#1
hey every body im going from denman island BC toguatemala in 12 days and im bringing my nice acoustic guitar with me. my question is how do i prepare it for the climate change( going to hot and damp in guatemala then cold and dry in alberta)?
ive heard stuff about putting a sliced potato in the case to absorb moisture, anything else? thanks
#3
first off ive never heard the one about the potato, so be carefull with that. Next, just put it in a well sealed guitar case, close that bitch and latch it tight, and dont expose it to the extremes, first take it out inside a house or biulding where it wont face the cold or heat or whatever. Also, you should loosen the strings abit to compensate for expansion/contraction, basic physics
#4
thanks ^^ its a cort parkwood with solid maple top, solid rosewood sides and back if that helps
#5
yeah when you're not playing it seal it in its case. However make sure the case isn't exposed to direct sunlight or isn't in a humid room, as this will bake the guitar.

seriously: when travelling by coach, my guitar case was put near the engine, and when i took the guitar out, i couldn't even touch the tuning pegs without burning myself. so moral of the story: storing your guitar in its case alone wont protect it.

secondly because your guitar is all solid wood, it may be a good idea to buy a humidifier - forget about the potatoes

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#6
What would I do differently if I were to take my guitar from a fairly cold damp climate, to a hot, humid climate?

Thanks

Peace