly recommend in investing in one of these: D’Addario Humiditrak – Bluetooth Humidity and Temperature Sensor

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