Fretwire, 18% nickel/silver, 4 feet
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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.
- Shipping Restrictions - Location
- No Restrictions
- Fret Height
- .093" or 2.36mm
- Crown Height
- 0.043" or 1.09mm
- Crown Width
- 0.080" or 2.03mm
- Tang Width
- 0.020" or 0.51mm
- Stud Width
- 0.032" or 0.81mm
- Sold by Length
- Approx. 4 feet
good fretwire, shipping needs a little more attention
The fretwire is good, but as packaged for shipping, the end 1' piece was ruined and had to be discarded. The wire was coiled in a loop not more than 12" in diameter and the end piece wrapped in a twisting manner around the loop to secure it - when a little tape would have done the job. The result was the last foot being bent in 3 dimensions - sideways, down and twisted. Please take more care not to bend the wire.