C. B. Gitty

Narrow/Lower Nickel-Silver Fret Wire (6 ft)

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Great for new instrument fret-work and repair work on mandolins, banjos, dulcimers, cigar box guitars and more! This fret wire is similar to Stewart-MacDonald's Narrow/Low #764, with an even lower crown height perfect for smaller instruments. This fret wire is manufactured in the USA!

The same amount of #764 fret wire purchased direct from StewMac would cost over $13 shipped to the US!

This is a nice set of 6 feet of "Narrow/Lower" nickel-silver fret wire in handy 8-inch lengths*. Six feet is more than enough for a standard mandolin or banjo - you could probably fret two smaller instruments with this much fretwire, if you are careful. This fret wire is designated as "narrow/lower" due to the narrow crown width, extra low crown height and shallow "tang" depth (see measurements below). This is premium fretwire and is suitable for use in all levels of building and repairing stringed instruments.

I also include a sheet of fretting "do's and don'ts" to help the first-time fretter get started, at no extra charge! This sheet contains a lot of useful how-to, things to avoid, and advice. If you want a more in-depth guide, check out my separate fretting guide listings!

Can be used on all sorts of mandolins, smaller banjos, dulcimers, cigar box guitars and various other smaller fretted stringed instruments, anything that requires a lower/narrower fret. The 8-inch lengths allow you to easily cut the exact lengths you need.


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").


Technical Specs: Crown Width: .053" (1.35mm)    Crown Height: .031" (.787mm)  Tang Depth: .060" (1.527mm)

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