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
In stock, ready to ship!

$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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Product 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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Big Deal!

By Vadym from Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 23, 2012


My favorite frets! Respect!

MED.MED. FRETS

By POPPY DOUGLAS from LA.
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 09, 2012


I build cigar box guitars.You can`t go wrong with these, especially if you buy them by the pound.

All Around Favorite!

By Archtop from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 19, 2012


This is my favorite fretwire. Not too big, not too small. Cuts great. Perfect wire for smaller instruments!

This might become my favorite wire too!

By Dogwood Guitars from Kansas City, MO
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I used this slightly wider and higher wire when re-fretting a Taylor that had similar wire installed. I really like the extra height, and the guitar's owner (who plays many hours a month) will benefit from more metal to dress in the future. My only issue was that this wire did not fit the .023 slot as claimed. The tang was fine but the barbs were so wide that I had to crimp all the barbs to prevent the neck from back-bowing. This is nice to know for the future when dealing with wide slots, but it was an unexpected development on this job. Otherwise, 4 stars.

Fretwire

By jule553648 from Slovenia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 07, 2012


Good quality, the tang could be a little longer, since the cuts in Stewmac fretboards are deeper. I filled the holes with CA glue.

Qualidade

By Rodrigo Gomes from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 27, 2012


Spo os melhores para se trabalhar, excelente timbre.

A little too soft

By MarkE from Wake Forest, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 23, 2012


This wire is a little too soft for me. It also doesn't sit deep enough into the slot in my opinion.

Crossties for your railroad!

By Kenneth from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Easy to work with: does exactly what its told to without too much sass.

Great Fretwire

By EMichaelJ from Dayton Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 08, 2012


Bought a "pounder." Good deal, should keep me supplied for a long time.

XXX

By Annieviolette from France
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 06, 2012


It's the first time I am working on building a guitar but, I'm happy about this item, it does its job very well.

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