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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

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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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5.0

Brown Sugar telecaster with 152 fretwire

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This is my version of telecaster with 152 fretwire. This fretwire is my first choice in all guitar that I build.

5.0

Medium high fret wire

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Verified Buyer


This is it. Its the fret wire most like Gibson "jumbo" fret wire of the mid-late 50's. Its not quite as wide as modern jumbo fret wire and low enough that you wont have to level it down to get to vintage height (unless you want the feel of very worn frets).

4.0

Seems to be good

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Verified Buyer


I just finished my 1952 Telecaster copy and used this wire and it seems to be pretty good. I had some issues with a couple pieces seating into the fret board but overall seems pretty good. I am curious to see how well it holds up.

5.0

Fretwire

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Verified Buyer


This wire works great. And is tall enough to level and still have plenty of material to crown and polish.

5.0

Easy to work with.

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Verified Buyer


I buy in bulk so I don't have to worry about running out. Great quality wire.

3.0

Tang Width

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Fret wire is easy to work with, but the tang size is a little to wide for my 2007 D28. I had to file tang on both sides to get it to fit. Stewmac said their fret tang width is all standard...doesn't fit my guitar. Maybe my fault, but still.

4.0

Medium Fretwire

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Easy to work with. Bends and cuts and sands down easily. I completed a neck and still had an entire wire left over. Couple more fret jobs and the next one will be "free".

5.0

Fender seekers are better off sticking to this fretwire

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Verified Buyer


This medium fretwire is ideal for those that play with a heavy hand.

5.0

Outstanding wire...perfect!

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Verified Buyer


A very good wire for replacing worn frets, or doing a fret install on a new fingerboard...5 stars!

5.0

Top Notch as usual

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Verified Buyer


I have never had a problem with any Stewart Macdonald Products and I have used a fair bit of it. I received my order in great time (considering we are talking shipped to Canada)3 days to the door? WOW!.
I love the periodic catalogs that have been mysteriously landing in my mailbox for a few years.
My Stewart Macdonald link is pasted on my desktop in 4 inch letters because quite simply it is the first place I look for parts. Great stuff!
I buy the fretwire by the pound and you get lots. I believe I did 4 guitars with the last pound. Might have been 5.

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