Dana Bourgeois once aptly described fretting with this wire this way: “it’s like standing in a boat on rough seas trying to shoot a moving target on shore”. If you want to learn more about how to use bar wire, I talk about this in some depth in Dan Erlewine’s epic Guitar Player Repair Guide and do an installation demo in a DVD on fretting, both available through Stewart McDonald Co. Frank Ford also discusses this on his website at Frets.com. Look under Items for luthiers, Frets, Replacing bar frets.
Bar-Fret Wire for (Mandolins & Tenor guitars)
The 3’ section of bar fret wire is gauged (.037), flattened, radiused and ready to install.
Note: Expect wire to be within .002″ of gauge ordered.