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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)
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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
 
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4 1-15-2011
Fretwire

Big and cosy! Just fine to use and good quality.

KL  Christchurch, New Zealand Read my reviews (33)
5 1-12-2011
Just great...

Great products and a spectacular attention, thanks stewmac.com!

Iajhy  Brazil Read my reviews (2)
5 1-08-2011
0150 my favorite fretwire

very good frets

Platz Alexander  Russia
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5 1-07-2011
Excellent product and service!

Thank you for excellent quality fret wire. I use your fret wire daily, it is the best!

Stew/Mac offers great products and a reasonable price. However, what impresses me the most is their quick shipping.

Dulcimers by Jeff  Hazard, Kentucky Read my reviews (2)
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5 12-09-2010
Wide fretwire 0150

Very good.

Fabiano shumurani  Angra dos reis -Brasil
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5 11-08-2010
Great Wire!

I gave myself a difficult challenge of fretting a cello which required bass-type frets to adhere to a small radius. This wire conformed well to the fingerboard and produced better-than-hoped-for results.

JC Leonard  Sarasota, FL Read my reviews (4)
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1 11-07-2010
Wears too quickly and is soft

I can personally wear through a set of frets on my banjo in a year if I use this fretwire. I like all the sizes that you have, but your supplier is making fret wire WAY to soft. Of course, the customers have to keep returning - but I don't think that getting repeat customers from fretwire that wears out so quickly is a boost for my business.

I have refretted instruments with 25 years of playing on them before they came into my shop, but 2 years after the refret with this wire, the instrument is back! I've heard all the arguments about tooling wear and tonal differences, but I don’t belie it is anything but the manufacturer of your fretwire being cheap, in my opinion.

Richie Dotson

Richie Dotson  Chesterfield, Virginia Read my reviews (3)
5 11-05-2010
Stew-Mac is the best

Got a large order, not just this fret wire, and couldn't be happier. One item came in a box that the delivery company damaged and a small set screw was very bent. Mentioned it on e-mail to Stew-Mac and it seems it was here before I even got up from the computer! This kind of customer service is unheard of and VERY appreciated.

Blind Armadillo Guitars  Venice, FL
5 10-12-2010
best fretwire I have ever used

The wide and high fret wire is easy to work with and can stand up to any wire out there. I have been doing refrets and new fret jobs for twenty years and I cannot say enough about stew-mac fretwire

howie cooperstein  las vegas nv
5 10-10-2010
Ideal big wire

I know good quality, been buying wire from Stew-Mac for years. This is exceptional as I can get multiple level-crown services out of it.

Jerry Pietrzak BlueMystGuitar  Clark NJ Read my reviews (6)
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