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Old 11-13-2017, 08:58 AM
Truckjohn Truckjohn is offline
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I have built several guitars of each style...

His semi-stated assumption which needs to be made explicit is that you have a bridge design which routes the strings over the saddle, down into the bridge, and then straight out the back of the bridge to the tailpiece.

And if you are going to do that - Proceed - the information he gave you is useful for that specific case....

But that's not how people typically do it... They usually just go up over the bridge to the tailpiece... In this case - there is significant down force on the bridge - which causes the top to "sink".....

A "typical" pin or string-thru bridge anchors the strings to the soundboard. This results in a significant "up" force on the bridge - which causes the typical top rise we are used to seeing....

That's what you see generally... A floating bridge pushes the top "down" and a fixed pin bridge pulls the top "up".....
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