i was toying with the idea of getting a custom wound split coil tele bridge pickup a while ago. i asked several winders in germany how much they'd do it for. it was all cheaper than buying some off the shelf US pickups from dimarzio or SD. and that's a specialty pickup they'd have to make a different bobbin for. if all you want is a PAF with a specific magnet strength or amount of turns, it's not going to be very expensive to go with a custom winder over here. that's total bread and butter stuff. you don't need to go with some overpriced boutique stuff to get a decent pickup. anyone who's been doing it for some years will probably do you right.