I used this guitar for most styles of music. It sounds incredible and its so simple that I never have to worry about it breaking when taking it on flights and trains. Purchased in 2005 for $250. I put Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups in it in 2009. Responds amazingly to subtitles when I play, and sounds beautiful with OD pedals.
Bought this guitar about 2 years ago in black and it's my go to guitar for most things in eb the neck pickup is killer, super creamy, beefy and straight forward for leads. The bridge could use a swap out, it's never sounded like a proper single coil lacking the twang but keeping all the buzz. The pots also came loose on it but that was an easy fix.
When I began to play electric guitar back in 2009, and also being a big Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello fan, there was no question I'd start off with a Telecaster. Does just about everything I could want except vibrato a la the Stratocaster. Am in process of replacing its pickups with Zexcoil Convertibles to go noiseless without losing that single coil brightness.
I bought this guitar a couple of years ago, everything is fine, it is very comfortable and it has a very good sound for the price that it usually has, but there is a very noticeable change in the sound if we change the pickups that come from factory, if you are looking for a nice and cheap good guitar this is the option ;)