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Temperature and Humidity for Pianos
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  In answer to Rich Lazar's request for information about the
optimum temperature and humidity levels for a fine instrument, I offer
the criteria established by Steinway as best as I can recall them from
my days as a Steinway salesman.  This is not a quote from the Steinway

  1) 68-72 degrees F
  2) 40-60% relative humidity
  3) Never in the path of moving air
  4) Never in direct sunlight


John A. Tuttle (
Brick, NJ (

Key Words in Subject:  Humidity, Pianos, Temperature

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