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Canare GS-6 Guitar / Instrument Cable

Wide Range of Lengths, Choice of 3 Jacket Colors, 8 Connector Options  

Canare GS-6 Guitar and Instrument Cable, shown here with blue jacket and  Canare F-15 TS Phone Plug

Canare GS-6 Guitar and Instrument Cable, shown here with blue jacket and Canare F-15 TS Phone Plug

These Canare GS-6 Guitar and Instrument cables are perfect for connecting Guitar/Bass or Keyboards to amps, mixers, effects pedals and all outboard signal processing gear.  They are also excellent for Amp Head to Speaker Cabinet leads.

Choose from a wide range of lengths, eight different connector options, and three different jacket colors.  These cables are sold singly, but of course, you can purchase multiples for stereo or multi-channel hook-ups.

Unlike some of the lesser Canare cable assemblies that you may have seen, our version is hand-crafted, using the finest connectors from Canare and Neutrik. We use only fresh cable stock and connectors - no old stock or factory seconds.  Our terminations are meticulously installed by our skilled craftsmen, using the best techniques and the finest silver solder.

The Cable

We use Canare GS-6 - Canare's best guitar and instrument cable.  This specially designed cable features a center conductor that is comprised of 127 strands of Oxygen Free Copper, for an aggregate AWG of 18, a modified PE dielectric and a proprietary low-noise double shielding system.  Canare uses a special process to create a cross-linked polymer compound, resulting in a dielectric material.  This low capacitance and low series resistance design ensures superior frequency response to 50 KHz.  Sound is faithfully transmitted, even when using HI‑Z guitar pick-ups and/or long cables.  You get superior signal transmission with the lowest possible noise.

Canare's innovative shielding system utilizes a Conductive Carbon Plastic Shield to protect against undesirable microphonics and handling noise while a high-density secondary stranded Oxygen Free Copper shield controls EMF, further reducing noise.  Unlike spirally shielded cables, Canare's braided shield is designed to prevent spreading over time.  The braid is made from a large number of thin copper strands for outstanding noise rejection, super flexibility and long flex-life.  An attractive smooth satin matte-finished PVC jacket provides protection while preserving flexibility and contributing to the overall impression of high quality.

The Connectors

  • Canare F-15
    Our standard configuration uses Canare's own F-15  1/4" TS phone plugs.  These excellent connectors feature a one-piece body with a pure brass bar that runs the full length of the handle.  Canare claims that the design is 50 percent stronger than ordinary plugs and 20 percent stronger than other high-grade plugs.  The solid brass handle shuts out static and EM noise.  A satin-finished nickel plating provides long-lasting protection and beauty.  A spring-type strain-relief prevents cable damage due to repeated bending at the cable entry point, so cables last up to three times longer than with plugs that do not have strain-reliefs.
  • Canare F-09
    RCA connector with a narrow-profile body that extends over the outer contact sleeve for improved EM shielding.
  • Canare F-10
    RCA connector with PTFE dielectric material
  • Canare F-11
    3.5 mm TS-Mini Phone plug
  • Neutrik NP2X-B
    1/4" TS phone plug with black chrome body and gold-plated contacts
  • Neutrik NP2RX-B
    1/4" right-angle TS phone plug with black chrome body and gold-plated contacts
  • Neutrik NP2X-AU-SILENT *
    1/4" TS phone plug with red overlay and gold-plated contacts.  Neutrik silentPLUG features an integrated switch that automatically mutes a guitar cable to avoid annoying pops and squeals when hot swapping guitars.
  • Neutrik NP2RX-AU-SILENT *
    1/4" right-angle TS phone plug with red overlay and gold-plated contacts.  Neutrik silentPLUG features an integrated switch that automatically mutes a guitar cable to avoid annoying pops and squeals when hot swapping guitars.
  • Switchcraft 3502AAU
    Slimline RCA connector, smaller than Canare's F-09, making it an ideal choice for use with vintage equipment (or any equipment that has close connector spacing).  They are not as robust as the Canare offerings, but with an OD of just 0.413", they are an excellent alternative for hook-ups where the Canare connectors just won't fit. We add heat-shrink tubing to provide some strain-relief.
  • Switchcraft 3502BAU
    Slimline RCA connector - identical to the option above, but with a black/gold finish.
  • Switchcraft 3502RABAU
    Right-Angle RCA connector, fits where straight connectors cannot, black/gold version.
  • Switchcraft 3502RAAAU
    Right-Angle RCA connector, fits where straight connectors cannot, nickel/Gold version.
    Identical to the option above, but with a black/gold finish
  • Switchcraft 226 (not shown)
    Slimline Right-Angle 1/4" TS phone plug connector, fits where straight connectors cannot.  Also among the least bulky of all right-angle TS connectors.

* Keep in mind that Neutrik silentPLUG connectors are intended for use with instrument (guitar) applications only. Damage may occur if connected to amplifier output.

The Results

When our skilled technicians join this uniquely silent cable to this select offering of premium connectors, the result is a cable that compliments just about any musical style.  Some have described the sound as "warm", although the actual measured frequency response is perfect to over 50 KHz, so it may be that some listeners perceive the pure sound and absence of background noise as warmth.  It has also been said that these cables compare favorably to George L's and Cardas, but as much as we appreciate the comparison to such well-respected brands, we think you will agree that our cables have their own set of unique advantages...they set some standards of their own.  In any case, the unusually noise-free, clear, delightfully open and natural sound is hard to deny and these same characteristics bring the advantage of reduced listener fatigue as an unexpected bonus.  Inspired design and the kind of expertise that comes only with time, combine to create cables that bring out the best in your music.

Canare GS-6 Guitar/instrument Cable with red jacket connected to a guitar with a Canare F-15 1/4" TS plug

Pictured here is a 5 meter Canare GS-6 Guitar/Instrument Cable with red jacket connected to a guitar with a Canare F-15 1/4" TS plug.  Please choose the length, color, and connectors that you prefer below.

Canare GS-6 Guitar/Instrument cable with black jacket and Canare F-15 plug

Here is an example of a 3 meter cable with black jacket and Canare F-15 plug. You can choose the length, color, and connectors that you prefer below.

Closer look at the Canare GS-6 cable itself

Here is a closer look at the Canare GS-6 cable itself.

Canare F-Series Connectors Detail Sheet

Canare F-Series connector details

Neutrik PX / PRX-Series connector details

Neutrik PX / PRX-Series connector details

Neutrik silentPLUG details

Neutrik silentPLUG details

Switchcraft 3502AAU Slimline RCA Connector

Switchcraft 3502AAU Slimline RCA Connector with nickel/gold finish. 

Also Available with black/gold finish, which is  perfect match for the 3502RABAU right-angle version pictured below.

Switchcraft 3502RABAU Slimline Right-Angle RCA Connector

Switchcraft 3502RABAU Slimline Right-Angle RCA Connector with black/gold finish. 

Also Available with with nickel/gold finish as 3502RAAAU, which is a perfect match for the 3502AAU straight version shown above.

Configure Your Canare GS-6 Guitar/Instrument Cable(s) Here
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