Virginia has particularly hectic weather which can be a real headache for those with string instruments. Extreme fluctuations in temperature can cause a number of problems to any wooden component of the instrument from fret overhang to fingerboard slippage, loose pegs, warping of the neck, or simply throwing your instrument out of tune.
Fret overhang can make playing your guitar a real pain.
A warped neck will affect your intonation, action, and could cause possible dead frets (raised fret).
The best way to combat these potentially damaging changes is to keep your instrument in a stable environment within the house, preferably away from any exterior windows, walls, or doors. Added stability can be achieved by the use of a humidifier either in the room where your instruments are kept, or within the instrument itself. Always use a case to carry your instrument when leaving the house.
You can find humidifier inserts, sponges, and dampits at Bang! Music today! Any questions please give us a call (540-659-6687) or come in to the store to talk with our knowledgeable staff about the best options for you.