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StewMac Medium Fretwire


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.080" to .095"
Medium widths are the most popular (used extensively by Martin, Fender and Gibson). #0148 Medium is our best seller.

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StewMac Medium Fretwire
 

StewMac Medium Fretwire
For acoustic or electric guitar. The most popular wire for refretting Martin, Fender, Guild, Gibson and other guitars.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0148-LB  Medium/medium, 68 ft (1 lb)
Save by the pound!
Yes
$49.75
3 or more $42.29

 0148  Medium/medium, 2 ft Yes
$3.86


StewMac Medium Fretwire
For acoustic or electric guitar. Somewhat narrower than our #0149 wide/medium fretwire, it can be redressed without becoming too flat.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0141-LB  Medium/high, 52 ft (1 lb)
Save by the pound!
Yes
$48.61
3 or more $41.33

 0141  Medium/high, 2 ft Yes
$4.64


StewMac Medium Fretwire
Dan Erlewine's favorite fretwire!
For acoustic or electric guitar. Combines extra width with extra crown height.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0152-LB  Medium/higher, 54 ft (1 lb)
Save by the pound!
Yes
$43.00
3 or more $35.19

 0152  Medium/higher, 2 ft Yes
$4.74


StewMac Medium Fretwire
For acoustic or electric guitar. Extra height for leveling and recrowning after installation or refretting.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0155-LB  Medium/highest, 60 ft (1 lb)
Save by the pound!
Yes
$52.37
3 or more $44.51

 0155  Medium/highest, 2 ft Yes
$4.65


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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.

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.

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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StewMac Medium Fretwire
StewMac Medium Fretwire
 
5 out of 5 stars
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5 11-11-2010
medium fretwire 0152

Dan is right on with the 152 fretwire. Right height and width and similar to what Gibson and Fender are currently using. Refretted my Gibson Tennessean with .100/.052 and fret was too high and that extra .008 width matters(more railroad track feel). Took the height down to .048 which helped. Used the 152 on '63 Epi Casino. Perfect height and feel.

My next project is my Gibson Chet atkins CE in which I will install the 152 wire. Thanx Dan.Just a note of interest. I was going to have a neck set done on my CE(sitar,chorus effect)until I realized it needed new higher frets(frets are .030 or less). Read an article on the web and the fellow made it clear why nylon string gits need higher fretwire than acoustics. The nylon gives(presses in toward the fingerboard)when fretted and with a low fret you are pressing on wood and not metal(poor string contact) therefore buzzing and such. LOVE those 152 frets. Dan thanx again!

tyguy  Tennessee
5 10-26-2010
0149 Medium fret wire

This wire is perfect. Plenty of mass to file and dress. All of Stew Macs fret wire is good stuff. I like the dimension diagrams for each size.

R Guess  North Florida Read my reviews (16)
4 10-23-2010
Fretwire

I've been using the medium fretwire and have been extremely happy with the results. Plenty of wire to do any possible dressing that might need to be done. I use the fret saw from StewMac also so the results are perfect every time.

g2woodwork  Post Falls, Id. Read my reviews (4)
5 10-15-2010
Very good fretwire 152

Very good fretwire. Did a refret on a acoustic guitar.

Edie  Koper, Slovenia Read my reviews (4)
5 10-09-2010
Perfect!

This fret wire is great.

Rich.  UK Read my reviews (6)
5 9-30-2010
very good

totally satisfied. Stewmac is the top.

lycker  cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Read my reviews (12)
5 9-23-2010
As described, Shipped in a timely matter

High quality, pieces are uniform from one to the next.

Jay Cash  Belfield ND Read my reviews (6)
5 9-09-2010
Very Satisfied

I have used two different heights of the medium fret wire and have not had any issues with this product. I have gained a lot of confidence in my ability to fret an instrument, due in part to the quality of the fret wire. Just received another order yesterday and it arrived as ordered. Thanks for being reliable in regard to ordering and quality of materials.

Ronnie  Alabama Read my reviews (3)
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5 9-04-2010
Very good

This is an excellent product, I use it on all my guitars.

Yaron Naor  Bat Hefer, Israel Read my reviews (16)
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5 9-01-2010
Another luthier essential....

I would not be without a stock of fretwire from StewMac. Great information on dimensions, with solid recommendations for which size to use with which type of instrument.

Hostager Luthier  Eau Claire, WI Read my reviews (6)
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