Broken instrument stories?
I read in the Washington Post this morning about various mishaps that have happened to instruments during performances and how this is much more common than people think (unfortunately I couldn’t find a digital copy to link to). They made mention of a neck of a theorbo that recently broke off at a local early music concert as well as a harp that was mended with duct tape so a show could be finished. I was glad that had never happened to me but then remembered opening my guitar case the day before a wedding job and finding my bridge had completely split right at the saddle. It was Saturday afternoon and I needed it for Sunday so I fashioned a new bridge out of a scrap of walnut and glued it on. Short story it worked and its still in place.