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Lacquer Sticks

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Replacement lacquer sticks for burn-in repairs.

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Lacquer Sticks
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1916-AM Amber Yes

1916-B Black Yes

1916-CL Clear Yes

1916-AD Dark Amber 5-7 days

1916-CD Dark cherry Yes

1916-WD Dark walnut Yes

1916-WL Light walnut Yes

1916-MM Mahogany Yes

1916-K Oak Yes

1916-WH White Yes

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Lacquer Sticks
Lacquer Sticks
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3 10-05-2013
Decent, but only for small repairs

I got a few colors to fix up a couple of my axes that had dings in the finish. Once you get good with the technique for these, it works OK, but not perfect. The translucent colored shade I got looks right in the 1/2 inch thick stick, but when you get a thin layer on the repair, they hardly show any color at all, and did not match the red tint of my finish. The solid colors are fine. Also, the material is harder than the existing finish on some guitars, so if you want to sand it smooth, be very careful, as it will take away the finish in the area around the repair in the process. Finally, do not layer this stuff thick, it is brittle and will crack. I could see where these would work well for a seasoned pro, but if you have some minor damage and want to save a few bucks on a repair, I wouldn't risk it.

AA74  Boston
4 8-07-2013

I'm giving this product less than 5 stars not because of any shortcoming of the product itself, but simply because the sales pitch makes it sound simple and easy to use. It is not. The color and quality seems very good, but unless you have extensive experience and artisan-ship with this product, I recommend leaving it to the Pros. In my naivety, I tried to use the white lacquer after watching the demo video several times, merely to fix 2 small blemishes on my guitar. Now I have 2 LARGE blemishes, and I'll have to pay a professional when I can afford it, to repair my "repairs"

MDH  Texas Read my reviews (3)
5 4-10-2013

Very nice quality,Thanks.

Vytautas  Lithuania Read my reviews (3)
5 1-08-2013

try it. :)

jiROck Custom  Philippines Read my reviews (58)
5 8-07-2012
Fills a gap

I purchased black for filling fret ends, which makes the fretboard look like it has been bound with ebony, and clear for use in other hair-line gaps. They have produced good results for me. I could not find a UK supplier which stocked this product as individual sticks.

James Murphy  Plymouth England Read my reviews (12)
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5 12-07-2011
Great for a drop fill!

I use these all the time to fix chips on the head stock or gaps under fret ends. With practice you can get really good results. Practice on scrap and use the Burn in Balm to prevent overflow, file, sand up 12k, buff and your done. Melts to a honey like constancy with a good color match.

Gabriel's Guitar Repair  Dallas, TX Read my reviews (18)
5 7-09-2011
Great Products

Another great StewMac product - I know they're just lacquer sticks and you can get them everywhere, but they make life a lot easier.

A. Lucas  Canada Read my reviews (27)
5 5-23-2011

Absolutely wonderful, I will be getting these more often.

The Rock Shop  Ottawa, ON Read my reviews (10)
5 2-13-2011
the difference...

These sticks are great. Melt easily and flow well as another user stated. Have to be careful on the lighter color ones not to overheat and burn it. As the title says, this is the difference between a good build and a GREAT one. No gap, however small, goes unnoticed and these really make them invisible!

I like to flow a bit of the clear into a abalone inlay and scrape just to make it really look like one finished piece... try it!

Adam Yavner  Sydney, Australia Read my reviews (4)
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5 9-02-2010
Works Well

Good quality lacquer sticks. They melt easily and flow well.

A. Scott  Tulsa OK Read my reviews (26)
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