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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Vintage Amber

Vintage Amber

Item # 5880
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Cherry Red

Cherry Red

Item # 5881
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Tobacco Brown

Tobacco Brown

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Red Mahogany

Red Mahogany

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

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Traditional finishes made simple! Ideal for touch-up work, or for finishing an entire instrument. Fast-drying and resistant to alcohol and water.

Formulated specifically for musical instruments. Tinted and sunbursted nitrocellulose lacquer finishes never go out of style. Now you can finish your instruments in beautiful traditional colors that enhance the wood grain, without complicated spray equipment.
13-ounce spray cans.

ColorTone® Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer can be sprayed over smooth unfinished wood; over sanded basecoats of grain filler; over ColorTone nitrocellulose Sanding Sealer, and over ColorTone Stains. Spray additional coats of ColorTone Clear Aerosol Guitar Lacquer for a hard, durable finish with a deep gloss.

Aerosol spraying is an economical way for the beginner to apply a finish. Aerosols produce a slightly rougher surface than spray guns however, and more sanding of the clear topcoats may be needed for a level finished surface. Tinted coats should not be sanded.

Application Tips: We recommend spraying multiple thin coats, in a low humidity environment. Heavy-bodied Sanding Sealer (one coat equals two coats of lacquer) will seal stained or unstained wood before the color coats or clear topcoats are applied. At least one can of Sanding Sealer and 4-6 cans of lacquer will usually finish a complete guitar.

Use warm lacquer, not cold!
Pro shops spray heated lacquer because cold lacquer spatters, requiring extra sanding. You should warm up your aerosol lacquer too, simply soak them in a sink of warm tap water.


Our ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Kit is a great choice for the first-time instrument maker. It includes our easy-to-apply clear gloss aerosol finish with the best instruction book available!

California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to spray a sunburst using aerosol cans

Erick Coleman uses tinted aerosols to recreate a vintage Strat 3-tone 'burst.

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquers

Application instructions and a finishing schedule for ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquers.

Nitrocellulose Finishing Schedule

A step-by-step flow chart of nitrocellulose finishing.

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caution with vitage amber

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I used Vintage Amber for strato neck...maple is quite pale and ended up with very yellowish color...I stripped down.
I tried this for body and it just works fine. I guess the tree itself needs to be light brown color. I experimented the darkness of coats on the cheap pine lamber. It may be hard to see the change, but I hope this helps.

5.0

Our FAV Amber tint ~

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We've tried most of the rattle-can amber tints available and DEFINATELY prefer StewMac's shade the best. ColorTone Vintage Amber necks really compliment many of our custom painted bodies! Plus its super-convenient; don't have to hook up/break down compressor or endure acetone fog clean-up. Thanks again!

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Authentic Gibson cherry

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I have used this many times on new builds and refinishes, even though I typically use a compressor & spray gun for most colors & clears. I have compared it to vintage SGs that I have owned, and this color is spot on and very forgiving to touch up before clear coating. Here is a shot of a 1964 SG Junior I'm refinishing using it:

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Authentic Heritage Cherry color

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Even hough I use a spray gun & compressor for other colors & clears, I use this aerosol when I want an authentic Gibson Heritage Cherry color. It sprays nicely and is easily touched up if necessary.

I'm using it on my 1964 SG Junior refinish.

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red mahogany

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Good product this was my first guitar so not alot of experience with other products but this got the job done

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Easy professional results

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I just finished making a new custom semi-hollow body guitar using StewMac ColorTone tinted aerosol lacquer and sanding sealer (vintage amber then red mahogany) followed by many coats of clear lacquer. I buffed it out to a violin like finish that is ultra smooth to the touch... and the ears.

5.0

Professional results made easy

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I just completed building my first thru-neck-body guitar and finished it with StewMac sanding sealer, Vintage Amber & Cherry Red aerosol lacquer. After many coats of clear lacquer it buffed out to a professional gloss (a "Fire Glow" result). StewMac makes it easy and affordable to obtain a good result.

5.0

Excellent Sunburst Colors

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The StewMac Sunburst colors allow me to get a vintage burst blend that looks great every time.

5.0

Good stuff

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I refinished a Hwy 1 Strat about 5 years ago. Follow instructions and it works well. I went with the wide mandolin finish. The next one will be a tranditional sunburst finish.

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Guitar Lacquer, Vintage Amber

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I'm very happy! I sprayed a maple neck with the Vintage Amber guitar lacquer and it looks great! The end result is very close to the neck on a fender classic 60's series or the David G. black strat. I cleaned the unfinished neck, applied three coats of amber lacquer and one coat of clear. I lightly sanded the clear coat so it gave a "dull" look and not so shiney. I'm very pleased and will order again for sure. I sprayed one neck and I'm left with about 3/4th of a full can, I bet I could knock out 4-5 necks with one can. If you're looking a good vintage finish and don't want to mess with mixing paint or dealing with paint stain, the Vintage Amber Lacquer is perftect!

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