I have expanded my custom colour for custom order guitar bodies only. Ask for the list to be sent to you for over 100 finishes.

Paisley finishes are running approximately 26 weeks currently as I am not completely caught up from my father's retirement.

The blue flower finish will likely be available in 8 weeks.

*Custom colour matches are running around a week to 2 weeks.

Start with "Shop All" to get all of your colours, finishing products and finishing services available.

We can match any colour you need. (Even to pictures provided) Prices can be found under Custom Orders. This is also available for custom bodies.

Please read everything thoroughly on our website and familiarize yourself with our services, timelines and process.

If you have any questions after that, please EMAIL us.

A full walk through of the finishing process for DIYers can be found under "The Finishing Process".

If you have any questions please EMAIL us.

Our Products

These are professional grade finishing products. Made available to even the DIY market through custom filling. After years of developing and creating North Americas best colours we've developed a system to offer them to everyone. We have our own aerosol filling machine for the DIY builders or standard tins for professional builders. We aren't your everyday retail store. Everything is mixed and made fresh when ordered.

All of our lacquers are now available in custom filled aerosols, 4oz, 8oz , *Quart and *Gallon variations. Our lacquer is the highest quality in North America and is supplied ready to spray. This ensures you have the best nitrocellulose possible and the right amount for any project you may have. Whether you are a first time finisher or a professional builder we have exactly what you need to get the job done right with the right colours. We've done everything from guitars, motorcyles, cars to custom paintings.

We are the only shop in North America to mix and fill orders fresh when ordered. You can be assured you're getting fresh products that haven't been sitting on a shelf for over a year. Every order with us truly is a custom order filled just for you.

A lot of years and attention to detail have gone into our colours and finishing products. There isn't a shop around that provides what we can provide for your build as far as finishing goes.

Please feel free to browse our large selections of finishing products, colours and custom guitar parts to set your build apart from others.

Custom Shop

Our Custom Shop Builds rival the best in North America. These are all made to vintage specs. They fit and can be paired with any Fender/Replica parts or hardware such as Kluson, Wilkinson, Allparts etc. Finished in your choice of colours.

Custom Aged Paisley and custom aged colours is what I'm best know for. Feel free to email questions.

We have updated our custom order process to make it a very simple process. Select your body and finish. Orders take 20+ weeks for bodies and necks 36+ weeks for builds.

With the best selection of Custom colours and Vintage colours available to you your options are endless.

https://greatlakescustomcolour.com/pages/custom-orders

Custom Lacquer Orders

Check our custom order page or contact us to get started. We supply great builders in North America with the guitar finishing products they need to get their builds right and set the apart from anything else you'll find.

We also do custom colour matches such as TV yellow or year specific bursts, alter in stock colours and help with finish repairs. With decades of experience we have the knowledge to help you with any project or issue you may have.

Professional Photography By: DeeBeeUs of Instagram

Custom Shop Colours

  • Tahitian Coral 1961
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  • Faded Sonic Blue
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  • Faded Daphne Blue
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  • Faded Sea Foam Green
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  • Faded Fiesta Red
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  • Faded Surf Green
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  • Faded Shell Pink
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  • Sherwood Green 1963
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  • Lake Placid Blue 1962
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  • Lake Placid Blue 1964 (Darker Version)
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  • Burgundy Mist 1963
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  • Dark Metallic Purple
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  • Bob Weir Pink (Grateful Dead)
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  • Trans Sonic Blue
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  • Trans Fiesta Red
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  • Trans Sea Foam Green
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  • Trans Daphne Blue
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  • Trans Surf Green
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  • Trans Shell Pink
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  • Trans Dakota Red
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  • Nocaster Blond
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  • Faded Tahitian Coral 1961
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  • Sherwood Green (No Metal Flake)
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  • Lake Placid Blue (No Metal Flake)
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  • Aged Sonic Blue
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Sealer, Primer, Clear Coats & Finishing Supplies

  • Gloss Clear Coat
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  • Primer (White)
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  • Aged Clear Coat
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  • Historic Fender Neck Tint
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  • Shop Grain Filler (Neutral)
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  • Flash Coat Lacquer
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  • Dark Walnut Shop Grain Filler
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  • Cherry Red Shop Grain Filler
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Testimonials

"I would like to thank Great Lakes Custom Colour for their great service. I sent a question by email after hours and still received a reply within 3 hours...totally unexpected. With my answer I made my order and it arrived 2 days later. If the product is half as good as the service I'll be happy."

Mike

I can’t say enough about how impressed I am with my experience with Great Lakes Custom Colour. The customer service and support received since my initial email has been truly exceptional. Great Lakes did research on Gibson factory colours and provided custom paint matches for a nominal fee within a week of my request. I’ve bombarded them with countless questions on the finishing process via email and have been met with timely responses, advice and resources to ensure my project is a success. I HIGHLY recommend trusting Great Lakes for all your refinishing needs. This is the company to order Nitro from in Canada. Thanks again Great Lakes!

Dan L