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- Jescar Medium/Highest Stainless Steel Fret Wire (6 ft)
Jescar Medium/Highest Stainless Steel Fret Wire (6 ft)
This stainless steel fret wire is both beautiful and extremely durable, a perfect finishing touch for your special build or re-fretting job! Stainless Steel is just about the hardest type of fretwire you can get, and people who use it say it gives a silkier, smoother feel when playing than does nickel-silver fret wire.
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 9" 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. This wire will fit nicely into a .023" fret slot, which is pretty much the standard for most modern fret wires.
Can be used on banjos, guitars (electric, acoustic and bass), dulcimers, cigar box guitars and various other fretted stringed instruments. The 8-inch lengths allow you to easily cut the exact lengths you need.
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").
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