StewMac Wide Fretwire

StewMac Wide Fretwire

.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.)

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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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.

Wide/Low, 56-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0146-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$51.98

3 or more $44.18
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Wide/Low, 2-foot piece

Item # 0146
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.62

3 or more $3.93
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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.

Wide/Medium, 50-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0149-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$51.98

3 or more $44.18
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Wide/Medium, 2-foot piece

Item # 0149
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.46

3 or more $4.64
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For electric guitar or bass. A little extra height for leveling and recrowning, if needed after installation or refretting.

Wide/High, 46-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0154-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$52.82

3 or more $44.90
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Wide/High, 2-foot piece

Item # 0154
In stock, ready to ship!

$6.02

3 or more $5.12
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Unique pyramid profile for electric guitar or bass. A little extra height, and a unique profile with sloped sides.

Wide/Pyramid, 44-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0158-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$50.01

3 or more $42.51
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Wide/Pyramid, 2-foot piece

Item # 0158
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.97

3 or more $5.07
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For electric guitar or bass. Modern "jumbo" fretwire used on ESP, Jackson, Ibanez, Kramer and similar guitars.

Wide/Highest, 46-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0150-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$51.85

3 or more $44.07
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Wide/Highest, 2-foot piece

Item # 0150
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.95

3 or more $5.06
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StewMac Wide Fretwire

About This Item

.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.)

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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Frets

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Lovely fret wire. Tang and barb widths consistent.

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Fretwire from Stew Mac

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Excellent quality frets and great service

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Fret Wire

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I use this highest and widest wire for the ZERO fret when building mountain dulcimers with a zero fret instead of using a nut. It works well!

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Satisfaction isn't just a song

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Every time I make a purchase from Stew-Mac I have been happy with the product, thrilled at the speed at which it arrives, and have, at every opportunity, recommended to my friends that they use Stew-Mac for their supplies and urge them to view the tutorials as they give excellent professional advice. And it's cool watching them!

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Works well.

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Easy to work and lasts long. Size is consistant throughout tube.

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Great for 250 Bowties

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I bought this for my Gibson rb 250 bowtie, a perfect match to the original frets.

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All Good

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Fret wire for fretting all good

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Fret wire

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Easy to work with and holds up well.

5.0

Jumbo Frets

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This is a very good quality High & Wide Jumbo frets. Of course the service at StewMac is hard to beat anywhere.

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They take excellent care in Packaging

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I bought a small stock of fret wire from Stewart MacDonald two or three years ago and they took great care when shipping it. It came in perfect condition unlike their competitors. This time I bought from a different distributor because the price was significantly lower but the shipping was not as it good. Stewart Mac fret wire came in straight 2 foot lengths with a nice protective cardboard roll around it. The competitors came pre bent to a radius that might or might not work. Also Stewart Mac labels there fret wire on like the competitor.

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