Daniel’s guitar is sick, and it hasn’t even moved from Ireland . He bought it recently from a guy in Västervik, Småland, which is on the other side of Sweden, by the sea. Now lately it started making a buzzy noise, and most guitars need to get the trussrod adjusted sometimes or especially after weather changes, seasonal changes, etc. He took it to a shop in Göteborg to do that, and there he was told the guitar is so dry that it’s about to crack. Like my bouzouki did, and that my mandolin could have done.
What’s wrong with this country???? Is it a sign we should have stayed in Ireland?? Now he had to buy a special air humidifier that he keeps in the guitar case, and the guitar needs to stay there all the time when he isn’t playing it. The thing is that the winter is always very dry here, but this year the spring (that is usually quiet wet and humid) has been extremely dry too. We have another humidifier that stands beside the stringed instruments, but it works hard to get a decent humidity level and I haven’t used it for a while. Now I’m starting to worry about the octave mandolin.. it’s never fussed really but I don’t play it a lot and it comes from Arizona. My mandolin is fine right now so I don’t worry too much, but I will definitely turn on that humidifier!!!!