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
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$49.75

3 or more $42.29
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Medium/medium, 2 ft

Item # 0148
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$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
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$48.61

3 or more $41.32
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Medium/high, 2 ft

Item # 0141
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$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
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$43.00

3 or more $36.55
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Medium/higher, 2 ft

Item # 0152
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$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
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$52.37

3 or more $44.51
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Medium/highest, 2 ft

Item # 0155
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$4.65

3 or more $3.95
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StewMac Medium Fretwire

.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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Good frets, but....

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Very good quality frets that match very well with vintage Gibsons. You need to start at the longer frets first in case you cut one short, you can use it up higher on the neck. There is not much waste on the length, so do not over measure on these, because you'll run out.

5.0

0157 wire

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I understand why this is Dan Erlewine's favorite! I also love the tubes they ship it in as they are great for keeping all my wire organized. I really appreciate the quantity discount. Fantastic wire!

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Fret-wire

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I have been using Stewmac fret-wire for years and stock a lot of it. It works & polishes well, wears well, and I've never had a complaint. I've used it for all fretted instruments.

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StewMac Fretwire

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This fretwire makes the job a breeze. The medium/medium is a good match for most guitars. I can actually get a 12 inch radius in the wire by coaxing the 2 foot section into a circle and it'll hold that radius without kinking. I'm sure this is not a preferred method, but it works for me. This wire wears very well too.

5.0

As always!

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Can you beat StewMac Fretwire...uhhhh no! As always, SM provides the most versatile and durable Fretwire I have ever come across. The special blend of Nickel to Silver creates a long-lasting and attractive metal, perfect for any guitar imaginable. Rock on StewMac!!

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For guitars only

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This wire is great for guitars. Useless for banjos.

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Medium Fret Wire

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Another first class product from SM

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148 fretwire

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This is the wire I put on all my custom neville guitars unless somebody specifies something else.I think this is the all around perfect height and width and top quality stuff

4.0

on a 59' archtop

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Used on a circa 1959 lesPaul style arch top, matched with perfectly seems a little tall for the age, but acceptable. the frets were cut by hand way back when but they were tapered... had to recut them all so the wire would work but that was expected due to the guitar. levels quick, polishes up to a chrome like gloss.

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Perfect size

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Top quality and size

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