My only argument with your choices is that IME one does not need a custom wound pickup to get the right sound. You DO need the right magnets, right wire and turn count done by qualified staff, but there are just as many cheap production pickups that sound great, and if you put a $$ amount on it when not sure what you will like in a new assembly, several used FCS, basic USA Fender, Duncan, Dimarzio etc, will give you a better chance of finding just the right pickup, than will spending $200- $300 on one set hoping the price makes them right. Funny, my #1 now has one of the most hated pickups in it, a V Mod Jazzmaster pickup i got used for $40. Great brilliant fat tone. Nobody likes them on the net though because they don't really fit any of the standard descriptions of vintage pickups. More of a blend between Tele Strat and JM. Tons of great pickups get removed and sold, often replaced before the buyer owner even plugs in the new guitar, due to shopping trends played out here and on TGP.