#1
I have my guitars hanging on my wall next to my window, And the sun hits them every morning. I just looked at my Ibanez and the Toggle Switch screws are already starting to corrode, And I've only had this guitar for a few months... Should I move my guitars out of the sun. (there only in the sun for maybe an hour tops every morning...
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#2
I would get them out of direct sunlight. The guitar warming up and cooling down everyday couldn't be good for it and you have nothing to lose.
#3
Yes, make sure. It can warp necks if it gets too warm and i can't imagine it's good for hardware and paint
#5
When the distance between the guitar and the sun is rather small, it could melt or catch fire.
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#6
Never leave your guitar in direct sunlight, in your car when it´s hot or cold for any extended period of time, these elements can destroy your instrument !!!!!!!!!!!
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#9
Leaving an electric in direct sunlight WILL cause discoloration over time. It also heats the strings up and other metal parts (heat makes metal expand) Hmmm my guitars out of tune when I pulled it inside off the deck. If you've got an old weather beaten guitar, pop off the pickguard and take a look at the colour difference. However, constant direct sunlight, or constant moist weather, or constant salty conditions (living near oceans) will wear a guitar significantly quicker than a guitar that is left near room temperature with 50% humidity.
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#10
Of course the sun can screw up your guitar. An hour of exposure will heat it up, and once that's over, it will cool back down. That means that it will expand and then contract, which is pretty much never a good thing for something like a guitar. It can also cause discoloration and just kind of mess things up.

If I were you, though, I would look at other things that could cause it as well. I don't think that the sun can cause corrosion, and I know that it can't cause any serious corrosion in a few months with less than an hour a day.
Do you live near the ocean? Do you keep your windows open often? Do you use any kinds of chemicals in the same room? Do you live in a humid area? Sunlight is clearly not the only problem you have to worry about, and it isn't the most serious. Just check out the environment you keep your guitars in, and make sure that the sunlight is the only thing that could screw something up. If that is the case, get blinds/curtains or move your guitars to another part of your room.
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#11
is it smart to humidify ur electric like an acoustic?
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Quote by shredmaster12
is it smart to humidify ur electric like an acoustic?
How would you even do that...?

I don't suggest putting it in the sun. It could hurt the wood and cause discoloration like said.
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Do you live in a humid area? .



It's extremely humid where I live. Which is what I thought I just didn't know if the sun would help the humidity.
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Quote by biga29

It's extremely humid where I live. Which is what I thought I just didn't know if the sun would help the humidity.

I live in a humid area as well. As long as your house is cool, the humidity inside should be fine. If you open your windows often, though, it could become a problem.

EDIT: Just noticed you live in Georgia. So do I. Like I said, if you keep the house cool, the humidity should be fine.
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#17
UV rays in the sun will be absorbed over time by the polyurethane, acrylic, or nitro finish... this will cause degradation of the finish and thus discoloration....
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