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Vintage Amber Nitrocellulose Guitar Paint / Lacquer Aerosol - 400ml

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400ml Nitrocellulose paint/lacquer

We stock a wide range of high quality nitrocellulose lacquers and paints suitable for use on any guitar project.
We’ve produced a range of colours found on popular guitar models and used our own Strat and Tele bodies for reference. 

This is the same type of lacquer as used on vintage Fender and Gibson guitars which, over time, will produce an aged, tarnished look to your instrument. These are true lacquers, as used by top guitar makers since the 1950s. They dry very quickly and produce a hard glassy finish, unlike other “pre-cat” lacquers


Translucent colour lacquer with a glossy finish
400ml aerosol with eliptical nozzle
Reliable and easy to use - Aerosol produces a consistent fine spray
Each can is enough for 6-8 coats of a Telecaster sized body (depending on coat thickness) 

These paints and lacquers are very easy to apply and generally require no sanding in-between coats.

Tip: We recommend adding 4-5 coats of clear gloss over the top of all colours for protection and a deeper glossy shine.

Use only in a well ventilated area. Suitable breathing apparatus should be worn 

*Colour may vary slightly depending on number of coats applied, wood type and preparation method. 

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Product Reviews

  • 5
    Good lacquer- easy to use.

    Posted by Mike on 20th Nov 2021

    Does a good job of a refinish on my guitar neck. Works well from the can with an even spray pattern. Also nice amber colour.

  • 5
    nitrocellulose guitar paint

    Posted by Brian on 27th Sep 2021

    Great stuff four all your guitar and neck work you cannot get better in a ratel can

  • 5
    Vintage Amber Nitro in Rattle Can

    Posted by Steve Barker, Recaster Guitar Workshop on 9th Aug 2021

    Great product! Nozzle delivers cleanly and evenly. Good consistent pressure. Really good alternative to using a compressor.

  • 5
    Amber Nitro

    Posted by Bob Gay on 5th Jul 2021

    I’m a first time user of Nito in an aerosols, the Northwest Guitars range are really good. I have not used the undercoat and solid colours yet, but if the Vintage amber clear is anything to go by I’m looking forward to some really good results

  • 5
    Vintage amber lacquer.

    Posted by Brian Carter on 2nd Jul 2021

    Really high quality lacquer. Sprays easily and the finish it polishes to is outstanding. Make sure your preparation is thorough and the finish you get will blow you away. If you want to do a maple neck do a couple of coats to get the right shade and then complete it with clear lacquer. That way you won't go too orange. Highly recommended.

  • 5

    Posted by Ronnie Ellis on 27th Jun 2021

    Does what it says on the tin

  • 5
    Vintage Amber nitro aerosol

    Posted by Peter West on 11th Apr 2021

    I got the exact colour i wanted after 3 coats, a nice golden amber colour, new to aerosols but so far so good

  • 5
    vintage amber nitrocellulose spray paint

    Posted by john wilkinson on 23rd Mar 2021

    really nice paint gave a really nice vintage amber color to my sratocater neck well pleased

  • 5
    Very good,

    Posted by Liam on 10th Feb 2021

    Easy to use, great finish.

  • 5
    Vintage tint

    Posted by Peter Smith on 20th Jan 2021

    Great product get the colour you want

  • 5
    Easy to apply & lovely rich colour tone

    Posted by David Aslett on 30th Dec 2020

    As above

  • 5
    Great vintage-style finish

    Posted by Xavier BRETILLON on 17th Dec 2020

    Great vintage-style finish, I have been using it for several years, now. Make sure you use some sanding sealer beforehand if you do not want to get too dark a colour.

  • 5
    10/10 products

    Posted by Mike on 15th Nov 2020

    Fantastic quality spray varnish with a professional look and finish 10/10

  • 5
    Vintage amber laquer

    Posted by Steve Ramsden on 31st Aug 2020

    Easy to use ,goes on evenly, builds up nicely,good quality stuff
    Great colour!

  • 5
    Great lawyer for aging your instruments a couple of coats followed by clear laquer is all that is required

    Posted by Geoff on 8th Aug 2020

    Good spray pattern no spatter

  • 5

    Posted by Sunny on 22nd May 2020

    Lacquer goes on well and the nozzle sprays evenly

  • 5

    Posted by Sunny on 22nd May 2020

    Lacquer goes on well and the nozzle sprays evenly

  • 5
    Great Product!

    Posted by Ethan Gibson on 16th May 2020

    Couldn’t ask for more! Came as described, early delivery, and looks amazing on my strat neck. Amazing price and great product!

  • 5
    Great for projects

    Posted by ERIK VUKIC on 27th Dec 2019

    Thanks, Northwest Guitars (Kevin) for the great product - you achieve really a quality professional finish,

  • 4
    Very good

    Posted by david mant on 25th Dec 2019

    Go easy though as too many coats will leave it looking too orange

  • 5
    Better than expected

    Posted by Stefano Centolani on 22nd Nov 2019

    Best aerosol ever used, warm tone and great finishing.
    Simply perfect!

  • 5
    vintage amber paint

    Posted by John Bryan on 4th Sep 2019

    Great product, depending on colour required lay down as many coats as needed leaving 20 mins or so to dry between coats, good adhesion very vintage very pleased, thanks

  • 4
    quality does live up to the price

    Posted by Kenneth Kristiansen on 3rd Sep 2019

    Easy to use, be careful, run easy

  • 5
    Vintage Amber Nitro

    Posted by Trevor Vallis on 7th Mar 2019

    Good quality, easy to use and excellent value.

  • 5
    NWG Nitro lacquer aerosols

    Posted by Recaster Guitar Service on 11th Feb 2019

    One of my favourite products. Buy with confidence! NWG Nitrocellulose lacquers are a great product.

  • 5
    Vintage Amber Nitrocellulose Guitar Paint / Lacquer

    Posted by Recaster Guitar Service on 17th Aug 2018

    NWG have really done their homework and come out with a great product for refinishing, restoring or finishing a new build. Well done Northwest Guitars

  • 5
    Vintage Amber Nitrocellulose Guitar Paint / Lacquer

    Posted by Recaster Guitar Service on 17th Aug 2018

    This stuff is great. I use it on restorations and relic-orations. Love the stuff.