FW74

Fretwire, 18% nickel/silver, 4 feet

$6.01

Hard, standard size long wearing fretwire. This is easily our most popular fretwire and is used mostly for steel string, but is often used on classical and electric guitars as well. This wire is similar to Dunlop's #6230 wire. 

Fretwire is sold in either 4 or 100-foot lengths. 4 feet is normally enough for one standard instrument if you're not wasteful, but please check your plans before ordering. For easier installation, fretwire is coiled with the tang toward the inside of the curve. 4-foot sections might be cut into halves for shipping purposes. All of the fretwire we carry will fit into a .023" slot, with the exception of the FW75 nickel/silver wire.

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Installation Tip: The juncture of the tang and the crown on fretwire is not a crisp 90º angle, instead it is slightly radiused (+/- 15º) We recommend slightly beveling the edges of the fingerboard slots with a needle file so that the fretwire seats properly. This beveling also makes it possible to pull out the fretwire, if necessary, without fear of tearing up wood. A drop or so of water in the fret slot helps lubricate for easier tang entry.

Fretwire Sizes and Slot Widths article

Details

Shipping Restrictions - Location
No Restrictions
Content
Nickel/Silver
Fret Height
.093" or 2.3mm
Crown Height
.043" or 1mm
Crown Width
.080" or 2mm
Tang Width
.020" or .5mm
Stud Width
.032" or .8mm
Sold by Length
Approx. 4 feet

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Fretwire, 18% nickel/silver, 4 feet

Hard, standard size long wearing fretwire. This is easily our most popular fretwire and is used mostly for steel string, but is often used on classical and electric guitars as well. This wire is similar to Dunlop's #6230 wire. 

Fretwire is sold in either 4 or 100-foot lengths. 4 feet is normally enough for one standard instrument if you're not wasteful, but please check your plans before ordering. For easier installation, fretwire is coiled with the tang toward the inside of the curve. 4-foot sections might be cut into halves for shipping purposes. All of the fretwire we carry will fit into a .023" slot, with the exception of the FW75 nickel/silver wire.

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