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StewMac Stainless Steel Fretwire

StewMac Stainless Steel Fretwire

Our most popular fretwire sizes, now in stainless
Everyone loves stainless for its durability and longevity, plus it's easy to work with.

Get more miles between refrets
Stainless steel frets are slow to wear or develop grooves, so you get smooth string bends for years longer. Some players hear a slightly brighter tone with stainless.

Easier fret jobs
Unlike traditional fretwire, you don't need to "overbend" stainless steel wire. Curve it to your fretboard radius, and it stays put. The frets fit their slots without popping up, so less fret leveling is required.


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For acoustic or electric guitar. The most popular wire for refretting Martin, Fender, Guild, Gibson and other guitars.

Medium/medium, 82-foot pack (1 lb)

Item # 0148-SLB
In stock, ready to ship!

$122.24

3 or more $103.90
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Medium/medium, 2-foot piece

Item # 0148-S
In stock, ready to ship!

$8.45

3 or more $7.18
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Dan Erlewine's favorite fretwire!
For acoustic or electric guitar. Combines extra width with extra crown height.

Medium/higher, 64-foot pack (1 lb)

Item # 0152-SLB
In stock, ready to ship!

$102.77

3 or more $87.35
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Medium/higher, 2-foot piece

Item # 0152-S
In stock, ready to ship!

$14.37

3 or more $12.21
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For electric guitar or bass. Modern "jumbo" fretwire used on ESP, Jackson, Ibanez, Kramer and similar guitars.

Wide/highest, 52-foot pack (1 lb)

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

$110.64

3 or more $94.04
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Wide/highest, 2-foot piece

Item # 0150-S
Due 1+ month
Email when in stock

$12.68

3 or more $10.78
 
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StewMac Stainless Steel Fretwire

About This Item

Our most popular fretwire sizes, now in stainless
Everyone loves stainless for its durability and longevity, plus it's easy to work with.

Get more miles between refrets
Stainless steel frets are slow to wear or develop grooves, so you get smooth string bends for years longer. Some players hear a slightly brighter tone with stainless.

Easier fret jobs
Unlike traditional fretwire, you don't need to "overbend" stainless steel wire. Curve it to your fretboard radius, and it stays put. The frets fit their slots without popping up, so less fret leveling is required.



Medium fretwire is our most popular width and is used extensively by Martin, Fender and Gibson. If you're matching Gibson® "jumbo" fretwire from the late '50s, use our Medium width.

Wide fretwire is favored for string bending and is used on many modern electric guitars and basses.

Our fretwire is sized to fit a 0.023" (0.58mm) fret slot width.

Our fretting tools work well with stainless
All of our fretting tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire, with the exception of our Fret Tang Nippers. In our own shop, we find that this wire doesn't cause premature wear of files and sandpaper.

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 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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5.0

Stainless steel

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Verified Buyer


One of the best upgrades to your guitar neck you can do. However stainless steel fretwire is very hard on your files and requires a lot more elbow grease!..

5.0

Stainless Steel frets rock!

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Verified Buyer


A great product, this fretwire will last forever, not too difficult to work with!

5.0

Nice shop tools!

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Verified Buyer


Nice products, the radius board is a great inexpensive tool to re-sand fretboards and fretwork!

5.0

94’ Gibson Explorer

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Verified Buyer


This brought my explorer back to life and helped to brighten the tone just enough. Very pleased customer here.

5.0

Great products, great service!

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Verified Buyer


I ordered stainless steel fret wire, received just what I needed, when it was scheduled, and couldn't be happier!

5.0

As descriped! Great stuff

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Verified Buyer


I really like the feel of this material!

5.0

Great service

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Verified Buyer


I had ordered fret wire for the first time got it in a timely manner and a great customer service thanks

5.0

Great upgrade.

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Verified Buyer


Got the wide/highest wire, and was a great upgrade to my Les Paul. Hard to cut, but thats the whole point and why i bought it :). Found the best way to cut it was with a dremel, the rest with a file.

5.0

Hard

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Verified Buyer


Great to have on a guitar.. But man its hard to work with.. The hardest part was to cut the frets.. I wish SewMac had some super clippers to do that.. I hurt myself cutting them xP But i hope all the work will payoff

5.0

Great Tele wire replacement

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Verified Buyer


Client requested specific wire size for old Tele, chicken-pickin’ heaven.

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