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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Accurate stuff

By Julyan Wallis, Guitar Doctor UK from Cornwall, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 04, 2011


Thanks for great fretwire that's reliable and tough.

Wide Pyramid Frets

By hufschmid from Montreux
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 28, 2011


Are my all time favorite frets which I install on all my guitars since 1996.
Stewmac frets are very high quality and extremely durable!

Amazing!!!

By Flavio Petruy from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 14, 2011


I love 150's!!!!!!! My favorite fretwire!

Nice frets....

By Ronald from Sulphur, Louisiana
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 03, 2011


Never installed any other fw. I like these.

Good fretwire

By Level Frets Guitar Works from Wilmington NC
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 28, 2011


I've been using stewmac wire for over 15 years because it is good quality and reasonably priced. It's my go to wire for most fret jobs.



David Shepherd

The best

By Mtarrago from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 25, 2011


I already bought other measures and was very pleased with all, excellent quality without any imperfection

best fretwire

By kyguitarlover from Ky
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I love this fretwire!! It makes your guitars play great!!

Fret Not ...these frets are great

By DT Hawkins-Custom Guitar Tech from Clarksburg WV
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 07, 2011


these frets are just right. High quality, and a great fit for any guitar. I used to use 6100's but now these are my fret wires of choice.

Thumbs Up

By Charles G. from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 04, 2011


I use 154 on almost all my electrics, and 148/142 on all the acoustics and banjos I've built. I love the stuff. I wish it came polished a little better, but it's no biggie. Never had a fret pop out with these.

wide fretwire

By mark g from webster city ia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 17, 2011


I've always liked low- wide fretwire for electric guitars. I also am using them for cigar box guitars. Easy to use and need little finish work. Work great for diatonic scale.

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