Jescar Jumbo Stainless Steel Fret Wire (57110-S)
This premium JESCAR JUMBO stainless steel fret wire is a perfect upgrade to your guitar! Stainless Steel is just about the hardest type of fretwire you can get, and people who use it say it gives a silkier, smoother feel when playing than does nickel-silver fret wire.
This wire set comes in nine (9) 8" lengths, pre-radiused on a ~10" radius basis, which will help keep those ends down when you are installing it. The size of this wire is about as big as it gets, with the widest crown width and highest crown height - see the exact specs below. This wire will fit nicely into a .023" fret slot, which is pretty much the standard for most modern fret wires.
It can be used on electric guitars, acoustic & electric basses, and any other stringed instrument that calls for the highest and widest fret wires. The 8-inch lengths allow you to easily cut the exact lengths you need. Stainless Steel fret wire does take more attention to detail than standard nickel-silver fret wire, and is not necessarily the best choice for the first-time fretter.
Here are the technical specs on this fret wire (see the photo diagram for more info):
- Crown Height: .057" (1.45mm)
- Crown Width: .110" (2.79mm)
- Tang Depth: .074" (1.88mm)
A slot width of .023" is recommended for this fret wire, but somewhat wider may work if you use glue to set the frets in. Be sure to measure the width, height and tang depth/width of your current frets before buying, to make sure this set will fit your intended usage! Please check with your guitar tech/luthier before buying.
We recommend the following guitar techs for installation:
- Papi's Guitar Shop (76 scout fernandez st. QC)
- Micsis Guitar Spot (1718, 100-A Greenheights Ave, Parañaque 0998 987 0619)
- Guitar Harbor (1929 T. Mapua cor. Tayuman St., Sta. Cruz, Manila
0920 691 3045)
- Guitar Industries (Bulacan 0916 199 6448)
If you're up to the challenge of refretting, the package includes a 2-page sheet of fretting "do's and don'ts" to help the first-time fretter get started.