FW9666H

Fretwire, gold “Evo” alloy, 100 feet

$182.44

Buy more & save! Buy 100 feet and save 30% over the cost of individual 4-foot lengths.

This is a fairly generic size for guitars -a good replacement wire for lots of standard brand instruments. It is just a little shorter and the same width as the FW74GOLD, which is more popular on hand-built instruments.

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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Product Description

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.

Fretwire Sizes and Slot Widths article

Details

Shipping Restrictions - Location
No Restrictions
Size
Medium
Configuration
Coiled
Content
Gold Evo
Fret Height
0.095" or 2.41mm
Crown Height
0.037" or 0.94mm
Crown Width
0.080" or 2.03mm
Tang Width
0.019" or 0.48mm
Stud Width
0.032" or 0.81mm
Sold by Length
Approx. 100 feet

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Fretwire, gold “Evo” alloy, 100 feet

Buy more & save! Buy 100 feet and save 30% over the cost of individual 4-foot lengths.

This is a fairly generic size for guitars -a good replacement wire for lots of standard brand instruments. It is just a little shorter and the same width as the FW74GOLD, which is more popular on hand-built instruments.

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.

Fretwire Comparison Chart Link

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