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ColorTone Liquid Stains

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Spectacular sunbursts, vintage tints and head-turning modern colors: ColorTone concentrated stains mix with virtually any finish, and are formulated specifically for luthiers.

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ColorTone Liquid Stains
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5029 Set of all 10 colors SAVE $11.10 Yes

5032 Red mahogany Yes

5033 Medium brown Yes

5034 Tobacco brown Yes

5037 Lemon yellow Yes

5038 Cherry red Yes

5039 Blue Yes

5040 Black Yes

5041 Bright green Yes

5042 Orange Yes

5030 Vintage amber Yes

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They're accurate and authentic stringed instrument colors, as researched and specified by our own guitar finishing experts—not the generic furniture colors you'll find at other suppliers.

These concentrated grain-enhancing stains are economical; a little goes a long way. Reduce them with alcohol or water to give bare wood beautiful fade-resistant color, without hiding the grain. They're versatile, too. For applying transparent color-tinted coats, ColorTone stains can be mixed directly into virtually any finish: nitrocellulose lacquer, shellac, waterbase finishes, and catalyzed varnishes or lacquers.

Available in 2-ounce bottles, in the most popular stringed instrument colors. SAVE when you order the set of all ten!

Make wood grain come alive!
ColorTone liquid stains are lightfast metal-complex dyes that can be mixed for practically any desired intensity. Unlike off-the-shelf hardware store stains, they're formulated for guitar finishing. One 2-ounce bottle makes two quarts of stain at normal concentration. Because they're liquids, they can be measured precisely for critical color matching—a plus for refinishing and touchup work. (See our handy stain mixing cups and pipettes.)

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ColorTone Liquid Stains
ColorTone Liquid Stains
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4 7-08-2011
Nice Stains!

I bought the vintage amber stain to add to Formbey's tung oil. I applied it to a sanded maple Strat neck. I put on coats of stained tung oil until I got the depth of color I was looking for. Worked great. To be picky, it's a bit on the yellow side of amber. Maybe a drop of orange or brown would help... next time.

JT McGuire  Los Angeles Read my reviews (3)
4 6-15-2011
Good product !

Very good dye ... easy to use and excellent results.

Good product  Valencia, Spain
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5 6-08-2011
love it

i love this stuff. it does exactly what i wanted it to. it's super easy to mix and use.

Bryce Didericksen  kansas city, MO Read my reviews (24)
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5 5-26-2011
great stain

You can use this with water or alcohol great product

BAClark  Hamilton, Ohio Read my reviews (8)
5 5-23-2011
Amazing results with Color Tone Liquid Stain!

I ordered some sealer, lacquer and a bottle of Color Tone vintage amber to stain and finish a bass guitar kit. It mixed with water easily and really enhanced the grain of the alder body. Three coats gave it a deep, almost caramel color. Looks fantastic! The pic is after the application without any lacquer yet. Stewmac is my favorite source for all my luthier needs.

big al  Florida
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5 5-22-2011
Cherry stain

This is a Gibson Explorer with a set neck I stained with color tone cherry stain

Billy C  Pennsylvania Read my reviews (22)
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5 5-21-2011
Color Tone

These stains are great. They fill in even and are easy to work with.

Naha Guitars  Cumming, Ga Read my reviews (2)
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5 5-20-2011
liquid gold

this stains is great . i did three heavy coats and then sanded back with 400 to get that 3d effect wish you could see it in person thanks stewmac

Rickylixx  ft worth tx. Read my reviews (2)
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4 5-17-2011
Nice little bottles

It is so nice that these bottles are so small.They make them very easy to squeeze the product out and along with the mixing cups from Stewart mac you get the most uniform mix.A little goes a long way.I will be staining my explorer and am hopeful the woodgrain shows through and gives my beautiful new unpainted instrument a nice warm look.

Billy C  Pennsylvania Read my reviews (22)
4 5-10-2011
nice stain... good tone too!

this was my first time staining anything so there were some problems... on my behalf. i'm happy with how it turned out though. you can get nice tonal variation from this if you take your time and play with it. (it's darker in person)

cblack  nagasaki, japan
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