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Humidity and the solid-body ukulele

Andy Chen — Jan 28, 2015 05:45PM HST

Hi there, I recently bought an excellent Pono TE from you guys.

I was wondering if humidity would affect a solid-body less than a regular acoustic ukulele.

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Andrew Kitakis - Jan 28, 2015 at 09:18PM HST

The Ukulele Site Agent

Yes, there is less effect because the woods are thicker so it would take much more for cracking to occur. But it still could benefit from being humidified in very dry climates. One thing most ukuleles will get in very dry weather is sharp fret ends. This is because the fretboard wood shrinks but metal will not. Some people humidify even their laminate ukulele for this reason. I don't think you would have to worry about too much humidity. It would have to be really extreme for that to damage this instrument.

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Andy Chen - Jan 29, 2015 at 11:56PM HST

Thanks, Andrew! Since I am living in Singapore, I never have to worry about dry climates. I worry only about excessive humidity.

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Andrew Kitakis - Jan 30, 2015 at 12:02AM HST

The Ukulele Site Agent

Ahh, maybe a good reason to get an air conditioner in your practice room :D

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