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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Vintage Amber

Vintage Amber

Item # 5880
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$19.49

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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

Item # 5882
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Red Mahogany

Red Mahogany

Item # 5883
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

About This Item

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 2-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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5.0

Just the color I wanted for the EJ-160e refinish

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I refinished the sound board on an Epiphone EJ-160e John Lennon which had been damaged. I removed the polyurethane finish and toned the spruce sound board with this Amber Lacquer. 10 coats of clear, wet sand to 1200 grit and polish with foam pad and polish. Beautiful.

4.0

Great staple color, easy to use.

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Great version of cherry red. Easy to spray. If you aren’t careful it’s easy to get some spitting but follow the directions, warm the cans, and don’t start or end your pass on the guitar and you can get great results!!
Brian Merritt, Merritt Guitars Mystic CT

5.0

What a Great Product

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This is a great product, but I didn't use it on a Guitar. I own and restore Vintage Saxophones and Clarinets from the 1920's. My preference is Silver Plated, but I do own a 1926 Buescher Aristocrat Brass Lacquered Alto that along with the rest of my horns were heavily smoke damaged last December when I lost my home to fire. My insurance only allowed me for a cleaning, re-pad, and corks & felts. When I got them back the Silver Plated ones came out really good, but the Buescher was 'ug'!!!!! So I broke it completely down and took all of the lacquer off to the shiny Brass. But after I gave it a couple of good coats of clear, to me the bright shiny brass just took away from the 'Vintage Appeal', so I purchased two cans of ColorTone, one in the Aged Clear, and the other in the Vintage Amber. I have applied a nice fade around the etching, and a deep Amber inside the Bell, with the rest of the body with the Amber, but not as heavy as the Bell. All of the Keys are in the Aged Clear, and all that I can say is 'WOW". (see picture; I also did a complete restoration on the Case as you can see!! I will be offering this one up for a 'New Home' in about a month. David R. Garza ><> Silver Street Sax [(;~}>

5.0

ColorTone Tinted Spray

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Verified Buyer


Great product not "too much" tint. In the past I used other products from other suppliers that are immediately too dark and not user friendly. Amber was orange in one coat. Stew Mac however is manageable and perfect for aging. Especially Vintage Amber! Thanks SM!

3.0

"Cherry Red" is more like Orange-Red

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First, the good news - this lacquer did do a good job - one very light coat gave me even coverage and dried evenly. One coat is really enough, especially if you use Behlen vinyl sealer first. You might want to follow up with several clear coats.

The disappointing problem is that it was NOT AT ALL the color I was expecting. "Cherry Red" should be literally the color of maraschino cherries - bright red with the slightest hue of blue. This instead has a very noticeable orange cast to it, especially when compared to the swatches shown on their website. So although my project looks professional, it's not the color I wanted it to be. Forget about doing a candy-apple red kind of a look with this Cherry Red lacquer, because it's really the wrong color. Disappointing.

4.0

Tobacco Brown Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

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The spray tone applies o.k., although it can go on a little heavy at times. Make sure to warm the can to avoid spitting.

5.0

Great for the shop

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Verified Buyer


We try to keep this stocked in the shop. Goes on great and the finish always comes out great.

5.0

Vintage Amber spray lacquer - great!

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It's great that Stew Mac offers this lacquer in such an easy to use form. If you follow instructions and are patient, letting thin coats dry thoroughly between sessions, this produces a beautiful finish. The amber tint looks a bit yellow sprayed on white cardboard, but the finish builds beautifully on maple and a few thin coats makes for a great golden ochre/amber finish with lots of depth. Stew Mac's tip on warming up the lacquer is a great one! ...and definitely pick up a can of clear lacquer (or two) to complete your project, as the amber really is primarily for getting the tint just right on your instrument neck or body.

5.0

Great paint!

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Verified Buyer


This is a perfect match for my Gibson es 333 cherry red. I acquired this guitar with some finish damage on the lower side. After preparation, this spray went on in slow multiple coats , and blended in perfect.

3.0

COLORTONE

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Verified Buyer


NICE COLOR BUT NEEDS A BETTER SPRAY TIP TO CONTROL THE SPRAY.

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