Just to be clear, I’m talking about the G-string, string number 3, on my guitar. I was tuning it and adding a bit of lubricant to the nut of the guitar when so it didn’t make a popping sound and glided smoothly, when
the string broke. Oh, so sad. I rummaged around in my “household” box of stuff to find a replacement string. No such luck. I had several other strings but not the one that was needed. Luckily there was a music shop downtown. Unluckily, it was in Park Place Mall, and it was Boxing Day. Ughhh – crowds. I park at the far end of the parking lot and hiked in with my guitar. $15 later, I had a new package of strings.
But … I discovered that any similar string will do. I used a spare B-string (#2 string), and it works fine! In fact, it tunes better now than it ever has.
In the process, I learned (apparently I have learned to read within the past 7 years) that I have a George Washburn. Good name, I think. Except that this was a $150 Costco guitar. Just the same, it’s a whole lot better than my previous W30,000 (about $30) guitar bought overseas.
Anybody want an unopened package of guitar strings?