Glossary: Instrument Care
- a pattern of fine cracks that can develop in instruments’ when exposed to extreme changes in temperature (because expansion and contraction of wood and finish is not equal in a temperature change, the finish cracks to relieve stress).
- a topic about which Meadowood nags. Please read articles in the November 2000, November 2001 & March 2003 “Care Tips” section of www.meadowoodmusic.com.
- device that measures humidity. If you do not use a hygrometer, you cannot be certain of the humidity levels in which you store your instruments. We recommend having one if you have wooden instruments.