Whether or not you live in an über-dry climate, humidity should always be front-of-mind when it comes to your prized instruments. Here’s why: Maintaining an optimum humidity level inside your cases will help you avoid some costly repairs down the road. To help you accomplish this, we’ve rounded up some of the available options designed to prevent those splits and cracks nobody wants (except for work-hungry luthiers).

D’ADDARIO

Two-Way Humidification System
This humidification system protects your instrument by maintaining a constant 45-50 percent relative-humidity level in your case, with no need to make adjustments based on seasonal changes, temperature, or geographical locations, and does so without water, drips, or mess.
Street: $20
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KYSER MUSICAL PRODUCTS

Lifeguard Acoustic Humidifier
No additional parts or replacement packets are needed for this humidifier that keeps your acoustic guitar at just the right humidity to preserve its wood. Simply immerse the humidifier in water, shake off excess, and then position it in a soundhole that measures between 3 3/4" and 4 1/8".
Street: $15
kysermusical.com

 

HUMISTAT® CORP.

Model No. 3 and Hygrometer Combo
This hygrometer and adjustable humidifier combination eliminates guesswork by allowing guitarists to monitor and dial in the humidity level they want, and view the easily refillable humidifier’s water level to know when more water is needed.
MSRP: $24.60
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DAMPIT

Super Guitar Humidifier
This easy-to-use system keeps the humidity level at an optimum 45-55 percent and the included monitor with number-indicator spots allow the user to take a relative-humidity percentage reading.
MSRP: $29.95
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