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Old 06-05-2019, 04:53 PM
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I have an Epiphone SST nylon string electric guitar. It is similar to the Gibson Chet Atkins guitar. The high e string keep breaking and I'm unsure as to why. To be clear, it's breaking when not being played. I'll restring it and put in on the rack and a week later the string is broken. Any ideas on what may cause this? Perhaps a rough nut or saddle?
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:31 PM
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Where on the strings are the breaks occurring?
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It appears to be breaking near the bridge.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:22 AM
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I'd look at a burr on the saddle or bridge near the ties as the source of the string break.

It only takes a small sharp edge to cut / degrade the string.
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