1LB Bulk Fret Wire - Medium/Medium Nickel-Silver
If you are going to be doing a lot of building or repair/re-fretting work, this is the deal for you! This premium fret wire is great for new instrument fret-work or repair work on electric & acoustic guitars, banjos, dulcimers, cigar box guitars and more.
This is a bulk one-pound lot of "Medium-gauge" fret wire in handy 12-inch lengths*. At roughly 68 feet of fret wire in total, this is more than enough for ten or more conventional fret jobs on acoustic or electric guitar! 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 fret wire manufactured by Jescar, and is one of the most popular sizes, such as what is used on many instruments by big-name companies such as Martin, Gibson and Fender.
This 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 12-inch pieces allow you to easily cut the exact lengths you need. The wire has a slight radius to it, and can be adjusted to whatever your instrument requires, either by hand or using a fret wire bending machine.
Technical Specs: Crown Height: .043" (1.09mm) Crown Width: .080" (2.03mm) Tang Depth: .050" (1.27mm)
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 this fret wire piece length is +/- 1/4" (.25").
If you are going to be doing a lot of building or repair/re-fretting work, this is the deal for you.
PLEASE NOTE: Our supplier has changed for this wire. Whereas these bulk lots used to be straight lengths, they now have a slight radius (curve), which will be standard going forward.