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Boveda Humidification System for Violin or Viola

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2-Way Humidification System

Boveda's 2-way humidity control technology automatically protects your instrument against warping, cracks and other damage caused by lack of humidification or too much humidification. Boveda is the only true 2-way humidity control that will add or remove moisture as needed to maintain a constant 45%-55% relative humidity level - the ideal climate for wooden instruments.

Each Boveda consists of a specially prepared saturated solution of pure water and natural salts. This saturated solution is contained within a water-vapor permeable "reverse osmosis" membrane. Boveda works on the scientific principle that certain salts mixed with water will naturally regulate humidity. Boveda's patents are on the methods invented to make this scientific principle portable and practical for the rigors of packaging applications. Boveda absorbs and emits only purified water vapor through its semipermeable membrane and does not damage material through direct contact.

Note: While Boveda’s Packaging specifies that the Wood Instrument 2-Way Humidity Control Kit is for violin, cello, and double bass, among other wooden instruments, we recommend the larger Guitar 2-Way Humidity Control Kit as a more effective alternative for Cello and Double Bass. Both kits include the same 70-gram 49% RH Boveda Humidification Packets, which can also be purchased separately here.



Boveda Dimensions: 5.25' x 3.5"

Item Includes

Item Includes:

• (1) Boveda Pouch Holder (holds 2 boveda)
• (2) Boveda Packets (49% / 70g)

Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with SHAR's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

Media Return Policy
These items are non-refundable unless defective. If defective, they must be returned within 30 days of purchase for same title replacement only. No refunds will be given.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

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  • Anthony, TX

Asked On: 05/26/2021

I was reading how dry climate affects violins. I live in the desert so I was wondering if this would help? Also does the pouch get placed in an accessory compartment or can it be placed near the c bout on instruments?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Vanessa, thank you for your question. This will help! Dry weather can cause seams to split on your instrument due to the glue drying out, and these humidifiers help combat that. The pouch can be placed just about anywhere in your case, just take care to not crush or puncture the pouch.

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Asked On: 04/19/2020

When one pouch is being used, what is the best method to keep the unused pouch from being "activated"? Thank you

SHAR Answer:

Hi Joanna, thanks for your question! It's best to keep packets inside their plastic packaging until you're ready to use them. Then, when you're ready to use them you can unpackage the packet, place it in the pouch holder, and put the holder inside your case. Hope this helps!

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Asked On: 06/24/2019

Will this fit in most violin cases? I've an oblong Core case. Thanks!

SHAR Answer:

Hello Catherine! Yes, this can be stored in an accessory pocket in any case. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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Asked On: 06/06/2019

How much does each replacement cost?

SHAR Answer:

Hello Lisa! You can purchase the replacement pouches here for $16. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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