1 MTmusic 9 months ago It seems with the boutique quality and explosion of the 2000's that the growing trend for most manufacturers has been to offer their "pro level",(say roughly $1,000 and up price point), guitars with vintage correct nitro cellulose finishes. Therefore, I've always been surprised that Nitro finishes on pro level Japan Gretsch guitars seem to be few and far between. After all, the whole Gretsch vibe is that of paying homage to the golden 50's and 60's era of electric guitar building and design. For the street prices being paid for MIJ models I think that Nitro finishes should be a standard feature on all high end Gretsch models. I know nitro is standard on all USA made custom shop instruments, unless of course the owner for some strange reason requests poly? But for me I've always preferred the way nitro looks, ages,feels,and even the smell. I have a 2008 125th ani that is Nitro finished. I also know you can get a Setzer model in nitro as well as the Rev horton model. Other than those what else can you get? The penguin reissue seems to be the only Jet offered this way. When the vintage select series came out, I was really hoping that they would all be finished in nitro. So what's the deal? Why is it that Gretsch pro level instruments aren't all being finished in nitro like most other major companies who make pro level instruments these days? I may be a bit overly obsessive about this, but am I the only one who prefers nitro and would like it to be standard if I'm buying an instrument in the thousands of dollars range?