1 Nestor 6 years ago Hello all. I'm new to the forum and plan to buy a high-end Gretsch in the near future. Could anyone tell me if the Gretsch guitars with the lacquer finish are worth the extra cash. Secondly, I know that some of the USA line of Fender guitars that claim to have a lacquer finish are really finished with poly and then a thin coat of lacquer is applied over the poly. Is this the case with Gretsch or are they truely lacquer finished guitars. Thanks everyone!