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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.

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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

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Narrow/Low, 2-foot piece

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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

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Narrow/Medium, 2-foot piece

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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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5.0

Mando Resto

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2 lengths worked perfectly for mandolin with a little left over.

5.0

Quick and Perfect!

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I am making a double-size ukulele that will actually play, despite the fact that the body will be a cake for a ukulele-club party. the base is two levels, about an inch apart, to provide sound. Banjo strings provide the tune, as I think they will sound brighter. I tried making my own frets and failed, These that you sent are absolutely perfect!

4.0

Good Quality Fretwire

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I bought this for a ukulele build and feel it easy to work with. The end result was very nice.

5.0

Good Fretwire

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Fit my mountain dulcimer fretwire slots perfectly. Nice straight wire for its flat fretboard.

5.0

high quality

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all ok, great product.

5.0

Good product!

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I am pleased with the fret wire and following assorted internet guides installed it successfully in my practice ukulele. The only fault was mine in that I should have ordered an additional foot. Thus several slots remain empty. Perhaps my ukulele skills will progress to where I need to fill them eventually, but for now I play easy chords near the top of the neck.

5.0

vintage guitar fret wire ( fits a large number of uses)

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This size is perfect for a large # of old necks

5.0

Perfect for Mountain Dulcimer

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Not much more to say. I've used this fretwire for several mountain dulclimer fret jobs. It works great.

5.0

Works Great

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Built three ukuleles. Had no problems with this fretwire. One of the necks was a bit bowed and even had to file it down quite a bit. Still worked fine. I've never used anything else that I might compare it to but it worked really well.

5.0

Narrow wire

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Well its narrow fret wire. Its wire, and its for fretting. So I used it. Works just like the rest of Stewmac wire. It fits in a fret slot and BAM, you have a narrow fret. Just like that.

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