I was about to pull the trigger on a new 52 reissue, but I stumbled upon more and more threads talking about the extremely fragile finishes on these that seem to just chip away like an eggshell. As much as I want to buy American, that's steering me over to the Classic series. Does anyone have any comparison between the 50's lacquer/nitro tele vs the American Vintage nitro? I'm strictly talking about the nitro finish and, in particular, its durability. I'm really hoping the 50's nitro is more durable.