Colours and finish info....

All finishing work is done exclusively in nitro cellulose paints and lacquers with appropriate primer/sealer coats. We are often asked for "colour under" base coats and "underbursts", which, when the topcoat wears through will be revealed. Any of our colours can be applied as a base coat at no additional cost. Popular base coat colours are desert sand, sunbursts and Fiesta or Dakota red, with Inca silver and Shoreline gold working well under tinted and metallic top coats.....feel free to choose your favourite.

Below is a list of popular vintage colours available, if you want something not listed please get in touch as we have many more colours and translucent lacquers available and are able to mix most custom colours requested.

  • Clear nitro
  • Tinted nitro
  • White Blond
  • Butterscotch blond
  • Tobacco burst
  • 3 tone sunburst
  • Sienna sunburst
  • Arctic white
  • Olympic white
  • Vintage cream
  • Desert sand
  • Sonic blue
  • Daphne blue
  • Surf green
  • Seafoam green
  • Shell pink
  • Fiesta red
  • Dakota red
  • Black
  • Inca silver
  • Shoreline gold
  • Lake Placid blue
  • Ocean turquoise
  • Candy apple red
  • Burgundy mist
  • Heritage cherry
  • TV yellow
  • Pelham blue
  • Faded Pelham blue
  • Heather
  • Gold top gold
  • vintage gold top (greenish)


Thanks for the excellent work you did on my Tele. The replacement body looks superb and is a perfect match with the bass players bass, with the white binding and piano black paintwork. The guitar is now 1 and a half pounds lighter! Saving up now for a custom build.

Nick. Johnny Cash Roadshow, Ledbury