By Christopher Scapelliti
Ukuleles have soared in popularity in recent years, but little attention has been paid to their care and maintenance. Just like guitars, ukuleles need proper environmental conditions to stay in top shape.
Kyser addresses this most critical issue with its Lifeguard Humidifier for concert ukuleles. Lifeguard easily prevents drying and cracking by maintaining a level of proper moisture within the wood on the ukulele.
Simply immerse the unit in water, squeeze out the excess, dry it off and then position it within the sound hole beneath the strings. The soft tabs on the sides tuck under the top of the sound hole. The hard plastic ring touches the outside of the ukulele and is made of a specially designed polymer that won’t react with polishes or finishes on the ukulele’s body.
Lifeguard fits sound holes from 1.88 to 2.25 inches and is made in the U.S. It retails for $19.95.