Cutthroat Audio

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings”

Through the Looking-Glass; Lewis Carroll

Ron WestwoodTHE YEAR WAS 1969; Nixon was in the White House, Man was on the Moon, and the Beatles were in the process of breaking up.  The Stones played Altamont in December of ’69, and the decade of Peace & Love came to a close. Thanks to my childhood best friend Greg, I was introduced to the Beatles and Johnny Cash.  Before long, Chuck Berry and The Rolling Stones were in the rotation.  My first electric guitar and amp (Teisco del Rey’s!) soon followed, creating a lifelong passion for the guitar and music of all kinds…

A keen interest in WWII history and aviation segued into a career in aviation finance and later aviation sales. After 25 years in corporate aviation, a new direction was beckoning.  I became interested in and began researching what is one of the most overlooked components of the tone we all chase: instrument and speaker cables.  And from that journey, Cutthroat Audio was launched…

So what’s with the edgy name?  Well, after moving to beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 2005, it wasn’t long before I developed another passion known as fly fishing.  Our state fish is the beautiful and native Cutthroat Trout, hence the name.  And our colorful product names are derived from popular fly patterns.  “Cutty”, our mascot, is prominently featured  on our coat of arms logo.  A trout playing a Les Paul?…maybe when pigs fly!

Thanks for visiting,

Ron Westwood

MISSION STATEMENT   Our mission here at Cutthroat Audio is simple: To provide musicians and players with high quality instrument/speaker/patch cable solutions that deliver a discernable purity of tone and a genuine value for your gear dollar.

In pursuit of this we’ve researched, identified and sourced what we feel are the best materials, products and specs in developing our Professional and Studio line of cables.

COMPANY INFORMATION   Cutthroat Audio LLC is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.