Yes it is. I have just received and loaded my custom A2 from Ryan. It has 42AGW wound to a 7.1k. Out of the box I thought the build was excellent and the white string wrap looks so cool! First impression to my ears is that the bass end is delightfully (semi) spongy and compressed. Was not expecting this. The high end has the sweet A2 tone I keep reading about. Now I hear it. I can only compare this to both my hot A5's so I am kind of driving blind. It does not have the mid range or bass of the A5's but it's not an A5. The bass end has what I think is a killer rockabilly tone, the high end is a SWEET semi sparkle. I need to play with my amp again to really find THE tone spot. I did get close today. I then pushed it with my compression and delay pedal which made it hotter. This brought out more sustain and depth on the high end which sounded good but not as good as plugged straight into my amp. Learned about that sweet A2 tone today. I'm thinking this pickup will be outstanding in a recording studio. I had to admit to myself and I confessed to my brother that I do miss the balls of a hot A5 pup. I think Ryan makes a real kick a$$ pickup, again, I am very, very impressed with his work!!! Next up is Ryan's custom A3 he made for me with 42AGW also wound to 7.1K. I am wondering if this will give me a little of what I like in the A2 and the A5 combined. I will post the review when I am thru listening to this really good A2.