I’ll never forget the feeling I had the day I first walked into a tunes store when I was 12-years-old. I had intended on playing snare drum in our middle school Marching band and was there to buy sticks. But it was the guitars that completely captivated our attention and possessed our mind. I saw the guitars that all of greats play, like the Fender Stratocasters and Telecasters and the Gibson Les Pauls and dazzlingly beautiful, green SGs. Looking at price tags well over $2,000 left myself and others assuming that these guitars would always be unattainable. I could have never guessed that by 40 I’d have a dozen guitars to our name, with beautiful models of all four mentioned above. My favorite is our 1959 Fender Stratocaster which is worth more than our car. It’s in great condition and I found it for a bargain in an estate sale years back. One complication with preserving guitars is that they are consistently made out of wood, which expands and retracts over time in response to the fluctuations in humidity and moisture in the guitar’s environment. Warping can affect string tension which fundamentally alters the instrument’s ability to stay in pitch at multiple sites on the guitar’s fretboard. I went ahead and installed a separate heating and cooling system for our small home studio where I apartment our guitars and the rest of our tunes equipment. I had our contracted HVAC professional write up an estimate for using a small central a/c system and gas furnace—like what you would find in a small apartment—to keep the weather conditions controlled in our studio. In a sense, I have a quasi-zone control setup going on, however instead of using a portable AC or a ductless mini split, I have a minute ary central HVAC for that particular zone of our house. I have seen it before, however it’s really an unorthodox setup.