I started a new position at work not too long ago and officially have my own office.
I want to bring a guitar in so I can start practicing during lunch (and ideally start improving for once in my life). I'm maintaining proper humidity levels at home, but don't know what the best solution is for work.
I brought my digital hygrometer today and my office is currently sitting at 21% humidity (at home it's usually 45-50%). We just had a cold front come in yesterday, but it's a pretty big building so I'm assuming the humidity levels are pretty stable. My office isn't that big, but I'm guessing if I try to humidify the entire office with a desktop humidifier, it'll just vent out and not actually do much (my door is open pretty much all the time).
I'd probably bring my Squier Jazzmaster in to work. A couple winters ago, before I was monitoring the humidity in the house, I got some fret sprout and had the fret ends filed down. Ever since then I've kept the humidity in the house above 35%. I'd likely be storing it in the office in a cheap Fender gig bag.
So my question is, is ~20% humidity a big deal, seeing as it already had the fret ends filed from a winter in a dry house? If so, would an acoustic humidifier in the gig bag be enough to offset (hehe) that?
And short of some fret sprout and maybe some neck movement, is 20% enough to do any serious damage? Worst case I can just bring it in for a bit and take it back home if I notice any changes, but I really like this guitar and wouldn't want to do any permanent damage.