Storing 30 – 60 guitars or ukulele’s can be a challenge in your classroom. It can also be fun! Here are some examples of guitar and ukulele storage setup in school music classes.
Summer Storage Preparation
How should you store guitars or ukuleles over the summer to keep them in good condition. Here are some tips before you head out on your summer break:
- Store in a cool, protected place. Try to avoid storage locations that might get excessively hot (like in a steel container outside or be in direct contact with the sun). The ideal location is someplace where the climate does not experience large temperature or humidity swings
- Loosen the strings one or two steps to prevent extended strain on the neck. If you’re going to be replacing the strings next year, keep the strings on over the break and remove them just before replacement. You don’t want the neck to bow too much in storage.
- If you live in a very dry place, you don’t want guitars or ukes to dry out. A poor mans solution is to put a wet paper towel inside a plastic bag…then place the bag in the sound hole of the instrument. There are many types of soundhole humidifiers you can buy too.
- Give a quick wipe down of the instrument to remove dust from under the strings and grime from the neck. This is easier after you’ve removed the strings
Have specific questions? Feel free to email [email protected] and we can help with your instruments.