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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.)

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StewMac Wide Fretwire
 

StewMac Wide Fretwire
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.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0146-LB  Wide/low, 56 ft (1 lb)
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Yes
$47.60
3 or more $40.44

 0146  Wide/low, 2 ft Yes
$4.23


StewMac Wide Fretwire
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.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0149-LB  Wide/medium, 50 ft (1 lb)
Save by the pound!
Yes
$47.60
3 or more $40.44

 0149  Wide/medium, 2 ft Yes
$5.00


StewMac Wide Fretwire
For electric guitar or bass. A little extra height for leveling and recrowning, if needed after installation or refretting.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0154-LB  Wide/high, 46 ft (1 lb)
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Yes
$48.37
3 or more $41.13

 0154  Wide/high, 2 ft Yes
$5.51


StewMac Wide Fretwire
Unique pyramid profile for electric guitar or bass. A little extra height, and a unique profile with sloped sides.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0158-LB  Wide/Pyramid, 44 ft (1 lb)
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Yes
$45.80
3 or more $37.48

 0158  Wide/Pyramid, 2 ft Yes
$5.47


StewMac Wide Fretwire
For electric guitar or bass. Modern "jumbo" fretwire used on ESP, Jackson, Ibanez, Kramer and similar guitars.
 Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 0150-LB  Wide/highest, 44 ft (1 lb)
Save by the pound!
Yes
$47.49
3 or more $40.36

 0150  Wide/highest, 2 ft Yes
$5.45


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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 Wide Fretwire
StewMac Wide Fretwire
 
5 out of 5 stars
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5 4-09-2014
Big-boy fretwire

Needed some really big fretwire to act as a zero fret for an 1969 Zim-Gar (Teisco). This really did the trick. Too bad you don't sell it by the fret!

Bryan was taken already  Houston Read my reviews (2)
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5 4-01-2014
Good

Its wire and its for fretting and when you fret with it you get good frets. Its pretty strait forward. I cuts easily with nippers but wears well. Not much else to say.

Pacific North Coast Guitars  Washington USA Read my reviews (39)
5 3-24-2014
Good stuff

Good stuff !

JSD  Europe Read my reviews (31)
3 2-05-2014
Not what I expected

I found It hard to shape it to the radius of the neck, and filing wasn't that great. Cutting them to size was fairly easy.

theire ok  Avalon nj Read my reviews (4)
5 1-04-2014
Never be without it if you do a lot of fret work.

Great Wire. Very consistent quality. I've never had a complaint about a re-fret job with this wire. Don't worry about buying too much.

BᎠRᎩNG ᏥCᎨN  San Antonio, Texas Read my reviews (2)
5 11-27-2013
There's no going back after this fretwire!

This fretwire makes playing a real joy! Bending's a delight, with the strings effortlessly gliding over the frets and back. And they sound brighter too! Imagine they'll last an age, the material and thickness requiring a gorilla hand to wear these frets out. Way to go, Stewmac!

Shahid Mehkri  Bangalore, India Read my reviews (8)
5 10-16-2013
Buenos

Buenos

zudaka  Argentina Read my reviews (17)
4 10-03-2013
Good Frets

I use for years the # 0150 and have no problem, i soft to work, resists to strings friction well, good hardness and durability! Now i'll try the wide pyramid #0158 ! Possible it'll save work and money!

Blazzio  Brazil Read my reviews (11)
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5 9-12-2013
Great fret wire

This is my second time using Stewmac fret wire and I can't say anything but good things. Its easy to work with and has proven to be durable.

Terence  Missouri Read my reviews (15)
5 8-25-2013
Wonderful Products

Great Fretwire and another great Stew-Mac product. I really like the 150's for personal use. The bigger the fretwire the better the sound. Thank-you Stew-Mac.

PFirefly  New Mexico (cleaner than old Mexico)
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