Without proper humidity control, wood instruments will not perform at their maximum ability and even worse can be damaged. To maintain their shape, wooden instruments need to be stored at a stable 45-55% RH (relative humidity). Wide fluctuations in humidity will cause the wood to expand or shrink, which puts stress on the instrument and degrades its performance abilities.
Stop risking your instrument by adding water. Only Boveda’s patented 2-way humidity control adds or removes moisture as conditions require to maintain the ideal humidity level in your instrument case. Boveda helps prevent warping or cracking, and eliminates downtime for service. Because Boveda requires zero maintenance, your instrument will always be protected.
Boveda patented 2-way humidity control makes it easy for you to protect your wood instruments with precision. Wood instruments should be kept between 45% and 55% relative humidity. Boveda eliminates major fluctuations in temperature and relative humidity inside the instrument case. Boveda 49% RH stabilizes the environment to prevent damage that happens to wood from exposure to fluctuations.
Boveda automatically adds and absorbs moisture slowly and precisely using only pure water and natural salts.
Just tear open the outer plastic wrapper (if it has one), then remove the Boveda. Place the pack in your dedicated Boveda pouch and position it in your case in an area where there will be no pressure when you close the case taking care not to cut or tear the Boveda pack.
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Boveda is easy to use. Just tear open the plastic wrapper on the outside of your pack, then remove the Boveda. Place the pack in your dedicated Boveda pouch and position it in your case in a zone where there will be no pressure when you close the case. Take care not to cut or tear the Boveda pack.
The amount of Boveda packs required will vary depending on where you live (your environment), the size of your instrument(s) and the type of case you’re using for each instrument. Hard cases made of synthetic or man-made materials generally hold an internal environment better than a wooden case or a gig-bag. A basic rule is 1 to 2 Boveda for smaller wooden instruments or electric wooden instruments with a solid or semi-hollow body and 4 Boveda for larger wooden instruments.
- Hardening at its corners
- Soft spots among some hard areas
- Rock solid all the way through (Make sure your cigars are always protected, don’t wait until Boveda is completely rigid before ordering replacements.)
- Let it warm up to room temperature and repeat the touch test.
- If your Boveda is now pliable and it feels like thick jelly or dense clay, Boveda is still working—the temperature change won’t impact the performance, effectiveness or shelf life of the 2-way humidity control.
I use these for both acoustic and electric guitars and am totally satisfied. I get three to six months out of the packs on acoustics (in AZ), and replace them when the feel starts to harden up. The ones that are less hardened I put together in the re-sealing bag and they soften up and I use them in electric cases that don’t close as tightly until they start to harden up then pitch them.
“I highly suggest, any guitar you purchase, any guitar you have at home, it can be a mandolin, it could be a ukulele, get yourself some Boveda packs.” Rob Magargal
“What we like about the Boveda is that they’re a two-way system – meaning that it will either absorb moisture from the environment or release moisture into the environment depending on what the instrument needs at the time” Paul Okami
Consumers recognize Boveda as the protector of wood instruments. And when they see us in your cases, or in your retail environment, you’ll reinforce your position as a trusted partner in their passionate pursuit of making music. Protect your precious instruments and your reputation, apply for a wholesale account today.