- Fretting Supplies
- Small-Lot Fret Wire
- Nickel-Silver (Standard) Fretwire
- Medium/Medium Nickel-Silver Fret Wire (6 ft)
Below are the available bulk discount rates for each individual item when you purchase a certain amount
- Buy 10 - 9999 and pay only $6.29 each
Great for new instrument fret-work or repair work on electric & acoustic guitars, banjos, dulcimers, cigar box guitars and more!
This is a premium set of 6 feet of "Medium-gauge" fret wire in handy 8-inch lengths*. Six feet is more than enough for a standard acoustic or electric guitar, and you could probably get two banjos, cigar box guitars or dulcimers out of it! It is designated as "medium/medium" due to the standard, mid-range crown width, crown height and "tang" depth (see measurements below). This is premium nickel-silver fretwire, identical to what Stewart-MacDonald sells as their #148, so you know it's quality! This is the most popular size of fret wire, and is used on many instruments by big-name companies such as Martin, Gibson and Fender.
This premium nickel-silver fret wire can be used on electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, dulcimers, bouzoukis, octave mandolins/mandolas, tenor guitars, cigar box guitars and various other fretted stringed instruments. The 8-inch lengths allow you to easily cut the exact lengths you need. The straight lengths can be radiused to whatever your instrument requires, either by hand or using a fret wire bending machine.
I also include a 2-sided sheet of fretting "do's and don'ts" to help the first-time fretter get started, at no extra charge! This sheet contains a lot of useful how-to, things to avoid, and advice. If you want a more in-depth guide, check out my separate fretting guide/book products!
Technical Specs: Crown Width: .084" (2.13mm) Crown Height: .039" (.99mm) Tang Depth: .055" (1.40mm)
A slot width of .023" is recommended for this fret wire, but somewhat wider may work if you use glue to set the frets in. Be sure to measure the width, height and tang depth/width of your current frets before buying, to make sure this set will ft your intended usage!
* Please note that tolerance on fret wire piece length is +/- 1/8" (.125").