#1
So, I was going to buy a Martin Backpacker, I've played these in a local shop and I love them, but I was wondering what sort of humidity I should keep it in to promote better tone, but not damage the guitar.

On Martin's site they say that 45-55% humidity is optimal, but I'm wondering if it would be better to keep this one a bit higher because it's unfinished, or if they designed this one around that considering they keep their shop at that humidity.

I suppose I could try to figure out how to ask Martin about this, but I was just wondering if anyone here knew.
#3
^Agreed.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#4
Wait a minute here. Yes, 45-50% RH is right for pretty much every guitar. But it's a backpacker. It's designed to be outdoors in climates that would destroy other guitars in a heartbeat. The shape is such that it's easy to lug around. It's got a handrubbed, tough finish so that should the wood get wet, it'll dry out fast. No doubt Martin used some extremely strong glues to hold it all together too. As far as storing it at home goes, yep, do what's recommended, otherwise don't fret it! (hahaha...I kill myself sometimes).
#5
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Wait a minute here. Yes, 45-50% RH is right for pretty much every guitar. But it's a backpacker. It's designed to be outdoors in climates that would destroy other guitars in a heartbeat. The shape is such that it's easy to lug around. It's got a handrubbed, tough finish so that should the wood get wet, it'll dry out fast. No doubt Martin used some extremely strong glues to hold it all together too. As far as storing it at home goes, yep, do what's recommended, otherwise don't fret it! (hahaha...I kill myself sometimes).



Edit: just kidding, LD. You know I respect you.
Sincerely, Chad.
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Last edited by Chad48309 at Apr 6, 2008,
#7
I heard it could be used as a canoe paddle in a pinch and that it helps the tone when you do so.