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Our Products

All of our lacquers are made available in aerosol, 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 and in a true 100% correct finish.

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 a year. Every order with us truly is a custom order filled just for you.

Our dyes are world class. They are able to be mixed in almost anything. Water, Alcohol, Lacquer Thinner etc. Our 1 oz bottles are the perfect amount for your project and yield 1 quart dye stain.

Our polishing compounds are the best you'll find and are specific for guitar finishing. Allowing you to sand less and still achieve the level of mirror finish you're after.

A lot of years and attention to detail have gone into our colours. They are exact to the colours you'll find from the golden years of guitar making. If there is a colour you're after, you can get it with Great Lakes.

Custom Shop

Our Custom Shop Bodies and Necks rival the best in North America. Made specifically for you. From vintage accurate to custom routing we can help. See our Custom Order page or our Pre-Order products to get started on your build.

All of our products are made in Canada/North America. Nothing is done off shore.

Custom/Bulk Orders

We can also supply you with custom orders or bulk orders. We have our products available in quarts or gallons for people who need them. Check our custom order page or contact us to get started. We supply builders in North America with the guitar finishing products they need.

We also do colour matches, 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.

Looking for Surf Green Metallic, Daphne Blue Metallic, Sea Foam Green Metallic or Black Metallic? We can customize any of our in stock colours to meet your needs for your build. Contact us to get started.

United States Buyers

We offer our 100% Nitrocellulose finishes in standard containers shipped to the United States. For more information, click HERE to visit our Reverb Store. (You can purchase from us through an email order or Our Reverb Kit Store)

To do an email order,

Contact us with your list of supplies needed, address and contact information.

Your will receive a email confirmation order Via Paypal.

Once completed the order will be promptly shipped. (Minimum order required)

Any questions email greatlakescustomcolour@outlook.com

Guitar Finishing Kits

  • Shop Grain Filler
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  • Wet Sanding and Polishing Kit
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  • Standard Finishing kit
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    $149.99
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  • Custom Order Guitar Body Kits (Pre-Order)
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    $349.99
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  • Custom Order Neck Kits (Pre-Order)
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  • Deluxe Finishing Kits (Alder)
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Fender Colours

  • Butterscotch Blond
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  • Sea Foam Green
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  • Black
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  • Mary Kaye White
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  • Dakota Red
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  • Shell Pink
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  • Sonic Blue
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  • Surf Green
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  • Fiesta Red
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  • Vintage White
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  • Olympic White
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  • Daphne Blue
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  • Candy Apple Red
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  • 55 Desert Sand/Tan
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  • Aztec Gold
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Gibson Colours

  • Cherry
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  • Ebony
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  • Alpine White
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  • Gold Top
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  • Olive Drab
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Custom Shop Colours

  • Faded Sonic Blue
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  • Faded Capri Orange (Limited)
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  • Metallic Purple
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  • Faded Sea Foam Green
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  • White Falcon
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  • Faded Shell Pink
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  • Faded Fiesta Red
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  • Faded Daphne Blue
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  • Sherwood Green Metallic (1963)
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  • Tahitian Coral (1961)
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Sealer, Primer, Clear Coats & Finishing Supplies

  • Gloss Clear Coat
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  • Primer (White)
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  • Sealer
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  • Aged Clear Coat
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  • Historic Fender Neck Tint
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  • Heavy Aging Clear Coat
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  • Naptha
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  • Lacquer Thinner
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  • Polishing Compounds
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  • Satin Clear
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Bursts & Dyes

  • Gibson Tobacco Burst
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  • 3 Tone Sunburst
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  • Yellow Dye
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  • Red Dye
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  • Green Dye
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  • Blue Dye
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  • Silverburst
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  • Gibson Cherry Burst
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  • 2 Tone Sunburst
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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

1958 Les Paul Jr

"I want to thank The Great lakes Custom Colour Shop for all the great finish supplies, they were at my door the next day after I ordered. I also want to thank Steve for his valuable advice on the top refinish of my 1958 Les Paul Jr."

- Murray

Headstock Restoration

"Thanks again for the aged nitro spray cans they work great. Very happy with the results. I'll be back again. All the best."

- Todd V

56 Stratocaster Refin

"The Fiesta Red turned out great for my '56 Stratocaster project. Thanks!"

- Chris

Aged Stratocaster

Just wanted to say thank you for making top quality paints. This was my first project and found it a lot easier then I thought it would be thanks to the instructions you provided, but above all I wanted to thank you for your customer service, my order was delivered fast and correct, I also appreciated the hand written note inside . Please Keep up the amazing work, and I’m definitely coming back again. Thanks again

- James

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get customized colours?

Yes, because we are a custom shop that offers different services we mix and fill our colours in house. Looking for a custom shop super faded shell pink, sonic blue or seafoam green? We can do that. We are constantly developing new colours. If we have it in stock we can customize it for you. Send us an email to get started on your custom colour.

Shipping

In Canada any business must follow the rules and regulations of the MTO/TDG. Businesses using any shipper (Fedex, UPS, Purolator) etc must have packages shipped properly under these regulations. Anyone who is caught not doing so is subject to large fines that can cripple a business. Dangerous goods are no different. Lacquer itself falls under UN 1263. Nitrocellulose falls under UN 2059 and Aerosols are UN 1950. They must be shipped in consumer quantities or (Limited Quantities) and labeled as such. Our shipping rate follows these rules and regulations. If you notice your shipping increases it is due to these rules. We take great pride and speed in our shipping. Typically 1-3 business days in central Canada. We use only recyclable material in all of our packing other than our bubble wrapped guitar bodies. No peanuts no styrofoam. We know everyone hates it anyways.