Making High Quality Custom Guitar and Instrument Cables - Made in the USA!

Thank you for visiting! Here at Rattlesnake, we take pride in building, what we feel, are the best handmade guitar cables and instrument cables for you! We take pride that our low capacitance cables are milled in the United States and hand-assembled here in Missoula, Montana! Along with our custom-made guitar cables and cords, we also offer a selection of speakers, XLR / Microphone, and patch cables which all use quality plugs from Neutrik, Switchcraft, and GLS. Additionally, we offer a wide range of signal and utility products from Line Buffers, TRS to Dual Mono Splitters, Junction Boxes, and Audio Probes! When tone is essential, please look at what we can do for you! Let us build your next cable!


Reviews on Google

mike singer
mike singer
3/14/2021
My custom cable exceeded my expectation. Customer service is top notch.
Matt Olson
Matt Olson
8/30/2020
As a sound engineer, I've used Rattlesnake Cables on various stages, for outdoor events, at remote recording locations and in the studio. They've been punished for years now and I have not had a single failure from one of my 50+ XLR and 1/4" cables. I know I can rely on my cables to work and to... Read
William Llewellyn
William Llewellyn
1/27/2021
Rattlesnake Cable Company provides the highest quality instrument cables custom built to your specifications with a wide variety of options and colors; superior customer service at the time of the sale and follow-up and super fast shipping. All this in a small business that easily rivals the large... Read
William Llewellyn
mike singer
3/14/2021
My custom cable exceeded my expectation. Customer service is top notch.
Close
William Llewellyn
Matt Olson
8/30/2020
As a sound engineer, I've used Rattlesnake Cables on various stages, for outdoor events, at remote recording locations and in the studio. They've been punished for years now and I have not had a single failure from one of my 50+ XLR and 1/4" cables. I know I can rely on my cables to work and to sound excellent. We spend a lot of money on instruments, amps, microphones and preamps to create and record music with clarity and accuracy. An inadequate cable can reduce your investment in your sound to a noisy signal and stifled tone. Hank has taken the time to test and find the best and most reliable components to build an excellent cable and we all benefit from his experience and craftsmanship when we buy a Rattlesnake Cable. Not only that, but we support a company that truly gives back and supports it's local music community with donations and sponsoring events that enrich our community and create opportunities for our musicians to play. Do your music a favor and put a Rattlesnake on it.
Close
William Llewellyn
William Llewellyn
1/27/2021
Rattlesnake Cable Company provides the highest quality instrument cables custom built to your specifications with a wide variety of options and colors; superior customer service at the time of the sale and follow-up and super fast shipping. All this in a small business that easily rivals the large name brand companies found in the box stores. Try them once, and you will replace all your cables with Rattlesnake!!
Close




Recent Articles.

What is the perfect guitar cable length?

What is the perfect guitar cable length?

What is the perfect guitar cable length? At Rattlesnake Cable Company, we often get asked, "what is the perfect guitar cable length?" That is a difficult question to answer without knowing some of the critical variables and applications for the musician. But before we get started, let's start with some of the common questions. Are long guitar cables bad? Yes and no. Typically, extremely long...
What Is Rick-O-Sound? And what do you need?

What Is Rick-O-Sound? And what do you need?

What is the Rickenbacker Rick-o-Sound (Ricko sound)? On the Deluxe Rickenbacker models, they introduced the Rick-O-Sound circuit in their instruments. The Rick-O-Sound separates the two pick-ups (bridge and neck) into separate, independent lines that require a TRS (aka Balanced or Stereo) cable. You can then use these individual lines and send them to specific amps, pedal setups, etc., via our TRS...
How to measure custom patch cables for your pedalboard

How to measure custom patch cables for your pedalboard

I have wanted to write this article for some time. We often get asked, "what is the best way to measure custom patch cables on the pedalboard or pedal line?" We must be both on the same page in regards to measurement points! This article will go into measurement techniques and details about patch cables and plug options. Do patch cables matter? Before we start talking about measuring, let's ask...








Recent Artist Spotlight.

