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.
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:
12234 For Ash, with Ash grain filler
This is the beloved Strat color! Introduced in 1958, the 3-Tone Tobacco Sunburst will give you that classic look, and the additional Cherry Red color takes the ash body to another level.
2239 For Mahogany, with Mahogany grain filler
Even though this color is associated with iconic Fender guitars, it's simply killer on mahogany guitars. Gibson® called this color Antique Fireburst and Tri-Burst. This will make a stunning guitar when sprayed over a maple-topped mahogany body.
"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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