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Boveda Starter Kit for Wooden Instruments

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  • Specifications
    • Kit includes two (2) Boveda 70 gram 49% RH and one (1) leak-resistant pouch holder
    • Typically lasts between two to six months, based on case quality, time of year and climate
    • Boveda Dimensions: 5.25" x 3.5"
    • Shelf life: 2+ years in original packaging
    • Availability: Ships next business day

    Includes four (4) large 70-gram Boveda packs and two (2) leak-resistant fabric holders.

    Typically lasts between two to five months in a seasoned case. Longevity depends on time of year, your case's quality, and ambient relative humidity levels.

    When Boveda becomes rigid, it's time to replace it with our refill packs.

  • Application Chart
    Oboes, Violins, Violas, Ukuleles, and Mandolins need 1 Boveda. Electric and Bass Guitars need 2 Bovedas. Cellos, Double Bass, and Bassoons need 3 Bovedas. Harps need 4 Bovedas.

  • How To Use

Switch to Boveda for practical, precise moisture control for your wood instrument

  1. Automatically responds to any storage environment, geographic location or change in temperature
  2. Adds or removes moisture on its own (eliminates messy sponges, hoses, discs, etc.)
  3. Maintains a constant relative humidity (RH) between 40-60%—the ideal climate for wood instruments

Don't store your instrument without Boveda

There's a specific geometry built into your instrument. Precision crafted in a climate-controlled shop. An artisan used intense heat, moisture and pressure to bend wood to shape your instrument. Now the care and keeping of that wood is in your hands.

Developing and fine-tuning your repertoire put significant demands on your instrument. If you expose your instrument to humidity swings day after day, you can throw off its delicate alignment and cause permanent distortion. Improper storage is the greatest constant danger to the condition of any wooden instrument.

Storing your wooden instrument in a stable environment created by Boveda preserves your instrument, and maintains its sound, so you avoid taking repairs due to:

  • Cracking
  • Warping
  • Sagging
  • Glue damage

Boveda works automatically (& solo) — so there's nothing else to add

No more adding water to sponges, hoses, or discs. No more risk of moisture puddling inside your instrument. Boveda eliminates the hassle (and danger) of one-way humidification methods. These methods spike humidity when you add water, and take a nosedive as the water evaporates.

Boveda is pure water and natural salts sealed inside a leak-proof membrane. Boveda adds and absorbs water vapor slowly and precisely to achieve and maintain an RH level between 40% – 60% in your instrument’s closed case.

How to use Boveda

Just slip the unwrapped Boveda(s) in the pouch holder. (Do not open the Boveda itself.) Nestle the pouch holder in a storage cut-out in your case where the holder will not be crushed.

1. Remove Boveda from the clear cellophane. (DO NOT open the Boveda itself). 2. Place one or two Boveda in the pouch holder. 3. Place pouch holder in the instrument case where it will not get crushed or punctured.