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Folkcraft® Fret Wire, Four Feet

Item Number 2340081

Regular price $12.00

Our premium fret wire is 18% nickel-silver and comes pre-straightened, so you don't have to go through the hassle of working with curved fret wire. Dulcimer fret wire is sold in pieces that are twelve inches long. This package contains four one-foot pieces, for a total of four feet of fret wire. (It will take roughly three feet of fret wire to fully fret a diatonic mountain dulcimer.)
Our fret wire is a perfect size for use in building Appalachian dulcimers. The crown height (above the fingerboard) is .037 inches, the crown width is .080 inches, and the tang width is .019 inches. On this straightened wire, you'll want to cut a fret slot at least .058 inches deep, so that the crown will sit flush with your fingerboard. This item is also part of our dulcimer hardware kit.

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Scott Carey
First Dulcimer Project

I recently found an old Dulcimer tucked in a corner of a local antique shop. Thought I could work on it and turn it into a nice, working instrument. It was missing some frets and had a homemade lucite bridge and nut. The strings were corroded and unusable. Folkcraft had everything I needed to restore the Dulcimer. I purchased fret wire, a package of pre-slotted nuts/bridges and new strings. The items are of excellent quality and shipping was very fast. This is my first restoration project and it’s coming along well. Now that I’ve found Folkcraft and its extensive inventory of parts I’m sure I’ll be doing more restoration or new build projects in the future.

John Davis
Fret wire

Great shipping response time!

Richard Lupatkin
Advice and purchase

Richard's great advice, as always, helped me purchase what I needed for a recently acquired dulcimer in need of some serious tl.
Thank you,
Richard L.

glenn bohn

Worked great

Larry Edinger

Folkcraft® Fret Wire, Four Feet