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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String bending goods

By Hallgrim335 from Iceland
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 03, 2011


No probs with this.

excellent

By tituba from phx,az
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 22, 2011


i've done tons of refrets for the past 22+ years. i have always used a brand that sounds like "Tim runhop" 6100, but over the past 5-6 years i thought my fretting/refretting skills were going to the dogs. i would install the frets like i always had and had to do quite a bit more levelling and recrowning after the frets were installed??? after closer inspection i noticed that the "tim runhop"fretwire was SOOOOO inconsistent EVEN in width. i switched to the stew mac wire and can now do a refret almost w/o having to level the frets. great value!! time is money.

Jumbo Wide

By Tracy G from Indianapolis,IN
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 22, 2011


This is some great fretwire ! ! StewMac as always has super fast shipping, although $8 to ship a few strips of fretwire is a bit much but they have to pay their employees to box it up and mail it out. Tried this wire on a 59 LP replica I built and love it, ordered some more and put it on my other LP. Definately makes a difference in playability.

Right Frets!

By Vadym from Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 01, 2011


Easy work , top material! Excellent prodact!!!!

Very good!

By Rog+¬rio Rocha Matos from Brazil,S+úo Paulo
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 22, 2011


Good variety of sizes, great material to work with good durability and my clients love it,unlikely to appear better than this.

Gibson B-25 Restoration

By Bob Long from England
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Used the Wide Fretwire on a Gibson B-25 restoration project. It was perfect!

Just the thing

By Thylascene Custom Guitars from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 10, 2011


If your building a bass or a classic Gibson style guitar, the medium wide fretwire is a great addition to your workshop. A little extra height for touch up's over time, and that great classic " Jumbo " fret feel. Stewmac's speedy delivery gets it here when I need it, no hassles, no fuss. Great product.

This Fretwire

By gods_only_ua from Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 02, 2011


Super great. Good size and feel.

Nice

By Ron Snell from Dundee, Michigan
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Great product at a good price

Great wire

By JZ Guitars from Edison, NJ
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 30, 2011


I have been using Stew Mac fret wire for years and you would be hard pressed to find any better. They stay tight when installed and play great!!

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