The version I am using has had the pickups swapped out, a JB in the bridge and a Jazz in the neck, a quite common setup. The original pickups were ok but not very high output. The guitar itself is beautiful, mine is bright red flame maple, the neck is very comfortable for playing and it is excellent for leads. It didnt break the bank in price either. A solid choice.
This is a great guitar for beginners because its cheap, but nice for more advanced players because its made with quality parts, for example i used this guitar up until i needed something new, so i ripped out the bridge, pickups, electronics, etc... and put a Floyd Rose original tremolo, along with the Dimebucker signature Dimebag Darrell pickups, although i did not buy the signature set, i did some research before making my decision, i just bought a Bill Lawrence XL500L bridge pickup ( in the bridge pot ),,, then a 59' Model Seymour Duncan Bridge pickup ( in the neck pot ),,, This guitar has very solid wood for a Floyd Rose.