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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nutritiousplanet
nutritiousplanet
1/3/2021
Rattlesnake Cable Company initially exceeded my expectations and now they are consistently meeting those expectations on every purchase. The cables are very nice and extremely durable. What keeps me coming back? Great product, fair pricing, fast shipping, quick access to expert advise and packaging... Read
Randall Brown
Randall Brown
8/29/2020
Rattlesnake Cables are tough and durable and carry beautiful big signals to my amps. I love the colors and patterns in the shell weave, but their base-line quality build carries the weight, so to speak. The company is awesome to deal with, too. Prompt, personal service and comprehensive, easily... Read
Max Hay
Max Hay
11/10/2021
Killer cables! I'm a believer. Super tough, beautifully made, and shipped quick with care. Worth the price for the best cables in the world.
Max Hay
nutritiousplanet
1/3/2021
Rattlesnake Cable Company initially exceeded my expectations and now they are consistently meeting those expectations on every purchase. The cables are very nice and extremely durable. What keeps me coming back? Great product, fair pricing, fast shipping, quick access to expert advise and packaging that matches the quality of the product. The customization is endless, that is of the highest importance to me. I don't see any reason I would buy cables and the related products from any other company.
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Max Hay
Randall Brown
8/29/2020
Rattlesnake Cables are tough and durable and carry beautiful big signals to my amps. I love the colors and patterns in the shell weave, but their base-line quality build carries the weight, so to speak. The company is awesome to deal with, too. Prompt, personal service and comprehensive, easily navigated website make ordering a breeze.
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Max Hay
Max Hay
11/10/2021
Killer cables! I'm a believer. Super tough, beautifully made, and shipped quick with care. Worth the price for the best cables in the world.
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Recent Articles.

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 set ups, etc. via our TRS...
How to measure custom patch cables for your pedalboard

How to measure custom patch cables for your pedalboard

I 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?" It's important that we are both on the same page in regards to measurement points! This article will go into measurement techniques, but also goes into details about patch cables and plug options. Do patch cables matter? Before we start talking...
Monitor Cables / Balanced Patch Cables

Monitor Cables / Balanced Patch Cables

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Recent Artist Spotlight.

Hiram Mariner

Hiram Mariner

I started playing covers in southeast Texas honkytonks at 16. I played in a few projects until I was 24. After a nearly 15 year layoff from music, I dove into the Missoula scene headfirst - playing in several projects, radio DJing, running a successful residency series, and helping to promote and connect musicians with multiple venues and with one another. Being a musician is being able to connect...
Kevin McManus

Kevin McManus

Ohio-born bassist Kevin McManus has been active in the Cleveland and Akron music scenes for nearly two decades. McManus currently tours and records as a member of both The Buffalo Ryders and The Outside Voices. He also enjoys healthy amount of session work and sitting in with other artists. Earlier in his career, McManus played with Nick Wilkinson’s Featured Players and Burning Down Broadway,...
Jeffery Shell

Jeffery Shell

Born in Billings MT and raised all over the U.S. I started playing guitar around 17 years old... I started playing professionally in my late 20's with Atlanta based band Mad Margritt. I now live in the Pacific Northwest where I record, perform, and tour with Cable Creek Band and Bret Allen and the Northern Rebels as well as playing weekly with various cover bands. I love to play loud, I live for...




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

These cables unmasked my basses truest voice. I was blown away with the clarity and low end punch the first time I plugged in with a rattlesnake cable. They even had sea foam green which matches my main MusicMan Bongo6 bass. Match made in heaven.

Ronald T.








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