Old Wood Varnish


Old Wood is a leading specialist company. It employs a team of highly qualified craftsmen and technicians whose experience ranges from instrument making to industrial chemistry.

Old Wood created the 1700 System, an easy-to-apply schematic process encompassing ground varnishes, glazes, oil varnishes and natural colours, which allows them to formulate a whole world of finishes that can be used with any number of techniques.

The 1700 System strives to achieve a balance between an instrument’s beauty and its musical quality, while helping it to age in a noble and elegant manner, and easing the task of the luthier. Old Wood uses carefully selected high-quality raw materials, and manufactures its products using traditional methods and following the most appropriate directions given in old manuscripts, while applying strict quality controls.

For further information about the process and application of the Oldwood 1700 system please visit this link: https://www.oldwood1700.com/en/resources/


We can only ship varnish via Ground Service within the 48 contiguous United States.

We cannot ship varnish to any location outside of the United States. This exclusion includes Alaska, Hawaii, & Puerto Rico.

Due to the flammable nature of varnish and many of its related products we are not able to ship via any Air or Expedited services. Shipment can only be made within the 48 contiguous United States with either UPS or FedEx Ground service.

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