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Fret Wire Overview

This is an overview of Allparts® fret wire products presented for purposes of comparison. Bulk fret wire, which consists of 1 pound of two-foot segments, is available for each product.

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 Small Fret Wire
 
View AllA (width)BC (height)DEFDunlop*Usage Notes
LT-0467-0002.00mm / .079in2.50 / .0980.90 / .0351.60 / .0630.50 / .0200.80 / .0326230Common on vintage Fender®
LT-0473-0002.00 / .0792.80 / .1101.00 / .0391.80 / .0710.60 / .0240.95 / .0376230Common on banjos
LT-0468-0002.00 / .0792.60 / .1201.10 / .0431.50 / .0590.50 / .0200.80 / .0326230Common on acoustics
LT-0465-0002.00 / .0792.70 / .1061.30 / .0511.40 / .0550.60 / .0240.95 / .037-Standard on TMO-C neck
LT-0894-0002.10 / .0832.40 / .0951.00 / .0391.40 / .0550.50 / .0200.95 / .0376230-

 Medium Fret Wire
 
View AllA (width)BC (height)DEFDunlop*Usage Notes
LT-0461-0002.30mm / .091in2.80 / .1101.10 / .0431.70 / .0670.65 / .0280.95 / .037--
LT-0470-0002.40 / .0952.60 / .1200.80 / .0321.80 / .0710.60 / .0240.95 / .037--
LT-0842-0002.40 / .0952.80 / .1101.20 / .0471.60 / .0630.60 / .0240.95 / .0376105Tall & narrow, popular
LT-0867-0002.40 / .0952.90 / .1141.40 / .0551.50 / .0590.50 / .0200.95 / .037--

 Jumbo Fret Wire
 
View AllA (width)BC (height)DEFDunlop*Usage Notes
LT-0890-0002.65mm / .103in2.75 / .1081.15 / .0451.60 / .0630.50 / .0200.95 / .0376150Modern Fender®
LT-0463-0002.70 / .1062.80 / .1101.00 / .0391.80 / .0710.60 / .0240.95 / .0376130Similar on many Gibsons®
LT-0472-0002.70 / .1062.80 / .1101.20 / .0471.60 / .0630.60 / .0240.95 / .037--
LT-0895-0002.80 / .1102.75 / .1081.30 / .0511.45 / .0570.60 / .0240.95 / .037SS6115Similar to Warmoth's stainless
LT-0482-0002.80 / .1103.15 / .1241.40 / .0551.75 / .0690.60 / .0240.95 / .037SS6100Common on Ibanez models
LT-0464-0002.90 / .1143.00 / .1181.30 / .0511.70 / .0670.60 / .0240.95 / .037--
LT-0899-0003.00 / .1183.26 / .1281.40 / .0551.86 / .0730.50 / .0200.95 / .0376100Common on Ibanez models
LT-0877-0004.33 / .1704.50 / .1772.59 / .1201.91 / .0750.50 / .0200.95 / .037--

 Stainless Steel Fret Wire
 
View AllA (width)BC (height)DEFDunlop*Usage Notes
LT-0891-0052.00mm / .079in2.80 / .1101.00 / .0391.80 / .0710.60 / .0240.95 / .037SS6230Used on vintage Fender®
LT-0898-0052.15 / .0852.50 / .0981.10 / .0431.40 / .0550.50 / .0200.95 / .037--
LT-0892-0052.30 / .0912.80 / .1101.20 / .0471.70 / .0670.60 / .0240.80 / .032SS6105-
LT-0893-0052.40 / .0952.90 / .1141.30 / .0511.43 / .0560.60 / .0240.80 / .032SS6105-
LT-0896-0052.70 / .1063.20 / .1261.40 / .0551.80 / .0710.60 / .0240.95 / .037SS6100Used on some Ibanez models
LT-0897-0052.80 / .1103.00 / .1181.40 / .0551.65 / .0650.60 / .0240.80 / .032SS6100Used on some Ibanez models

 Hypoallergenic (Nickel-free) Fret Wire
 
 A (width)BC (height)DEFDunlop*Usage Notes
LT-0878-0002.49mm / .098in2.80 / .1101.19 / .0471.61 / .0630.50 / .0200.95 / .0376105For use in nickel-free applications

There is an industry manufacturing standard of ±10% allowed variation in the dimensions of fret wire.

References
- Allparts 2016 price list
- Warmoth.com
- Dunlop Music Accessories Catalog, 2011

* The Dunlop code is provided for reference and comparison only. Dunlop and Allparts® fret wire are not necessarily identical, though in some cases they can be.