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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Fret wire

By Doug Raineault from Middletown, CT
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 11, 2012


I have been getting all of my fret wire from Stew Mac for years. The quality and tolerances of the FW are excellent. Regardless of whether its a new build or re-fret the frets are easily intalled, hold tight and are easy to level and crown.

Just worked great

By Keith Rogers from TX
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 09, 2012


The wide/medium (149) wire I got was perfect for an old bass restoration, and the owner is very happy - what we all want. (After a few decades away from doing much in the way of building or repair, it's wonderful to come back to a company that's been around almost as long as I have:) - and they are still great.)

Fretwire!

By Unnar Orn from Iceland
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 01, 2012


Simply the best :)

My favourite fretwire

By Anders Backman from Alingsas, Sweden
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 09, 2012


My personal favourite fretwire is Stewart MacDonald's Wide/Medium fretwire, which I recommend to most of my customers. Superb quality!

Very quality

By Gusty from Ro
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 06, 2012


Very quality, always use them.

Fret Wire? What can I say

By GMCullan from Massachusetts
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 28, 2012


Excellent quality, easy to radius, Nice

This stuff is perfect!

By Pestvic from Sparks NV
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Its easy to cut/shape/etc. Don't get me wrong though, this stuff isn't soft. Its still really hard and lasts a long long time. Take time dressing and leveling and you will have a very fast and great playing fretboard :)

Good Stuff

By Skeesix CBGs from Cincinnati, Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 18, 2012


This is just what I needed to replace the very low fret wire on my Gibson ES-330. I've tried other wire, but this is the best.

Wide Fretwire

By SOutlawS from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 01, 2012


Execellent Quality for resonable price!

Tasti Eccellenti

By Alberto Lancellotta from Castellammare di Stabia (NA)
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 31, 2012


Utilizzo da sempre i tasti di StewMac...
sono eccellenti; realizzati con i migliori materiali; semplici da ricoronare e lucidare... Affidabili.

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