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.

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.

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Modern standard mandolin fretwire. Popular for ukulele. This size is sometimes used for approximating old-style small banjo fretwire.

Narrow/low, 96 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0764-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$54.98

3 or more $46.73
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Narrow/low, 2 ft

Item # 0764
In stock, ready to ship!

$3.04

3 or more $2.58
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A bit larger than pre-war Martin guitar wire or pre-war banjo wire. This is the standard modern fretwire for banjos and dulcimers.

Narrow/medium, 70 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0147-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$52.46

3 or more $44.59
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Narrow/medium, 2 ft

Item # 0147
In stock, ready to ship!

$3.94

3 or more $3.35
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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.

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.

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.

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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Works Great

By Rian from Bloomington, IN
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 29, 2014


Built three ukuleles. Had no problems with this fretwire. One of the necks was a bit bowed and even had to file it down quite a bit. Still worked fine. I've never used anything else that I might compare it to but it worked really well.

Narrow wire

By Pacific North Coast Guitars from Washington USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 01, 2014


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.

Great

By ericchico from chico,ca
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 16, 2014


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

Fret wire

By Doug Raineault from Middletown, CT
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 20, 2014


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

Excellent Quality Wire

By Jeremie Dunlap from Spokane WA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 11, 2014


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

Top quality

By Fsoheili from NYC
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 27, 2013


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

Seems to be good fretwire

By Leo S. from Iowa
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 11, 2013


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.

Great source

By Ron B from New Hampshire
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 30, 2013


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

My favorite

By Alain Meilleur from Quebec, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 14, 2013


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

good stuff

By donnas62 from new orleans
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 18, 2013


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

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