- Stainless Steel Jescar Fretwire #FW47104-S
- Stainless Steel is a lot harder and tougher to work with than nickel silver fretwire(not recommended for the beginner)
- Medium Jumbo standard Gibson Electric guitar size
- 2 3/4"(69.85mm) wide(usable width is approx. 2 5/8"(66.675mm))
- 25 frets pre-radiused
- No need for a fretwire bender - **custom radiusing available if requested before ordering**
- Crown width: .104" (2.64mm) Crown Height: .047" (1.19mm)
- Recommended for slot width of .023"
- Please check size before ordering
Jescar stainless steel fretwire is the hardest fret wire you can get. 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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I order all me fret wire here. I love the fact that its perfectly radius for flawless install. I use only stainless in my builds as well as re frets for my customers. Thanks Philly for your top level service and shipping!!
I just used this fret wire on a guys Tele that I fretted with nickel silver wire a year ago. He plays with a lot of fire an intensity and literally wears out all the frets in every position. He wanted stainless this time so I was eager to oblige him at my shop, String Theory Guitar Repair, in Mount Juliet, TN. I liked how PLT offered the wire pre-radiused. Unlike normal fret wire that you over radius, SS frets need to match the boards radius exactly. They arrived and matched the fingerboard on this Tele exactly after I planed the board just a tad. Stainless is not for the amateur. It takes more time, patience and know how. It turned out great and my client is very pleased!
I've ordered this fret wire several times for new builds and re fret jobs, always had good success with them and my order is always sent promptly and arrives quickly.
I bought a JEM copy 15 months ago, and 'burned' through the frets, largely gone. I couldn't find anyone in Ireland who would put stainless steel frets on it. No point in putting nickel, I'd only get a year out of them. So I started to hunt for stainless steel (ss) frets. I was considering a fret-bending tool etc and was heading for a more substantial capital outlay in that department until I found I could get the ss pre-radiused (rounded to fit the camber of the fingerboard). Having bought the necessary tools, and in particular the Fret Tang Nippers for ss from here, I have made 2 successful refrets of guitars, for which it is likely I would not have been so successful without the pre-radiused ss frets and the tools I was advised of.
I am grateful for the help I have received, good honest useful information even when it meant me spending money in some other direction, and would not hesitate to suggest to anyone considering an ss refret that this is a good place to start.
I know that people advise that ss is harder on the tools than nickel, but I prefer it, there is less chance of getting it wrong. It's hard to mess a ss fret, whereas a nickel one could be gone wrecked in a moment's lack of concentration.
Thanks to all concerned here for making a difficult task so much easier by sharing valuable experience and providing top quality equipment.