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StewMac Narrow Fretwire


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.053" to .080"
Narrow fretwire was used on pre-World War II acoustic guitars. It is also used on modern banjos, mandolins, ukuleles and dulcimers.

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StewMac Narrow Fretwire
 

StewMac Narrow Fretwire
Modern standard mandolin fretwire. Popular for ukulele. This size is sometimes used for approximating old-style small banjo fretwire.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0764-LB  Narrow/low, 96 ft (1 lb)
Save by the pound!
Yes
$54.98
3 or more $46.73

 0764  Narrow/low, 2 ft Yes
$3.04


StewMac Narrow Fretwire
A bit larger than pre-war Martin guitar wire or pre-war banjo wire. This is the standard modern fretwire for banjos and dulcimers.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0147-LB  Narrow/medium, 70 ft (1 lb)
Save by the pound!
Yes
$52.46
3 or more $44.59

 0147  Narrow/medium, 2 ft Yes
$3.94


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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 Narrow Fretwire
StewMac Narrow Fretwire
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
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5 4-01-2014
Narrow wire

Well its narrow fret wire. Its wire, and its for fretting. So I used it. Works just like the rest of Stewmac wire. It fits in a fret slot and BAM, you have a narrow fret. Just like that.

Pacific North Coast Guitars  Washington USA Read my reviews (39)
5 3-16-2014
Great

Used this wire on my Uke and love it. Fast delivery and nice and straight

ericchico  chico,ca
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5 2-20-2014
Fret wire

I have been buying all of my fret wire from Stew Mac for years. The quality is consistent and the pricing is excellent.

Doug Raineault  Middletown, CT Read my reviews (9)
5 1-11-2014
Excellent Quality Wire

I used this fret wire to make some Cigar Box Mandolins and they turned out fine. Great wire for mandolin projects.

Jeremie Dunlap  Spokane WA Read my reviews (2)
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5 12-27-2013
Top quality

These are high quality frets! I order them in various sizes, they are the main fret wires used in my shop,

Fsoheili  NYC Read my reviews (12)
5 12-11-2013
Seems to be good fretwire

I am somewhat new at this, so this is not an expert review. I found the wire to be good quality and fit the project perfectly. I mainly reviewed this item to have a chance to commend Stewmac on their excellent customer service. I've had several orders, all were very quick to arrive, and all products were very good. Only one order problem, and Stewmac, without question, made it right. Thanks Stewmac, keep up the good work.

Leo S.  Iowa
5 11-30-2013
Great source

Built a uke for my daughter, and StewMac is a great source for everything you can't make yourself.

Ron B  New Hampshire
5 11-14-2013
My favorite

This is my choice for my Ukuleles... very good and easy to work with.

Alain Meilleur  Quebec, Canada Read my reviews (12)
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5 9-18-2013
good stuff

Narrow wire great for smaller fret boards. Will buy again!

donnas62  new orleans Read my reviews (3)
5 8-10-2013
don't fret...

nice, clean, install well and made fretwork a snap.

Peder Piper  Indianapolis Read my reviews (5)
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