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Breaking String

A friend of mine plays a classical guitar in the spanish style. He has a continual problem with the D string breaking; always at or around the 3rd fret. It breaks every 2 or 3 weeks.

Any clues why? Thanks.

Lloyd
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Re: Breaking String

11/11/2007 11:53 PM

Alan Roberts (10065) wrote:

E# notes are notorious for cutting strings.

Peace,
Alan

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Re: Breaking String

11/16/2007 3:32 AM

Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563) wrote:

There may be a burr on the fret in that area cutting into the string.
Take it to a guitar shop to have the frets polished and crowned.
Hope this helps.
-Andy



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Re: Breaking String

11/16/2007 7:43 AM

Michael Laurance (4040) wrote:

He may also want to look at the height of the nut. However, I agree with Andy- it sounds like a rough fret. Frets can be (carefully) polished at home using 1500 grit automotive sandpaper. Obviously, care needs to be taken not to take too much off, or it can cause other frets to buzz, or the string to fret out.

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Re: Breaking String

11/19/2007 3:09 PM

Lloyd Earle (844) wrote:

Thanks for the answers; I'll let my friend know.

Lloyd