I’m not crazy about odd pickup shapes like 408s. It’s not that I think they look bad; quite the contrary, I think they look ok. And, more importantly, I think they sound really great. And I have more than one guitar with them. My problem with odd pickup shapes is that I like the option to change to the plethora of traditional pickups available. 1) My tastes may change down the road, 2) I may decide to go for a particular tone change, and 3) (and I’m bracing myself for the gasps of astonishment- Yes, on a rare, misguided occasion I have sold one) I think a guitar is easier to resell with traditional pickup shapes, because the buyer may want his own pickup choices installed. Anybody else feel this way?