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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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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-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0764-LB
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$54.98

3 or more $46.73
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Narrow/Low, 2-foot piece

Item # 0764
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$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-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0147-LB
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$52.46

3 or more $44.59
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Narrow/Medium, 2-foot piece

Item # 0147
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$3.94

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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.

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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5.0

Very Nice Material

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Great Product - Fast Delivery - Fair Price.
The three things that matter most, StewMac delivers.
True story.

5.0

StewMac Narrow Fretwire

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Fret wire was too small for the slots of a vintage tenor banjo. I have reordered larger wire.Good quality and fast service

5.0

Perfect size!

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I had a customer come in the shop with an Appalachian Woodrow. It had the typical Dorian scale seen on all dulcimer type instruments. My customer wanted the Woodrow to have a chromatic scale. I ordered this fretwire and it matches the existing fretwire perfectly.

5.0

qulity

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I have used this item before and it is very good

5.0

Fretwire

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Perfect for my Tennessee Music Box Build. Fast service, great products. Project came out great as well as the sound.

4.0

Some like'm big...Some like'm small!

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I needed the smallest fret wire for an instrument I was working on and this was it. I ordered it and it got here quickly. It was just what I needed to finish the job.

5.0

Flawless fretwire

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consistently excellent fretwire

5.0

Nice wire for vintage banjo

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Used this in a 1920's Cetta tenor banjo. Good quality fret wire that matched the original width and height pretty well. Stewmax shipping helps with the cost and I'm always happy with Stewmac's same day shipping.

5.0

Great for ukes!

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I tried using standard wire on ukes but this is much better for intonation and tone.

3.0

Good stuff!

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The best part of this product is the ability to purchase it in small quantities.

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