Toys in the Attic?

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Shine, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Shine

    Shine Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2016
    West Coast Landia
    It has gotten to the point where to make some room I must store some guitars in the attic. I know that there are a variety of opinions on this practice, so I thought I would check in here.

    We live in a fairly mild climate and I was thinking only of my second-tier solid bodies.

    Your thoughts?
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  2. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Don't store. Sell any that you'd don't play.
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  3. BluesForDan

    BluesForDan Squier-Meister

    the rings of Saturn are a mild climate? Does NASA know about this??:D
  4. BluesForDan

    BluesForDan Squier-Meister

    no basement space? Usually when I think of no basement, I think mid west, west Texas, and those are far from a mild climate.
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  5. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    In the absence of knowing what your circumstances are, I think I'm with Eddie here. It may be an opportunity to "thin the herd".
  6. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Mar 11, 2017
    Do not store in the attic!
  7. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014

    Attic’s are designed to be within 20° of the current outside temperature, and that is if they are a modern design, with proper ventilation. Even in a moderate climate, the daily temperature swings are too great for almost any instrument, a basement is a much better place, because the temperature swings are mild.

    Unless your attic is insulated/finished/temperature controlled

    If not, follow the recommendation of the Wilbury’s:
  8. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    I converted a walk up attic to a bedroom last year. Proper ventilation, insulation, and zoned heat make it comfotrtable 8 months of the year.May June July and August the ac runs just about all he time.I would not keep any guitars in there otherwise.Basement, closet, under a bed would be better.
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  9. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    Definitely a no on the attic.
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  10. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-holic

    Feb 14, 2019
    I was expecting a thread about the Aerosmith song
    Sad walk.jpg
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  11. EdSevered

    EdSevered Squier-Meister

    Oct 17, 2020
    SE Wisconsin
    Send me an inventory of your guitars, and I’ll let you know which ones you can store in my basement. :)
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  12. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Squier-holic

    Jan 29, 2017
    Rocks is a much better album.

  13. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    An 80 degree day, could be 100 plus in an attic. You'll cook 'em.
  14. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    I wouldn’t store any guitars in the attic. I kind of agree with the others. If you have guitars that you are willing to put away for long periods, maybe it’s time to get rid of some. Or figure out a better way of keeping them in your house. Do you have them hanging on the walls yet? That frees up room and looks cool!

    I love how we are always here to help each other! :)
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  15. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-holic

    Feb 14, 2019
    Agreed :)
  16. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-holic

    Feb 14, 2019
    This ^^^^^ 100%. I started hanging mine about 6 months ago and haven't regretted it for a second.
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  17. BluesForDan

    BluesForDan Squier-Meister

    I would love to hang my guitars on the wall. Once I get a place that will be our home for the next hopefully decade or more, and is not a leased place, I want to do this. As long as I have it humidity controlled then I'm good.
  18. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    NO , period
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  19. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019

    Don’t do it.
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