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 speaker, 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 important, take a look at we can do for you! Let us build your next cable!


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marcwhy
marcwhy
9/12/2020
When my favorite, "boutique" cable company shut down a while ago, I frantically started looking for another company that offered high-quality, affordable cables, and that provided excellent customer service (for us finicky musicians!). I stumbled upon Hank and Rattlesnake Cable -- they're in a... Read
Nick Olver
Nick Olver
10/27/2020
Ordered from Liverpool, UK. I was after specialist cable and splitter box to use with my rickenbacker 1978, 4001 bass, was recommended rattlesnakecables.com through a rickenbacker Facebook page. I checked out there website and clicked on direct chat. I was talking to the owner of the company and he... Read
Kedi
Kedi
1/19/2021
GET A RATTLESNAKE! THEY DON’T BITE! After years of getting what I considered some of the best guitars and amps I realized that what I had in the way of cables was, well basically junk. Luckily I discovered Rattlesnake Cables. In addition to being a visual treat, colors and patterns, the great... Read
Kedi
marcwhy
9/12/2020
When my favorite, "boutique" cable company shut down a while ago, I frantically started looking for another company that offered high-quality, affordable cables, and that provided excellent customer service (for us finicky musicians!). I stumbled upon Hank and Rattlesnake Cable -- they're in a neighboring state, and I liked the small-town, small-business vibe -- so I took a chance and ordered a guitar cable. Well, I now have a full set of guitar and speaker cables, and Rattlesnake is my new fave! Excellent build and sound, and Hank is the best! Highly Recommended to all my friends and students!
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Kedi
Nick Olver
10/27/2020
Ordered from Liverpool, UK. I was after specialist cable and splitter box to use with my rickenbacker 1978, 4001 bass, was recommended rattlesnakecables.com through a rickenbacker Facebook page. I checked out there website and clicked on direct chat. I was talking to the owner of the company and he told me what would work and the items needed. I placed order on 3rd oct was shipped from us on the 5th and arrived at my home on 14th oct. From the first chat with hank and him knowing what i needed, to delivery, and the amazing workmanship of the cables and the dual mono splitter im blown away. This guy makes the best cables , his help and dedication to his trade is 2nd to none. I will be ordering more cables. Thanks hank.
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Kedi
Kedi
1/19/2021
GET A RATTLESNAKE! THEY DON’T BITE! After years of getting what I considered some of the best guitars and amps I realized that what I had in the way of cables was, well basically junk. Luckily I discovered Rattlesnake Cables. In addition to being a visual treat, colors and patterns, the great “snakehead “ concept to protect your guitar finish, the cables provided a solid, stable connection. Gone were the snaps and crackles of thin, poorly soldered connections and loose jacks. Acoustic, electric, tube amp and solid state all sounded better to me and provided confidence in my equipment. I replace my head to cab cable with a Rattlesnake cable made specifically for that application, again no more concerns about connections. I am working on replacing pedalboard jumpers with Rattlesnake connections. Multiple lengths available to solve board design issues. These folks are nice to work with. Packaging is well though out, a nice cable tie include, a cable bag and cool sticker. The hand written thank you note on a small pad, to me, exemplifies their commitment to customer service. It’s a small American company that does things right. Cool T-shirts too!
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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 to other various 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, etc. I finally found the combination that met all of my needs. I was really excited about the final product.

As a guitarist myself, I wanted to meet specific requirements of an instrument cable. Obviously, signal was the primary goal. I've owned various "quality" cables and I wanted to surpass the quality of those cables. I've always been a believer of quality in the cable (both in signal as well as durability) so this was going to be a tough task. If you're not too familiar with capacitance in cables, here is a quick simple explanation. 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.

The instrument cable itself becomes a capacitor (similar to your tone knob on your guitar or bass), and 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 hate 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. This makes the cable super heavy duty... and quiet! Finally, I wanted strong, quality plugs, Neutrik Pro Grade plugs ended up being the winners. The plugs are great 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 first 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 very happy with - a top notch boutique instrument cable! Something that I felt was the best guitar cable for me.

Originally, I assembed the cable for myself, but 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 something very special for me!

Rattlesnake Cable Company is based out of beautiful Missoula, Montana where I'm very proud to call my home. What started with a simple idea for me 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 amazing individuals). Each cable is assembled and tested and are made "to order". Each cable is play-tested after assembly. They're not simply tested through a cable tester for continuity, but played to determine if the tone is 100% there.

We look forward to building your cable!





Mini Story Videos.

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! Want to learn what we're about? Check out these "mini" story videos to understand where we're coming from. Hope you enjoy!

  • Just Nick
  • Just Nick

It's not often that you find a start up company that has such a solid product and great customer support. From the very first build order to my most current, Hank has been very helpful with answering questions and the cables are rock solid. I have...

Rick W.








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