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ColorTone Liquid Stains Red mahogany

Red mahogany

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Medium brown

Medium brown

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Tobacco brown

Tobacco brown

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Lemon yellow

Lemon yellow

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Cherry red

Cherry red

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Blue

Blue

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Black

Black

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Bright green

Bright green

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Orange

Orange

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Vintage amber

Vintage amber

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ColorTone Liquid Stains, Set of all 10 colors

Set of all 10 colors

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ColorTone Liquid Stains

About This Item

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

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.)

Questions about finishing? Look here first:
Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Coloring new binding to match the old stuff

We've watched Dan Erlewine repair this 1930s Kay over the previous 3 Trade Secrets. It's time to finish it up. Elliot John-Conry of EJC Guitars ages Dan's patch of new plastic binding so it blends in with the old binding around it. About the guitar in this video: This 1930s Kay Deluxe is a fixer-upper that Dan Erlewine repaired in order to sell. Now that it's in great shape again, maybe Dan'll keep it!

How to match color on vintage binding repairs

Working on an aged Les Paul, Erick Coleman has to sand part of the yellowed binding. The sanded spots are a glaring white mismatch. Erick makes turns the repair invisible with a little ColorTone spray and stain.

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ColorTone Liquid Stain Instructions

Directions for using ColorTone Liquid Stains.

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Sunburst

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Great Product. A little goes a long way. This is the first guitar I have tried to spray. An old Gibson LGO.

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Top of the line

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I've been using these since day one, they do superb work with lacquer, perfect sunburst in any nuance you'll ever need. Highly recommended!

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Superb Stains

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Easy to work with,fabulous color tone,cant do with out.

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great

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great staihns, I use them all the time. Thanks

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Awesome Stain!! Awesome service!!

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As usual, prompt service delivering a quality product. Ready to sunburst a two point mandolin with the yellow.

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Easy to use

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A little bir goes a long way if your just doing touch ups having the finishing guide is good for reference

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Excellent!

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My only caution is to make a pinhole rather than snipping the tip off of the bottle because you really don't need a lot of it at a time. I really like the results I'm getting using this with lacquer. Also excellent and knowledgeable support from a very professional level company. Recommend both the product and company (in all colors) without reservation.

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The Only Thing to Use

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If you're looking for the right coloring to do the yellow interior of a sunburst or the slight amber of Fender necks, this is your product. A little goes a long way, so experiment with ratios. This product works well when diluted with rubbing alcohol. To get that Fender neck amber, use 30 drops in 1 cup of rubbing alcohol, put in a plastic bottle, shake well, and apply with a piece of clean cotton cloth.

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Guitar stain

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Great product mix with either lawyer thinner or lacquer finish . Easy to control color..
Need just few drops. The bottle goes lo g way

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Color Tone

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Very dependable... A little goes a long way! I dilute this with denatured alcohol and mix with any color you want for the perfect shade

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