The workshops of the master guitar makers of the past did not have the benefits of humidity control. They relied on their eye and wide experience of how wood moved when building their guitars. Today Daniele Chiesa still uses all many of the traditional techniques but his workshop benefits from his understanding of how active humidity control plays such an important part in maintaining the quality of the guitars he makes. His understanding and innovative approach was the subject of one of his recent lectures at the 2014 Cordefactum Festival where his captivated his audience with his practical presentation of wood movement, the concept of wood bending by gluing parts with perpendicular grain and behaviour of this configuration with changes in humidity, and many other benefits and considerations that are influenced by working in a controlled environment.