I ask this question because I was holding my 52AVRI and noticed on the neck that my fingernail actually started to scrape away the lacquer finish. I know the necks on these are just lacquer, while the body is lacquer over poly. I understand that fender has been doing lacquer over poly for a VERY ling time (60's or earlier?) and also understand that the purpose of the poly coat initially is used as a grain filler to create a smooth surface, and keeps the lacquer coat from sinking into the guitar over time. So i checked the areas on the body the probably receive the most wear, in particular the spot where my forearm rests.Again, I could EASILY scrape away a thin layer of something with light pressure from my fingernail, then it wouldn't let me scrape anything else away. Did I scrape down to the poly coat, since this seems much harder and durable. Even though I was able to scrape off something, it made no impact or change to the finish as far as I can see. If this is true and that was the super thin coat of lacquer over the poly, my next question is, what the heck is the point of the lacquer coat?! It seems like it absolutely does nothing. Am I missing something here?!