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
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$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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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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StewMac Medium Fretwire

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0157 wire

By justinarts from West Texas, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 07, 2013


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!

Fret-wire

By Get Rhythm Guitarworks from Bracebridge, Ont. Can.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 07, 2013


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.

StewMac Fretwire

By Jim Weiland from Cincinnati, OH
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 19, 2013


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.

As always!

By Cynosure from Miami. FL
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 08, 2013


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!!

For guitars only

By Mark Harper from Lexington KY
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 06, 2013


This wire is great for guitars. Useless for banjos.

Medium Fret Wire

By Colinz from Auckland New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 27, 2013


Another first class product from SM

148 fretwire

By Neville Guitars from Hermansville,MI.USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 27, 2013


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

on a 59' archtop

By Frank91 from Wisconsin U.S.A.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 27, 2013


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.

Perfect size

By Adrian Stuckey from Gold Coast Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 27, 2013


Top quality and size

Medium Fretwire 

By benderb9 from St Petersburg,FL
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 29, 2012


Placed an order for a second pound in about a year. I really like the action and feel of this wire. Tall but without a scalloped neck feel and wide but not so much as to feel imprecise. I've used it on standard six string guitars, classical and even cigar box guitars with equally excellent results. Its Dan Erlewine's favorite and I like it too (-;

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