Wood is one of the best materials for making musical instruments, and there are lots of reasons for that. When it's used to construct resonance chambers, it imparts its unique character on an instrument's tone. Wood can also be carved, shaped, cut and bent into all kinds of forms, allowing luthiers to build instruments from the simplest, boxiest acoustic guitars to the most intricate F-style mandolins with their sculpted scrollwork. There is one drawback to this amazing material, though: it expands and contracts with humidity and temperature, which makes fine wooden instruments susceptible to cracking over time. Fortunately, it's an easy problem to solve with humidifiers for fretted instruments.
Most of the humidifiers you'll find in this section are designed to go inside the instrument case, which makes them perfect for everyday use. Even when you're travelling to daily gigs or going on a cross-country tour, you'll be well-prepared to keep your fretted instrument from drying out. Some of the best-liked examples here are the Oasis OH-6 Case Humidifier (which works well for a wide variety of stringed instruments) and the D'Addario Planet Waves Acoustic Guitar Humidifier (an affordable choice that fits into any musician's budget).
Of course, you don't have to stop with the humidifier itself. For instance, if you want to be sure your case (or the room where you keep your instruments at home) is at the perfect humidity at any given time, just break out the Oasis OH-2 Digital Hygrometer to measure it. You can even get it bundled in with the Oasis humidifiers if you're looking for an all-in-one package. Need to refill your D'Addario humidifiers? Then check out the D'Addario Planet Waves HuMIDIpak Replacement Packets. You can get all your new and maintenance humidifier supplies right here.
So whether you've just gotten your first guitar and are looking to make sure it's well cared for from day one, or you're an experienced acoustic bass player looking for refills to extend the useful life of the humidifier you already own, you're looking at the product lineup to get the job done. It starts with humidifiers for fretted instruments, and carries right along with the accessories to go with them - so there's something here for everyone who plays an instrument that needs a little humidity to stay in great shape.