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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 5-07-2013
0157 wire

I understand why this is Dan Erlewine's favorite! I also love the tubes they ship it in as they are great for keeping all my wire organized. I really appreciate the quantity discount. Fantastic wire!

justinarts  West Texas, USA Read my reviews (35)
5 4-07-2013
Fret-wire

I have been using Stewmac fret-wire for years and stock a lot of it. It works & polishes well, wears well, and I've never had a complaint. I've used it for all fretted instruments.

Get Rhythm Guitarworks  Bracebridge, Ont. Can. Read my reviews (3)
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5 3-19-2013
StewMac Fretwire

This fretwire makes the job a breeze. The medium/medium is a good match for most guitars. I can actually get a 12 inch radius in the wire by coaxing the 2 foot section into a circle and it'll hold that radius without kinking. I'm sure this is not a preferred method, but it works for me. This wire wears very well too.

Jim Weiland  Cincinnati, OH Read my reviews (2)
5 3-08-2013
As always!

Can you beat StewMac Fretwire...uhhhh no! As always, SM provides the most versatile and durable Fretwire I have ever come across. The special blend of Nickel to Silver creates a long-lasting and attractive metal, perfect for any guitar imaginable. Rock on StewMac!!

Cynosure  Miami. FL Read my reviews (3)
5 3-06-2013
For guitars only

This wire is great for guitars. Useless for banjos.

Mark Harper  Lexington KY Read my reviews (44)
5 1-27-2013
Medium Fret Wire

Another first class product from SM

Colinz  Auckland New Zealand Read my reviews (12)
5 1-27-2013
148 fretwire

This is the wire I put on all my custom neville guitars unless somebody specifies something else.I think this is the all around perfect height and width and top quality stuff

Neville Guitars  Hermansville,MI.USA Read my reviews (5)
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4 1-27-2013
on a 59' archtop

Used on a circa 1959 lesPaul style arch top, matched with perfectly seems a little tall for the age, but acceptable. the frets were cut by hand way back when but they were tapered... had to recut them all so the wire would work but that was expected due to the guitar. levels quick, polishes up to a chrome like gloss.

Frank91  Wisconsin U.S.A. Read my reviews (6)
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5 1-27-2013
Perfect size

Top quality and size

Adrian Stuckey  Gold Coast Australia Read my reviews (29)
4 1-09-2013
Tall medium fretwire

Very tall wire great if lots of leveling is needed. May be too high for some folks as your fingers hardly will touch the board. It would be a 5 if it came pre-arched because it will flaten out nice after hammering in with a stew-mac hammer shown. I filed a saw to .023" and tite-bond to keep them in. It crowns and polishes up nice.

John's Framus  San Jose, CA Read my reviews (2)
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