FW27

Fretwire, 18% nickel/silver, 4 feet

$7.34

A fretwire with a wider but shallower crown than the FW75. Sometimes used for basses or jumbo re-frets. Similar to Dunlop's #6130.

Fretwire is sold in either 4 or 100 foot lengths. This 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.

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Details

Shipping Restrictions - Location
No Restrictions
Content
Nickel/Silver
Fret Height
.109" or 2.7mm
Crown Height
.035" or .8mm
Crown Width
.106" or 2.6mm
Tang Width
.020" or .5mm
Stud Width
.036" or .9mm
Sold by Length
Approx. 4 feet

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Fretwire, 18% nickel/silver, 4 feet

A fretwire with a wider but shallower crown than the FW75. Sometimes used for basses or jumbo re-frets. Similar to Dunlop's #6130.

Fretwire is sold in either 4 or 100 foot lengths. This 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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