Make your own 1959 'burst
When you are looking to capture that iconic cherry sunburst you've seen countless times without complicated and expensive spray equipment, this is the set you need.
Even if you're a beginner, you'll get professional results and a finish you'll be proud of. Don't waste hours endlessly chasing a color that is not quite right; we've done the hard work for you!
Find your perfect finish
Our R&D team spent countless hours examining vintage finishes, lacquer formulas, and endlessly testing these sets to make sure you'll get the exact color you're looking for. There are many factors in getting a finish "just right", and we've worked tirelessly to take out all of the guesswork.
Professional results at home
ColorTone nitrocellulose aerosols are designed for professional finishing, right out of the can. These aerosols are easy to apply, and perfect for new finishes or re-fins. We designed the lacquers and the spray nozzles especially for guitar finishing. Nitro lacquer is the traditional choice for fine instruments, and is what guitars from the Golden Era of the 1950s and earlier are finished with.
Everything you need to totally finish one instrument from start to finish.
It's all there—from filling the pores to spraying the final clear coat. It's never been easier to get a truly flawless finish with simple to use professional-grade aerosols. We've picked the right stuff you need to get the look you want, no need to guess on what filler, color, or how much lacquer you need. It's all there and ready for you to spray your perfect finish. We've written up instructions for each set and our tech team is here to help if you have any questions.
Each 'burst is as unique as a fingerprint
We have sets for both ash and mahogany, making it easy to get this iconic color for your new build:
12233 For Ash, with Ash grain filler
Not just for Gibsons®! Ash guitars also look amazing with a cherry sunburst finish. The combination of Vintage Amber and Cherry Red makes the ash really glow.
2238 For Mahogany, with Mahogany grain filler
Could this be the most iconic guitar color of all time? This is it—the Vintage Amber and Cherry Red are the perfect match for the 1958, 1959, and 1960 ‘bursts of a Les Paul® Standard. When paired with a maple top, you'll make a finish that will only get better with age.
"I see a lot of vintage guitars in my shop. Most aerosols don't really come close to looking like the colors they are intended to. These ColorTone finishes nail the look of vintage beauties I've had on my bench."
—Erick Coleman, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor
Get the one set you'll need for a perfect color and fantastic finish!
Each spray can is 13-ounces, filler is a 6-ounce (170ml) resealable pouch.
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