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.
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 is a good "medium" gauge, with a slightly lower crown height, medium-range crown width and tang depth - 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! This fret wire can be used on banjos, guitars (electric and acoustic), dulcimers, cigar box guitars and various other medium-size 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! Stainless steel fretwire is significantly harder to work with than nickel-silver fret wire, so be sure you (and your tools) are up to the challenge!
* Please note that tolerance on fret wire piece length is +/- 1/8" (.125").
Here is what our customer Shaun had to say about this fretwire:
"Just thought I would drop u a note. After installing those frets in my SG using a guitar Luther friends special fret tools I highly polished them and they are just great. I just love the way they feel and play. I have been trying to learn how play for 50 years. Never tried these kind of frets and they are the best by far, especially using quality strings, EXP or Elixir. -- Shaun"