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OUR FRETWIRE

Jescar’s three decades of experience specifying and producing precision components and manufacturing machinery for the optical industry has given us unique insight into modern manufacturing technology.

Securely pressed into the fingerboard, the fret wire is the gateway between the musician and the instrument. It is one of the most critical components in the playing quality of the guitar. The interaction between the strings and frets determines the feel of the neck as much as the neck contour, fingerboard material, or finish.

Beyond 18% nickel silver, new alloys have been employed in the production of modern fret wire that dramatically improves the performance and aesthetics of the guitar. Our stainless steel, with its greater hardness and tighter grain structure has much higher wear resistance for greater fret life. In addition, string bending is much smoother without the friction or grinding felt with traditional fret material. We have selected a stainless steel alloy that provides the best combination of fret life and installation ease.

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  • Most fretwire is manufactured in coils for ease of installation. Our FW39040 and FW37053 are only offered in 24" straight lengths to     prevent twisting if coiled.

  • Pricing is based on orders of one pound minimum quantity per size, plus shipping via UPS, FedEx, or USPS.

  • Gold colored EVO wire is available on selected sizes only. (See Below)

  • Individual frets cut to size, straight cut or cut and notched tangs, are available upon request. Minimum order quantity for pre-cut frets is     2000 pieces.
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    CAUTION: Jescar Fretwire will improve the tone and playability of your guitar.

    Specifications and pricing are subject to change without prior notification.

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    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.
    FW37053-200 .053" x .037" (1.35 x .94 mm) NS18% 90.9 $52.00 44.20
    FW37053-200-EVO .053" x .037" (1.35 x .94 mm) EVO Ni-Free Gold 91.0 $125.00 $112.50
    FW37053-230 .053" x .037" (1.35 x .94 mm) NS18% 90.9 $52.00 44.20
    FW37053-230-EVO .053" x .037" (1.35 x .94 mm) EVO Ni-Free Gold 91.0 $125.00 $112.50

    * All FW37053 wire is sold in 24" straight lengths. Please note that the tang width for the FW37053 is 0.020" for a standard 0.0230" fret slot. The tang width for both the FW37053-230 and FW37053-230-EVO is 0.023" and will require a fingerboard slot of 0.025-0.026" to install properly.

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    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.


    FW37080

    .080" X .037 (2.03 X .94 mm)

    Standard Tang width 0.0195"



    NS18%


    75.3


    $44.00


    $37.40


    FW37080-185*

    .080" X .037 (2.03 X .94 mm)

    Standard Tang width 0.0185"



    NS18%


    75.3


    $44.00


    $37.40


    FW37080-205*

    .080" X .037 (2.03 X .94 mm)

    Standard Tang width 0.0205"



    NS18%


    75.3


    $44.00


    $37.40


    FW37080-225*

    .080" X .037 (2.03 X .94 mm)

    Standard Tang width 0.0225"



    NS18%


    75.3


    $44.00


    $37.40


    FW37080-235*

    .080" X .037 (2.03 X .94 mm)

    Standard Tang width 0.0235"



    NS18%


    75.3


    $44.00


    $37.40


    FW37080-245*

    .080" X .037 (2.03 X .94 mm)

    Standard Tang width 0.0245"



    NS18%


    75.3


    $44.00


    $37.40

    FW37080-S

    .080" X .037 (2.03 X .94 mm)


    Stainless Steel

    83.0

    $58.00

    $49.30

    FW37080-EVO

    .080" X .037 (2.03 X .94 mm)


    EVO Ni-Free Gold

    75.4

    $90.00

    $81.00

    * Special Tang widths for refretting vintage Martin Guitars with non-adjustable truss rods.
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    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.
    FW39040-S* .040" X .039 (1.02 X 1.00 mm) Stainless Steel 135.5 $84.00 $71.40

    * Sold in 24" straight lengths

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    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.
    FW43080 .080" X .043 (2.03 X 1.09 mm) NS18% 69.7 $45.00 $38.25
    FW43080-217* .080" X .043 (2.03 X 1.09 mm) NS18% 69.7 $45.00 $38.25
    FW43080-S .080" X .043 (2.03 X 1.09 mm) Stainless Steel 76.9 $60.00 $51.00
    FW43080-EVO .080" X .043 (2.03 X 1.09 mm) EVO Ni-Free Gold 69.7 $90.00 $81.00

    * Sold with a 0.0217" width tang

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    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.
    FW45100 .100" X .045 (2.54 X 1.14 mm) NS18% 51.5 $44.00 $37.40

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    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.
    FW47095 .095" X .047 (2.41 X 1.19 mm) NS18% 52.3 $43.00 $36.55
    FW47095-S .095" X .047 (2.41 X 1.19 mm) Stainless Steel 57.6 $62.00 $52.70
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    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.
    FW47104 .104" X .047 (2.64 X 1.19 mm) NS18% 51.3 $42.00 $35.70
    FW47104-S .104" X .047 (2.64 X 1.19 mm) Stainless Steel 56.6 $61.00 $51.85
    FW47104-EVO .104" X .047 (2.64 X 1.19 mm) EVO Ni-Free Gold 51.4 $90.00 $81.00

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    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.
    FW50078 .078" x .050" (1.98 x 1.27 mm) NS18% 62.1 $45.00 $38.25

     

    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.
    FW50085 .085" x .050" (2.16 x 1.27 mm) NS18% 58.9 $45.00 $38.25
    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.
    FW51100 .100" X .051 (2.54 X 1.30 mm) NS18% 47.7 $45.00 $38.25
    FW51100-S .100" X .051 (2.54 X 1.30 mm) Stainless Steel 52.6 $63.00 $53.55
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    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.
    FW51108 .108" X .051 (2.75 X 1.30 mm) NS18% 45.0 $45.00 $38.25
    FW51108-S .108" X .051 (2.75 X 1.30 mm) Stainless Steel 49.6 $58.00 $49.30
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    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.
    FW55090 .090" X .055 (2.28 X 1.40 mm) NS18% 50.3 $43.00 $36.55
    FW55090-S .090" X .055 (2.28 X 1.40 mm) Stainless Steel 55.4 $58.00 $49.30
    FW55090-EVO .090" X .055 (2.28 X 1.40 mm) EVO Ni-Free Gold 50.3 $90.00 $81.00
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    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.
    FW57110 .110" X .057 (2.79 X 1.45 mm) NS18% 40.2 $43.00 $36.55
    FW57110-S .110" X .057 (2.79 X 1.45 mm) Stainless Steel 44.3 $58.00 $49.30
    FW57110-EVO .110" X .057 (2.79 X 1.45 mm) EVO Ni-Free Gold 40.2 $90.00 $81.00
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    Reference # Crown Size (Width & Height) Alloy Feet per Pound Price > 1 lb. Price > 5 lb.
    FW58118 .118" X .058 (2.99 X 1.47 mm) NS18% 38.0 $45.00 $38.25
    FW58118-S .118" X .058 (2.99 X 1.47 mm) Stainless Steel 41.9 $64.00 $54.40