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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-foot pack (1 pound)

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

$57.73

3 or more $49.07

Narrow/Low, 2-foot piece

Item # 0764
In stock, ready to ship!

$3.19

3 or more $2.71

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-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0147-LB
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$55.08

3 or more $46.82

Narrow/Medium, 2-foot piece

Item # 0147
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$4.14

3 or more $3.52
 
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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.

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

Seems to be good fretwire

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I am somewhat new at this, so this is not an expert review. I found the wire to be good quality and fit the project perfectly. I mainly reviewed this item to have a chance to commend Stewmac on their excellent customer service. I've had several orders, all were very quick to arrive, and all products were very good. Only one order problem, and Stewmac, without question, made it right. Thanks Stewmac, keep up the good work.

5.0

Great source

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Verified Buyer


Built a uke for my daughter, and StewMac is a great source for everything you can't make yourself.

5.0

My favorite

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Verified Buyer


This is my choice for my Ukuleles... very good and easy to work with.

5.0

good stuff

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Verified Buyer


Narrow wire great for smaller fret boards. Will buy again!

5.0

don't fret...

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Verified Buyer


nice, clean, install well and made fretwork a snap.

4.0

Great Frets

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Verified Buyer


Have used on 4 ukes and all appear to be fine. Waiting for the test of customers, they may be a bit small for some people?

5.0

Good stuff!

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Verified Buyer


Makes fretting or refretting a breeze, cuts and files easily and seems to last a long time.

5.0

Top Quality Fretwire

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Verified Buyer


I really appreciate the quality of all the items I get from StewMac and their fretwire is no exception. I hang my different sizes on pegboard and love how they are easy to keep organized. As an added bonus it is easy to see when I'm running low so I can reorder before I run out. I also really appreciate the discount they provide on quantity orders. Great job as always StewMac!

5.0

Perfect for the job.

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Verified Buyer


I had to do a partial refret on a 1960 Martin type A Mandolin, and this was exactly right. The customer was delighted with it.

4.0

Narrow fretwire

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Verified Buyer


A bit more challenging than larger fretwire. Very few tools are made to deal with this so be prepared to make your own or alter those available for medium wire.

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