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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
In stock, ready to ship!

$48.37

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

Item # 0154
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.51

3 or more $4.68
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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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$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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Excellent fretwire!!!

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Stewmac fretwire #150 & #155 are my favourite choice!!! Highly recomendable!!

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Excellent for bending!

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This wire is great for bending strings. I rebuilt a 1960s teisco and refretted with this and turned it into a shredder!! I changed to Wilkinson pups and a bunch of smoothed factory parts.

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Perfect for the job!

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This fret wire was an almost perfect match for a refret in a 1968 Gibson EB-2D bass.

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