Thanks for your questions. A guitar string (or
string from any string instrument) will break if
it is under too much tension. As a violin player
I've broken many strings while trying to tune my
instrument and winding the pegs a little too far.
Remember that the reason we create tension on the
strings is to cause their nice sounds. This sound
comes from the 'resonant' frequency of the string
which is controlled by a few factors including:
string length, amount of applied tension to
the string, string weight, and the flexibility of
the string.These factors are considered when
finding different strings for to use for different
ranges of notes. And a string just like most
objects will break when you apply too much
tension. Just keep in mind what would happen to
you if you had too people pulling each of your
arms in opposite directions. Yikes!
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