#1
I've had this guitar and capo for almost 2 years and never broken a single string the entire time I've owned them...up until the last week. Now I have broken the high e string twice in a week, both times when capoing the 6th fret. I don't think I've ever capoed the 6th fret before, but have used it on probably all of the other first 7 frets without issues. The string seems to be breaking around the capo/fret too, not at the bridge. Since I've never had this problem on other frets it would be surprise me if it's a problem with the capo, so maybe it's a sharp fret? Although if it's a sharp fret I wonder why I haven't broken it just fretting the 6th fret (either individually or with barre chords) with my finger?

I'll probably go to the store and get a new capo in the next few days to try, but if it's a sharp fret is there any solution to solve it that doesn't involve hundreds of dollars to have it refretted?
#2
bptrav

My first thought is if maybe the strings you changed to were pretty old too? Maybe you just got a bad batch.

Refretting doesn't have to be necessary, just sanding the fret a little and then leveling the frets isn't a hard thing to do and it's definitely not expensive.
But I'm having a hard time imagining the fret is so sharp it cuts the string.
Buy a pack of strings (or perhaps a single E string if that's possible where you live) and string the guitar again. If it fails once more I'd take a look at that capo of yours, seems more likely there's a problem there in my opinion.
#3
I have an acoustic that broke the windings on a G string on the first, second and 3rd frets all within a few days. I've owned that guitar for years and restring it regularly. Just a bad string. Don't over analyze it if it has been a good guitar.
Last edited by Jeffh40 at Aug 8, 2016,