I just bought a bulk of my favorite discontinued Acoustic Guitar Strings and want to store them in the best possible manner to keep fresh for as long as possible.

I've read people opening 30 plus year old string packets that were just laying around and still sounding like new. Some have even said that the correct conditions could keep them fresh for almost a lifetime.

These strings have a great coating which will help in the longevity but I want to take it further. I've read about VCI bags being ideal and was curious if anyone has the knowledge to confirm. These are Vacuum sealed VCI bags I've been looking at.


Would it also be necessary to use some sort of desiccant in these bags to fight off moisture?
Last edited by DudE132 at Jan 22, 2015,
An air sealed box would do the job just as well. You can find these at most stores.
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Last edited by Fryderyczek at Jan 22, 2015,