Just A Temporary Place For My Guitars
My apartment looked a bit like a band room over the last weeks. After the fifth guitar purchase, I had one lying around everywhere. On the table, on the ground, in the kitchen and so on. I just had one guitar stand, but with five guitars there was now a problem. I opened Amazon and ordered some more guitar stands from my favorite brand. Today they arrived and I could finally look for a place to put all five guitars. I thought I could move my living room cabinet a bit to the left to get more space on the right. I placed all guitar stands there but then it struck me that this could just be a temporary home for the guitars. But why?
Right now I don’t use the heater, but during winter I will! It’s not the first time I heard about warped guitar necks because someone places a guitar near a heater. The heat is not good for a guitar, especially not if placed so closely to a heater. Grandpa told me too that his Stratocaster had a warped neck because a band mate placed his guitar near a heater for some days, and he then had extra costs because the guitar store repaired it for him back then. Then I heard that the wood and paint of the guitars can take damage as well if the temperature or air moisture changes rapidly, which of course will happen near a heater.
So, I will place the guitars somewhere else as soon as I need to start using my heater in autumn or winter. It’s sad because I like the place for the guitars, but of course I don’t want to damage them. I don’t want to have extra costs in the future, just because of a stupid mistake. Here are the guitar stands I got, they are pretty nice…