Alex Bias

Alex Bias

Alex is a Chef/Musician based out of Columbus, Ohio. He Joined the Metal band Nine Mile Silence a little over a year ago. In that short time he has helped in the writing and recording of their first studio length album Metamorphosis. Nine Mile Silence has recently received multiple endorsements, with more in the works. Being a Chef by trade has helped give him the work ethic and drive to push the...
Mike Cain

Mike Cain

Hey everyone, I'm Mike, I play bass for the rap/metal or "trap metal" band Mettal Maffia out of Youngstown, OH. I started playing bass when I was about 14/15 years old. I started out playing some System of a Down, Blink 182, The Offspring , Nirvana and everything in between. I stopped playing for a little while when I joined the United States Marine Corps but soon picked it back up after I got...
Doug Schmude

Doug Schmude

A firm believer in the principle that life is as much about what happens as where you're standing when it does, Doug's music reflects the perspective that living in 8 different states imparts upon a person. His songs contain vividly drawn characters from all walks of life and stories from ever changing viewpoints. His sound mixes bits of country, folk, rock and blues and the result is a modern...




the story of our cable company.

My name is Hank Donovan, and I started Rattlesnake Cable Company when I began researching for the guitar cable of my dreams. For years prior, I've been involved with electronics ranging from pedal building to instrument repairs and other nerd-related projects. I always enjoyed working on music-centric projects and thought making a great instrument cable would be something fun and satisfying to pursue. I began ordering various components from plugs to cable to protective weaving. I finally found the combination that met all of my needs. I was excited about the final product.

As a guitarist myself, I wanted to meet the specific requirements of an instrument cable. Signal was the primary goal. I've owned various "quality" cables, and I wanted to surpass the quality of those cables. I've always believed in quality in the cable (both in signal and durability), so this was going to be a challenging task. Some cables begin to bleed off the high-end frequencies and general signal, especially with longer runs. In simple terms, your tone gets "muddy" and quieter. If you're not too familiar with capacitance in cables, here is a quick, simple explanation.

The instrument cable itself becomes a capacitor (similar to your tone knob on your guitar or bass). To address this, we have our Oxygen Free Bare Copper (OFBC) low capacitance cable milled here in the United States to preserve those high-end frequencies. Additionally, I'm not too fond of cables that tend to be noisy due to poor shielding or, worse, cease to work due to the shielding being weak or easily broken. The cables we use have a strong, heavily braided copper shielding with 95% coverage. These features make the cable super heavy-duty and quiet! Finally, I wanted solid and quality plugs; Neutrik Pro Grade plugs ended up being the winners. The plugs are of excellent quality, and their cable clamp system adds more protection for the cables by securing the solder connections. All of these pieces are what ended up creating Rattlesnake Cables today. When I plugged in my prototype, I was immediately blown away by the clarity and the punch of the signal! I used a protective weaving to help prevent cable binding, and I had something I was pleased with - a top-notch boutique instrument cable! Something that I felt was the best guitar cable for me.

Initially, I assembled the cable for myself. Still, as soon as other musical friends of mine started seeing, hearing, and feeling the cables, the requests started coming in for custom guitar cables, and the company was born. The response has been fantastic, and seeing these cables on stage with working musicians is very special for me!

Rattlesnake Cable Company is based in beautiful Missoula, Montana, where I'm proud to call my home. What started with a simple idea has grown into a family business where my wife and my kids have become involved with the operations (we now have a growing team of outstanding individuals). Each cable is assembled and tested throughout the process and is made "to order."

We look forward to building your cable!





Mini Story Videos.

Want to learn what we're about? Check out these "mini" story videos to understand where we're coming from. We are not just building, what we feel, is the best instrument cable for you, but we also focus on our family and our team at Rattlesnake Cable Company! We hope you enjoy them!

  • Just Nick
  • Just Nick

I cannot say enough great things about Rattlesnake cables, they are the real deal! I play a Les Paul into a 78 Marshall JMP, and when I first plugged my Rattlesnake in, I could IMMEDIATELY hear the difference in tone...richer highs, deeper lows. I...

Ken A.








Join Our Dealer Network.



Search