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“I recently purchased a beautiful fingerboard from you and now I am thinking of grabbing fretwire from you as well. Unfortunately I'm cheap and lazy and find myself here asking if it is possible to pay more to have your fretwire radiused before it is sent? You guys would be the coolest ever. No matter what the outcome, I will be sending more business your way from here in Maine. Hoping for good news! Thank you!"

Bar Fretwire

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Bar fretwire was commonly used on stringed instruments before the turn of the 20th century. It was used on some Martins™ into the 1930's. Bar fretwire is more difficult to install than today's extruded, tanged wire. If you need the wire to be a bit thinner, it can be rolled on a jeweler's mill to thin it out.

Our bar fretwire:

  • measures .059" wide x .157" tall x 23.5" long
    (1.5mm wide x 4mm tall x 59.7cm long)

  • has an 18% nickel/silver composition
    (18% nickel, 20% zinc and 62% copper)

  • has a Vicker's Hardness of HV5/230 (+/-15)

See Frets.com for Frank Ford's online instructions
for refretting a guitar with bar wire.


SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
FWBAR Bar fretwire, 18% nickel silver, 2 pcs.
Yes $19.50