StewMac Narrow Fretwire

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.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 In stock, ready to ship!
$67.28

3 or more: $57.19

Narrow/Low, 2-foot piece Item # 0764 In stock, ready to ship!
$4.02

3 or more: $3.42

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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 In stock, ready to ship!
$63.15

3 or more: $53.68

Narrow/Medium, 2-foot piece Item # 0147 In stock, ready to ship!
$5.21

3 or more: $4.43

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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.

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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