When it comes to acoustic guitars, most players keep a consistent eye on their favorite instruments in order to maintain them in top-notch condition. From neck relief checks to action and intonation adjustments, fingerboard maintenance to merely changing strings regularly, we all have a regimen that we follow in pursuit of good guitar health.
But one thing that often goes overlooked as your instrument sits out on its stand day after day is the climate around it. Most acoustics are constructed in humidity- and temperature-controlled environments, but once they head out into the real world these elements are less consistent.
The ideal environment for an acoustic guitar is one with 45-55 percent relative humidity—anything higher and the wood can swell, resulting in all manner of structural issues; anything lower and the body can dry out and crack.
So how can you keep your acoustic in fine form without keeping it in its case or locked away in a temperature-controlled vault? Enter Acoustic Remedy, whose range of climate-controlled humidors preserve guitars at a safe constant relative humidity via a hands-free, automatic system, all with your guitar close by and ready to play.
In addition to airtight construction built around a patented spring-loaded latch-and-gasket design, each Acoustic Remedy display case features an advanced digital hygrometer and temperature sensor and slow-release HuMIDIpaks, all in the service of super-stable, extremely low-maintenance humidification and temperature control.
Acoustic Remedy even offers LED sensors and Bluetooth monitoring systems that will push notifications to a mobile device when the humidity or temperature dips below the desired set point.
What’s more, Acoustic Remedy’s cases handle all these essential and advanced climate-control needs with high-end construction and elegance. While a typical guitar stand or wall hanger competently handles the task of keeping your acoustic upright, it does so offering no protection from the elements, and certainly without much to offer in the way of style. But much like a sculpture or a painting, a stringed instrument is a detailed and highly-skilled work of art, and deserves to be displayed and appreciated as such.
To that end, Acoustic Remedy cases are designed to complement the instrument contained within.
The cases are produced in small batches, with nary a mass-production assembly line or CNC machine in sight. Rather, each one is handmade by Amish craftsmen in western Wisconsin—woodworkers whose skills have been passed down through generations of cabinet makers, from father to son to grandson, to ensure unsurpassed quality.
Furthermore, they’re constructed using a variety of classic, exotic and reclaimed hardwoods, from African mahogany and padauk to Brazilian cherry, cocobolo, flamed maple and white oak. These woods are hand-rubbed with a smooth satin finish to accentuate their striking natural grains, and can be matched and stained to complement the guitars on display.
Style-wise, the cases are offered in an assortment of configurations, from the single-instrument rectangular and triangular ClimaCase wall-hanging models to the uniquely-designed ClimaStand, which places a triangular wedge-shaped display case atop an all-wood tilted base.
There’s also multi-displays like the ClimaCab Petite, Traditional and Grand, the last of which can house up to 12 stringed instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, violins, basses, cellos and more—in a single cabinet.
The result is a case that keeps your instrument safe and secure in a climate-controlled environment, and that also offers easy accessibility, allowing your guitar to be picked up and played at a moment’s notice or, when resting, be admired for the work of art that it is.