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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.)

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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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.

Wide/Low, 56-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0146-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$49.98

3 or more $42.48
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Wide/Low, 2-foot piece

Item # 0146
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.44

3 or more $3.77
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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.

Wide/Medium, 50-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0149-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$49.98

3 or more $42.48
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Wide/Medium, 2-foot piece

Item # 0149
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.25

3 or more $4.46
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For electric guitar or bass. A little extra height for leveling and recrowning, if needed after installation or refretting.

Wide/High, 46-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0154-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$50.79

3 or more $43.17
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Wide/High, 2-foot piece

Item # 0154
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.79

3 or more $4.92
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Unique pyramid profile for electric guitar or bass. A little extra height, and a unique profile with sloped sides.

Wide/Pyramid, 44-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0158-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$48.09

3 or more $40.88
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Wide/Pyramid, 2-foot piece

Item # 0158
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.74

3 or more $4.88
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For electric guitar or bass. Modern "jumbo" fretwire used on ESP, Jackson, Ibanez, Kramer and similar guitars.

Wide/Highest, 46-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0150-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$49.86

3 or more $42.38
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Wide/Highest, 2-foot piece

Item # 0150
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.72

3 or more $4.86
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StewMac Wide Fretwire

About This Item

.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.)

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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Jumbo Wide

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This is some great fretwire ! ! StewMac as always has super fast shipping, although $8 to ship a few strips of fretwire is a bit much but they have to pay their employees to box it up and mail it out. Tried this wire on a 59 LP replica I built and love it, ordered some more and put it on my other LP. Definately makes a difference in playability.

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Right Frets!

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Easy work , top material! Excellent prodact!!!!

5.0

Very good!

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Verified Buyer


Good variety of sizes, great material to work with good durability and my clients love it,unlikely to appear better than this.

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Gibson B-25 Restoration

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Verified Buyer


Used the Wide Fretwire on a Gibson B-25 restoration project. It was perfect!

5.0

Just the thing

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Verified Buyer


If your building a bass or a classic Gibson style guitar, the medium wide fretwire is a great addition to your workshop. A little extra height for touch up's over time, and that great classic " Jumbo " fret feel. Stewmac's speedy delivery gets it here when I need it, no hassles, no fuss. Great product.

5.0

This Fretwire

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Verified Buyer


Super great. Good size and feel.

5.0

Nice

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Verified Buyer


Great product at a good price

5.0

Great wire

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Verified Buyer


I have been using Stew Mac fret wire for years and you would be hard pressed to find any better. They stay tight when installed and play great!!

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Wide Fret Wire

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Verified Buyer


I had a guitar who's owner wanted only the first 5 frets replaced. Stew Mac
wide fret wire was a match, installed
well and made for a nice playing neck
once leveled,crowned and polished with
Stew Mac fretting tools.

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Great products

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Verified Buyer


I have bought several items frm stew mac. and all have been up to par. I have tried to buy things from the internet at a lower price and they seen to be junk. But you get what you pay for.I build Basses and sell them for a great price. I will always get my products from stew mac. Thanks Tom.

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