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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 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0146-LB
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$47.60

3 or more $40.46
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Wide/low, 2 ft

Item # 0146
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.23

3 or more $3.60
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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 ft (1 lb)

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

$47.60

3 or more $40.46
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Wide/medium, 2 ft

Item # 0149
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$5.00

3 or more $4.25
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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 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0154-LB
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$48.37

3 or more $41.11
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Wide/high, 2 ft

Item # 0154
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$5.51

3 or more $4.68
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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 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0158-LB
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$45.80

3 or more $38.93
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Wide/Pyramid, 2 ft

Item # 0158
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.47

3 or more $4.65
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For electric guitar or bass. Modern "jumbo" fretwire used on ESP, Jackson, Ibanez, Kramer and similar guitars.

Wide/highest, 44 ft (1 lb)

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

$47.49

3 or more $40.37
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Wide/highest, 2 ft

Item # 0150
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.45

3 or more $4.63
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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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Good Frets

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I use for years the # 0150 and have no problem, i soft to work, resists to strings friction well, good hardness and durability! Now i'll try the wide pyramid #0158 ! Possible it'll save work and money!

5.0

Great fret wire

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This is my second time using Stewmac fret wire and I can't say anything but good things. Its easy to work with and has proven to be durable.

5.0

Wonderful Products

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Great Fretwire and another great Stew-Mac product. I really like the 150's for personal use. The bigger the fretwire the better the sound. Thank-you Stew-Mac.

5.0

Muy bueno

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Trabaja bien, se adapta bien al radio que se requiere y es fßcil de manejar

5.0

Good Stuff

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This fretwire matched up almost perfectly for a refret job I recently did on an Ovation. I did all the radiusing by hand, and the fretwire was easy to work with and produced great results.

5.0

Awesome

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This was the perfect thing for and old 80's Ibanez that need a partial refret due to an accident. They fit perfectly and were exact height as the old frets that had been leveled a couple of times.

5.0

fretwire

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love this wide fretwire, better then the thin wire by a long shot, even made my own bender and it works great

5.0

Refret job.

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The 150 fret can make your action super comfortable.

5.0

Jumbo Fret wire 154

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Consistent, reasonable price, and suitable for both guitar and bass. I generally only keep this in stock, and most clients are happy with it. It makes things simple for me, and I don't need to order a lot of different sizes of fret wire.

5.0

Great fretwire

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This is really good fretwire. It wasn't hard to work with, but seems very durable.

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