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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!

$49.75

3 or more $42.29
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Medium/Medium, 2-foot piece

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-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0141-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$48.61

3 or more $41.32
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Medium/High, 2-foot piece

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-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0152-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$43.00

3 or more $36.55
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Medium/Higher, 2-foot piece

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-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0155-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$52.37

3 or more $44.51
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Medium/Highest, 2-foot piece

Item # 0155
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.65

3 or more $3.95
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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.

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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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

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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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Medium Fretwire 

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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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Big Deal!

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My favorite frets! Respect!

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MED.MED. FRETS

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

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All Around Favorite!

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

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This might become my favorite wire too!

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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.

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Fretwire

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

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