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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Product 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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Nice wire.

By RLowVaughn from Boise, Id.
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 26, 2012


I only use the finest materials so this wire is an obvious choice.

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By Steven K from Columbia, Maryland
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 04, 2012


Have used your fretwire on many projects,never had any problems.

Good stuff!

Easy to work with

By Danny Clayburn from Albuquerque, NM
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 23, 2012


Used the wide/high fret wire for my Tricone project. it bends easily, levels & crowns pretty easily, even for this newbie to fret work! They play really nice & smooth as well. I will repeat what some have said about the huge box + rates for shipping...seems a little silly when you only order a couple 2' lengths, but I guess thats when buying in bulk pays.

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By Brianm8461 from Waterford City, Ireland
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 20, 2012


Good quality and value for money.

It's a pity that such a small item has to ship in a big package, otherwise very happy with Stew-Mac service as per usual.

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By Martin from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 01, 2012


The only fretwire i use fot all my repair and building projects.

Perfect!

By Jerhico Guitars from Altona, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 29, 2012


Title says it all.

Thanks SM.

Good stuff!

By Chris Thomas from Elizabeth, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I have always used Stew Mac frets and I see no reason to use any other. Why fix it when it's not broke. Thank you for a fine product.

Very good wire.

By Mario Gabinho C+írdenas Vega from M+¬xico
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I think your wire is great. Easy to clean, easy to bend, easy to press or hammer in, etc. It would be better if one could pick different tangs for each crown size.

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By Tom Drinkwater from Oakland, Maine
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I've built dozens of guitars now, almost exclusively using Stew Mac's nickel silver fretwire. I've tried others but I keep coming back.

Perfect for Zero Fret

By Robert Bayer from St. Peters, MO.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 25, 2012


I used the 0150 wire for the zero fret in a '81 Gretsch BST1500. It was perfect for bass string height and had plenty of crown to dress down the treble side.

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