Barana Gabos Flute: The Cold Factor
I had received an African Black wood flute in the Key of D from Barna Gabos last Spring and I live in Northern Minnesota where it gets cold in Winter. We typically will experience many below zero temperatures throughout Winter and I live off grid. I heat my house with a wood stove and my insulated walls are only 2 inches thick so, my house is always the same as it is outside - till I fire up the wood stove.
my questions is:
If I store my flute inside my house and let it experience below zero temperatures almost every night, will that degrade and ruin the instrument? Am I obliged to store it somewhere warm and safe for the Winter to protect and maintain it’s integrity?
I do have a friend near by who’s house is always above freezing everyday in Winter. I could probably store it there if I need to but, is it safe to keep in my house where it gets cold? Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.