All good info, but this best is don't do what Jerry would do because Jerry was no saint! LOL. Yep kinda agree, but he was in the know for tone, and the guy who searched more than most, was one of the first to head into the custom build territory and lead a happy band of pranksters who paved the way for modern day sound. But if he didn't do someone would have, and it's not like Rick Turner and Doug Irwin, and Alembic weren't busy working just for the Dead!
Interesting thoughts on Nitro. I'm led to believe: don't believe everything you read......and in a few short hours there is more good information on this thread than elsewhere on the net, including Fender's own site! Many thanks.
I'm an architect and I know wood finishes is an evolving science and we just can't pollute and poison ourselves like we used to.
Best line here "who wants a plastic guitar!"..... and I'm going to look at nitro in a new light, at least with a grain of salt.