I used to keep my 335 safely locked in its case, scared of any ding, dent or scratch. It was safe. In its case.
Trouble is, I played it once a week, so I decided to take the plunge, and now she spends most her time hanging on my study wall, on a leather 'hook' (which after recent reading I have done is done to be covered in a cotton polishing cloth).
Winter has hit here in Australia, and I'm a bit concerned that running our newly installed (dont know how we ever did with out it) reverse cycle ducted air con is going to create problems with the finish.
Gibson website and owners manuals seem to suggest that problems only come about with RAPID shifts in temperature:
A rapid change in temperature or humidity can result in small cracks in the finish known as "finish checking". In most cases it happens when a chilled instrument is exposed to warm air. It occurs most frequently in the winter when a guitar case is opened in a warm room or studio after being outside. This is a result of the wood expanding faster than the lacquer. While this condition does not affect the tone it certainly does affect the appearance. To eliminate the possibility of this happening to your instrument we recommend you warm it slowly by opening the case slowly and fanning it to induce warm air to circulate over the top. If a bright bluish fog appears on the top, close the case immediately and let it warm up for a few minutes. Then lift the instrument a little bit from the case and allow the rest of it to warm to room temperature.
But is there any chance of damage due to the air con drying the air out, or keeping the room too warm? I can turn airflow to the room on or off, but cant adjust the temp seperately from the rest of the house.
Any concerns (and what about in summer when I have cold a/c running)?