Fretwire is available in most of 16 gauges from .045″ to .060″ wide (thick).
Bar fret wire is gauged, flattened, radiused and ready to install.
The price is $8 per 2 foot length (you’ll need roughly 4′ per guitar).
Note: Expect wire to be within .002″ of gauge ordered.
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.