Ok not sure where to start, I really like this guitar. I dont think that there exists a more versatile guitar, at least not one this well made and by a company like Fender.
I've heard a few times about this being a beginner guitar, the main reason I can think this is because of it's incredibly good price. It is perfect for beginners in certain ways I guess because of all the options and it's standard C shape, scale and fret radius. It will help you to discover the feel and sound you want from a guitar, so that when you progress you know what you need and what you dont. Or if your like me and like a wide vareity of genres, then this guitar can do almost all of them. Simply down to the pick up configuration.
The only problem with any of the 7 settings is splitting the humbucker, it gives off a kind of weak, flat sound. Thats not to say that it's useless I just can't imagine using it for an entire song. And also with some added effects it could be made into something very unique. The rest give very nice tones that I wont try descibe when you can hear it on youtube.
Aesthetically I was a little dissapointed when I saw it only came in 2 colours both a just different shades of brown. I opted for the darker (Charcoal Transparent) but when you see it in person you'll find it difficult to find anyone who doesn't just think it's black, the pictures really dont do it justice so bear that in mind. The glossed maple with the 'skunk stripe' (not sure if it has a proper name) neck. Well overall it's just a really classy looking guitar.
Well built, great looks, great varied sounds, great price!