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CherylTheSinger

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I have heard a lot that the G string typically breaks, however; on my classroom guitars it is mostly the low E and A strings. They tend to fray at the top just below where they are wound and pop at that point.  Sometimes this happens even after a few weeks. At first I just thought the strings were older, but it happened to seven guitars within a few weeks of changing them this year.

I use Martin nylon strings on ten Lucia 3/4 classical guitars (they don't tend to break as much) and the same strings on ten Johnson full sized acoustic guitars. 

Could I possibly be doing something to cause this when I restring?
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Glen McCarthy

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I have heard a lot that the G string typically breaks, however; on my classroom guitars it is mostly the low E and A strings. They tend to fray at the top just below where they are wound and pop at that point.  Sometimes this happens even after a few weeks. At first I just thought the strings were older, but it happened to seven guitars within a few weeks of changing them this year.

I use Martin nylon strings on ten Lucia 3/4 classical guitars (they don't tend to break as much) and the same strings on ten Johnson full sized acoustic guitars. 

Could I possibly be doing something to cause this when I restring?
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Glen McCarthy

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Hi Cheryl, Here's a couple links about changing strings: 

http://www.daddario.com/DADMediaLibrary.Page?MediaId=31&sid=6fff6adc-254e-4805-986d-01600c7389eb





If you have a chance I would go to your local store and change strings in a store with a guitar person watching. They could possibly give you some "hands on" tips.

Another thought is the nut and/or the saddle may need to be adjusted.
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CherylTheSinger

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Perhaps. The classical guitars don't break as much as the acoustic. This is a group of 20 guitars.
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