Honukani, who posts regularly on a number of ukulele forums, lives in Arizona. Those folks really know what the word “dry” means and how humidity can affect instruments. As the owner of a number of fine ukuleles, Honukani wanted to make sure his instruments are well-protected so he researched the topic of humidity with his typical style (in depth and with great attention to detail) and has written a comprehensive article, “Maintaining Relative Humidity Levels for Ukuleles.”
Included is a primer about humidity, a discussion of various ways of increasing humidity for your instruments and a scientific test (with graphs!) of hydrating in-case ukuleles (three configurations: one for weekly play, one for less frequent playing and one for a collectible ukulele that stays mainly in the case). He also offers ten “best practice” tips to keep your ukulele in top-notch condition with the right humidity.
I’m pleased Honukani asked if I could host this article at my site—I’m sure it will help many of us understand a complex topic—and have more fun strumming our ukuleles! Go here for the article.