StewMac Medium Fretwire

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.080" to .095"
Medium widths are the most popular (used extensively by Martin, Fender and Gibson). #0148 Medium is our best seller.

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 acoustic or electric guitar. The most popular wire for refretting Martin, Fender, Guild, Gibson and other guitars.

Medium/medium, 68 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0148-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$49.75

3 or more $42.29
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Medium/medium, 2 ft

Item # 0148
In stock, ready to ship!

$3.86

3 or more $3.28
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For acoustic or electric guitar. Somewhat narrower than our #0149 wide/medium fretwire, it can be redressed without becoming too flat.

Medium/high, 52 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0141-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$48.61

3 or more $41.32
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Medium/high, 2 ft

Item # 0141
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.64

3 or more $3.94
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Dan Erlewine's favorite fretwire!
For acoustic or electric guitar. Combines extra width with extra crown height.

Medium/higher, 54 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0152-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$43.00

3 or more $36.55
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Medium/higher, 2 ft

Item # 0152
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.74

3 or more $4.03
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For acoustic or electric guitar. Extra height for leveling and recrowning after installation or refretting.

Medium/highest, 60 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0155-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$52.37

3 or more $44.51
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Medium/highest, 2 ft

Item # 0155
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.65

3 or more $3.95
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Product Details

.080" to .095"
Medium widths are the most popular (used extensively by Martin, Fender and Gibson). #0148 Medium is our best seller.

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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Fretwire

By Schwagdog from Pennsylvania
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 23, 2011


The Medium/Highest fret wire - #155 was used recently on a 1960 Convertible Danelectro neck. I found it easy to use and pre-crowning was a breeze. I do it by hand - with gloves of course - so it was a breeze. I actually like the Jumbo wire better but this is just as superb to work with.

Gretsch, refret

By oldman from Edgewood, New Mexico
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 21, 2011


wire was uniform and worked great, I was very pleased with the results.

The Best Med/Med Fret Wire

By Don Doerr from Lawton, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 17, 2011


I like to build mountain dulcimers in my spare time and have purchased my fret wire from other sources. However, I decided to try Stewart-MacDonald after my last order of fret wire came coiled so it could fit in a same shipping box. My first fret wire from Stewart-MacDonald was shipped in a nice long box that kept the wire nice and straight, which is nice sine the fingerboard on a mountain dulcimer is flat and not curved. The quality of the product was outstanding. I think I have found a new source for my fret wire.

Medium fretwire results

By D. Morris from Cowley, Wy
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 06, 2011


I have used this size on Fender, Gibson, and Gretsch guitars with excellent results that required the least amount of fret leveling. My latest project on a 1956 Gretsch only necessitated dressing the fret ends.

fret wire

By ERIC SELLS from COLORADO
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 29, 2011


what can I say all of the fret wire I have purchased from Stewart McDonald has been perfect. I cant say enough about the products and service I get from the staff at Stew mac thanks to everyone keep up the good work.

Needed Medium High For Vintage Fender '63 Duo-Sonic

By James M. Powers from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 29, 2011


My May '63 Fender Duo-Sonic needed a fingerboard leveling and new frets. The medium/medium slipped out of the slots (you have to pound out the wire sideways,) so I bought medium/high 6 feet which was more than enough for the fret job. It came out great. Thanks Stew-Mac for great instructional videos. James Powers

Med. Higher

By JTE Guitar Works from La Pine, Oregon
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 17, 2011


I can see why this is Dan's Favorite fret wire. It easy to work and makes for a great job.

0152 dan's fretwire

By fred from vansant, va
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 22, 2010


This medium/higher fretwire that Dan designed is definitely my favorite. It is high enough for fast picking and also great for chording. Best wire that i have tried.

easy fret

By rickey hammond from sun valley, nv
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 01, 2010


The stew-mac fret wire was as close to perfect as you get. There was very little need for filing. Mostly a little polishing. The guitar plays beautify. Easy fret job !

The ONLY one frets!

By Utopia Custom Shop from Alessandria -Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I done several guitars in my life and i try all brands of frets , these Frets are the best on the market. I never find anything wrong. It bends easily and is hard enough to dress fine without glue or other stuff from 4 to 13 strings necks !

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