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.

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.


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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

Item # 0764
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$3.32

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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

3 or more $48.69
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Narrow/Medium, 2-foot piece

Item # 0147
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$4.31

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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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Great product

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Great quality and fast shipping.

5.0

great frets

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just what I needed

5.0

Just what the home luthier ordered !!!

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I was given a family heirloom,
a hand made gourd back mandolin,
it is in pretty sad shape and a fret was missing !!!

Stewart Mack had just what I needed to make this heirloom
whole again and one step closer to it singing proudly once more !!!

5.0

What the doctor ordered

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The fret wire did great. I also appreciate the educational video about using glue while installing the frets

5.0

Perfect

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My first fret job came out great.

5.0

Perfect

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This is the best fret wire I have ever purchased for uke building. I love it, frets popped right into the slotted finger board I had purchased from StuMac.

4.0

fret wire

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I'm in the process of making a cigar box guitar and thought I'd dress it up a bit with fret wire in the neck. So far it's been working fine but this is my first project like this so I'm holding back just a little until I'm more in tune with what's going on.

5.0

Narrow fret wire

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I bought this fret wire for my first tennor uke build. The fret wire seems nice I cut all my frets seated them without any issues, The fret wire seems to be good quality

5.0

Good deal

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Very very good customer services.

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Fret w

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I used the narrow fret wire for five string banjos, it's what the makers use. I think its the best fret wire you can get.

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