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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Wide Fret Wire

By Rick Shaw from Manchester,N.H.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I had a guitar who's owner wanted only the first 5 frets replaced. Stew Mac
wide fret wire was a match, installed
well and made for a nice playing neck
once leveled,crowned and polished with
Stew Mac fretting tools.

Great products

By tom martinson from Morristown Tn. USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I have bought several items frm stew mac. and all have been up to par. I have tried to buy things from the internet at a lower price and they seen to be junk. But you get what you pay for.I build Basses and sell them for a great price. I will always get my products from stew mac. Thanks Tom.

Wide/Highest Fret wire

By mike2036 from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 13, 2011


great fret wire but i bought the 1pound supply and found 3 lengths dented so far while re-fretting. Yet to look at the other lengths

exceptional

By Gilton ss from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 25, 2011


0150, for me the best

First fret attempt

By Forrester from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 20, 2011


I'm making a unique solidbody guitar for school and decided to use this fretwire. I didn't have any of the required tools to place them in so I used my own approach. These came shiny smooth and after placing them in my way, are still mint. Great quality :)

Don't fret, just buy.

By agnusguitars from champaign, il
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 17, 2011


I used the wide/highest for my first build. Not too hard to bend by hand, cuts easy with nips and was easy to file the edges. I seated with a fret hammer but will probably invest in the press for a nice seat and uniform look with less work. Fret leveling is another story, easy to do but hard to do well.

good stuff

By Bryce Didericksen from kansas city, MO
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 08, 2011


yep, it's fret wire...

Great Wire!!!

By G'Zan Custom Guitars from Columbia TN
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 01, 2011


Using this for my first Bass build. A modern version of a '51 "Tele" Bass. No issues at all...I'll use it again!

Great fretwire

By StewMike from Italia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 26, 2011


i can't find anything bad on this fretwire, it's just great.

but what about an even bigger size, just like Dunlop 6000?

Wide fretwire

By Bruce Lyons from Wichita Falls, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Excellent material. This was my fourth fret job, and I found this fret wire easy to use. I used the fret wire bending tool with the crank (also from StewMac) to bend the wire. All went well.

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