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!

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Rick R
Rick R
9/25/2020
They are very easy to deal with from ordering to shipping everything went smoothly. I have bought from them two times and have future plans of ordering again. They build the best guitar cables I have ever used. They aren't cheap, but you get what you pay for. If you want the best buy from... Read
codetocontra
codetocontra
9/22/2021
Awesome cables from some awesome people.
mike blue
mike blue
5/6/2021
i'm sure this is the best cable i've ever owned. over 45 years i've owned a few. this could be the last.
mike blue
Rick R
9/25/2020
They are very easy to deal with from ordering to shipping everything went smoothly. I have bought from them two times and have future plans of ordering again. They build the best guitar cables I have ever used. They aren't cheap, but you get what you pay for. If you want the best buy from Rattlesnake.
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mike blue
codetocontra
9/22/2021
Awesome cables from some awesome people.
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mike blue
mike blue
5/6/2021
i'm sure this is the best cable i've ever owned. over 45 years i've owned a few. this could be the last.
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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.

Eric Giribaldi

Eric Giribaldi

Eric Giribaldi has been making the rounds in the Greater Boston area and beyond for over a decade. Having studied Music Performance at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, he went on to do freelance work for solo original artists, local cover bands, and community theatre productions. Along with teaching private lessons, he can often be found playing acoustic guitar alongside some of New...
AJ Mele

AJ Mele

AJ is the lead guitarist of From Ashes (thrash/post Hardcore). Fun and playing shows are keywords for the quintet from Orlando. AJ is from the Northeast, born in Wilmington, DE, growing up there and Gloversville, NY. Currently residing in Orlando. Fan of all music. Identifying most with Hardcore Metal Punk! He was introduced to the guitar as a kid. He studied with great guitar teachers, his last...
Miguel Juarez

Miguel Juarez

Miguel learned to play guitar while living in the Philippines and as a guitar-for-hire in the southern US (chitlin' circuit). He performs solo; with his bands Bolera (Jazz), The Movemeant Band (Soul), ATM (Hip-Hop), and karne (Filipino Rock), or with other artists. He has written, recorded, and released over 100 original songs. He is currently based in Columbus, GA.




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

Great cables. They are nice and stiff which makes them not lay in a sloppy pile on the floor when not playing. Package came super fast, and the packaging/unboxing experience is top notch. Loved the cameo from Hank as well!

Nicholas H.








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