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I have one of the case racks from here: http://www.guitarstorage.com/

 

My guitars are in their cases when not in use. The safest place for them. Protects them from dust, temperature changes, etc. The Rack fits 8.... so currently I have a few other guitars stashed elsewhere, like the Hamer Studio, Hamer Special, and My Carvin V220. I have never heard any suggest that there were any negative effects of keeping a guitar in a case. I can't think of any, unless you are trying to age it.

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I was wondering where do you put them when not in use. Some people say that' date=' due to temperature changes, it is "dangerous" to store it in its hardcase.

 

Please post![/quote'] that makes absolutely no sense, AT ALL. Storing in the case would protect them from temperature changes, providing a buffer zone that makes any change in temp and/or humidity more gradual.

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The only problem I can think of that the case itself can cause is colour from the lining leeching into the guitar's finish.

 

This really only seems to happen with white guitars.

 

From what I've heard it's a pain in the ***. I believe Duane V has experienced this on a white LPC with a case with blue lining.

 

I wouldn't worry about it though. The case is definately the safest place.

 

Oh yeah and I keep my SG in it's case right next to my bed so I can easily play it all the time.

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The only problem I can think of that the case itself can cause is colour from the lining leeching into the guitar's finish.

 

 

Hmm maybe thats why the new cases are lined in white, also i wouldnt imagine this should be too much of a problem, they are designed to sit in them for meybe a year before they are bought and played?

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I agree with the others such as tbone that the best place for a guitar you care about, when you're not playing it, is in the case. Accidents can happen, but you're a lot less likely to ding your guitar if you keep it in the case. I keep my cases horizontal although I don't know how critical that is; it does take up more room. I also think it's best to keep at least one latch closed on the case; in the unlikely event the case gets bumped, the case hits the floor, and you get a couple of dings on your guitar. You might be able to keep the strap on the bottom of the guitar and hanging out of the case, while it's in the case. All you would have to do is unlatch the forward latch on the case and attach the other end of the strap to your guitar. I have to at this point address strap locks; if your care about your instrument, IMO Schaller's are a wise investment. One of the cases I have has the white interior material. If you go to a fabric store, you can pick something up relatively inexpensively. I lined the lower section of the case with thin fabric on the bottom so that over time, there won't be transfer of oils, etc. to the white material on the case. I haven't had any problems with the material effecting the guitar finish. It's probably not needed, but I really want to keep the interior of the case looking new. Obviously, you want to make sure your hands are clean before you play. I also use a humidifier in one of my cases to monitor humidity. When it's below zero outside, the air in my room in the basement tends to be a little drier. From all that I've read, around 40% humidity is good. I've typed enough; sorry!

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Good idea. Accidents happen. All of my guitars are in cases when not in use. Dust, and everyday pollution can effect them esp. set necks. The optimal humidity is between 45-50%. Mine are in a humidity-controlled studio so they are protected. If you live in a damp environment like a lower level apt, you can out a small silica gel packet in the compartment of the cast to help it stay a bit drier. Too dry is much worse than damp. You will know if it's too dry because your truss rod will go out and most likely you;ll have to tighten it just a tad to keep it from buzzing,

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I don't buy the whole "nitro makes a guitar sound better than poly" idea. Nitro is however easier to repair, but also easier to have react with stuff. it also requires more care to avoid checking, while polymerized finishes are pretty much invincible.

 

One thing though is that nitro never "cures", it just dries, and when the guitar is newer there still are gases and the like slowly coming out of the finish. Good polishes made for nitro, like gibson pump polish, replenish some of this, and helps keep it looking good. I use it on all 4 of my nitro finished guitars.

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ABSOLUTELY IN THE HARDCASE! If you have a drafty house or big humidity changes I'd put it in a closet where the air isn't circulated very much. I've NEVER had my guitar finish damaged by being in the case, and I've owned all kinds of guitars for the last 30 years!

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I keep mine here;

 

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nitro was deisgned as a car finish' date=' so should be totally sealed?[/quote']

You've never waxed a car with a lacquer paint job, have you?

 

[biggrin]

 

First car I owned that was painted in lacquer scared the piss out of me.

I decided to wax it, the paint started COMING OFF in the rag!!!

 

 

Never fully hardens or cures in the conventional sense.

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I bought a length of black cloth just over twice the length of the SG and drapped it over the stand. Press the cloth into the stand's V prongs that support the SG neck and voila! The rubber on the neck doesn't touch the guitar, and when you're done you just pull the cloth back over the bass. It keeps the sunlight off and means your SG is ready to go without all that messing about with getting cases out... plus having a 4 foot black figure in the corner of the room is very "Stowne 'enge".

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