The 8 Best Guitar Humidifiers

Updated February 18, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Separations, cracks, loose bridges or neck joints, changes in sound — these are only a handful of the misfortunes that could befall your beloved guitar in dry environments. But you can prevent these issues with a humidifier, which is designed to keep the air inside your instrument optimally moist. Many come with a hygrometer, too, a tool for measuring moisture in the air. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best guitar humidifier on Amazon.

8. Kyser Acoustic KYS-6707

The Kyser Acoustic KYS-6707, which completely covers the sound hole, will protect your investment no matter the climate. When the air is dry, fill and install for evaporation; if the air is already wet, it can absorb some of that unwanted moisture.
  • distributes humidity uniformly
  • available for classical bodies
  • can emit an unpleasant smell
Brand Kyser
Model Kys-6707
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

7. Planet Waves D'Addario Acoustic GH

Avoid clips and fasteners that can damage your instrument with the Planet Waves D'Addario Acoustic GH, which includes a durable, non-drip sponge for easy care. Simply wet it with distilled water, put it in the black case, then insert the unit between the strings.
  • slow moisture release
  • brand musicians trust
  • dries out very quickly
Brand Planet Waves
Model GH
Weight 2.1 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

6. Boveda 49 Percent RH Two-Way

Instead of constantly adjusting a unit's wetness, you might let the technology behind the Boveda 49 Percent RH Two-Way take control. The packs will hold the humidity in your case at 45 to 55 percent. When they become rigid, usually after 2 to 5 months, simply replace them.
  • american-made product
  • two-year shelf life
  • have to purchase holders separately
Brand Boveda
Model pending
Weight 10.4 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

5. Humistat Adjustable Hygrometer Kit

The Humistat Adjustable Hygrometer Kit is a simple and effective option. After filling the unit, simply turn the dial on the side to change the amount of humidification, then place both it and the hygrometer in your case at any orientation.
  • can be used with other instruments
  • will not cause water stains
  • requires monitoring for best results
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. Oasis OH-5 Plus

For musicians in particularly arid climates, there’s the Oasis OH-5 Plus. Unlike many others, it’s filled with the company’s humigel crystals, which are designed to guard against leaks. It'll let you know when it's time to refill it, too, as it will shrivel up.
  • doesn't touch instrument's body
  • excellent for winter use
  • filling must be replaced yearly
Brand Oasis
Model OH-5
Weight 1.6 ounces
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

3. Oasis HH Combo OH-30

You can measure and moisten the air in your intrument's sound hole with the simple Oasis HH Combo OH-30. There is a hygrometer on the top, which will also sense the temperature, while the bottom compartment hangs down between the strings while housing a sponge.
  • easy to recalibrate
  • settings are adjustable
  • can be left alone for 15 days
Brand Oasis
Model OH-30
Weight 4 ounces
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

2. Planet Waves D’Addario Two-Way System

You’ll find everything you need to get started with the Planet Waves D’Addario Two-Way System, including a double-sealed sound hole pouch and three Humidipaks. These two-way pieces absorb and emit humidity as necessary and won’t leak like conventional products.
  • will not harm instrument's finish
  • replacement packs readily available
  • requires no seasonal adjustments
Brand D'Addario
Model PW-HPK-01
Weight 2.1 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

1. Music Nomad MN306

Take the guesswork out of humidifying with the Music Nomad MN306 care pack. Both the sponge holder and the hygrometer hang from the strings, targeting the sound hole and ensuring that you always get the most beneficial environment.
  • displays temperature in f or c
  • records maximum and minimum ranges
  • holds water without dripping
Brand Music Nomad
Model MN306
Weight 6.4 ounces
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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Last updated on February 18, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel is a writer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles, CA. He spent a large portion of his 20s roaming the country in search of new experiences, taking on odd jobs in the strangest places, studying at incredible schools, and making art with empathy and curiosity.

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