#1
Hey, so lately my fretboard has been shrinking, I guess due to the weather or something. I guess I have to file down my frets a little bit, but thats not really a problem. I was just wondering, is this something that naturally happens, or will it actually do some irreversible damage to my guitar over time.
#2
It is normal behavior, but if you leave the guitar to continue shrinking, the frets will be razor sharp and in the worst-case scenario, your neck could twist. The way to fix the problem is to humidify the guitar.
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#3
How did you identify this issue?
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#4
You can often tell if your frets have sharp edges all of a sudden.
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#5
Well, my frets are sticking out the sides of the neck, and because I'm at college and the heating in the dorm can go from 80 degrees to 50 degrees in a few hours (it sucks) I just assumed that it was something to do with the weather, because I have read about things like that happening.

Anyway, do you easy ways I can humidify it for cheap? I really can't do much about the rooms humidity so it'd have to be something else
#6
Put the guitar in the case with a humidifier.
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#7
You could apply some mineral oil to the fretboard to help seal it(assuming it's rosewood or ebony), and then hope it doesn't continue to shrink, or worse, crack from shrinkage. I probably wouldn't bother with a humidifier unless it's a pretty expensive guitar, or you leave it in the case anyway.