How Boveda Works for Musical Instruments
49% RH is the Right Boveda for Your Guitar If:
- You live or play in a climate whose humidity level is at or below 50% humidity 9+ months out of the year CHECK HERE
- You're worried about cracking and warping but don't want humidity control to be your new gig
- You care about your music
- Sharp fret ends
- Excessive neck relief
Don't Store Your Guitar Without BovedaThere's a specific geometry built into your instrument. That precision was crafted in a climate-controlled shop. Exposing your guitar to humidity swings day after day can throw off its delicate alignment and cause major damage. In fact, luthiers say a host of guitar repairs could be avoided with proper humidified storage.
Storing your guitar in a stable environment created by Boveda preserves your guitar and betters your sound, so that you can avoid:
Boveda works automatically—there’s nothing else to addNo more hydrating sponges, hoses, discs, soap dishes or whatever else you’ve tried (and dried out) in the past. Boveda eliminates the hassle of these 1-way humidification methods, which spike humidity when you add water then take a nosedive as the water evaporates.
Boveda is pure water and natural salts sealed inside a leak-proof membrane that only releases pure water vapor when it’s needed. Boveda adds and absorbs moisture slowly and precisely to achieve and maintain an RH level between 45–55% in your guitar’s closed case.
Seasoning: Most guitar cases are made of twice as much wood as the actual guitars they hold. Boveda has some catch-up work to do, so your first Boveda won't last as long as subsequent ones. We recommend seasoning your guitar case first for best results. HOW TO SEASON YOUR GUITAR CASE
*Do not mix different Boveda RH levels within the same guitar case. Instead of creating a new "average" RH, the moisture will merely transfer back and forth between the Boveda. Do not use Boveda with other humidification products. They will fight against each other and reduce the efficiency of the Boveda.