The ClimaCase, a climate controlled wall model humidor, is designed to be the world's simplest and most stylish method to preserve and display a variety of stringed instruments. The ClimaCase is a key tool in your instrument care regimen and will quickly become the centerpiece of any room.
Serious collectors, hobbyists, and musicians know that proper care is required to keep your instrument in optimal playing condition and preserve its value. As an added benefit, having the instrument nearby and easily accessible means more time playing and less time worrying about exposures to damaging humidity/temperature fluctuations.
We offer two distinct styles of the ClimaCase, rectangle or triangle shaped, and a variety of sizes for different instruments. In general, any wood species that you see photos of on our website are available in either shape. We photograph new wood species, stain types, and other variations as orders are placed or as we decide to try out new options.
In addition to those options on the website, our approach is that if the lumber is available and harvested sustainably then we will use it. We encourage you to explore our expansive wood library, which further expands your options for different color schemes, textures, and patterns that are sure to complement a variety of interiors.
All Acoustic Remedy products are handmade in small batches in one Amish shop nestled high on the bluffs above the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin. Their woodworking skills are world renowned and passed down through generations of cabinet makers to ensure unsurpassed quality. Our builder learned from his father who learned from his father and soon it will be passed on once again to the next generation.
Things are done the old fashioned way, which may take a bit longer, but is critical to the highest of standards we set for ourselves and what our customers have come to expect. You will never find an Acoustic Remedy branded product that has come off an assembly line or is cut using computers.
By incorporating extremely strong joinery and dado insets, your ClimaCase will be built with durability and longevity in mind. Each is hand sanded prior to finishing with a catalyzed lacquer, which provides lasting protection for wood surfaces and accentuates the beauty of the wood grain.
Your ClimaCase will provide a lifetime of use and then some, capable of being passed down through generations along with the properly cared for instrument housed within.
Patent # 8,955,673 with the USPTO was filed for on July 26, 2011 and issued on February 17, 2015. You can click here to learn more. Please be aware this patent was issued for our ClimaStand | Floor Model, which has changed aesthetically quite substantially since the patent drawings were submitted; however, the basic components remain the same.
The essence of the patent revolves around sealing the interior of a guitar display cabinet by utilizing a gasket/latch system, which is described in more detail below. If you're in the market for an instrument display case that properly controls the humidity and temperature, why would you ever choose something that wasn't airtight?
All climate controlled products from Acoustic Remedy incorporate our patented Guaranteed Seal System™. This system consists of two key components to create a micro-climate for your instrument:
A highly durable, neoprene gasket runs the entire perimeter of the interior and is mounted to a matching strip of wood leaving it proud of the top, sides, and bottom by about 1/2".
Spring loaded latches pull the door tight to the gasket and compress it creating an airtight environment.
With the Guaranteed Seal System™ creating the micro-climate, the humidity control becomes greatly simplified. We utilize the Boveda family of products that are capable of maintaining approximate relative humidity levels of 45-50%, which is the recommended level for nearly every stringed instrument.
Your ClimaCase comes with following humidification components:
a starter kit of four Boveda 49% packets
two cedar or aluminum Boveda two packet holders
There is virtually no day-to-day maintenance required with the Boveda packets because they are considered a passive humidity control system. We recommend that the packets are checked approximately once per week to determine if they have expelled all their available moisture. If they are stiff they need to be replaced, which is accomplished by discarding the old packets and placing new inside the packet holders. More information regarding the Boveda packets can be found here.
We include the world's premier digital hygrometer, the Caliber IV by Western Humidor. This advanced humidity sensor maintains accuracy to +/- 1% and additionally provides temperature levels, 3-day averages of both humidity and temperature, and can be calibrated frequently. The hygrometer is pre-calibrated prior to installation and can be re-calibrated if needed by purchasing a calibration kit.
The Caliber IV is securely mounted on a pre-installed magnet so it's viewable by looking through the glass to the bottom of the ClimaCase. This allows you to determine interior humidity and temperature levels within a matter of seconds.
