Just broke the high E on my guitar and won't be able to get new strings for about 2 weeks. will leaving it as it is damage the guitar at all? the guitar is an Ibanez rga42fm with a fixed bridge All help is appreciated :)
It will probably be just fine for 2 weeks. You may want to loosen the other strings a bit if they have jumped sharp. (Not as likely with a fixed bridge as it would be with a floating bridge.)
It's actually recommended to reduce the tension on a guitar that will be stored. For example, Fender suggests loosening all the strings by two half-steps.
Never had any problems leaving one string off for a short time, so I'd say it's o.k. Particularly if the guitar concerned has a trussrod.
There is a way round it, though. Buy more strings than you need at that time - so you'll always have extra for situationss like this. Guitar strings are sacrificial - they're not meant to last as long as the guitar - and remember when changing them, it's best to do it one at a time - so the neck tension stays fairly constant.