Hi all, well it's been a long wait but I now have it!!
I ordered this from Max last October, it arrived yesterday.
I can't stress enough how pleased I am with the guitar It's awesome!!
Both Max & Herc are to be congratulated on the quality of it.
Plays great & am pleased with my choice of pickups which was a bit of a gamble.
The Steve's Special Bridge which I thought would go well with my Carvin amps as it's supposedly pretty hot and is also supposedly a very good pickup to play with a midrange-heavy amp seems to work really well with my Carvin amps.
The pickup combo works great & is well balanced now I have tweaked the pickup heights.
I went with a RPRW True Velvet in the middle & a PAF Pro in the neck.
I have them wired so that in Pos 2 the Mid pup and the adjacent coil on the bridge are on & hum cancelling and in pos 4 the mid pickup and the neck pickup coil closest to the fretboard are on & hum cancelling.
This gives a slightly less quacky & more "Tele" Like tone, that was initially a mistake but I like it & plan to stick with it for the moment.
With Pos 3 just the SC pickup.
It was a bit of a wait but was well worth it in the end....plus net cost considerably less than a new 7VWH & a better guitar to boot I reckon!!