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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Excelent frets

By TKOjams from Enfield,CT USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 07, 2012


I use the Wide/low 0146 frets for all my builds. After dressing the frets they have a wonderful worn in feel, almost like the old "fretless wonders" used back in the '50's. Love 'em!!

perfect 

By Triskel Workshop from Antwerp, Belgium
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 22, 2012


as usual....the one and only !

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By niponz from Thailand
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 12, 2012


Good Quality

Super Wire

By CA Guitarworks from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 08, 2012


A mountain of fret wire for a great price.

excellent product

By zex guitars from Serbia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 08, 2012


extra quality

The classic medium Jumbo

By Enigma Guitar Workshop from Greece
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, December 05, 2011


Very good stuff, I have put it on dozens of guitars. If you have to install it in a Fender fretboard you must be aware for the neck compression. Trim the burbs and install the frets 3-4 pieces at a time, while you checking for the straightness.

Nice quality fretwire

By Thin Man Music from Alameda, California
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Good quality metal. It holds its shape well when bent and hammered. Also works well with a press and caul.

excellent

By p gaudreau from canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 18, 2011


excellent

Wide fretwire

By Eugene Moles from Nashville, TN
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 18, 2011


Replaced the frets on 3 guitars last week. Customers love the fretwire. Stewmac has the quickest shipping!

Refrett

By Jim Miller/ Guitar Rehab from Fort Atkinson WI.
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, November 14, 2011


I got exactly what I expected and the end result was spectaculer. Thanks Guys! My second refrett job and first Strat.

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