Jescar Medium/Highest GOLD EVO Fret Wire (6 ft)
This premium JESCAR gold fret wire is absolutely beautiful, a perfect finishing touch for your special build or re-fretting job! It is gold all the way through, so it can be filed, crowned and otherwise dressed as much as necessary. It especially looks good on a darker fret board, so that the contrast is greater, but it also looks nice on lighter fret boards.
This wire set comes in nine (9) 8" lengths, pre-radiused on a 10.5" radius basis, which will help keep those ends down when you are installing it. It is somewhat harder than standard 18% nickel-silver fret wire, so it will last longer too! We designate this size as MEDIUM/HIGHEST fret wire, with a significantly higher and wider crown than standard medium fret wire, but not quite big enough to be called Wide or Jumbo - see the exact specs below. This wire will fit nicely into a .023" fret slot, which is pretty much the standard for most modern fret wires.
We also include a 2-page sheet of fretting "do's and don'ts" to help the first-time fretter get started, at no extra charge!
Here are the technical specs on this fret wire (see the photo diagram for more info):
Technical Specs: Crown Height: .055" (1.40mm) Crown Width: .090" (2.29mm) Tang Depth: .062" (1.47mm)
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 fit your intended usage.
* Please note that tolerance on fret wire piece length is +/- 1/8" (.125").
Can be used on electric and acoustic guitars, electric and acoustic basses, cigar box guitars and various other fretted stringed instruments where you want a higher and wider fret wire than the standard medium. The 8-inch lengths allow you to easily cut the exact lengths you need.
A note about Jescar Gold EVO Fretwire pricing: in 2018, the metallurgy company that makes the proprietary EVO alloy used in this premium fretwire decided to discontinue making it. This is the only worldwide supplier for this special metal alloy. As the only major commercial user of the alloy, Jescar negotiated long and hard to convince the supplier to continue producing it. Thankfully, they were successful. Unfortunately however, the cost per-pound went up dramatically and that is reflected in the new pricing.