I have a CS Tele made in the USA, Nitro finish. It's incredible. Inspiring, easy to play. I have a Proline Gretsch, Made in Japan, Poly finish. It's incredible, inspiring and easy to play. The finishes feel different, The Grestch still looks brand new.. the nitro Tele does not. But in terms of quailty theirs nothing but personal preference to split them.