I've recently come into a problem with my guitar. Simply enough, I'm having trouble keeping one of the guitar strings in tune.
I've played flamenco guitar for about four years and blues guitar for a further three or so. I've always found a classical guitar to be the best fit for me.
There seems to be a fault with my guitar. The issue is with the high E string. Whenever I attempt to add a new string, I can get the string to a certain tension, before it just drops out and the string detunes several octaves. I then tighten it back up again, only for it to do the same thing. I assume it's because the string is losing tension, only if I keep turning the machine head, eventually the string will snap.
This tells me that somewhere on the string tension is being maintained but the string itself isn't holding the note at all. I can't get it anywhere near the correct note. Has anyone experienced this before and has any solutions?