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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

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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.

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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4.0

Good colors, easy to mix.

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I used the vintage amber stain on a spalted maple top. It was a little too yellow so I added about 5 drops of red mahogany to 2 oz of VA and it made the perfect deep rich amber I wanted. Good product.

5.0

Gran Producto

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Color Muy buena. altamente recomendado. da un Nivel superior al Instrumento

4.0

Great results

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I got vintage amber and med brown to try to create a butterscotch blond. I had to experiment with the ratios for each (in lacquer) but I am a novice...very easy to use, and found that you really have to do this in drops. It was great to watch the color build and get richer with each successive tinted coat and I am very pleased with my result. I did not try staining, but as a toner they worked fantastic. Pricing was fair.

5.0

As advertised!

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I recently used two colors to obtain the desired effect on my first guitar building effort. I was amazed at how well these colors worked out: how simple it was to mix and use them and how great the outcome has been so far! I will be sure to come back when it is time for the next build.

5.0

Awesome

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I used the Blue and Black stains on a Flamed Maple guitar and it came out great. i used the black first to darken the flames, then sanded the high points and stained with the blue - Easy to use, and the results came out better than could be expected. I highly recommend.

5.0

I love it!

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I am very new to guitar finishing and have purchased various products from StewMac to learn and practice techniques. One of the products I have enjoyed experimenting with most is ColorTone stains. I love the different effects I can achieve by blending my own colors or layering different colors. And, I am amazed how far these tiny little bottles go. Great stuff!

5.0

exactly as described

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Very easy to use instrument Stain! A little definitely goes a long way, and I love all of the custom colors you can make with these. Zero complaints about any Stewmac purchases... On a side note, it's easy to get off your hands and clean up in general. (A big plus for a lot of us out there.)

4.0

very good

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diluted with a little water and brushed it on. it does what it says it will do.

5.0

Perfect

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I love this stuff! Just need a tiny bit to do a whole body. Apply it directly to the wood or add it to a clear coat.

5.0

ColorTone Liquid Stains

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