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ColorTone Finishes + Supplies

Guitar and instrument finishes, stains, and supplies developed by luthiers, for luthiers!
The only line of finishing products exclusively for stringed instruments. ColorTone products meet the needs of professional lutherie businesses, and also include aerosols to make finishing easy for small shops.
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ColorTone Liquid Stains ColorTone Liquid Stains
Spectacular sunbursts, vintage tints and head-turning modern colors: ColorTone concentrated stains mix with virtually any finish, and are formulated specifically for luthiers.
ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
The easiest way to spray a professional finish!
Produces a beautiful traditional nitrocellulose lacquer finish, without elaborate spray equipment.
ColorTone Polishing Compounds ColorTone Polishing Compounds
The final step for a beautiful finish.
A customer described it best: ColorTone® polishing compounds make the magic happen! Used by hand with a soft cloth or with foam rotary polishing pads, they transform a fine-sanded new finish into a dazzling high-gloss surface you can be proud of. ColorTone compounds remove fine sanding scratches on instrument finishes and plastic pickguards, with no silicone residue to hamper future refinishing.
ColorTone Powdered Grain Filler ColorTone Powdered Grain Filler
The first step to a flawless finish
ColorTone Powdered Grain Filler is the best choice for filling and leveling the pores of open-grain woods (like rosewood, ash, mahogany, and more) before finishing. Mix with water for the perfect consistency for any wood or job you have.
ColorTone Scratch Remover ColorTone Scratch Remover
Finally a safe way to remove fine scratches from finishes. ColorTone Scratch Remover is a safe and easy way to remove fine finish scratches from new or old finishes. Safe for all finishes and contains no silicone that can do damage and complicate repairs.
ColorTone Clean + Shine Polish ColorTone Clean + Shine Polish
The right cleaner for the gear you play every day. ColorTone Clean + Shine is a safe, everyday cleaner for all of your instruments. No grit or abrasives, safe for lacquer, nitro, poly, and shellac/French polish finishes.
ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
Traditional finishes made simple! Ideal for touch-up work, or for finishing an entire instrument. Fast-drying and resistant to alcohol and water.
ColorTone 50s Classic Colors Aerosol Guitar Lacquer ColorTone 50s Classic Colors Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
Classic 1950s guitar colors in easy aerosols
Genuine nitrocellulose guitar lacquer—no spray equipment needed! Fast-drying, durable finish resists water and alcohol.
ColorTone Touch-up Marker ColorTone Touch-up Marker
Genuine nitrocellulose guitar lacquer, easy to use
Easily repair minor finish dings and scratches. When that heartbreaking first ding appears on your new guitar, these convenient ColorTone touchup pens come to the rescue. No brushing, no spraying!
ColorTone Nitrocellulose Guitar Lacquer ColorTone Nitrocellulose Guitar Lacquer
ColorTone is specially formulated for the needs of stringed instruments. It's a hard, durable finish that's more flexible than standard furniture lacquer, allowing for the natural expansion and contraction that occurs when a guitar is exposed to humidity and temperature changes.
ColorTone Wipe-On Poly Finish ColorTone Wipe-On Poly Finish
Easy to use waterbase finish made for instruments!
ColorTone Wipe-On Poly is a great alternative when aerosols and solvent based finishes are not appropriate.
Aerosol Spray Nozzles - 6 Pack Aerosol Spray Nozzles - 6 Pack
Upgrade your aerosol cans and replace clogged caps!
Adjust the fan-shaped spray pattern to be vertical or horizontal.
ColorTone Vintage White Aerosol Guitar Lacquer ColorTone Vintage White Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
The easiest way to spray a professional finish!
Get a beautiful traditional nitrocellulose lacquer finish without complicated spray equipment.
ColorTone Lemon Oil ColorTone Lemon Oil
Restore luster and shine to your fingerboard.
ColorTone Buffing Compounds ColorTone Buffing Compounds
Professional high gloss polishing
ColorTone Buffing Compounds remove fine scratches from finish topcoats, metal, and plastic surfaces.
T-Style Electric Guitar Kit T-Style Electric Guitar Kit
Welcome to guitar building!
If you're new to guitar building this kit's a great way to start: this is the classic electric guitar design that's fun to build, and you'll learn a lot.
LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits
THE rock-n-roll standard
This is the guitar you've seen in the hands of your idols since childhood. You know all the details: the stunning top, the arches and curves of the body, and the responsive set neck. When you see the body shape you instantly know the thick, warm, bold tones that this guitar is famed for. Don't just dream of owning one, build it yourself with a few simple tools.
ColorTone Black Aerosol Guitar Lacquer ColorTone Black Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
The easiest way to spray a professional finish!
Produces a beautiful traditional nitrocellulose lacquer finish, without elaborate spray equipment.
ColorTone Naphtha ColorTone Naphtha
ColorTone Naphtha is a fast-evaporating solvent for cleaning dirt and oil from bare wood or cured varnish, lacquer or shellac finishes. Good for dissolving wax and removing silicone contamination. Naphtha may be used as a substitute for mineral spirits, or as a thinner for solvent-based grain fillers, paints, enamels and varnishes. The perfect product for removing body grease and mineral build-ups that form over time, as well as everyday grit and dirt.
