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StewMac Wide Fretwire

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.100" to .110" width
Favored for string bending; used on many modern electric guitars and basses. (Late '50s Gibson® .098" jumbo fretwire is medium by modern standards.)

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 electric guitar. As wide, but much lower in height than modern jumbo rock frets. Good for partial fret jobs, to match large worn frets.

Wide/Low, 56-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0146-LB
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$49.98
$42.48

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Wide/Low, 2-foot piece

Item # 0146
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$4.44
$3.77

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For electric guitar or bass. Slightly taller than old Gibson jumbo wire; for leveling new frets with plenty of metal remaining for a traditional jumbo feel.

Wide/Medium, 50-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0149-LB
In stock, ready to ship!
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$49.98
$42.48

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Wide/Medium, 2-foot piece

Item # 0149
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$5.25
$4.46

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For electric guitar or bass. A little extra height for leveling and recrowning, if needed after installation or refretting.

Wide/High, 46-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0154-LB
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$50.79
$43.17

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Wide/High, 2-foot piece

Item # 0154
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$5.79
$4.92

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Unique pyramid profile for electric guitar or bass. A little extra height, and a unique profile with sloped sides.

Wide/Pyramid, 44-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0158-LB
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$48.09
$40.88

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Wide/Pyramid, 2-foot piece

Item # 0158
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$5.74
$4.88

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For electric guitar or bass. Modern "jumbo" fretwire used on ESP, Jackson, Ibanez, Kramer and similar guitars.

Wide/Highest, 46-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0150-LB
In stock, ready to ship!
15% OFF SALE

$49.86
$42.38

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Wide/Highest, 2-foot piece

Item # 0150
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15% OFF SALE

$5.72
$4.86

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StewMac Wide Fretwire

About This Item

.100" to .110" width
Favored for string bending; used on many modern electric guitars and basses. (Late '50s Gibson® .098" jumbo fretwire is medium by modern standards.)

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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Jumbo Frets

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This is a very good quality High & Wide Jumbo frets. Of course the service at StewMac is hard to beat anywhere.

5.0

They take excellent care in Packaging

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I bought a small stock of fret wire from Stewart MacDonald two or three years ago and they took great care when shipping it. It came in perfect condition unlike their competitors. This time I bought from a different distributor because the price was significantly lower but the shipping was not as it good. Stewart Mac fret wire came in straight 2 foot lengths with a nice protective cardboard roll around it. The competitors came pre bent to a radius that might or might not work. Also Stewart Mac labels there fret wire on like the competitor.

5.0

Must have fret wire size.

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Go to wire for refrets with jumbo size fret wire.

5.0

Excelent product

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Easy to work, easy to install.

4.0

Good product, Fast shipping, Always there!

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Stew Mac never fails to deliver the right stuff!

Thanx! Otto's Guitar Repair & Vintage Restoration [Austin, Tx.]

5.0

Quality products

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New to bass building, only made four so far. I don't think you can find a better vendor for parts, service and advice. You guys really help flatten out the learning curve.

4.0

fret review

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Good fret material

5.0

Love these Wide and Low Fretwire

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I Build Lap Steel Guitars An They Look Great on them
Best yet for Kountry Cuz music !

5.0

Great for you!

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I'm very happy with this.

5.0

Just what I needed

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A Strat came in for refretting and the customer wanted wire as close to OEM as possible this was a little taller than the original. the guitar came out well and everyone is happy.

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