New Humidification System


#1

Howdy all,

Recently I purchased my ‘dream’ Taylor, an 814ce, and asked the dealer about humidification for the instrument. Because I live in Kentucky, humidification is a big deal and my ‘old’ guitar is almost always wet. Over the years I have tried about everything I could get my hands on short of a room solely for the purpose of leveling out humidity for the instrument. He recommended the D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System, which was new to me, so I followed his recommendation & purchased it. Their system claims to maintain levels between 45-50%… ‘drying’ out an instrument which is too wet and humidifying one which is dry. Sounded a little hard to believe, but I am very pleased to say it really seems to work!

When my father died in 1990 he owned 2 acoustics (both Fenders) and a few years after his passing my Mom sent his prized F-260s to me… I have proudly owned & played this acoustic since about '98. I will now purchase the D’Addario system to use with my Dad’s Fender and recommend others looking for such a system to give it a try.


#2

First of all welcome to the forum and congrats on the new Taylor. I know you’re proud to have your Dad’s guitar as well.

The Two-Way Humidification System (I think we use to call it the Humidipak) should do a fine job. My guitars stay on the wall or on stands in my little music room which is climate controlled so I don’t use in-case humidifiers but if I did the one you bought would probably be my choice.

If you get a chance go to “General Chit Chat” and put your spot on the Member Location map!


#3

Thanks for the welcome Bulldog.

I have added my spot on the map… cool idea.

T.O.M.


#4

How do you climate control your music room? What do you use?


#5

The central heat and air keeps the whole house around 70-75 degrees year around so the temperature is always good. During summer the RH stays very high down here but the AC keeps it a comfortable 50-55% indoors. Winter is the only time of year I need to take precautions as the central heat and fireplace will run the RH down way below safe levels. For that I keep a cool mist humidifier with a programable humidistat in the guitar room which keeps it around 45-50%. Going on eight years and have never had a problem.

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