How Boveda Works for Musical Instruments
Made of a soft material similar to a polishing cloth that won't scratch your instrument, the holder not only makes placing the Boveda in the sound hole and near the headstock incredibly simple, the holder also provides a measure of protection in the unlikely event of a Boveda leaks due to impact or puncture from a sharp string.
Each set contains two holders, with two Boveda slots, to hold a total of four Boveda humidity control packs. While three Boveda is the minimum recommended, four will last longer, requiring less frequent replacement. And because Boveda provides 2-way protection, there's never a risk of over-humidifying.
Step 1: Insert one Boveda in each slot on the saddle and drape over the strings into the sound hole.
Step 2: Insert one Boveda in each slot on the saddle and place it near the headstock.
Boveda then goes to work responding to ambient humidity by adding or removing moisture as the conditions require to maintain the perfect 45-55% environment for your instrument. And because Boveda requires no activation or maintenance, you'll spend more time enjoying your passion. When the Boveda lose most of their soft spots, it's time for replacements.
Your case needs moisture, too. Keep the Boveda closed tightly in the case while you're playing. Write the date you installed the packs on the paper margin of the product.
Seasoning: If you're just getting started using Boveda or if you're starting with a very dry case, you can expect that the first set of packs won't last as long as subsequent packs. The reason is simple, most guitar cases have twice as much wood as your guitar does. All of that wood needs to be humidified!
We recommend seasoning your guitar case first for best results. It's the same idea and process as seasoning any wooden humidor. Simply place 4 Boveda 72% RH packs in your case and wait about 2 weeks, or until the packs become hard, whichever comes first. The moisture from the Boveda will absorb into the wood of your case and make your 49% RH Boveda packs last longer.
*Do not mix different Boveda RH levels within the same container, and do not use Boveda in the same container with other humidification products. They will fight against each other and reduce the efficiency of the Boveda.
One might expect that if you use a high RH Boveda in the same container as a lower RH Boveda that you'll achieve an environment somewhere in the middle. That is not the case, instead the moisture just transfers back and forth between the Boveda packs.