It is headed for playing harder genres of music. It is not really for jazz guitarists. On "clean" channel these pickups produce very good crunch sound.
This is the first guitar I've brought myself and is great for how i want to play / learn. I listen to a lot of bands who play in a low-tuning (Drop A - C) and it handles the low tuning very well and stays in tune too. Once you get used to the shape and the fret board you really get that addiction feeling when playing it, i recommend it to players who want to step up their level of playing.