this guitar is solidly built and has good bones. However the pickups in them are cheaply wired and not very clear at all. I put new alnico2 Duncan's in it and it sounds like a guitar four times its price!
I own a 90's model that apparently has a better body and cheaper pickups. I replaced the pickups with a Seymour Duncan JB/59 combo. Have also replaced the wiring on the switch, as well as a few minor cosmetic adjustments. Have owned it for over 15 years and it's still going strong.