Storing options for a wood my ukulele
George I. — Jan 28, 2015 07:44PM HST
I am interested in buying a wood ukulele but I am concerned with all the maintenance associated with a wooden instrument. If I don't have a case can I just keep my ukulele in a sealed environment with a humidifier? Would a plastic storage tub do the job? I would much rather keep it out on a stand like my laminates but I don't want my investment to be ruined. Thank you for all that yall do. I have purchased both of my ukes from HMS and plan on being a customer for life. Thanks!
San Antonio, Texas
3 Community Answers
Peter - Jan 30, 2015 at 05:47AM HST
I recommend getting a case for the ukulele. It's not that big of an investment and it will keep your beloved uke much safer. However, if you plan to keep it out on a stand, make sure that you store the stand away from windows or heaters, where cold or hot air could come from.
Kurtis H - Jan 30, 2015 at 05:47AM HST
I would recommend getting a hard case for your uke and a Digital Hygrometer to monitor humidity levels. Just a guess but trying to get high enough humidity levels in a storage tub will be a challenge. I had to get two humidifiers to keep decent moisture levels in my case during the dry winters here in Wisconsin.
Andrew Kitakis - Jan 30, 2015 at 05:53AM HST
The Ukulele Site Agent
You actually could keep it in a sealed container if you want to and don't plan on traveling. In texas you'd want to put a humidity gauge inside the container as well and if necessary put some moist paper towels in there if a humidifier is not doing the job. You can over humidify this way too so keep an eye on it.