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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)
Save by the pound!
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
 
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4 7-13-2011
Wide/Highest Fret wire

great fret wire but i bought the 1pound supply and found 3 lengths dented so far while re-fretting. Yet to look at the other lengths

mike2036  Australia Read my reviews (5)
5 6-25-2011
exceptional

0150, for me the best

Gilton ss  Brazil Read my reviews (18)
5 6-20-2011
First fret attempt

I'm making a unique solidbody guitar for school and decided to use this fretwire. I didn't have any of the required tools to place them in so I used my own approach. These came shiny smooth and after placing them in my way, are still mint. Great quality :)

Forrester  Australia Read my reviews (2)
5 6-17-2011
Don't fret, just buy.

I used the wide/highest for my first build. Not too hard to bend by hand, cuts easy with nips and was easy to file the edges. I seated with a fret hammer but will probably invest in the press for a nice seat and uniform look with less work. Fret leveling is another story, easy to do but hard to do well.

agnusguitars  champaign, il Read my reviews (28)
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5 6-08-2011
good stuff

yep, it's fret wire...

Bryce Didericksen  kansas city, MO Read my reviews (24)
5 6-01-2011
Great Wire!!!

Using this for my first Bass build. A modern version of a '51 "Tele" Bass. No issues at all...I'll use it again!

G'Zan Custom Guitars  Columbia TN Read my reviews (2)
5 5-26-2011
Great fretwire

i can't find anything bad on this fretwire, it's just great.

but what about an even bigger size, just like Dunlop 6000?

StewMike  Italia Read my reviews (11)
5 5-11-2011
Wide fretwire

Excellent material. This was my fourth fret job, and I found this fret wire easy to use. I used the fret wire bending tool with the crank (also from StewMac) to bend the wire. All went well.

Bruce Lyons  Wichita Falls, TX Read my reviews (11)
5 5-04-2011
Accurate stuff

Thanks for great fretwire that's reliable and tough.

Julyan Wallis, Guitar Doctor UK  Cornwall, UK Read my reviews (45)
5 4-28-2011
Wide Pyramid Frets

Are my all time favorite frets which I install on all my guitars since 1996.
Stewmac frets are very high quality and extremely durable!

hufschmid  Montreux Read my reviews (18)
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