Welcome back to part 12 of simonhpieman's "I know nothing about acoustics"!
Got my Gibson J-100 a few weeks ago. Part of getting a decent acoustic was having it on a stand so I could pick it up and enjoy it's lovely sound whenever the feeling took me.
At present, it's sat on a hercules stand in my dining room/office area. It's about 8ft from a window my wife keeps open whatever the weather when she's working during the day and about 12ft from the back door which she also tends to leave open all day long.
It also gets some sun straight through the window for an hour or two in the mornings if the sun's out.
My cheapo hygrometer that turned up yesterday is showing 67%.
We also have little option but to dry our clothes on a rack indoors. The house is an old 1800s cottage with big thick walls, though the lounge etc seems to no longer suffer with damp, even though I'm lead to believe it did in the past.
ANYWAY... The guitar is about 8 years old now and I think has been well looked after as it was part of Gibson Artist stock and is well set up (even though it's toured and has a few knocks it seems to have at least been regularly attended to).
Is the guitar now old enough that I shouldn't worry too much about the high humidity? Should I just leave it in a case with a bag of that D'Addario gel and never play it (guitars in cases don't get played in my experience)? Should I tell my wife to stop leaving the door open if I want to leave the guitar out? Is there even a safe way to leave a guitar out without a dehumifier (and is all that work cancelled out if you leave doors and windows open?).
Apologies once again for my ignorance and thanks as ever for all your input - I did do a search and have read some old threads but fresh input is appreciated!