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ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set with Tinted Lacquer

ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set with Tinted Lacquer

ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set with Tinted Lacquer  Cherry Red

Cherry Red

Item # 12221
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List Price $101.59
Your Price $91.43

ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set with Tinted Lacquer, Tobacco Brown

Tobacco Brown

Item # 2222
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List Price $106.65
Your Price $95.98

ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set with Tinted Lacquer, Red Mahogany

Red Mahogany

Item # 2223
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List Price $106.65
Your Price $95.98

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ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set with Tinted Lacquer

About This Item

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.

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.

Take a look at the fantastic finishes you can make:

12221 Cherry Red, with Rosewood (Medium Brown) grain filler
This is the cherry finish you know from vintage SGs, Juniors, and ES-335s. It’s also used on the mahogany back and sides of acoustics like Hummingbirds and J-45s.

2222 Tobacco Brown, with Ebony grain filler
We developed this color initially for sunbursting, but found that it also replicated the Gibson® walnut finish beautifully. It’s a translucent brown that still allows for the grain to come through.

2223 Red Mahogany, with Rosewood (Reddish Brown) grain filler
This set replicates that darker red/brown color seen in some SGs. This color is a vintage-looking alternative to the classic cherry.

"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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Product Instructions

ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set Instructions

All the steps you need to spray a perfect finish

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Excellent kit if you know what you’re doing


The grain filler is the perfect tone of brown for the cherry red. It took about a half a can of color to get the color right. The clear was enough to do 12 coats for me, which was perfect.

Watch videos and read everything you can so that you know how to do this and you don’t waste money buying extra unneeded lacquer.


Not Sure Stew Mac Got The Proportions Right Here...


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I bought this kit to finish my tele-build (also from stew mac). They give you enough grain filler for 20 guitars, three cans of clear but, only one can of tinted lacquer. I ended up purchasing two more cans of cherry red in order to get the tone I wanted and can't imagine using less than two.

At the end of the day, the finish came out ok, but I would not recommend this set.

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