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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Ideal big wire

By Jerry Pietrzak BlueMystGuitar from Clark NJ
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 10, 2010


I know good quality, been buying wire from Stew-Mac for years. This is exceptional as I can get multiple level-crown services out of it.

Nice and low

By Jay Cash from Belfield ND
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 23, 2010


Has great playability, keeps strings in tune if pressed too hard, makes for nice action. Uniform between pieces took about 2 1/2 sections for 22 frets.

Consistency and value!

By John Yezbak from Traverse City MI USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I have used #0149 wide wire for years and have never had any problems. The wire is consistent, easy to work with, seats easily and stays put. Very little leveling is needed.

Fret wire for a vintage Fender

By David Nichols from Malone, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 06, 2010


I got EXACTLY what I wanted!!

Stew Mac Fretwire

By Colt W. Knight from South Charleston, WV 25309
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 29, 2010


Stew Mac fret wire is consistent and high quality. Much better than competitors wire.



I really like Dan Earlwine's wire and the Wide High wire.

The 150 is an awesome wide fretwire

By Richard from Northridge, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I love using the 150 fret wire for my guitars because it makes my guitar frets look thick and shiny like a bass fingerboard. The quality of the wire is awesome and has never given me a bad fret.

very good fret wire

By gear_head from usa
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 04, 2010


as someone stated before know what your working with. there is the debate over leaving the slot as is or bigger. depending on the instrument whether vintage or non one needs to think ahead of time before doing the work. fret compression adds stiffness which makes for better tone. again know what your working with and do some research. the fretting dvd's helped me and are a great start.

Good fretwire

By Kirk W. from Punxsutawney, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 31, 2010


Great fretwire. Readily available. Polished up nice.

Pyramid

By M2Guitars from Poppi, AR, Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 01, 2010


The best choice for my extended range bass

Wide pyramid fretwire

By hufschmid from Montreux
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 28, 2010


I have been using stewmac wide pyramid fretwire since 1996 with great success. The quality of these frets is impeccable.

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