Re: ET Guitars new model Tomahawk FX7
It's drop-dead gorgeous, and to date i've heard nothing but good things about your build quality (i hope there were no corners cut in this regard) -
so i don't see any competition between your guitars and an equally priced, lower end Ibby.
Furthermore, i think the choice of generic pups is right, more so than a choice of pickup made by the luthier.
I'm the last person to second guess the expertise and familiarity of a luthier, but between BKP, Lundgren and EMG X series turning mainstream, a multitude of smaller companies like Lonewolfe and Q-tuners entering the market via e-commerce and SD/Dimarzios being available for ~60$ off of E-bay,
everybody has his own flavor nowadays, and a lot of players now know they'll be changing the pickups on a guitar first thing after they open the case.