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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Steven Ojeda
Steven Ojeda
4/21/2021
A fellow musician on my church worship team has several Rattlesnake cables and referred me to check out the website. I had admired the uniqueness and quality of his cables so I took a look and was very impressed. Not long afterward, I ordered the Snakehead 10 ft. cable in blue which is a stunning... Read
ed reuter
ed reuter
3/26/2021
I purchased 2 guitar cables from a local music store a few weeks back. The clerk said that t"these cables would last a lifetime" OK i figured. They are from a well known manufacturer. They look good. They feel sturdy. go ahead. Only after getting them home and plugging in do I see their made in... Read
David McCausland
David McCausland
1/24/2021
Hank and team are world class good people making some outstanding products. The instrument cables I received (purple weave by the way!) are awesome. Cables are not just cables, and we know that. This is the reason I chose Rattlesnake. Now that I’ve had the opportunity to also interact with the... Read
David McCausland
Steven Ojeda
4/21/2021
A fellow musician on my church worship team has several Rattlesnake cables and referred me to check out the website. I had admired the uniqueness and quality of his cables so I took a look and was very impressed. Not long afterward, I ordered the Snakehead 10 ft. cable in blue which is a stunning color. Hank sent me emails thanking me for my order, giving me an update on the status and made a personalized YouTube video as well. I thought that was a very cool, personal touch for customers. You will immediately appreciate the beauty and quality of these cables from the cable skin to the plug wrappings. I like the black on mine because I tend to loop the cable around my strap without worrying about the cable rubbing against my bass guitar's finish. I have recommended the Rattlesnake company to my fellow musicians and will definitely order more cables from Hank in the near future.
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David McCausland
ed reuter
3/26/2021
I purchased 2 guitar cables from a local music store a few weeks back. The clerk said that t"these cables would last a lifetime" OK i figured. They are from a well known manufacturer. They look good. They feel sturdy. go ahead. Only after getting them home and plugging in do I see their made in china. Then come the buzz. not the amp hum, but a buzz that won't go away. Now I start looking for American made Guitar cables. and I find Rattlesnake cables in Missoula Montana. A small, local (to Montana), business. I placed my order on Friday afternoon and for a response within the hour that the order was received. then Cables being assembled, then shipped ! I had 3 cables in hand the following Monday (p.s. I'm in North Jersey). They look better, feel better and best of all NO BUZZ. I will not hesitate next time I need to replace a cable. Hank & his crew at Rattlesnake and a pleasure to do business with. Prices are fair and competitive to other manufacturers. Best of all an AMERICAN MANUFACTURER! Need a cable? BUY AMERICAN BUY LOCAL BUY RATTLESNAKE CABLES Regards, Ed
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David McCausland
David McCausland
1/24/2021
Hank and team are world class good people making some outstanding products. The instrument cables I received (purple weave by the way!) are awesome. Cables are not just cables, and we know that. This is the reason I chose Rattlesnake. Now that I’ve had the opportunity to also interact with the people, it’s yet another reason why I will be returning. Thank you, gang. You made a real difference in my enjoyment of playing guitar.
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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 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

I’ve spent my life just trying to find a brand of cable that would work, and keep working. They never did. Cut in and out constantly. Then I ran across the Rattlers. First cable I got (still working) was quite impressive. I kept waiting for it to...

Matthew W.








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