StewMac Narrow Fretwire

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.053" to .080"
Narrow fretwire was used on pre-World War II acoustic guitars. It is also used on modern banjos, mandolins, ukuleles and dulcimers.

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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Modern standard mandolin fretwire. Popular for ukulele. This size is sometimes used for approximating old-style small banjo fretwire.

Narrow/low, 96 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0764-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$54.98

3 or more $46.73
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Narrow/low, 2 ft

Item # 0764
In stock, ready to ship!

$3.04

3 or more $2.58
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A bit larger than pre-war Martin guitar wire or pre-war banjo wire. This is the standard modern fretwire for banjos and dulcimers.

Narrow/medium, 70 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0147-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$52.46

3 or more $44.59
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Narrow/medium, 2 ft

Item # 0147
In stock, ready to ship!

$3.94

3 or more $3.35
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.053" to .080"
Narrow fretwire was used on pre-World War II acoustic guitars. It is also used on modern banjos, mandolins, ukuleles and dulcimers.

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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Old guitar new again.

By Robert Bayer from St. Peters, MO.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 25, 2012


The 0147 wire was perfect for re fretting my old Harmony parlor guitar.
Picked it up at a flea market for $10 Re glued some loose parts,put on a Stew-Mac bone nut, some Stew-Mac restoration tuners , did a re fret, and now I have a great playing baby guitar for under $75 total. Thanks Stew-Mac.

Good quality, again, a bit expensive

By Yaron Naor from Bat Hefer, Israel
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 11, 2012


Good quality, again, a bit expensive

Narrow Fretwire

By Sonny Tremoulet from Edmonds, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 07, 2012


Great product. Made the best sounding tenor ukulele ever!

Fretwire

By guitarwoodrat from Cumberland Gap, Tn
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Works easy, maybe too easy. If your carefull the wire does a very good job. If the wire was a little bit harder it would save waste from a piece bending from cutting the tang to set over binding.

fretwire

By boiliebill from england
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 15, 2012


great product easy to fit and the tube save you having it all over your work shop

fret wire

By Allan D from Timmins Ontario Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I needed narrow fret wire for a new banjo build. Stew mac always has what I need in stock with fast shipping. Had ordered elsewhere but my order never arrived. Will stick with stew mac.

Quality Supplies!

By Wilmer Gingerich from Jamesport MO
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 17, 2011


For those vintage mandolins!

narrow fretwire

By dick wade from export,pa.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 04, 2011


Great stuff. Its a good match for a partial replacement on Weber mandolins and Deering banjos. I have a selection of sizes on hand.

perfect

By Zack from Gulf Breeze FL
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 02, 2011


best fret for the money

Banjolele

By Rockabillybob from smithsburg md
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Your fretwire did an outstanding job of restoring the neck of my 1920's banjolele. The old brass frets were way to low for the action and taller frets made life easier. I would like a longer tang.

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