How to Make a Homemade Guitar Humidifier

You might have brought a wonderful Guitar that has cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Well, that’s great, but if you haven’t ensured proper maintenance for your guitar, all that money and your dreams are going to drown in a hopeless sea. There are several things that are gonna work great for the protection of your guitar. Among them, humidifying your guitar is really very essential. Today, I am here to show you how to make a homemade guitar humidifier.

How to Make a Homemade Guitar Humidifier

There are a lot of humidifying items out there. You can get any of them from your nearest shop or online. But honestly, they are going to be as useful as they should be. The elements that use to produce humidity are very small. It just doesn’t deliver the humidity level that is required to prevent the dryness of the wood, especially when you are living in a dry place like a desert. Instead of using those, making a manual homemade humidifier will be ideal for your guitar. They are more effective than the ready-made versions you are going to buy from the shops. The good thing is making a guitar humidifier is relatively easier. Let’s show you the easiest process.

Things You Will Need

  1. Couple sponges or towel
  2. Scissors
  3. And a ziplock bag

How to Make a Homemade Guitar Humidifier

Step 1

So, what you will do is fold the ziplock bag up a couple of times. Three or four times will be better. Once you do that, cut some slits in with the scissor. It will give holes for the water to breathe through. It’s pretty simple.

what you will do is fold the ziplock bag up a couple of times. Three or four times will be better

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Step 2

Now, take the sponges and soak them in water. Make sure to squeeze all the water so that the water isn’t dripping from it. You will definitely not want the water to ruin your guitar. So, pay proper attention to that.

Step 3

After that, put the wet sponge inside of the bag. These will last for a few days providing adequate humidity to your guitar’s wood. Your homemade humidifier is ready to use now. You can simply put it inside of your guitar case or put it inside through the center hole.

You can use your old towel instead of the sponges. The process is the same. Just make sure to soak the water so that it doesn’t drip inside of your water.

You can use your old towel instead of the sponges. The process is the same. Just make sure to soak the water so that it doesn’t drip inside of your water. These things will become dry after 5-7 days. You’re gonna need to change the sponges or the towel after that time. So, check them when they have dried up or not.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Guitar Humidifier Made of?

The guitar humidifier is made of polyurethane and silicone. Humidifiers are used to help prevent cracking or warping when the wood in a guitar dries out.

Will a Humidifier Ruin a Guitar?

It depends on the type of humidifier you have. A humidifier is not harmful to a guitar if it is a low-power device like an ultrasonic or evaporative humidifier. If your humidifier uses water, the water needs to be changed regularly, which can harm your guitar.

Do Electric Guitars Need Humidifiers?

It is a common misconception that electric guitars need humidifiers. Electric guitars do not need humidifiers, and they don’t even like humidity in the air. The main reason why some people say electric guitars need humidifiers is that many guitar amps have internal humbuckers which are designed to “hum” at certain frequencies.

If you live in a dry climate, it’s possible that your guitar will sound duller when playing through an amp with a humbucker installed. Humidifying the room may help prevent this effect by adding moisture to the air and making it more conducive to sound waves.

Is It Ok to Leave Guitar Out of Case?

It is not recommended to leave your guitar out of its case because it will damage the instrument.

For example, the neck of a guitar will expand and contract with changes in temperature, which can cause harm to the neck. The interior of a guitar is coated with a varnish that prevents moisture from getting inside. A change in the humidity can affect this coating and allow moisture to enter, which can lead to rusting or cracking of metal parts inside.

To prevent damage, you should store your guitar in its case when not being used and ensure that the strings are always correctly adjusted, so they don’t get bent while being stored or transported.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, you have understood the process. If you need any help or has got something more interesting to share, feel free to use the comment section below.

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