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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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5.0

Very good quality as always

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Unfortunately in my country is difficult to achieve with frets that quality and good price. I've done this same purchase at other times Stwart Mac and hope to continue purchasing and receiving the product with the same quality and delivery time always acceptable to complete my project.
Thank you and recommend these frets!

5.0

the perfect compromise

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This fretwire is probably the best one money can get.
Great sustain and tone. Not difficult to work with. Constant quality.
I am usually a rather critical reviewer but this is good stuff. You can work with it and depend on it. No problem at all.

5.0

Fret wire

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I have been getting all of my fret wire from Stew Mac for years. The quality and tolerances of the FW are excellent. Regardless of whether its a new build or re-fret the frets are easily intalled, hold tight and are easy to level and crown.

5.0

Just worked great

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The wide/medium (149) wire I got was perfect for an old bass restoration, and the owner is very happy - what we all want. (After a few decades away from doing much in the way of building or repair, it's wonderful to come back to a company that's been around almost as long as I have:) - and they are still great.)

5.0

Fretwire!

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Verified Buyer


Simply the best :)

5.0

My favourite fretwire

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Verified Buyer


My personal favourite fretwire is Stewart MacDonald's Wide/Medium fretwire, which I recommend to most of my customers. Superb quality!

5.0

Very quality

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Verified Buyer


Very quality, always use them.

5.0

Fret Wire? What can I say

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Verified Buyer


Excellent quality, easy to radius, Nice

5.0

This stuff is perfect!

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Its easy to cut/shape/etc. Don't get me wrong though, this stuff isn't soft. Its still really hard and lasts a long long time. Take time dressing and leveling and you will have a very fast and great playing fretboard :)

5.0

Good Stuff

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Verified Buyer


This is just what I needed to replace the very low fret wire on my Gibson ES-330. I've tried other wire, but this is the best.

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