Gretsch Country Gent.. in the winter months??

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Gretsch Country Gent.. in the winter months??

Postby rickr » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:39 pm

I keep a humidifier in the Classical guitar case when the winter heating season starts,
Is this necessary for a Country gent, since the inside is enclosed.... any benefit to it/?
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Re: Gretsch Country Gent.. in the winter months??

Postby Tom Workman » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:05 pm

Since it's a laminate guitar and enclosed, I don't see much benefit to it although I don't suppose it would hurt anything. Mine goes un-humidified during the winter months without any adverse effects. Regards, Tom W.
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Re: Gretsch Country Gent.. in the winter months??

Postby George Beasley » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:41 pm

Rick,

Case humidifiers are better than nothing, but it is best to just humidify your whole house in the winter...especially when the heater is running. Try to keep the humidity at 40%-50% (a digital hydrometer is nice to have....they are reasonably cheap). You will fell better (less itchy skin, bloody noses), it is easier to heat the house, and your guitars won't dry out (exposed fret ends, cracks in the body of acoustic instruments, action changing).

Solid body guitars are less prone to changes due to humidity...buy it will effect them.
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George
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