Right? I've seen some stuff lately about repairing vintage pickups where the coil was compromised. Sure you can use the same magnets, pole pieces, and plastic bits, but the coil is the majority of the pickup's voice right? Or not right? haha... I guess a decent question to ask at this juncture is "how much of a pickup's voice does each component provide?" With a rewind you're not gonna get the same number of turns at the same tension and the same geometry (how the wire overlaps etc.) reproduced just the same way. What you will come out the other end will sound perfectly fine I'm sure, but it's not gonna be quite the same as the original, and it seems it couldn't even be claimed to be the same thing anymore. Seeing a set of rewound PAFs on sale for hundreds of dollars seems silly to me, I imagine a set of 57 classics would be essentially the same thing. I'm just thinking out loud here and I'm curious what everyone's thoughts are.