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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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I've always used either Dunlop or German made wire. I had a refret for a customer - and felt that the sizes available to me were not right...the customers 62 reissue tele needed a vintage size wire with a little more height and width. This wire worked out perfectly. The wire is very good value and nice that it is packaged airtight - especially as here in Melbourne the salt air tends to corrode metal quicker than other cities I've lived in.

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Perfect fit

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Had an old 1980's ovation come in for it's second re fret. The frets went in with no problem at all. I was happy to find the exact match.

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experimental neck

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I like the medium fretwire and rosewood finger board I used on this neck made out of cherry. Thought I would give it a try on this curly maple body finished with Colortone blue dye. Thanks stewmac for your always great service and great products

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I'll stick with coils of fretwire

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I pre-grind fret ends, so it's important that I over-bend the fretwire by a precise amount in relation to the fretboard of the guitar at hand. Different 2' lengths of fretwire from the same tube of stew-mac fretwire would bend to different radii when sent through the fret-bender at the same setting. This meant that I over-bent and thus wasted a lot of fretwire and time. The problem is that Stew Mac gave me multiple batches (like yarn "dye lots") of fretwire in the same tube. I think that this isn't a problem for most folks but it's problematic for me. Also, the wire was pretty dirty requiring a good cleaning.

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Just Right

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Installed this fret wire on two 000 guitars. Just the right size and is well made. No installation problems.

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Fretwire

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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.

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Gretsch, refret

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

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The Best Med/Med Fret Wire

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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.

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Medium fretwire results

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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.

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fret wire

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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.

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