An acoustic guitar can be a beautiful work of art in addition to being a wonderful sounding musical instrument.
There are a few things that can help the lifespan of your guitar that you may not have thought about when you first made the purchase. The protection of your guitar is very important and, unfortunately, is often overlooked by many guitarists out there. Taking the extra step can really make all the difference in the world for your guitar. The list of different destructive forces your guitar might encounter is endless, anything from animals to weather can be a factor.
A humidifier as an accessory
If you are serious about keeping your instrument in its premium condition as long as possible, you should consider buying a Humitar by Music Nomad in order to control the humidity of your acoustic guitar.
The change of humidity in the air can be absolutely detrimental to your acoustic guitar. In hot environments, the air starts can start dry out your guitar and it will begin to warp and crack. If left unattended, over even a short period of time, this can ruin your instrument. Luckily the Humitar is a simple solution to this problem. With just 3 easy steps you can keep your guitar treated perfectly. The Humitar is a plastic sleeve that holds the unique sponge like material in place, giving your guitar the moisture that it needs. All you have to do is wet the material, place the Humitar into the sound hole, and check it every so often.
How to use
The material holding the water has anti drip properties allowing it to hold liquid for longer than other brands. The shell has a lid with a hinge so you can quickly open and close it to check the water. Checking the water level is simple: the material is soft when it’s wet, and hard when it is dry. The lid of the Humitar catches the strings, positioning it flush with the top of your guitar as it rests in the soundhole. It will even work inside of your guitar case if you are planning on keeping your guitar tucked away.
The Humitar is great because it is not going to drip water in your guitar. And, it actually does its job without costing you a fortune. You can use to fill the Humitar, but distilled water will give you the best results.
Find other tips for protecting your instrument here.
If you have a Humitar for your guitar, how do you like it? How often do you add water? We love hearing from our readers so please feel free to leave us your comments!