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

We've added many more Custom Shop Colours, Custom Order Colours and custom options.

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

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.

Our dyes are world class. They are able to be mixed in almost anything. Water, Alcohol, Lacquer Thinner etc.

Our wet sanding and polishing kit is the best you'll find and is specific for nitrocellulose 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 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 Bodies 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.

We have updated our custom order process to make it a very simple process. Select your body and finish and order. Orders take 14-20 weeks.

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.

Finished Vintage Bodies and Custom Orders

  • Custom Guitar Bodies (Swamp Ash, Alder)
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  • Paisley Bodies
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  • S-57 Aged Sherwood Green Metallic
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    $449.99
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  • S-57 Sonic Blue
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    $449.99
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  • JM-59 Aged Sonic Blue
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    $449.99
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  • T-56 TV Yellow
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    $449.99
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  • T-56 Sonic Blue
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    $449.00
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  • JM-59 Purple Metallic
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    $449.99
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  • JGR-62 Faded Candy Apple Red
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    $449.99
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  • JGR-62 Aztec Gold
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    $449.00
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  • S-54 Cimarron Red
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    $399.99
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  • S-57 Sea Foam Green
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    $449.99
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  • S-57 Tahitian Coral
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    $449.99
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  • S-57 Fiesta Red Over 3 Tone Sunburst
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    $499.99
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  • S-57 Shell Pink
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    $449.00
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  • Nitrocellulose Custom Colour Matching
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    from $149.99
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  • Paisley (T-68) Pickguard
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    $64.99
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  • Vintage Refinishing & Restoration
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    from $125.99
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Sealer, Primer, Clear Coats & Finishing Supplies

  • Gloss Clear Coat
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    from $16.99
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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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    from $18.99
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  • Heavy Aging Clear Coat
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  • Naptha
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  • Shop Grain Filler
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    $15.99
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  • Satin Clear
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  • Wet Sanding and Polishing Kit
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    $49.99
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  • Polishing Compounds
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  • Lacquer Thinner
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  • Flash Coat Lacquer
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    $27.99
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  • Flash Coat Polishing Kit
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    $59.99
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  • PREVAL Spray System
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    $19.99
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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