#1
My guitar is set up very well and intonated properly for the tuning and string gauge.... I don't want it to be messed with by weather conditions, but I want to jam outside.
I'm askin anyone on here who knows a lot about how weather outside effects electric guitars and the wood.
I want to know specifically about autumn weather in the middle of october. It seems neutral and not hot or cold or damp.
My guitar has a basswood body, bolted maple neck, and rosewood fret board.


Thanks a lot I appreciate the knowledge and help
#2
It's no better than any other season. As long as the weather is dry and it's relatively comfortable, your guitar will be fine.

Fact is that electric guitars aren't affected by humidity anywhere near as much as acoustic guitars. Simply because electric guitars, being solid bodies, have 90% of their surface area encased in a thick finish. And because single wooden sections of an electric guitar (like the body) are so massively thick and sturdy compared to acoustics, they're far, far less prone to warping. The only thing to consider is to avoid quickly moving the guitar from an extremely cold area to an extremely hot area or vice versa. That can cause the finish to thermally expand/contract at a different rate to the wood beneath it, causing a ton of cracking (called checking) in the finish.
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#3
Nice and dry outside. Similar temperature to what your house might be on the inside. You shouldn't have a problem.
#4
If it seems pleasant outside, your guitar will be fine.

Asking about seasons without any more information is kind of pointless, it's 45 and raining in Juneau right now and 90 and sunny in Phoenix. Season is irrelevant, if you're comfortable outside in regular clothes your guitar will be too. Keep it out of direct sunlight if you can.
#5
Autumn is the best time of year. Warm and generally dry. But that's March time down here ;-)
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If it seems pleasant outside, your guitar will be fine.

Asking about seasons without any more information is kind of pointless, it's 45 and raining in Juneau right now and 90 and sunny in Phoenix. Season is irrelevant, if you're comfortable outside in regular clothes your guitar will be too. Keep it out of direct sunlight if you can.


that is exactly how i think about it too.

also, electric guitars are much more resilient than people seem to think. i had a friend who left his guitar in his car in the summer (florida) for the whole day, and nothing went wrong other than a little bit of wax melted in the pickups. not nearly as bad as i thought it was going to be. it was probably 130F in the car for part of that day.
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#7
Just make sure your checking account is well-funded, as playing an electric guitar outdoors tend to annoy the hell out of the neighbors and often leads to expensive citations from the local police. Beyond that; as others have said, it is a fine time for that sort of thing weather-wise, at least.
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that is exactly how i think about it too.

also, electric guitars are much more resilient than people seem to think. i had a friend who left his guitar in his car in the summer (florida) for the whole day, and nothing went wrong other than a little bit of wax melted in the pickups. not nearly as bad as i thought it was going to be. it was probably 130F in the car for part of that day.


Agreed,

I left my King V in it's case in the trunk of my car overnight and for 8 hours until I got off of work the following day (stoned at band practice) it was in the middle of summer and in the 90's when I got home I realised and took it into the air conditioned house pulled the hot guitar from the case plugged it in and played away not even the quick change from the trunk to cool house had any effect.

Not that I advocate subjecting a guitar to extremes of hot/cold.

The opposite happened in the winter (stoned at band practice again) and still no issues the guitar was not even out of tune.
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If it seems pleasant outside, your guitar will be fine.


So don't play guitar outside in northern ireland then, got it.




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I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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