The Science of Wood Drying

Wet guitars are swelled guitars.

 

Most guitar lovers are too preoccupied with the enjoyment of playing their guitars to notice the creeping effects of wet guitars problems.

 

Wood is hygroscopic, a.k.a. it absorbs moisture naturally. This unavoidable phenomenon will result in dimension changes to the bodies of acoustic guitars, a.k.a. distortion caused by excessive moisture taken in by woods. It has been a chronic issue that plagued the pleasure in guitar playing.

 

We are guitar lovers therefore we understand the problems with "WET" acoustic guitars.

 

We spent years seeking for a dedicated solution from the market but we have found none. Only certain privileged individuals who can afford the "up-scaled" treatments were exception to this issue.

 

Therefore determining the Holy Grail to deal with "WET" acoustic guitars has become our obsession. We began our initial step from researching the Science of Wood Drying.

In 6 parts, we brought to you our accumulated efforts in comprehending this wonderful yet challenging process.

Wood Drying Part 1

Wood Drying Part 1

The 3 wood drying principles explained

Wood Drying Part 2

Wood Drying Part 2

What is Wood Moisture Content. How does it concern our guitars?

Wood Drying Part 3

Wood Drying Part 3

What guitar dehumidifying methods are adopted out there? Is there a standard?

Wood Drying Part 4

Wood Drying Part 4

The science of wood drying. We will discuss the importance of Fiber Saturation Point (FSP) in woods.

Wood Drying Part 5

Wood Drying Part 5

How is Wood Moisture Content measured. What do the numbers mean?

Wood Drying Part 6

Wood Drying Part 6

The weather and our guitars. What are the implications?

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