A question for guitar players?

I was looking up info on Jimmy Herring, the guitarist from Widespread Panic and I found this note on his favorite guitar:

Jimmy's "go to" guitar is a custom shop Fender Stratocaster built by Gene Baker in 1993. Unlike most Fender guitars, it is equipped with two humbuckers rather than 3 single coil pickups, and it has Dunlop 6000 fret wire (the highest guitar frets that are made).

Question: What is a fret wire and what do they mean by "the highest"? Does it give the guitar a higher pitched sound?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    Dunlop 6000's measure about .115" which is big. This allows you to make the proper note without pushing the string as far towards the fret board. With small vintage type frets like on my standard Tele your finger is touching the fret board so when you bend or vibrato there is some friction between the fret board and your finger which slows you down a bit, With taller frets your finger is actually kind of floating above the fret board and you can bend and vibrato faster and with less effort.

  • Adam D
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    It's just the type of material they use for the frets. Not all frets are made the same. Some, on crappy guitars will have generic metal frets. They wear down over time, causing your neck to have dead frets, or really bad fret buzzing.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Fretwire is the metal that's on the fretboard that divides it into 20+ segments.

    I don't think the kind of fretwire changes the pitch of the sound, it just makes the guitar feel different while playing.

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