As a player of more than one genre of music, i found the split coil tap a brilliant feature, being able to reproduce a tone suited to everything i play was a huge bonus of this guitar.
The stock pickups were again of good quality for something in the low end of equipment pricing, however they can be quite harsh.
I recently heard one of these installed with a crunch-lab in the bridge and the tone's it could reproduce were amazing for the price of the guitar. I would personally recommend the addition of an aftermarket, uprated set of pickups.
I put a lot of research in before buying this guitar and was not let down at all, I would highly recommend it to anyone branching into their first extended range guitar.