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6 Feet MEDIUM/MEDIUM Frets/Fret Wire, for Guitars, Banjos & more!

GREAT Value-Includes free how-to guide, New/repair work
Current Price:8.99 USD
Ends:March 24, 2021, 0:57 UTC
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Great for new instrument fret-work or repair work on electric & acoustic guitars, banjos, dulcimers, cigar box guitars and more!

This same amount of fret wire would cost you at least $15.46 if ordered direct from Stewart-MacDonald!

This is a premium set of 6 feet of "Medium-gauge" fret wire in handy 8-inch lengths*. Six feet is more than enough for a standard acoustic or electric guitar, and you could probably get two banjos, cigar box guitars or dulcimers out of it! It is designated as "medium/medium" due to the standard, mid-range crown width, crown height and "tang" depth (see measurements below). This is premium nickel-silver fretwire, identical to what Stewart-MacDonald sells as their #148, so you know it's quality! This is the most popular size of fret wire, and is used on many instruments by big-name companies such as Martin, Gibson and Fender. For those of you who care about such things, it is also MADE IN THE USA, which cannot be said about many of the premium fret wires available today.

This premium nickel-silver fret wire can be used on electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, dulcimers, bouzoukis, octave mandolins/mandolas, tenor guitars, cigar box guitars and various other fretted stringed instruments. The 8-inch lengths allow you to easily cut the exact lengths you need. The straight lengths can be radiused to whatever your instrument requires, either by hand or using a fret wire bending machine.

I also include a 2-sided 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/book listings!


Here are the technical specs on this fret wire (see the photo diagram for more info):

Crown Width: .084" (2.13mm)    Crown Height: .039" (.99mm)  Tang Depth: .055" (1.40mm)

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 ft your intended usage!


Recycled Materials... We use recycled cardboard as packaging materials whenever possible. Those of you who care about the environment can appreciate the value of this, and everyone can appreciate the fact that it helps keep my prices lower since we don't have to buy new cardboard for packaging. This may mean that our packaging materials occasionally show some shipping scuffs, labels, printing or other markings, but used cardboard does the job just fine. Hopefully you will find a way to recycle it on your end too!

Best Value vs. Cheapest Price... Whenever possible, we try to make sure we have the best price on eBay for the fret wire we offer. In the rare cases when another seller beats our price by a few pennies, we stand by my claim that our offer is the best VALUE on eBay. Not only do we take the time to make sure our listing is accurate, spell-checked and well-formatted, but we also include my "do's and don'ts" sheet, crammed full of tips and resources, and places you can go for more information. Finally, we are available by e-mail to answer questions as best we can for anyone who buys fret wire from us and needs advice. We certainly cannot answer every question authoritatively, but at the very least we can recommend where to go for more information. With C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply, you can be sure that your fret wire will be well packaged, will ship within 1 business day of your order, and will get to you as fast as USPS first class mail can deliver it.

About C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply... Since 2008 we have sold hundreds of sets of our fret wire to both professional and amateur stringed instrument builders and repairers around the globe, with 100% positive feedback. Many of them have since become repeat customers. We are committed to providing the highest quality products at some of the best prices available anywhere. Our business model is "Sell unto others as you would have them sell unto you", and we stick to that. Give us a try today and experience what hundreds of others have already discovered.


Be sure to check out my other listings for additional fret wire styles & sizes, as well as fretting how-to guides. Thank you for looking, and I hope to do business with you soon!


* Please note that tolerance on fret wire piece length is +/- 1/8" (.125").


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