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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by rake_ether, Sep 6, 2019.
Acclimatize? Play that pretty guitar.
Congratulations! Aspen Green is very pretty.
Fight climate change, open the box now!
Let me know for any future purchase/inquiries regarding Gretsch or anything in our inventory and I'll get you the best deals congrats on the guitar!
Congrats on a lovely guitar!
Most of the time Australian Customs Dept opens mine for me before I get it.
Congrats on your new 5420, rake_ether!
I really debated this colour myself first. Congrats! Lovely!
I never wait.
Does anyone wait 24 hours to acclimate when playing a hot or cold outdoor gig?
Oh, no! You opened it!!!!! You may have spoilt it forever! The paint will start cracking, and by now the string tension will have probably damaged the truss rod! Have a quick look inside the f holes; if mold hasn't set in yet, maybe a technician will be able to salvage the guitar!
Now, seriously, great guitar! I've never known anyone who waits for the guitar to become acclimatised. And Scooter127's point just above is a wise one.
Thanks, I will look to Chicago Music Exchange first for future purchases.
Congrats rake,lovely geet sir!
Waitin' for it to arrive is all the waitin' i can takes!
You can open it...just can't play it for 24 hours . LOL !!!
Great guitar you got there.
Lots of good modding options, if you should choose to go down that road.
Nice guitar, that's one of my favorite colors!
As far as the acclimation and 24 hours--at this time of year, I don't think it's a huge issue if you don't wait 24 hours. The temp extremes aren't as great. However, if you live in a cold climate, order a guitar in the middle of winter, you really should wait a while. I don't know that 24 hours is necessary, but you do want to allow time for the guitar to adjust to room temperature. Chances are, before arriving at your home, it has been in a cold environment for an extended time. It's been sent from where you bought it to a warehouse, then from there to a distribution center and then on a truck in between all of that. None of which are probably heated. So it is cold throughout. Has been for a few days. Even if it's in a case or a gig bag. It's not the same as playing a gig as chances are, that's a 3-6 hour window of temp extreme. Not days. The biggest issue with it is having the finish damaged from the temp change. Just like necks changing due to temp/humidity, the body is also wood and the finish isn't. Expansion and contraction can occur at different rates.
I never wait! Sometimes if it's nitrocellulose I'll crack the case and let it acclimate for a little while but that's only if it's really hot or really cold outside.