I picked one of these up second hand (mine had a hardtail bridge, which I'm considering swapping out for a Bigsby) and it was a little underwhelming to begin with; bends would constantly choke out, and it just felt a little dull and lifeless. A little cleaning and a fresh set of strings really brought out it's fantastic character, though. Don't let the strat-style pickup configuration fool you, this thing has a life of its own. This feels like a proper guitar, which is astonishing for how little it cost me to pick up. My bends are still choking out in a few places, though. That being said, the bridge on mine has clearly not been well looked after, whether or not I go for a bigsby, I'd do well to change the bridge.
All in all though, the guitar itself is a fantastic find if you can grab it.
Ive had this guitar for quite a few years now and i honestly love it! When i got it, It was pre owed but the action was perfect, Pickups sounded great, the neck feels great and sits right on my legs. All in all i would recommend this guitar to anyone dosnt matter the genre.