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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
In stock, ready to ship!

$47.60

3 or more $40.46
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Wide/Low, 2-foot piece

Item # 0146
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.23

3 or more $3.60
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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!

$47.60

3 or more $40.46
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Wide/Medium, 2-foot piece

Item # 0149
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.00

3 or more $4.25
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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
Due 1-3 days
Email when in stock

$48.37

3 or more $41.11
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Wide/High, 2-foot piece

Item # 0154
Due 1+ month
Email when in stock

$5.51

3 or more $4.68

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
In stock, ready to ship!

$45.80

3 or more $38.93
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Wide/Pyramid, 2-foot piece

Item # 0158
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.47

3 or more $4.65
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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!

$47.49

3 or more $40.37
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Wide/Highest, 2-foot piece

Item # 0150
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.45

3 or more $4.63
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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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Its always great

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I am writing a review for all the things I have ordered fro Stew Mac- EVERYTHING was always great, period. The few times there was a problem of any kind, they rectified it very fast, and were fantastic to deal with- I buy a lot of items, and it has always been fantastic. Michael C Gravatt

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The Best

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This is best quality metal fretwire. We use this on all our one piece Rushmore Custom Guitars!

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StewMac Wide Fretwire

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The fretwire is of excellent quality, as I would expect from StewMac. The website transaction was error-free and the delivery was exceptionally fast! I couldn't ask for more.

5.0

High Quality Fret Wire

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Stewmac fret wire is very consistent and takes to shaping and polishing well. I favor the #149 wire but have used other sized with the same results.

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Jumbo wire

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Perfect wire to use with uneven fingerboard and the need to recrown frets. Although almost "jumbo fretwire", it's shape is ideal for leveling and recrowning and you end up with slightly larger than standard frets.

5.0

Exellent product , very fast shipping

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as always, exellent service and product. Rigth for those like that are bending all the time

5.0

Excellent Jumbo fretwire

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This wire has the look and feel of the classic Gibson jumbo fretwire. The height and width are just right. It can be leveled/crowned to match a classic Gibson guitar, or it can be left high for a more modern feel, without feeling too ridiculously high. The height is such that a level/crown will not result in overly "flattened" frets. I'm glad I bought in bulk because I'll certainly be using it and recommending it in the future.

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Excellent.

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Excellent quality and easy to work them, its hardness is just, I bought a tube of my favorite # 0150-LB and just changed the frets of my favorite strato and these are great. I think I have fretted for the rest of my life for a friend too.

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Flawless fretwire

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consistently excellent fretwire

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Highest quality

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Among the best fret wire available.

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