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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.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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Perfect for what I need

By Johan from Cuauhtemoc
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Perfect for what I need

excellent

By p gaudreau from canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 18, 2011


excellent

Awesome Fretwire!

By Dave Andrews from Margate, South Africa
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 13, 2011


Used the med/med wire to re-fret an old Yamaha acoustic, that was very tired. Plays and sounds like new! No blemishes, and needed almost no levelling, as the heights were consistent. Nice tough wire too.

Medium High works best for me

By Everett from Alachua, Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 08, 2011


I've used this wire on scratch builds and refret jobs. It installs easily and seems to hold up well. I have found that two lenghts (4 feet) has consistently been enough for one guitar with up to 22 frets. I like the little bit of extra height with the medium high.

The Best!

By Armen Movsesian from Moscow, Russia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 06, 2011


These frets were pleasant to me more than Dunlop frets!

nice fretwire

By Fishdoctor from Montgomery, AL
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 05, 2011


very pleased with the wire. Easy to use and very uniform

fretwire, highest

By James Clark from Winnipeg, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 14, 2011


I was worried that the width wouldn't be sufficient and the tang wasn't sufficient, but the wire installed just fine and the new guitar sounds great.

Good sized frets on a Dreadnaught

By D Graber from Vermont
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 09, 2011


I bought this size for my first ever refret. Honestly I chose the size based on the description "Dan's Favorite...". The wire radiuses well, hammered into the slots and held just fine. After flat filing and radiusing, it polishs up and looks awesome. Attached is a pic of the refret before I polished the frets.

great fret wire

By sherman stockton from indiana
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 01, 2011


you will need to slightly over-radius this wire prior to cutting to length and installing. i cut a small slot (just big enough for the tang to slide through)in the top corner edge of my bench top and slid the wire through apllying enough pressure to achieve the right radius

THE fretwire!

By Claudio Kezen from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 27, 2011


In my opinion the best fretwire in the market.

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