Temperature extremes and dry air can damage the wood on your guitar. Dangerous conditions like a hot car, direct sunlight, close proximity to a fireplace or heater can loosen the glue joints or lift the bridge of your guitar. This time of year the air can become quite dry as the heater runs in your home. This dry air can cause the wood panels of your guitar to shrink and crack. Using a humidifier can help prevent such damage to your instruments. We recommend using an instrument humidifier throughout the dry season. If you have a collection of instruments you may want to use a whole room humidifier to save time and energy. It's essential to keep water from dripping on your guitar when humidifying. Spilled water could cause swelling in the wood and create finish damage or haze.  Storing your guitar in a case when possible will also help prevent damage from sudden environmental changes.  

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