#1
Hey everyone!

I was practicing basic chords for the first time on my friend's electric guitar, and the second string from the top (I think it's the A string) seemed to pop out from the bridge. However, after looking a little more closely, I saw that the string wasn't disconnected from the bridge, but it looked like it unwound. The part of the string still connected to the bridge was thinner and spiraled.

I don't really know anything about guitars, and this is my first time ever practicing with one. It's a little disconcerting that I might have already broken it! Could someone please explain what actually happened with the string? I'm not sure if it needs to be replaced or why it stretched out.

I took a few photos of the string since I thought that might be helpful.

http://i.imgur.com/Teu2vWQ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/xWjIopt.jpg
#2
the winding has simply come loose, string will do that after a while, don't feel bad about it, eventually even the greatest set of strings will deteriorate.
#3
The core of the string broke and has stretched out the winding because of the tension. Time for a new set of strings.
Ibanez Prestige RG852MPB
Ibanez Prestige RG652KFX
ESP E-II M-1
LTD AW-7
Schecter Loomis NT
EVH 5150 III 50
PRS 212 DB
Line 6 POD HD500X
Deadhorse OD/Boss HM-2
#4
Thank you both for the information! I'll go ahead and order some new strings.