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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!

$52.24

3 or more $44.40
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Medium/Medium, 2-foot piece

Item # 0148
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.05

3 or more $3.44
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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!

$51.04

3 or more $43.38
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Medium/High, 2-foot piece

Item # 0141
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.87

3 or more $4.14
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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!

$45.15

3 or more $38.38
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Medium/Higher, 2-foot piece

Item # 0152
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.98

3 or more $4.23
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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!

$54.99

3 or more $46.74
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Medium/Highest, 2-foot piece

Item # 0155
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.88

3 or more $4.15
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StewMac Medium Fretwire

About This Item

.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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5.0

Too soon to tell, but I expect all will be excellent!

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My recent purchase of fret-wire was shipped directly to a luthier where it will be used on a new guitar I have on order.

I have been notified that the fret-wire did successfully arrive at destination and my instrument is now in the building process. No complaints were made about the wire so I am sure it is more than adequate.

5.0

Medium/ medium wire, very good for that vintage strat.

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The medium/medium is the perfect wire for that old strat, where one wants to keep the vintage feel. And on laminate boards that are not very thick, these work really well.

Simmons Luthiery
San Antonio, tX

5.0

The good stuff

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Verified Buyer


Always buy my fretwire from stewmac. Best wire I ve everseen.

5.0

#148 fret wire.

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Verified Buyer


I have been using this fret wire for over 20 years with great results and is the most called for when doing re-fret work. That said, I use all of the StewMac fret wire and keep everyone of them on hand.

Dennis Kwasnycia

5.0

The best materials make the best guitars!

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I buy 2-3 pounds a month it's always fast, always good I can't imagine using anything else!

5.0

Great supplies for my guitar making.

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Great people to work with when ordering. Very polite and helpful.

5.0

Excellent Service

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Have always received excellent service from StewMac on every order.

5.0

does the job, then some.

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Verified Buyer


I use standard medium (148?) for general refrets, but where customers are open to suggestion I use medium/higher (152?). I tried it on a customer's instrument with action and volume output issues (an old Yamaha) and it went from an unplayable wimp to an absolute marvel.
Encouraged, I refretted my Martin 0000-28H with the big frets and it sounds like thunder - more volume, sustain and superior tone. Don't use the high wire if you use very light strings or play by squeezing hard between the frets - it'll play sharp.

5.0

Bought fretwire

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Verified Buyer


Ordered Fretwire from Stew Mac and it was shipped and received in a very timely fashion. Great Job Stew Mac.

5.0

Worked Perfect

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Only needed to replace 1 damaged fret in a bound neck acoustic. Perfect size & fit, leveled and crowned with no problems.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 8 See StewMac Medium Fretwire
on page 8 of our StewMac Digital Catalog