Thought I'd start a proper thread in the building and repairs section for this one - my custom order Fletcher pickups set from Ben Fletcher ( http://shedguitars.wix.com/fletcherpickups ) has just arrived this morning, which I will be fitting in my grey-black burst Shine SIL-510. Obviously I haven't had chance to fit them yet, but I'm eager to get them installed this week. Anyway, they look fantastic, and I took some pics, so...The pickups arrived neatly packaged in a plastic box, with foam separating and protecting the tops (sign on delivery) - a neat and efficient way of doing things I thought.Wires and bags with height-adjust screws/springs neatly held in place with rubber bands.An end-on shot of the neck pickup - this one should be somewhere around 6.8K-ish (haven't tested the DC resistance yet, and I know it does vary with temperature anyway). But it's a low-wind PAF type - Ben Fletcher's alnico 2 "Heaven" model, and he tells me it's optimized for clarity, and getting a woody, organic kind of tone, which I was after. Ben suggested I might like to consider unpotted coils, which I decided to go for - (if used for high volume/gain rock guitar, there might be a danger of squeal/feedback, but I very much doubt there'll be any such issues for me - I'm sure non of my gigs get anywhere near rock volumes). Unpotted is said to give a more of an open, airy, 3D, organic sound - those kind of adjectives. The early PAF humbuckers were made like this I believe. I should also say that Ben will happily wax pot the pickups for me at no additional charge if I do find any issue, but as I say, I really doubt that will happen. You can also see that the coils have been asymmetrically wound - more turns on the screw coil, on the left hand side.A similar shot of the hot-wound "Elysium" model alnico 4 magnet bridge pickup. Again asymmetric coil winds, this time there are more winds on the slug coil. You can also see that both coils have a fair bit more wire on them compared to the neck pickup - examining the pickup, it doesn't feel like much more wire could have been accommodated by the bobbins, although I might be wrong about that. After discussion, I asked Ben to wind this one to somewhere over 9 Kohm, and basically as hot as he thought he could reasonably go without spoiling the sound, and still respecting the model design. It should be a good pickup to use for smooth overdrive/distortion (fusion and blues in my case), but also still able to produce sweet clean tones.Another end-on shot - you can just see a bit of a genuine maple spacer on the left, and the end of a rough-cast alnico magnet to the right of that.I'm really happy with the double cream-coloured bobbins I chose - should add a bit of distinctiveness to the look of the guitar, also a bit of visual warmth, and I think a very smart look also.Just a shot showing the nickel-silver baseplates - overall, I think the pickups have got to be fantastic value for a little over £50 delivered - I have got myself a set of custom, made to order pickups, including detailed discussion of requirements with the maker, for not much more than the cost of many generic, factory-produced pickups. Amazing really - can't wait to get them in the guitar anyhow. I'll just add that Ben Fletcher is a nice chap to chat with, and that his genuine enthusiasm for guitars and pickup design is very apparent - he has taken a real interest and care in respect of what I would like from my pickups, which I've much appreciated.