- Jescar EVO Gold Fretwire #FW55090-EVO
- EVO Gold is harder and tougher to work with than nickel silver fretwire(not recommended for the beginner)
- Medium Wide electric guitar and a popular bass guitar fretwire
- 2 3/4"(69.85mm) wide(usable width is approx. 2 5/8"(66.675mm))
- 25 frets pre-radiused at 9.5"
- No need for a fretwire bender - **custom radiusing available if requested before ordering**
- Crown width: .090" (2.28mm) Crown Height: .055" (1.40mm)
- Recommended for slot width of .023"
- Please be sure to check size before ordering
Jescar EVO gold fretwire is a beautiful gold colored fret wire. Jescar fretwire is used by many of the top guitar manufactures and highly regarded repair shops. You can’t go wrong using Jescar fret wire on you next guitar or bass refret.
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Excellent product - Much better to work with than non-radiused - I can actually install 99.9% of the time with no dressing other than the ends - I'll always use these from now on - Good price also
Evo Gold is very nice to work with and hypoallergenic which is excellent as i'm allergic to nickel. This fretwire size (In Fender terms 55090 is "Vintage Tall") turned out to be really nice on my Telecaster i'm very happy with it!
These frets are just the right size to keep my fingertips from dragging on the finish on a maple neck Squire Tele. I loved the guitar but, the frets were too low. Not only are they a good height, once leveled and polished to a mirror-like finish, string bending is so easy that I was over-bending notes at first. This was my third time using these frets and, to me, they aren't much more difficult to work with than nickel. I won't use anything else on my personal guitars and recommend them to anyone needing a re-fret, even if I'm not the one doing it.
These frets are gold color. I bought them for a vintage Japanese Les Paul with aged yellow fret markers and binding. So the gold color didn't look out of place.
I said these should be called medium tall because they are roughly medium width but almost as tall as the Extra jumbo frets on my shred guitar. Exactly what I was looking for.
The fret pieces are very well made and about an inch wider than the neck of my guitar at the 22nd fret so plenty of length.
The metal is hard but kind of snap/shears at some point. So pretty easy to work with when using good quality end nippers. I used nippers to cut the tang and finished with a file.
These frets went in easily and are very nicely formed. Once on the neck I restrung the guitar and found no dead spots, the guitar played better than before.
The only hard part was finishing the ends, it was a lot of work, I think the EVO alloy is quite a bit harder than nickel silver. But the bevel file worked well and didn't get gummed up from soft metal filing.
Very nice frets, tall similar to jumbo, so they require less pressure to fret cleanly. This makes fast playing and chords easier. If you press too hard looking to touch the fretboard your notes might go out of tune. The height and hardness of the metal make these frets very nice for bending and they are high enough that you can feel the frets easily when sliding.
My Japanese Les Paul plays much better than before and is now my favourite guitar.
So long as the gold color looks good on the guitar, I'll be using these EVO frets more in the future.