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 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0146-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$47.60

3 or more $40.46
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Wide/low, 2 ft

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 ft (1 lb)

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

$47.60

3 or more $40.46
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Wide/medium, 2 ft

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 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0154-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$48.37

3 or more $41.11
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Wide/high, 2 ft

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 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0158-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$45.80

3 or more $38.93
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Wide/Pyramid, 2 ft

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, 44 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0150-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$47.49

3 or more $40.37
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Wide/highest, 2 ft

Item # 0150
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.45

3 or more $4.63
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Details

.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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Wide pyramid

By Luciano Italy from Foggia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 15, 2014


The greatest fretwire I used before!

Big-boy fretwire

By Bryan was taken already from Houston
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 09, 2014


Needed some really big fretwire to act as a zero fret for an 1969 Zim-Gar (Teisco). This really did the trick. Too bad you don't sell it by the fret!

Good 

By Pacific North Coast Guitars from Washington USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 01, 2014


Its wire and its for fretting and when you fret with it you get good frets. Its pretty strait forward. I cuts easily with nippers but wears well. Not much else to say.

Good stuff

By JSD from Europe
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 24, 2014


Good stuff !

Not what I expected

By theire ok from Avalon nj
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 05, 2014


I found It hard to shape it to the radius of the neck, and filing wasn't that great. Cutting them to size was fairly easy.

There's no going back after this fretwire!

By Shahid Mehkri from Bangalore, India
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 27, 2013


This fretwire makes playing a real joy! Bending's a delight, with the strings effortlessly gliding over the frets and back. And they sound brighter too! Imagine they'll last an age, the material and thickness requiring a gorilla hand to wear these frets out. Way to go, Stewmac!

Buenos 

By zudaka from Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Buenos

Good Frets

By Blazzio from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 03, 2013


I use for years the # 0150 and have no problem, i soft to work, resists to strings friction well, good hardness and durability! Now i'll try the wide pyramid #0158 ! Possible it'll save work and money!

Great fret wire

By Terence from Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 12, 2013


This is my second time using Stewmac fret wire and I can't say anything but good things. Its easy to work with and has proven to be durable.

Wonderful Products

By PFirefly from New Mexico (cleaner than old Mexico
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 25, 2013


Great Fretwire and another great Stew-Mac product. I really like the 150's for personal use. The bigger the fretwire the better the sound. Thank-you Stew-Mac.

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