Gossamer Instrument Cable 12′


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(4 customer reviews)


Over a year in development using a patent-pending design, we’re proud to introduce Gossamer! Ultra low capacitance, ultra-strong, ultra-light, and ultra-fidelity instrument cables that lay flat, don’t kink and sound incredible. The Gossamer from Henriksen is truly something different, from the moment you pick it up to the moment you finish your gig, you’ll love the difference it makes. The Gossamer is designed to be directional, and currently is only available with the 90 degree on the instrument side and the straight plug on the amplifier side in a 12′ length, please ask about custom options or future offerings.


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“You could certainly have put me in the skeptical category when it came to instrument cables. Like most people I could hear the difference between a $5 cable and a $50 cable, but beyond that I hadn’t really heard much I was impressed by. That was, until recently, when we were given a chance to check out a whole new approach to instrument cables from a brilliant audio engineer. The first thing I noticed when I picked it up was the weight; it was as if the thing were made of paper, it was hard to believe I was holding a 12′ cable in my hands. Conversely, plugging it in, the sound was colossal! Doing an A/B with the $50-$90 cables in our shop, there was no comparison. We’ve been working with this engineer to develop a cable which captures that incredible sound and feather weight, but also has the durability and tactile elements we wanted to offer to our customers for the stage.” Peter Henriksen

The new Gossamer instrument cable from Henriksen is durable, light and flexible and sounds incredible. It lays straighter with anti-kink technology, and is double shielded for exceptional noise rejection. Our patent pending technology produces authentic signal transfer that is measurable and discernible to even the casual ear. The cables are designed with signal direction in mind.

  • Tensile Strength = 200lb
  • Capacitance; (leads main signal path)= 4.36pf, (Sheild Minimized path)= 14.57pf
  • Dielectric Constant 1.4 / Low EMITECHNICAL INNOVATIONSThe Gossamer offers several innovations to preserve sound quality and protect the copper from deforming.
  • Proprietary Conductor, with equal distance and spacing, each conductor transfers the signal with higher efficiency.
  • Highly pure OCC copper removes grain boundaries that cause signal distortion. Sealed for life with our anti-corrosion technology.
  • Low-D Fiber insulates every conductor, measuring at a 1.4 dielectric. Increasing propagation of velocity, decreases interference.
  • Dense-copper shield, that is carbon coated over extremely fine threads, allows for 100% coverage.
  • Outer jacket allows the cable to be lighter and more flexible then extruded PVC. It looks great and reduces the friction when pulling beside another tacky surface.
  • Optimized signal flow is the cleanest path, to avoid reflection.
  • Gold-plated copper connectors is the closest in conductivity to the base metal of brass/copper. Other metal combinations have displayed signal error.
  • Protective memory allows the cable to be protected yet very flexible. Avoids kinks and offers built in strain relief.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 16 in

4 reviews for Gossamer Instrument Cable 12′

  1. Joe

    I use this cable with a Suhr Modern T, position one (neck humbucker) and Henricksen
    The Bud. Heavy thumb pick plus fingers, or heavy flatpick (Dunlop Stubby, 2.0 mm). D’Addario XL Half Rounds, .10 – .46.
    My style is mainly chord melody.

    This is by far the best sound I have ever attained. The cable seems to completely disappear and lets The Bud do its thing – majestic cleans with no harshness and no mud, whether single notes, intervals, or harmonies.

  2. Glenn

    I am a person that absolutely never leaves reviews regardless of my opinion of a product. I need to make it clear I hate Henriksen for selling this cable. I added it to my cart on a whim while purchasing a second amp from them (I bought my first a year ago). When it arrived, I desperately wanted to feel ripped off for purchasing it. I plugged it in and A/B’d it with my normal cable on my prior Henrikesn amp before even testing the new amp. To my annoyance, it was phenomenal and without question better than the cables I have been using. I was playing my Gibson L5 through the Henriksen Jazzamp. I always get this slight mud on the low E string regardless of what amp I use or how I adjust EQ (Not just Henriksen Amps, I have many amps from many brands almost all tube except Henriksen). This cable added immediate clarity that was not there before and removed the muddy boom. I begrudgingly went online and ordered 4 more. Screw you Henriksen I love this cable!

  3. Louis Moran

    Absolutely unbelievable cable.

    Is it expensive – yes

    Is it worth it – YES!!!

    It weighs nothing. It is demonstrably better sounding than my other “high end” cables.


    You’re dealing with the folks at Henriksen who actually care about your tone and sound. If you get one of these cables I’m telling you you won’t think it was expensive at all.

  4. Richard

    I’m currently using an Analysis Plus Silver Oval Thinline, and had been using an Analysis Plus Pro Oval Studio prior to switching over to the Silver Thinline. I thought the Pro Oval had slightly greater definition, but I kept using the Thinline because it sounded more natural than the Pro Oval. In either case, these two cables were heads and shoulders above whatever else I was using up to that point. (Really Cheap $20, and then moderately cheap $50.)

    In my opinion, I prefer the Henriksen cable over the Thinline because it provides the same degree of clarity without the biting harshness that the Silver Thinline has when I use the bridge pickup (i.e. the “icepick in the ear” effect) in two of my Teles. In generally these observations held across two Teles, one Strat and one LP throughout the pickup selections.

    I have to note that all the above guitars have the silver wire, PEC pots and CuTF caps so that they all would sound cleaner, clearer and brighter anyway, and that the silver Thinline probably accentuated those properties.

    On a 335 and an LP without these upgrades, I would say that the same qualitative differences were there but to a lesser extent.

    In the end, I have to give this cable “Two Thumbs Up!”

    Hope you had a productive weekend and get home safely.


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