im getting ready to leave for school and was wondering if it would be better to keep my guitars (electric and acoustic) in the basment (finished, not old and musty) or upstairs in my room?
haha, dry climate FTW!
Depends where you live. At my house in Miami my guitars are fine sitting in the open air. When I went to school at Virginia Tech my acoustic warped so much I had to pay $200 to have it fixed. You'll want to have them in hard cases, regardless, and there's a specific humidity range you're trying to get, but I don't remember what it is... maybe someone else can help out on that one?
probably in your room