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I don't know.

I don't humidify any of my guitars - never have done - and a couple are 50+ years old. They sit on stands or hang on walls in my non-airconditioned house and endure whatever conditions the UK weather provides.

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On 8/1/2021 at 8:09 AM, garthman said:

I don't know.

I don't humidify any of my guitars - never have done - and a couple are 50+ years old. They sit on stands or hang on walls in my non-airconditioned house and endure whatever conditions the UK weather provides.

Thanks,  I once felt the same way but then had an Aria 12 string develop a crack on the  top. I got it repaired under warranty but it was neve  quite the same, to me  at least. 

Perhaps it was just a cheap guitar to start with but I don’t chance it anymore.

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On 8/9/2021 at 3:27 PM, gardo said:

Thanks,  I once felt the same way but then had an Aria 12 string develop a crack on the  top. I got it repaired under warranty but it was neve  quite the same, to me  at least. 

Perhaps it was just a cheap guitar to start with but I don’t chance it anymore.

I think it very much depends on where you live. If I lived in the Arizona desert I'd probably use a hygrometer but here in the UK the relative humidity is usually 70%+ which seems to suit guitars well.

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6 hours ago, garthman said:

I think it very much depends on where you live. If I lived in the Arizona desert I'd probably use a hygrometer but here in the UK the relative humidity is usually 70%+ which seems to suit guitars well.

It must be a fairly mild climate go you. The house here gets very dry over the winter when the heat is on. We use a heat pump which is a dry heat. It may go to 30 percent so I add humidity 

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