First, what's the ideal level of humidity to maintain for a violin? I understand maintaining proper humidity is especially important for older wood; does that include 40 or 50 years old, as well as 200? Second, since I like to pick up my violin and play for 10 minutes whenever the mood strikes me throughout the day, and the violin won't fit in its case (certainly with the lid closed!) unless I take the shoulder rest off each time, maintaining the humidity solely through a humidified IN THE CASE doesn't seem very practical. My house has a humidifier, but that only comes on in the winter when the furnace comes on. I'd be interested in knowing what other folks do? Isn't OCCASIONAL humidity, then back out into dry air, actually worse for the wood than just letting it adjust to the ambient humidity?
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