StewMac Narrow Fretwire

StewMac Narrow Fretwire

.053" to .080"
Narrow fretwire was used on pre-World War II acoustic guitars. It is also used on modern banjos, mandolins, ukuleles and dulcimers.

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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.


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Modern standard mandolin fretwire. Popular for ukulele. This size is sometimes used for approximating old-style small banjo fretwire.

Narrow/Low, 96-foot pack (1 lb)

Item # 0764-LB
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$60.04
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Narrow/Low, 2-foot piece

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A bit larger than pre-war Martin guitar wire or pre-war banjo wire. This is the standard modern fretwire for banjos and dulcimers.

Narrow/Medium, 70-foot pack (1 lb)

Item # 0147-LB
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$57.28
$48.69

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Narrow/Medium, 2-foot piece

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StewMac Narrow Fretwire

About This Item

.053" to .080"
Narrow fretwire was used on pre-World War II acoustic guitars. It is also used on modern banjos, mandolins, ukuleles and dulcimers.

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.

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.

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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Fret wire & Ukuleles

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I purchase my fret wire from Stewmac in 2' foot lengths, for my ukuleles I use the Low/ Narrow .053 its always worked great easy to install and stays in place. I do recomend it!!

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Fret wire

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I build Ukuleles so I'v used the .053 narrow / low & I've used for my Tenors the .80 width narrow/ medium. Both have been easy to install and stay in place. These are a good choice in fret wire

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Great product

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First time ordered. Shipping was fast. Product arrived a day sooner than quoated.

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What I use mostly

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This size has been a standard for me on most of my guitars and mandolins. I use it for mandolins be cause I make different scale sizes from 14” 19.5 “. I still use the small size as the frets taper in size past 15. But it’s good.

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go to dulcimer fret wire

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I have used this exact fret wire for close to 20 years on dulcimers. Hard to beat the bulk price.

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Prompt and accurate

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The fret wires I ordered (for a middle school engineering class ukulele build) were delivered promptly, and were packaged very well.

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What I wanted

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I prefer thin frets on five-string banjo and these work well.

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Fret material

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Glad for buying this for my work bench.

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Great product

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Great quality and fast shipping.

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great frets

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just what I needed

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