Weathering on guitars
Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:48 PM
Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:07 PM
Yes, weather will effect your guitar. Though myself I consider cold temperatures to be far more dangerous than warm ones... it's enough with just a few degrees below the freeze point and the wood can start cracking up, especially ebony.
According to my experience, warmth doesn't do much more than alter the neck like hell. Nothing you can't fix with a regular adjustment though.
Unless it's really EXTREME heat, then I'm not sure. Wouldn't recommend going TOO close to the campfire though.
Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:35 PM
Rule of thumb is a guitar is comfortable where you are. You sit only as close to a fire as is comfortable, unless your a mutant, that means your guitar will also be in the safety zone. The cold is a little different because of the condensation but, most people don't go on extended winter hikes with their guitars.
You wouldn't sit in a parked car in direct sunlight all day or in sub zero temps. so don't do that with your guitar. You could however be quite comfortable in the summer under the shade of a tree all day and so would your guitar. We have had a heat wave that lasted weeks here in North America. Extremely high humidity with temps of 110. Guitars survive that just the same way as people . Stay cool and don't spend a lot of time out in the sun.
It is extremes of humidity that can hurt guitars. Take a guitar to the Amazon or the Sahara and you are going to shorten the life of your guitar, unless you take steps, and your not going to be to comfortable either. Guitars are not that fragile in most regards.
The worst that can happen on your trip is that the guitar will be out of tune from the contraction and expansion due to heat and cold. Your good to go.
Posted 13 August 2006 - 09:52 PM
Posted 14 August 2006 - 12:34 AM
Posted 14 August 2006 - 07:30 AM
Posted 15 August 2006 - 12:10 AM
I think Martin does as well.
Here are a couple from the Taylor site.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 11:21 AM
Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:00 PM
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