I live in Jakarta where humidity is very high (80-90%). My violin is from Europe, a much drier continent compared to where I am now, and the humidity makes my violin swollen and the fingerboard lower. The luthier had to cut the below part of the neck to lift the fingerboard again. I assume that the violin problem has been solved now, but not the violin case.
The violin case is so swollen that the case cover cannot zip anymore. An experienced luggage repair man where I consulted refused to repair it since it is too complicated. In short, I have to buy a new case.
Right now I am interested to buy a case from China due to its lightweight, durability and the price; but I have no idea of the humidity where it was made. I assume the humidity in Jakarta is much higher and the China case may swell too. I was thinking about buying a carbon case, but as I researched further, apparently it is heavier and has much smaller compartment than the China case I want to buy. So, carbon case is not an option.
To avoid the China case from swelling, I am thinking about putting desiccant inside the case to keep the case dry, but I am afraid the interior maybe too dry for my high humidity-adjusted violin (the below part has been cut off).
In short : the China case may hate humidity while my violin now loves humidity
Any idea how to regulate the humidity? Does anyone have an idea from what place the China cases usually were made and what is the humidity there?
This discussion has been archived and is no longer accepting responses.
Violinist.com is made possible by...
Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.