I have had a beautiful wide neck Stratocaster made from Warmoth parts complete with their wide spaced vintage hardtail bridge. The string spacing on the bridge is 2 1/4". This is very a comfortable width to play on. Unfortunately I could not find any off-the-shelf pickups with pole pieces that would align with the strings (including blades). After about 8 weeks of buying and trying badly aligned pickups I have found a manufacturer that will make me a customised pickup to fit the bridge. The name is http://www.vintagevibeguitars.com/ in Oregon. I have purchased off-the-shelf pickups from them before (which are amazing!!). This is the first time I have ever ordered a customised size. I live in the UK and the price, including shipping and insurance, is only $78. I will write back with feedback after they are installed. Meanwhile if anyone has been having the same alignment problems - this is one possible solution.