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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
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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Fast delivery, excelent products as usual.

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Just Right

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This fret wire was the correct size to fit a cruddy Washburn that I was practicing my luthier junior skills on.

5.0

Consistently Great!

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I use StewMac Fretwire for all of my builds and have never had any negative issues. I have no reason to look any further because the quality is very consistent!

5.0

My Favourite Size of Fretwire

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Great for basses, great for electric guitars. Thanks.

5.0

Dimensions parfaites

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Le pied de frette est parfait et rentre bien. Excellent. Il y a juste la boîte de livraison qui est grosse, je ne sais pas si ça fait monter les frais de livraison.

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Excellent but...

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So far it's amazing, it should be noted that more than one length is required for a fretboard though, so don't cheap out and get just one thinking you'll get your job finished, cuz you Will come up short by at least 10 frets

5.0

Wide pyramid

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The greatest fretwire I used before!

5.0

Big-boy fretwire

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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!

5.0

Good 

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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.

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Good stuff

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Good stuff !

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