Why guitar cables matter and how to choose the right one, with options from Mogami, Ernie Ball, Fender and Vox Your guitar cable is a critical link in your signal chain. It’s your first connection from your guitar to an amp or pedalboard, carrying a signal that holds analogue information about your tone. If it’s negatively affecting your signal, you’re losing tone, which is why we have rounded-up the best guitar cables (and patch cables) to combat this. Guitar cables range in price from a few pounds to hundreds, and the temptation for some of us will be to spend as little as possible so that we have more money left over for more exciting gear such as looper pedals and, of course, electric guitars and acoustic guitars. The good news is that an investment of around £30/$40 should land you one of the best guitar cables in our guide, and one that will last years if you treat it right. Before we run you through our top picks and impart our expert advice about what to look for, here’s a sneak peak at our current top choice… The Mogami Gold Instrument Cable is already a familiar sight in recording studios around the world, and the company’s claims of clarity and wide frequency response...