A customer had had an accident with his Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 5-string bass. He had dropped it and knocked a large piece of the finish off the lower edge of the guitar. I filled the damage with matching lacquer so that the damage was no longer noticeable.
Here is a similar repair to a tobacco sunburst Gibson L6-S. The ding was through the lacquer and into the wood. This colour took a while to get right but I was very pleased with the results
The owner wanted to keep most of the wear and tear but fix the nasty chip. Can you see the join?