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I'm building my first guitar, and would like to know going in how much pressure a set of light strings will exert onto my bridge (the downward force, at 90 degrees to the strings) when stretched from a tailpiece. I am told this pressure is greater when the angle across the bridge is more extreme; I don't need to know if this asssertion is true; I just need a technohack estimate to help me build a strong but sensitive face, using my own strut system. BTW, the pressure from nut to tailpiece, linearly, is something like 179.2 lbs.