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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Muy bueno

By hrcm from David, Chriqu+¡, Rep. de Panam+í
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Trabaja bien, se adapta bien al radio que se requiere y es fßcil de manejar

Good Stuff

By Leapin Lizard from Monument, Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 16, 2013


This fretwire matched up almost perfectly for a refret job I recently did on an Ovation. I did all the radiusing by hand, and the fretwire was easy to work with and produced great results.

Awesome

By TisDale Custom Guitars from Renton, WA, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 14, 2013


This was the perfect thing for and old 80's Ibanez that need a partial refret due to an accident. They fit perfectly and were exact height as the old frets that had been leveled a couple of times.

fretwire

By brianr from california
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 24, 2013


love this wide fretwire, better then the thin wire by a long shot, even made my own bender and it works great

Refret job.

By inkapm from Per+¦
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 10, 2013


The 150 fret can make your action super comfortable.

Jumbo Fret wire 154

By Bill Wilkat from Montreal, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 27, 2012


Consistent, reasonable price, and suitable for both guitar and bass. I generally only keep this in stock, and most clients are happy with it. It makes things simple for me, and I don't need to order a lot of different sizes of fret wire.

Great fretwire

By Michael S from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 27, 2012


This is really good fretwire. It wasn't hard to work with, but seems very durable.

Fretwire at its best!

By Midnight Lord from Ottawa
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 24, 2012


I stopped buying any other fretwire long time ago.

Very good quality as always

By Odir Nascimento from S+úo Gon+ºalo/Rio de Janeiro/ BRAZI
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Unfortunately in my country is difficult to achieve with frets that quality and good price. I've done this same purchase at other times Stwart Mac and hope to continue purchasing and receiving the product with the same quality and delivery time always acceptable to complete my project.
Thank you and recommend these frets!

the perfect compromise

By Ciro Marzio from Napoli - Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 18, 2012


This fretwire is probably the best one money can get.
Great sustain and tone. Not difficult to work with. Constant quality.
I am usually a rather critical reviewer but this is good stuff. You can work with it and depend on it. No problem at all.

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