Finally tried the Synergy rig I bought from Sweetwater and... This thing sounds stupidly good. Now I'm super curious how close the Deliverance gets to my SigX, cause if it's close, that'd be insane.
Not sure I ever did a NGD for my Horizon CTM, probably because it's still got a 12th fret inlay. But I still had some plans for it, and this week a custom set of Gotoh 360s arrived. Thanks to @Samark for convincing me to go ebony knob instead of straight-up gold -- cost me an extra 3 weeks but I love the result:
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I've had the gold sinclair for probably a year and a half now - what a pain it is to track one of those down. The wear under the palm is more than the other parts, so was thinking to take it to get plated at some point. Also was so focused on getting the bridge right I strung up the first 4 strings like they were magnum locking before realizing what I was doing, so now I'm torn between restringing the correct way or just cutting them and leaving the nut locked. Kind of ruined photo time but I'm still digging how it looks. Had some black knobs from another Horizon that's at ESP at the moment... think it came together nicely. Was also surprised how much some polish made the top pop a bit more.