Wood Dyes have been used for years by woodworking craftsmen. The dyes give a vivid coloring to the field of the wood and enhance the grain to give the wood, when lacquered and polished, a "foot deep" finish. Our dyes are also compatible with the nitrocellulose lacquer used for clear coating. Many poly and oil based "hardware store" stains are not. The alcohol solvent dyes can mixed in either alcohol or lacquer reducer. Water solvent dyes, while somewhat trickier to use for multi-colored finishes, can be applied directly to the wood for even greater depth of grain. One packet mixed in one to two quarts of reducer will render a strong dye mix capable of coloring at least two, three and perhaps more guitars.