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StewMac Wide Fretwire


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.100" to .110" width
Favored for string bending; used on many modern electric guitars and basses. (Late '50s Gibson® .098" jumbo fretwire is medium by modern standards.)

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StewMac Wide Fretwire
 

StewMac Wide Fretwire
For electric guitar. As wide, but much lower in height than modern jumbo rock frets. Good for partial fret jobs, to match large worn frets.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0146-LB  Wide/low, 56 ft (1 lb)
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Yes
$47.60
3 or more $40.44

 0146  Wide/low, 2 ft Yes
$4.23


StewMac Wide Fretwire
For electric guitar or bass. Slightly taller than old Gibson jumbo wire; for leveling new frets with plenty of metal remaining for a traditional jumbo feel.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0149-LB  Wide/medium, 50 ft (1 lb)
Save by the pound!
Yes
$47.60
3 or more $40.44

 0149  Wide/medium, 2 ft Yes
$5.00


StewMac Wide Fretwire
For electric guitar or bass. A little extra height for leveling and recrowning, if needed after installation or refretting.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0154-LB  Wide/high, 46 ft (1 lb)
Save by the pound!
Yes
$48.37
3 or more $41.13

 0154  Wide/high, 2 ft Yes
$5.51


StewMac Wide Fretwire
Unique pyramid profile for electric guitar or bass. A little extra height, and a unique profile with sloped sides.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0158-LB  Wide/Pyramid, 44 ft (1 lb)
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Yes
$45.80
3 or more $37.48

 0158  Wide/Pyramid, 2 ft Yes
$5.47


StewMac Wide Fretwire
For electric guitar or bass. Modern "jumbo" fretwire used on ESP, Jackson, Ibanez, Kramer and similar guitars.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0150-LB  Wide/highest, 44 ft (1 lb)
Save by the pound!
Yes
$47.49
3 or more $40.36

 0150  Wide/highest, 2 ft Yes
$5.45


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Instrument makers and repair shops rely on us for the highest quality 18% nickel-silver fretwire. We supply our fretwire in 2-foot straight lengths. Order 6 feet for a complete guitar or bass fret job, and 4 feet for a mandolin, banjo or ukulele.

Order fretwire by the pound for tidy savings!
Our bulk fretwire is supplied in convenient clear storage tubes, to keep your wire organized and your workbench uncluttered. You’ll save 50% or more when you order fretwire by the pound.

Our fretwire is sized to fit a 0.023" (0.58mm) fret slot width.

Fretwire is made in a variety of crown heights. Note that after the frets are installed and leveled, they can lose from .004" to .010" in height. High fretwire has a crown height of .045" or more. It may offer more note sustain due to its slightly greater mass, and more fret dressings are possible between refrettings. Low fretwire is often useful for partial refret jobs.

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StewMac Wide Fretwire
StewMac Wide Fretwire
 
5 out of 5 stars
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5 8-18-2012
the perfect compromise

This fretwire is probably the best one money can get.
Great sustain and tone. Not difficult to work with. Constant quality.
I am usually a rather critical reviewer but this is good stuff. You can work with it and depend on it. No problem at all.

Ciro Marzio  Napoli - Italy Read my reviews (12)
5 8-11-2012
Fret wire

I have been getting all of my fret wire from Stew Mac for years. The quality and tolerances of the FW are excellent. Regardless of whether its a new build or re-fret the frets are easily intalled, hold tight and are easy to level and crown.

Doug Raineault  Middletown, CT Read my reviews (9)
5 8-09-2012
Just worked great

The wide/medium (149) wire I got was perfect for an old bass restoration, and the owner is very happy - what we all want. (After a few decades away from doing much in the way of building or repair, it's wonderful to come back to a company that's been around almost as long as I have:) - and they are still great.)

Keith Rogers  TX
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5 8-01-2012
Fretwire!

Simply the best :)

Unnar Örn  Iceland
5 7-09-2012
My favourite fretwire

My personal favourite fretwire is Stewart MacDonald's Wide/Medium fretwire, which I recommend to most of my customers. Superb quality!

Anders Backman  Alingsas, Sweden Read my reviews (2)
5 7-06-2012
Very quality

Very quality, always use them.

Gusty  Ro Read my reviews (91)
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5 6-28-2012
Fret Wire? What can I say

Excellent quality, easy to radius, Nice

GMCullan  Massachusetts Read my reviews (3)
5 6-19-2012
This stuff is perfect!

Its easy to cut/shape/etc. Don't get me wrong though, this stuff isn't soft. Its still really hard and lasts a long long time. Take time dressing and leveling and you will have a very fast and great playing fretboard :)

Pestvic  Sparks NV Read my reviews (10)
5 6-18-2012
Good Stuff

This is just what I needed to replace the very low fret wire on my Gibson ES-330. I've tried other wire, but this is the best.

Skeesix CBGs  Cincinnati, Ohio Read my reviews (2)
5 6-01-2012
Wide Fretwire

Execellent Quality for resonable price!

SOutlawS  USA Read my reviews (5)
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