ColorTone Clear Grain Filler ColorTone Clear Grain Filler
Finally, a clear grain filler that actually dries clear! It's not bluish or cloudy; ColorTone Clear Grain Filler is truly transparent when dry.
ColorTone Metallic Aerosol Guitar Lacquer ColorTone Metallic Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
Create your own goldtop, or silver guitar. ColorTone Metallic Aerosols are not hardware store colors: we've formulated these to match well-known guitar finishes.
ColorTone Liquid Pigment for Lacquer ColorTone Liquid Pigment for Lacquer
Brilliant concentrated colors! These concentrated pigments mix in clear lacquer to produce opaque (solid) colors.
ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil
Preserves and beautifies fingerboards and bridges, leaving a smooth non-sticky feel!
335-Style Electric Guitar Kit 335-Style Electric Guitar Kit
If you only had one guitar...
...a 335 can do anything!
ColorTone Clean + Shine with Scratch Remover - Set of 2, 8-oz. ColorTone Clean + Shine with Scratch Remover - Set of 2, 8-oz.
Safe, everyday cleaner and scratch remover for all of your instruments.
S-Style Electric Guitar Kit S-Style Electric Guitar Kit
Welcome to guitar building!
If you're new to guitar building this kit's a great way to start: this is the classic electric guitar design that's fun to build, and you'll learn a lot.
ColorTone Shellac ColorTone Shellac
Traditional instrument sealer/finish. ColorTone® shellac is a super pale platinum blonde supplied in dewaxed flakes for sealing, finishing and touchups.
ColorTone Vinyl Sealer ColorTone Vinyl Sealer
Create a barrier between wood and lacquer
ColorTone Vinyl Sealer locks in stain and grain filler, creating a clear barrier so successive topcoats won't melt into the material below. Specially formulated for stringed instruments, sealer can be applied over raw, stained, and grain-filled wood.
ColorTone Waterbase Guitar Finish, Gloss Top Coat ColorTone Waterbase Guitar Finish, Gloss Top Coat
Get a beautiful high gloss finish with waterbase lacquer
ColorTone Waterbase Gloss Top Coat is a simple way to get a professional finish—it's formulated to brush or spray and cleans up easily.
ColorTone Lacquer Thinner ColorTone Lacquer Thinner
Reduces lacquer viscosity to improve flow
Add ColorTone Lacquer Thinner to nitrocellulose lacquer to improve flowout and produce a uniform dried finish. Also recommended for cleaning all spraying equipment.
ColorTone Waterbase Guitar Finish, Sanding Sealer ColorTone Waterbase Guitar Finish, Sanding Sealer
The first step to a quality finish
ColorTone Waterbase Sanding Sealer is amber-toned, locks in stains and grain filler, and lays a solid foundation for your top coats.
ColorTone Behkol Solvent ColorTone Behkol Solvent
ColorTone Behkol Solvent serves multiple vital roles in your guitar shop. It is a premium blend of denatured alcohol for dissolving shellac flakes. Mix Behkol with our ColorTone Liquid Stains for the truest colors that won’t raise the wood grain. Behkol dissolves oils and dries fast. It’s perfect for French polishing and can be added as a thinner to pre-mixed liquid shellac to improve spray performance. It’s also the perfect degreaser for metal parts and tools.
ColorTone Liquid Pigment for Waterbase Lacquer ColorTone Liquid Pigment for Waterbase Lacquer
Brilliant concentrated colors! Highly pigmented ColorTone® colors formulated specifically for mixing with waterbase lacquer to create opaque (solid) colors.
ColorTone Retarder ColorTone Retarder
ColorTone Lacquer Retarder is a special blend of water and solvents that slow down lacquer drying times and combat the undesirable effect of “blushing” (a cloudy or foggy look in the finish caused by excessive moisture or humidity). Add just a small amount to ColorTone Guitar Lacquer to improve leveling for an even lacquer flow-out. This helps the new finish to bond with the old, eliminating witness lines.
ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Kit ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Kit
A beautiful finish made simple.
Great choice for the first-time finisher.
ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for Vintage White ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for Vintage White
Get the perfectly aged look of a vintage white finish at home
Here’s everything you need for a vintage white finish without complicated and expensive spray equipment. Don't waste hours endlessly chasing down the materials you need—we've done the hard work for you!
ColorTone Hand Polishing Set ColorTone Hand Polishing Set
Get a factory shine without ANY equipment
Have you wanted that factory "wet" look high gloss finish, but thought you needed an expensive buffing machine? Now you can get the shine you want by hand.
ColorTone Wipe-On Poly Finishing Set ColorTone Wipe-On Poly Finishing Set
Nowhere to spray? No problem!
Now you can finally get a beautiful finish with no spray equipment at all.
ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for Black Gloss ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for Black Gloss
Get a deep black finish at home
Here's everything you need for a high gloss black finish without complicated and expensive spray equipment. Don't waste hours endlessly chasing down the materials you need—we've done the hard work for you!
