StewMac Narrow Fretwire

StewMac Narrow Fretwire

.053" to .080"
Narrow fretwire was used on pre-World War II acoustic guitars. It is also used on modern banjos, mandolins, ukuleles and dulcimers.

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Our bulk fretwire is supplied in convenient clear storage tubes, to keep your wire organized and your workbench uncluttered. You'll save 50% or more when you order fretwire by the pound.


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Modern standard mandolin fretwire. Popular for ukulele. This size is sometimes used for approximating old-style small banjo fretwire.

Narrow/Low, 96-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0764-LB
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$60.04

3 or more $51.03
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Narrow/Low, 2-foot piece

Item # 0764
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$3.32

3 or more $2.82

A bit larger than pre-war Martin guitar wire or pre-war banjo wire. This is the standard modern fretwire for banjos and dulcimers.

Narrow/Medium, 70-foot pack (1 pound)

Item # 0147-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$57.28

3 or more $48.69
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Narrow/Medium, 2-foot piece

Item # 0147
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$4.31

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StewMac Narrow Fretwire

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.053" to .080"
Narrow fretwire was used on pre-World War II acoustic guitars. It is also used on modern banjos, mandolins, ukuleles and dulcimers.

Order fretwire by the pound for tidy savings!
Our bulk fretwire is supplied in convenient clear storage tubes, to keep your wire organized and your workbench uncluttered. You'll save 50% or more when you order fretwire by the pound.

Instrument makers and repair shops rely on us for the highest quality 18% nickel-silver fretwire. We supply our fretwire in 2-foot straight lengths. Order 6 feet for a complete guitar or bass fret job, and 4 feet for a mandolin, banjo or ukulele.

Our fretwire is sized to fit a 0.023" (0.58mm) fret slot width.

Fretwire is made in a variety of crown heights. Note that after the frets are installed and leveled, they can lose from .004" to .010" in height. High fretwire has a crown height of .045" or more. It may offer more note sustain due to its slightly greater mass, and more fret dressings are possible between refrettings. Low fretwire is often useful for partial refret jobs.

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5.0

StewMac Narrow Fretwire

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Great product. Have been using it for years, the high quality has always been the same.

5.0

Perfect Fret Wire for Ukulele Build

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Verified Buyer


Nice fret wire for shorter scale instruments like the Ukulele that my son and I are building together.

5.0

Used it for years, yearning for a re-fret wire in that width that has some height.

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Verified Buyer


I will not give it a bad mark, but everyone knows with 764, you have to have a perfect fingerboard and on vintage banjos, that is rare and if you cannot cost-effectively level the board, then you need a tall thin re-fret wire that does not exist.

5.0

great for the shop

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Verified Buyer


works great on ukes....enough metal to work with too

5.0

Good service

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Verified Buyer


Order received in good shape and quickly. I have used the fret wire before and it is a good replacement for my worn out mandolin frets. Now, I have to get busy and use the wire.

5.0

banjo uke

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The fret wires worked fine for the job I needed them for. Good quality stuff.

5.0

Narrow fret wire

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Verified Buyer


Prefect for my 1917 A4 mando refret

5.0

5 Star Fret Wire

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Excellent quality!

5.0

Fret wire

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As advertised

4.0

Great find. Just what I needed... but...

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Verified Buyer


I needed this fretwire size... exactly. The only issue I have is that the ends of every one of them needs a little extra cut off. It's not bad... I've just been in situations before where an 1/8" makes a world of difference. But... they are exactly what this Yamaha needed.

Response from StewMac



We're glad to hear that the fretwire was the exact size your project called for. Unfortunately, the extrusion process used to make our fretwire leaves about an 1/8" on one end that is not shaped perfectly.
We stand behind our return policy -- if you are not satisfied you may return it anytime for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273.

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