Almost every guitar is designed and constructed in a controlled environment. Of course, once that guitar leaves the factory, it's up to the owner to keep it in a place where it's protected from any sudden changes in temperature. This is why humidifiers for fretted instruments are so important. These essential devices are designed specifically to regulate the humidity of your instrument. Humidifiers will prevent warps and cracks in your instrument so that it continues to look, sound and play its best.
On today's music market, you'll find that humidifiers for fretted instruments come in a variety of styles. One of the more common types is called a sound-hole humidifier, and as you've probably guessed, it's placed in the sound-hole of your guitar. For a perfect example, check out the Oasis OH-1 Original Guitar Humidifier. This sound-hole model is made of specially designed fabric that allows water vapor to pass through it, and as the vapor transmission occurs, a vacuum is created. This leads to the Oasis shrinking to make up for the loss of water so you know when it's ready to be refilled. No doubt, the Oasis OH-1 is a top-rated item for obvious reasons: it's easy to install, long-lasting and highly effective.
Case humidifiers are also a very popular type. As the name suggests, they sit in your case, usually placed under the headstock. If this sounds like what you're after, then check out the Music Nomad The Case Humitar - Instrument Case Humidifier with Case Holster. This case humidifier safely releases moisture evenly to safeguard your instrument from damage and it works great for acoustics, electrics, semi-hollows and mandolins.
And there are other terrific humidifiers for fretted instruments here as well, including choices from popular music brands like Planet Waves, Dampit and D'Addario. In fact, for those who prefer to keep their guitars out on the wall or on a stand, you might want to consider a room humidifier. Whatever you choose from this catalog, you can have peace of mind knowing that your fretted instrument's playability and sound quality is preserved when one of these humidifiers is in its presence.
Is Your Guitar Safe From Humidity Damage?
With the season and weather changing we are sending you a friendly reminder to pick up a humidifier for your acoustic guitar to keep it safe from damage due to dryness. If you'd like to bring your acoustic guitar into the store, we'll have one of our repair techs do a fast and free inspection so you can be assured your instrument is properly maintained. For additional information and store locations, visit our repairs page