“Jake Shimabukuro uses my cabling, and hangs out in our booth at NAMM,” said Mark Markel of Analysis Plus. Having just whistled two pieces with Jake, and had the opportunity to marvel at his musicianship and openness to collaboration, I consider that quite an endorsement.

This time, instead of showing the cable that I assume Jake uses—the Analysis Plus Micro Golden Oval guitar and instrument cable—Markel showed the company’s new Micro Golden Oval reference interconnect ($5494.50/1m pair). This is a double-shielded cable with three 18 AWG conductors of gold, silver, and copper, and features a hollow-oval-within-a-hollow-oval geometry for faster rise time.