Myriam — Feb 10, 2015 08:04AM HST
I´ve always thought ukes can be more practical cause its size and weight and also is like a little friend you wanna be with all time anywhere, but here is my question, in environments with too much humidity, or harsh weathers, can affect or distort the sound, the strings, resistance/durability of my uke?
thanks and be waiting for your answer!
1 Community Answers
Joel - Feb 16, 2015 at 09:56PM HST
The Ukulele Site Agent
Just as is the case with any stringed instrument you would want to take care to maintain healthy humidty and temperature levels. We have a full writeup about proper care and maintinece.
Here is a link to the arcticle: http://support.theukulelesite.com/customer/portal/articles/1655931-humidity---what-you-need-to-know
Any extreme conditions, hot or extremely cold cars, being left in the sun or in the cold, exposure to rain and the elements are going to take a toll on the instrument and will eventually cause problems like cracking, warping, and other damage. Its always best to transport your uke in a durable case and keep it humidified when in dry environments and make sure the case is in a safe environment as well.