I put this in the neck of a strat, and it has that beautiful round, warm, but still single coil tone that you want. It replaced my name brand 54 style, which was comparatively bright and brittle. The tone is very responsive to volume pot, and I can get great sustain out of it. Excellent classic strat sound. Unless you are playing very high gain, you will like this.
I bought these after coming across Jose's site and thought I'd give them a try. They are fantastic, true to form early strat type pickups. I love how they sound. I sold my 54's from another maker that cost a lot more, they weren't as good. PTone prices are great, but its not value shopping to me, these pickups are as good or better as any of tried from any boutique maker, I now have a set in my Tele I love and a set of PAF's being made. I won't be done there either. The wait may be a bit long, thats fine by me, handmade quality is worth it. Support this guy! You won't be sorry.