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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
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$54.98

3 or more $46.73
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Narrow/Low, 2-foot piece

Item # 0764
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$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-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0147-LB
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$52.46

3 or more $44.59
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Narrow/Medium, 2-foot piece

Item # 0147
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$3.94

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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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Great fret wire

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The item is great like everything I get from stew mac.

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Perfect size wire for banjo and ukulele- After all the labor of making a banjo, it makes no sense to go cheap on fret wire- I'll stick with Stew-Mac!

5.0

Old guitar new again.

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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.

4.0

Good quality, again, a bit expensive

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Good quality, again, a bit expensive

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Narrow Fretwire

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Great product. Made the best sounding tenor ukulele ever!

3.0

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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.

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

5.0

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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.

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Quality Supplies!

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For those vintage mandolins!

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

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