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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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3 11-19-2010
packaging

A few weeks ago I ordered some fret wire[20'] and a mandolin tail peice it arrived a week or so later the box it was shipped in was 20"x14"x2.5" a big box for a little order which cost me another $6.00 to canada post because of the size. I think a small cardboard tube aprox 2.5" diamater would have done better at less cost to both of us. But I must say the fret wire and the tail piece are great

gtay  canada
5 11-07-2010
Frets that are the best!

I see that every part I buy from you fits very well, but these little frets saved me so much time on my recent mandolin repair that I had time to play it for a while and enjoy my work! Kudos, you guys are the best!

Lennie Joseph  Rochelle Park NJ Read my reviews (7)
5 10-12-2010
Love it.

Unless a customer request something different, there getting StewMac wire. Plenty of sizes. I've never not been able to match up for a partial refret. I think its about time to start selling some stainless steel though.

Ricky Hendrix  Russellville Arkansas Read my reviews (8)
5 9-17-2010
by the ton!!

I buy stew mac fret wire a lot!! I use two profiles on my Cigar box guitars and buy 2-3 pounds a month!! its good Stuff!!

Back Porch Mojo  Southern Illinois Read my reviews (6)
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5 9-03-2010
Narrow fretwire

Over the years I have purchased fretwire from StewMac. Totally satisfied. Had one incident where one 2 ft section, out of at least a mile, that I have purchased. I would call this 99.99999%. Stick with StewMac. They are the best. Robert

Robert Smith  Spring Grove, PA Read my reviews (2)
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5 8-29-2010
Buy the pounders!

The tubes they come in are nicely labled and keep the fretwire straight and clean until your ready to snip 'em up.

Elroy Alpaca  Abington, MA Read my reviews (4)
5 7-03-2010
Refret job

Replaced my old Deering Banjo frets that were plum wore out, its fine and dandy now with these new ones. I do my own fret work.

bomark2002  WV Read my reviews (10)
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