But it did last night. I'm sure I've broken a string while playing a gig before, but I honestly can't remember when. I was in the middle of the solo in Blue On Black and BOING!!! There went my high E string. I abandoned my usual solo (A lot of it is on the high E and grabbed my Box one pentatonic and barely missed a beat (see what I did there?) Since I only bring one acoustic and one electric guitar to my gigs, the worst part was that I had requests for three more songs that I KNEW I needed the high E string for, so I changed out the string (After butting on some background music). I felt like it took for EVER!