I can get pre cut bobbins (top and bottom). I can get the correct wire. I can get magnetized magnents. I can hand wind. I can solder. So I can make a pickup. But I dont want to if it isnt going to sound good. I have read and read on PAF winding but never took the plunge. Tele winds seem easier. Will my pickups not sound good bc I wont be using the "best" parts? Wire and magnents are the only thing that are going to be the difference. Besides experience obv. Seems like it could be fun to try and see where it goes. But I dont want to waste my time doing this if the end product is considered junk. What is the difference between a cheap $15 tele pickup and some botique winder? Material? Experience (# of winds, direction, technique)? also, am interested in the hand wound part of this. Fender used hand wound until 1965 then went to a machine. But was hand would really done by hand and no machine? Also, when you solder the first part of the wire to the eyelet. Is this always the hot side? Then you just wind and wind and wind and finish and solder the other end of the wire. Is that always the ground or does it not matter?