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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-foot pack (1 pound)

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

$49.75

3 or more $42.29
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Medium/Medium, 2-foot piece

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-foot pack (1 pound)

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

$48.61

3 or more $41.32
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Medium/High, 2-foot piece

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-foot pack (1 pound)

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

$43.00

3 or more $36.55
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Medium/Higher, 2-foot piece

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-foot pack (1 pound)

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

$52.37

3 or more $44.51
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Medium/Highest, 2-foot piece

Item # 0155
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.65

3 or more $3.95
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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.

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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1.0

0152 Fret wire, Big Dissapointment

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I recently had 2 guitars re-fretted with 0152 wire since I was looking for slightly narrower wires this time around. I now very much wished I stuck with my usual fret wire from another manufacturer. :(

After the work was done, I took one of my guitars to a 3.5 hour gig and by the end of the night, frets were completely wasted. They had perpendicular grooves on the top 3 plain strings from the strings slapping against the frets and even the wound strings did some "damage" to them. My usual brand frets last me about 3~4 years of gigs and recording works and I, along with the luthier who did the work, were quite disappointed with these wires from StewMac.

Obviously we re-fretted the first victim and are in a process in fixing the other. I am not a hobbiest guitar player and my guitars get used for gigs and recordings, so I just can't afford to have sub-standard products on my guitars.

In all fairness, there may have been some supply issues but I would recommend others to look elsewhere for good quality fret wire for now.

5.0

Exactly what I needed

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Verified Buyer


This fretwire is easy to work with, priced well, and does the job. I will buy again for future builds.

5.0

Fretwire

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Verified Buyer


No problems with this wire it made for a perfect fret job.

5.0

Fret Wire

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Verified Buyer


Worked like a charm with the slots cut with the japanese Saw you guys sell, really nice!

5.0

wires?

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Verified Buyer


PErfect for my job! nice!

5.0

great fret

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Verified Buyer


it is definitely one of my favorite..
great for all blues lovers,easy to bend the string,the feel is great.
it is esy to work with to..
it is also my client favorite..
we just call it narrow and tall :-)

5.0

again perfect

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Verified Buyer


as usual....the one and only !

5.0

just the right height and width

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Verified Buyer


I like this wire cause its tall but narrower than my strat.So its easier to play in the higher part of the neck without fretting out when you bend the notes.

4.0

not bad

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Verified Buyer


Was a perfect match for the job I had to do (guy didn't want a complete refret as he never leaves the first 4 frets, which were wore right in to the fretboard).

Havn't had any problems yet, have extra left overs so I think I'll use it in a mandolin or something.

5.0

Very high quality

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Verified Buyer


Deep tang and high enough to level and re-shape easily. Love 'em

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