Does A Blackbird need a Humidifier?
linda opyr — Feb 26, 2015 06:56AM HST
Should a Blackbird Clara be humidified in its case if the room humidity can dip below 40%? (Warranty information may be voided in cases of low humidity, but the instrument is touted as suitable for various climates.)
1 Community Answers
Joel - Apr 06, 2015 at 11:26PM HST
The Ukulele Site Agent
Blackbird instruments are very durable and able withstand many environments that would be inadvisable with normal wooden instruments. It cant hurt to still try and regulate your Blackbird near or above the 40% mark but its not totally necessary according to Blackbird. Their warranty doesn't mention humidity levels specifically, but any extreme circumstances could be considered neglect and possibly void the warranty.
Blackbird describes the Clara's Ekoa materials durability: "Ekoa is super durable with high impact strength like carbon fiber. It is also stable from -5°F (-20°C) to 150°F(66°C). Finally, it is humidity proof in regular operating circumstances though we do not recommend submerging our Ekoa instruments."