I like the sound and look of a Gibson 335 -- though not the cost . I was considering getting one, but I've never owned a nitro finished guitar before. I was reading this http://www.gibson.com/Support/Tech-Tips/Lacquer-Finish-Care-and-Maintenance.aspx and it seems like a lot to keep in mind. I've only had poly-finished guitars (Fenders) and I like the fact that I can leave them out on my cheap guitar stands and play them without having to worry about the finish reacting with the strap, stand, clothes, or other materials that might come in contact with the guitar. For those of you who have a nitro finish, how careful are you with the guitar? Is it just a matter of buying the right guitar stand and making sure to wash your hands beforehand?