Great for beginner or intermediate guitar. Also good for a cheap collectors item. The variety of pickups offers a very wide range of music that can be played. The only problem I've discovered with the nighthawk is that while using the neck mini hum bucker the sound becomes very bass. Even with the bass turned very far down on my amp. It can be solved through the coil tap feature but that takes away from the hard rock sound. Overall great guitar for all genre's.
I fell in love with Nighthawks from seeing them in magazines in the 90s... I came across this one while on tour with Paul Di'Anno and Blaze Bayley in Sweden, and bought it right there and then... I have put in a Seymour Duncan 59 bucker in the bridge position however, and it gave the whole guitar clearer sense of purpose in my rig...
This is a Really versatile Guitar. You can get a bunch of different sounds through the middle Singlecoil Pickup and of course through the Coil-tapping function. Very inspiring to play with different combinations. Love it.