In addition to the included digital hygrometer, Acoustic Remedy offers a variety of bluetooth monitoring devices. The Boveda Butler and D'Addario Humiditrak will push notifications to your mobile devices when the humidity and/or temperature is below desired set points set by the user. These products are available to view and purchase here.
Certain room layouts lend themselves nicely to our wall model ClimaCases and others to our floor model ClimaStands, while others can benefit from a mixture of the two. Both our triangle and rectangle shaped ClimaCases can easily be converted into a ClimaStand. Please note: For rectangle models, due to the upright configuration, we recommend utilizing furniture straps to prevent tip over.
The process involves removing the ClimaCase from the wall and installing a base unit. Base units are available for purchase by clicking here and come with instructions, self-tapping screws, and matching wood plugs.
Sized for Most Guitars:
All ClimaCases are designed around a dreadnought guitar, which is one of the most popular guitars in the world
Similar size guitars will fit perfectly and we also have two String Swing locations that are spaced 1 1/2" apart allowing for centering of slightly smaller bodied guitars
NOTE: If the lower bout of your guitar is 17" or larger, you must choose one of the Jumbo options from the drop down lists on the product listings. Please note that we don't typically stock these sizes so there are two options for having one built -
Extra small bodied guitars, such as parlor guitars or mini/baby guitars, may be better suited for a custom sized ClimaCase. Options for these sizes can be found at our Custom Shop by clicking here.
All ClimaCases are constructed with durable 3/4" thick hardwood
Certain species, such as cherry and walnut, will incorporate "A" grade plywood the back. This is common in high end cabinetry and does not effect aesthetic qualities or function. The back is dado inset into the side pieces so no plywood edges are showing and integrates a necessary 1/16' - 1/8" gap between back and sides to allow for natural expansion/contraction of the wood
All edges have a 1/8" round over for comfort/safety factors and aesthetic properties
All surfaces are hand sanded and the dust is meticulously removed prior to finishing to allow for a satin smooth finish
Three mounting points through the back of the robust 3/4" back allow for extremely secure mounting to the wall
One mounting point is located below the two String Swing locations at the top and the other two mounting locations are spaced 16 inches apart near the bottom of the ClimaCase
Once installed on the wall, a matching wood plug fits snugly into the hole concealing the screw
Extremely durable piano hinges run the length of the hinge side of the door. Concealed hinges are not available because they will impact the effectiveness of the gasket
304 stainless steel, polished finish draw latches on the top and bottom of the ClimaCase provide over 30 lbs of pull each. The top draw latch accepts a padlock giving you basic protection from theft and unwanted hands on your instrument
Double strength, 1/8" thick glass is professionally installed with rubber glass retainer and a bead of clear silicone between the glass and the door frame
UV filtering glass is available as an upgrade and information is provided below
Cam locks can be professionally installed on the door frame to secure the ClimaCase door. These locks require a key in order for the door to be opened and provide enhanced theft deterrence.
To add the keyed cam lock option, please click here.
Professionally installed 1/8" laminated, UV Blocking/Safety Glass eliminates 99.5% of UV rays from impacting the finish on your instruments.
The UV Blocking/Safety Glass we use is laminated and naturally doubles as safety glass because it's actually two pieces of normal glass with a un-noticeable thin layer of UV blocking material sandwiched in between. This lamination is identical to what is used in car windshields. The most commonly used interlayer is polyvinyl butyral (PVB).
If you prefer to have acrylic instead of glass, we offer museum grade acrylic in both non-UV filtering and UV filtering options. This synthetic polymer does have a few advantages over glass, including being lighter and stronger.
To add Non-UV Filtering/UV Filtering Acrylic, please click here.
In order to fully customize your ClimaCase, we ask you to contact us and discuss your ideas. We will work with you to bring them to life.
To learn more, please visit our Custom Shop by clicking here.
Click any of the circles below to be taken to the individual collections for those ClimaCase types.