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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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Great supplies for my guitar making.

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

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Excellent Service

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Have always received excellent service from StewMac on every order.

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does the job, then some.

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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.

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Bought fretwire

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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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Easy to work with and looks great. Shipping is fast too!

5.0

not sure

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I'VE not used the fretwire as of yet, so I can't actually give it a review. But I'll give it a five star rating, because Stewart Macdonald always makes good products.

5.0

fret wire

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great packaging and great service.

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music supplies

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my parts are good,thanks.

5.0

good!

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good!!

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