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 medium crown width and low crown height, this is a perfect fret wire for a wide range of smaller guitars, banjos, dulcimers, cigar box guitars and other stringed instruments. 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 a nice middle-of-the-road crown width and lower crown height, which makes it suitable for a large variety of stringed instruments such as banjos, dulcimers, cigar box guitars and more. The exact exact measurement specifications are 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 and acoustic), larger dulcimers, cigar box guitars and various other medium-size to larger fretted stringed instruments. The 8-inch lengths allow you to easily cut the exact lengths you need.
Technical Specs: Crown Height: .037" (0.94mm) 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 fit your intended usage!
* Please note that tolerance on fret wire piece length is +/- 1/8" (.125").
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.