Mapes Music Wire

Mapes Music Wire is a tinned high carbon steel wire of high tensile strength and high elasticity, specially designed for use in musical instruments. It is also used in critical industrial applications. Mapes Music Wire is made in the US and is used by the finest guitar makers in the world.

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Type:
Tin-coated high carbon steel wire (C >.8%) of high elasticity, highly polished. Satisfies ASTM A228 standards.
 
Density: 7.85 g/cucm
 
Chemical Composition:
C (carbon) 0.8 to 0.9%, Si (silicon) 0.10 to 0.35%, Mn (manganese) 0 .40 to 1.00%
P (phosphor) <0.03%, S (sulfor) <0 .03%, Cu (copper) <0 .10%
 
Tensile Strength:
Diameters .008" - .020" (0.20 - 0.50mm): 380 - 420 KSI; ( N2700 - 2950)

Diameters: .008" (0.20mm), .009" (0.23mm), .010" (0.25mm), .011" (0.28mm), .012" (0.30mm), .013" (0.33mm), .014" (0.35mm), .016" (0.40mm), .018" (0.45mm), .020" (0.50mm), .022" (0.55mm), .024" (0.60mm), .026" (0.65mm)
For larger diameters see Mapes Gold Lable Piano Wire or Roeslau piano wire.
 
Tolerance:
+/-.0002" (0.005mm) for diameters .< .016" (<0.40mm)
+/-.0003" (0.008mm) for diameters >=.016"

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Mapes Music Wire
Individual Looped Strings

Sold and priced in Packages of 2.
You may specify other lengths, and length of loop plus helix.
(*) Approximate length of eylet plus helix.

Size mm inch Pair Strings Length Loop (*)  Price
00 .20 .008 #1694-08 4'/1.2m .5" $14.00
0 .23 .009 #1694-09 5'/1.5m .7" $14.00
1 .25 .010 #1694-10 5'/1.5m .8" $14.00
2 .28 .011 #1694-11 6'/1.8m .9" $14.00
3 .30 .012 #1694-12 6'/1.8m 1" $14.00
4 .33 .013 #1694-13 6'/1.8m 1.1" $14.00
5 .35 .014 #1694-14 7'/2.1m 1.1" $14.00
6 .40 .016 #1694-16 7'/2.1m 1.2" $15.00
7 .40 .018 #1694-18 8'/2.4m 1.3" $15.00
8 .40 .020 #1694120 8'/2.4m 1.4" $15.00
9 .40 .022 #1694-22 8'/2.4m 1.5" $15.00
10 .40 .024 #1694-24 8'/2.4m 1.6" $15.00
11 .40 .026 #1694-26 8'/2.4m 1.7" $15.00

Mapes Music Wire
Small and Large Coils

Coils have 3.75" diameter.
For larger diameters click on Roeslau Piano Wire or Mapes Piano Wire.

Size mm inch Small Coil Length Price Large Coil Length Price
00 .20 .008 #1693-08 33'/10m $6.50 #1691-08 133'/40m $12.00
0 .23 .009 #1693-09 33'/10m $6.50 #1691-09 133'/40m $12.00
1 .25 .010 #1693-10 33'/10m $6.50 #1691-10 133'/40m $12.00
2 .28 .011 #1693-11 33'/10m $6.50 #1691-11 133'/40m $12.00
3 .30 .012 #1693-12 33'/10m $6.50 #1691-12 133'/40m $12.00
4 .33 .013 #1693-13 33'/10m $6.50 #1691-13 133'/40m $12.00
5 .35 .014 #1693-14 33'/10m $6.50 #1691-14 100'/30m $12.00
6 .40 .016 #1693-16 33'/10m $6.00 #1691-16 100'/30m $11.00
7 .45 .018 #1693-18 25'/7.5m $6.00 #1691-18 83'/25m $11.00
8 .50 .020 #1693-20 25'/7.5m $6.00 #1691-20 83'/25m $11.00
9 .55 .022 #1693-22 20'/6m $6.00 #1691-22 67'/20m $11.00
10 .60 .024 #1693-24 20'/6m $6.00 #1691-24 50'/15m $11.00
11 .65 .026 #1693-26 20'/6m $6.00 #1691-26 50'/15m $11.00

Mapes Music Wire
Small, Medium and Large Spools

Lengths are approximate
Spools have 4" diameter, 2.75" core, 2" wide.
For larger diameters click on Roeslau Piano Wire or Mapes Piano Wire.

Size mm inch Sm Spool Length      Price Med Spool Length Net Price Large Spool Length      Price
00 .20 .008 #1697-08 833'/250m $35.00 #1698-08 1666'/500m $45.00 #1699-08 2500'/750m $55.00
0 .23 .009 #1697-09 833'/250m $35.00 #1698-09 1666'/500m $45.00 #1699-09 2500'/750m $55.00
1 .25 .010 #1697-10 833'/250m $35.00 #1698-10 1666'/500m $45.00 #1699-10 2500'/750m $55.00
2 .28 .011 #1697-11 833'/250m $35.00 #1698-11 1666'/500m $45.00 #1699-11 2500'/750m $55.00
3 .30 .012 #1697-12 667'/200m $35.00 #1698-12 1333'/400m $45.00 #1699-12 2000'/600m $55.00
4 .33 .013 #1697-13 667'/200m $35.00 #1698-13 1333'/400m $45.00 #1699-13 2000'/600m $55.00
5 .35 .014 #1697-14 567'/170m $35.00 #1698-14 1133'/340m $45.00 #1699-14 2000'/600m $55.00
6 .40 .016 #1697-16 500'/150m $30.00 #1698-16 1000'/300m $40.00 #1699-16 1500'/450m $50.00
7 .45 .018 #1697-18 400'/120m $30.00 #1698-18 800'/240m $40.00 #1699-18 1200'/360m $50.00
8 .50 .020 #1697-20 333'/100m $30.00 #1698-20 666'/200m $40.00 #1699-20 1000'/300m $50.00
9 .55 .022 #1697-22 266'/80m $30.00 #1698-22 533'/160m $40.00 #1699-22 800'/240m $50.00
10 .60 .024 #1697-24 200'/60m $30.00 #1698-24 400'/120m $40.00 #1699-24 600'/180m $50.00
11 .60 .026 #1697-26 200'/60m $30.00 #1698-26 400'/120m $40.00 #1699-26 600'/280m $50.00