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- Jescar Medium/Highest Nickel-Silver Fret Wire (6 ft)
Jescar Medium/Highest Nickel-Silver Fret Wire (6 ft)
This premium Jescar 18% nickel-silver fret wire is both beautiful and durable, a perfect finishing touch for your special build or re-fretting job! With its wider crown width and significantly higher crown height than standard "medium" fret wire, you can be sure you'll be able to get more extended life out of your fret wire investment. Jescar fret wire is considered by many builders to be the highest-quality fret wire on the market today, and it is used by many of the biggest guitar manufacturers.
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. The size of this wire has both a wider and higher crown than standard "medium" gauge wire, which allows for more fret dressings and re-crownings between fret replacements. See the exact specifications 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! This fret wire can be used on larger banjos, guitars (electric, acoustic and bass), larger dulcimers, cigar box guitars and various other larger fretted stringed instruments. The 8-inch lengths allow you to easily cut the exact lengths you need.
Technical Specs: Crown Height: .055" (1.40mm) Crown Width: .090" (2.29mm) Tang Depth: .062" (1.57mm)
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").
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