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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)
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1-3 days
$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 12-29-2012
Medium Fretwire

Placed an order for a second pound in about a year. I really like the action and feel of this wire. Tall but without a scalloped neck feel and wide but not so much as to feel imprecise. I've used it on standard six string guitars, classical and even cigar box guitars with equally excellent results. Its Dan Erlewine's favorite and I like it too (-;

benderb9  St Petersburg,FL Read my reviews (19)
5 11-23-2012
Big Deal!

My favorite frets! Respect!

Vadym  Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine Read my reviews (12)
5 11-21-2012
Professional Quality

Used on a partial refret of 1955 Gibson J50 with excellent results.

Matt W.  Dallas, Ga
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5 11-09-2012
MED.MED. FRETS

I build cigar box guitars.You can`t go wrong with these, especially if you buy them by the pound.

POPPY DOUGLAS  LA. Read my reviews (6)
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5 10-19-2012
All Around Favorite!

This is my favorite fretwire. Not too big, not too small. Cuts great. Perfect wire for smaller instruments!

Archtop  USA Read my reviews (9)
4 10-10-2012
This might become my favorite wire too!

I used this slightly wider and higher wire when re-fretting a Taylor that had similar wire installed. I really like the extra height, and the guitar's owner (who plays many hours a month) will benefit from more metal to dress in the future. My only issue was that this wire did not fit the .023 slot as claimed. The tang was fine but the barbs were so wide that I had to crimp all the barbs to prevent the neck from back-bowing. This is nice to know for the future when dealing with wide slots, but it was an unexpected development on this job. Otherwise, 4 stars.

Dogwood Guitars  Kansas City, MO Read my reviews (26)
5 10-07-2012
Fretwire

Good quality, the tang could be a little longer, since the cuts in Stewmac fretboards are deeper. I filled the holes with CA glue.

jule553648  Slovenia Read my reviews (6)
5 9-27-2012
Qualidade

São os melhores para se trabalhar, excelente timbre.

Rodrigo Gomes  Brazil Read my reviews (44)
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3 9-23-2012
A little too soft

This wire is a little too soft for me. It also doesn't sit deep enough into the slot in my opinion.

MarkE  Wake Forest, NC
5 9-18-2012
Crossties for your railroad!

Easy to work with: does exactly what its told to without too much sass.

Kenneth  USA Read my reviews (8)
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