Fretwire, gold Evo alloy, 4 feet
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This is easily our most popular gold 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.
Evo gold fretwire is a copper alloy (elemental composition: CuSn15Fe1Ti0.1) that has been used for years in the optical industry. It contains no nickel and therefore meets the"nickel free" European standard. It stands the test of time and can really dress up your guitar. With a Vicker's hardness of HV5/250, it is harder than our nickel/silver wire (HV5/200), but softer than the stainless (HV5/300). This wire is not plated; it is gold all the way through and retains the gold color once the frets are dressed.
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
- Gold Evo
- Fret Height
- 0.093" 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