Should you keep silica gel in guitar case?

No, you should absolutely NOT keep silica packets in your guitar case! Your guitar needs to maintain the proper moisture balance to stay in good playable condition.

How do you keep moisture out of a guitar case?

In areas with extreme or year round high humidity, place several silica gel or bamboo charcoal packs in the guitar case and change them every few months. Use a room de-humidifier where you store your guitar. It’s also wise to monitor the humidity levels with a digital hygrometer.

Do I need to humidify my electric guitar?

The Simple Answer. In most cases, no. Electric guitars usually do not need humidifiers. This is because – unlike acoustic guitars – most electric guitars have what’s called a solid body, meaning it’s a solid chunk of wood that’s too thick to be susceptible to the same problems we run into with acoustic guitars.

How much is too much humidity for an acoustic guitar?

The thin top, back, and sides of acoustic and semi-hollowbody guitars are the most susceptible to rapid humidity and temperature changes, but any guitar can be damaged if it’s kept outside of the safe zone for too long. To prevent damage, keep your guitar at a consistent 40%–50% humidity level.

What is a guitar humidifier?

Guitar case humidifiers sit in the actual guitar case to keep the case regulated. Room humidifiers are good for those that have multiple guitars to safeguard. And soundhole humidifiers either cover the soundhole or are composed of a rubber tube that sits between the strings and runs down into the guitar.

How long does it take for humidity to affect guitar?

Humidity, in general, has the effect of causing wood to expand and swell. So, avoid any sudden increase in humidity. For example, if you normally live in a very dry climate and fly to a very humid climate, keep your guitar inside its case 1-2 days (if you can) to let it gradually acclimate.

Is 35% humidity OK for guitars?

What is the best humidity level for my guitar? Most experts say 40-50 percent. At this level, a guitar will sound and play its best.

Are dehumidifiers bad for guitars?

A dehumidifier running intermittently can maintain a humidity level of 50% to 60%, which is an acceptable level for storing almost any guitar.

Are guitar humidifiers really necessary?

A little care can save your instrument from fret buzz, top sinking, warping and cracking. One—of many—common questions that new acoustic guitar owners ask is, “Do I need a humidifier to keep my guitar safe?” Basically, the answer is yes, you do.