Preservation Polish Premium Guitar Care Set Preservation Polish Premium Guitar Care Set
Premium care for your guitar
Maintain and revitalize your guitar’s finish and fretboard.
ColorTone Power Polishing Set ColorTone Power Polishing Set
No buffer? No problem!
It's easy to get a factory quality shine with just your hand drill at home. We've put together the right set of abrasives, ColorTone polishing compounds, and foam pads so you'll get a fine, high gloss finish with ease.
Guitar Gear Gift Box Guitar Gear Gift Box
Stumped on what to give the guitar buff in your life?
Here's a gift they're sure to appreciate!
ColorTone Waterbase Guitar Finish, Satin Top Coat ColorTone Waterbase Guitar Finish, Satin Top Coat
Get a smooth satin finish with waterbase lacquer
ColorTone Waterbase Top Coat is a simple way to get a professional finish—it's formulated to brush or spray and cleans up easily!
ColorTone 2-Tone Tobacco Sunburst Spray Set ColorTone 2-Tone Tobacco Sunburst Spray Set
The colors you need for creating a 2-tone vintage tobacco burst that blends from amber through brown to black. Create a traditional guitar finish without complicated spray equipment.
ColorTone Fretboard Saver ColorTone Fretboard Saver
An easy way to clean and condition your fingerboard in between string changes. Made from all natural vegetable and citrus oils. Your fingerboard will look clean, smooth, and restored (and it will smell good, too)!
ColorTone Cherry Sunburst Spray Set ColorTone Cherry Sunburst Spray Set
The colors you need for creating a 2-tone vintage cherry sunburst. Create a traditional guitar finish without complicated spray equipment.
ColorTone 3-Tone Tobacco Sunburst Spray Set ColorTone 3-Tone Tobacco Sunburst Spray Set
The colors you need for creating a 3-tone vintage tobacco burst that blends from amber through red and brown to black. Create a traditional guitar finish without complicated spray equipment.
ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set with Tinted Lacquer ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set with Tinted Lacquer
The complete aerosol set for a perfect vintage finish
When you are looking for the exact vintage color you want without complicated and expensive spray equipment, this is the set you need.
ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set with 50s Classic Color Lacquer ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set with 50s Classic Color Lacquer
Everything you need to get that perfect 50s color
When you are looking for the exact vintage color straight out of the 1950s without complicated and expensive spray equipment, this is the set you need.
ColorTone Gray Aerosol Guitar Lacquer ColorTone Gray Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
The easiest way to spray a professional finish!
Get a beautiful traditional nitrocellulose lacquer finish without complicated spray equipment.
ColorTone Antique Sunburst Spray Set ColorTone Antique Sunburst Spray Set
The colors you need for creating a 2-tone vintage antique sunburst ("desert burst"). Create a traditional guitar finish without complicated spray equipment.
Quick String Change + Refresh Set Quick String Change + Refresh Set
Turn a string change into a full tune-up.
When it's time to change strings, take the time to give your guitar the love and attention it deserves! If you spend just a few minutes caring for your guitar, it will play amazing now and you'll avoid problems down the road.
Winterizer Electric Guitar Care Set Winterizer Electric Guitar Care Set
Does your guitar have the cold and dry winter blues?
Winter weather is tough on you, but it's a nightmare for your guitars. Without any warning, cold winter air dries out the woods in your guitar, which can cause terrible damage!
ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set with Metallic Lacquer ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set with Metallic Lacquer
The complete aerosol set for a perfect metallic finish
When you are looking for the exact color you want without complicated and expensive spray equipment, this is the set you need.
ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for Dark Back ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for Dark Back
Get a dark back finish at home
Here’s everything you need for an exceptionally deep "dark back" finish without complicated and expensive spray equipment. Don't waste hours endlessly chasing down the materials you need, we've done the hard work for you!
ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for Cherry Sunburst ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for Cherry Sunburst
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.
Winterizer Acoustic Guitar Care Set Winterizer Acoustic Guitar Care Set
Does your guitar have the cold and dry winter blues?
Winter weather is tough on you, but it's a nightmare for your guitars. Without any warning, cold winter air dries out the woods in your guitar, which can cause terrible damage!
ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for Kalamazoo Tobacco Sunburst ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for Kalamazoo Tobacco Sunburst
Step back in time with a distinctive dark sunburst
When you want to capture that super deep sunburst you've seen on early acoustics and treasured jazz boxes 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!

ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for 2-Tone Tobacco Sunburst ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for 2-Tone Tobacco Sunburst
Spray your own 2-tone Fullerton-style tobacco sunburst
When you're looking to capture that early 2-tone tobacco sunburst you've seen countless times without complicated and expensive spray equipment, this is the set you need.
ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for 3-Tone Tobacco Sunburst ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for 3-Tone Tobacco Sunburst
Make your own 3-tone sunburst, straight out of Fullerton!
When you are looking to capture that iconic 3-tone tobacco sunburst you've seen countless times without complicated and expensive spray equipment, this is the set you need.
ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for Gray ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set for Gray
Get a modern gray finish at home
Here’s everything you need for a contemporary gray finish without complicated and expensive spray equipment. Don't waste hours endlessly chasing down the materials you need—we've done the hard work for you!