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Jon — Jan 29, 2015 05:59AM HST

Is there a way you can tell if the wood on the ukulele is in need of a better humidifier? I have a Pono AT2 and I heat and cool the air year round. I was just curious if there are signs I should look out for because this is my first solid wood instrument and I really want to make sure it last me a while. I store my instrument in the case with the humidifier, but it is not the oasis one. I was reading some comments on the site and it says if you heat and cool the air it could be bad for the uke.

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Zachary Shimizu - Jan 30, 2015 at 04:44PM HST

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You have a solid wood instrument which means in very dry temperatures wood can shrink and crack and in very wet/humid conditions wood can expand.
If your in 35% humidity then you should be using a humidifier.
Usually you won't have to worry about the opposite effect of being overly humid because it would take a while before the wood gets effected.

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