Second only to my espresso machine, the most important tool in the shop is my climate control system. The weather in Montréal swings from one extreme to the other during the course of the four, distinct seasons we experience here. Winter cold spells can plunge the mercury to -40o C and the thermometer can soar to +40o C at the height of summer. And we experience everything in-between. Building in a stable environment is a challenge.
When I built this shop, I had my entire bench room, finish area and assembly/set-up room enveloped in a polyethylene vapor barrier and the adjoining walls to the rest of the building insulated. The vapor barrier even includes the floor! I then had a sophisticated climate control system custom designed to maintain my shop’s environment at a constant 23o C and 43% relative humidity. The system heats, cools, humidifies and de-humidifies according to demand. There have even been winter days when the outside temperature is -18o C and the air conditioning came on because it got too hot in here!
Beyond the meticulous selecting, drying and seasoning of wood, all Greenfield Guitars are carefully assembled in this tightly controlled environment. As a result, the geometry of my guitars is stable and I can deliver your guitar with confidence, knowing that these instruments will easily withstand seasonal changes when properly maintained. Your Greenfield Guitar will become a treasured heirloom lasting a lifetime.