Author Topic: Can humidity cause the soundboard to 'sink'?  (Read 1337 times)

Ayla

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Can humidity cause the soundboard to 'sink'?
« on: April 14, 2015, 04:23:22 AM »
Has anyone ever had this problem? Can the soundboard of an oud simply sink inside the case?? A friend of mine has this problem, and he is desperate! Is it fixable?


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Re: Can humidity cause the soundboard to 'sink'?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 04:39:28 AM »
Unfortunately, yes it's possible.
Either the glue will stop holding everything together, because of the humidity or, the wood can literally crack.
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Re: Can humidity cause the soundboard to 'sink'?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 04:18:28 AM »
Oh boy! Wouldn't that ruin the oud for good? I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to repair an oud with a sunk soundboard! Maybe experienced luthiers can come up with some advice!
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Re: Can humidity cause the soundboard to 'sink'?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2015, 05:30:41 PM »
This problem happens but very rarely, it is usually with old Oud, but if you have just got brand new or less than 1-2 year then itís a serious issue, as itís not easy to fix this as I have hardly seen it fixed.

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Re: Can humidity cause the soundboard to 'sink'?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2015, 05:03:00 PM »
This happens if we are careless because we should never keep it in such places, if we want to keep it in good conditions. I think itís just about common sense that no instrument no matter how it is build will stay good in humidity, so itís sensible not to keep it on such places.