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The Lute Hole Company 4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut Walnut Light

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Overview
  • Control feedback beautifully
  • Solid wood carvings
  • Protects soundhole edge from pick damage
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $39.00
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    up to - $13.88
  • New Starting At:
    $2512
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  • Maple Moderate

    $32.56 Price Drop

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    $29.99 Top Rated

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  • Maple Light

    $29.99 Top Rated

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    $29.99 Top Rated

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  • Walnut Moderate

    $25.12 Price Drop

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      The Lute Hole Company

      Beauty controls the beast.

      Feedback can turn a delicate acoustic guitar passage into a screaming, earsplitting beast in the blink of an eye. You can help control feedback and add carved-wood beauty to your guitar with Lute Holes - solid wood carvings that fit into an acoustic guitar's soundhole. Available in maple or walnut, Lute Holes install in seconds with no modifications to your guitar. Fits standard steel string 4"-diameter soundholes that have no neck protrusion in the hole. 3 different designs provide different levels of feedback protection—light, medium, and heavy. In most instances light protection is all that's necessary, so pick the design you like best and lock the beast in its cage!

      Features
      • Control feedback beautifully
      • Solid wood carvings
      • Protects soundhole edge from pick damage
      • Installs with no modifications, clamps, or screws
      • Fits 4" diameter soundholes with no neck protrusion in the hole*
      • Maple and walnut woods
      • Three different patterns for light, medium, or heavy feedback control

      Banish feedback - buy today!

       

      4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut Specifications:

      • 4" diameter; solid wood
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      The Lute Hole Company4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut
       
      4.7

      (based on 32 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (27)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (7)
      • Functional (7)
      • Good quality (6)
      • Improves sound (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (6)
        • Practicing (5)
        • Back-up (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Beautiful!

        It is beyond my comprehension that such a beautiful, artful product can be offered to guitarists so reasonably. It looks fabulous with my Taylor 12 string. And yes dear friends, it DOES NOT...Read complete review

        It is beyond my comprehension that such a beautiful, artful product can be offered to guitarists so reasonably. It looks fabulous with my Taylor 12 string. And yes dear friends, it DOES NOT interfere or block the guitar's natural sound or tone.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        An Ornate Windowscreen

        My wife and I run our Martin and Taylor guitars and our Rode mics through our Yamaha PA into Bag End speakers. The Rodes are very hot mics and require careful EQ'ing to eliminate...Read complete review

        My wife and I run our Martin and Taylor guitars and our Rode mics through our Yamaha PA into Bag End speakers. The Rodes are very hot mics and require careful EQ'ing to eliminate feedback, leaving us little flexibility for further EQ'ing to control the guitars. The Luteholes looked like an elegant solution. Not so. Without the Lutehole inserted, we experienced low feedback problems on open E and A strings and on a fretted low G. With the Lutehole, we experienced -- surprise! -- low feedback problems on open E and A strings and on a fretted low G. There really was little difference in sound or control (and this was using the moderate-coltrol Lutehole model). In addition, because the LuteHole surface sits slightly higher than the guitar top, it occasionally interfered with my fingerstyle picking. And finally, because I'd ordered the maple Lutehole to match my sitka spruce top as closely as possible, the strings over the Lutehole were more difficult to see.
        Looks great. Does nothing.
        Very ornate carving. Very ineffective feedback control.
        A grossly overpriced windowscreen.

        Reviewed by 32 customers

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        1.0

        Waste of Money

        By dc127ar

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about The Lute Hole Company 4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut:

            I purchased the maple version, and it broke during installation. The rubber soundhole covers are much easier to install and are unbreakable (and cheaper!).

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            4.0

            Works Great, color is a bit off

            By Aaron Wahl

            from Olympia, WA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Silences Feedback

            Cons

            • Color Is Off

            Best Uses

              Comments about The Lute Hole Company 4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut:

              Color of the walnut version turned out WAY lighter than the picture just be weary. You can get different woods at the lute hole website. I'm gonna probably get an ebony one instead.

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              4.0

              Beautiful woodwork, really tight fit

              By Rob

              from Northern NJ

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Beautifully Rendered
              • Excellent Quality
              • Functional
              • Gorgeous Woodgrain

              Cons

              • Chipped Finish On Neck
              • Difficult to install
              • Tight Fit

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Improve Appearance
              • Live gigs
              • Reduce Feedback

              Comments about The Lute Hole Company 4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut:

              I purchased the Lute Hole "heavy" soundhole cover for my Lag dreadnought acoustic guitar, which I use for live gigs three to four times a month. The cover is absolutely beautiful and enhances the beauty of the guitar exponentially. It reduces feedback without unduly restricting the acoustic sound of the guitar, as a rubber cover would. Overall, this is a good item that does what it claims, and it looks great doing it!

              All that said, the cover was difficult to install in my guitar. I had to use a wooden stick to compress the foam to make it fit in the soundhole. It took about twenty minutes of using the stick and rocking the cover back and forth before it sat properly in the guitar. And, in the process, it chipped the finish on the guitar's neck, where the neck meets the soundhole.

              It is important to note the final sentence of the previous paragraph: It chipped the finish on the neck where it meets the soundhole. The neck on this guitar does not protrude into the soundhole; it merely ends flush with the hole. The description of the Lute Hole cover makes it seem like this should not present an issue. But, it does, and it makes it difficult to install the cover and (not) potentially (in my case) places the guitar's finish in danger.

              Overall, I would strongly recommend this product. But, if it had damaged a more expensive guitar than my Lag, I would have been very, very upset. So, this is just something to keep in mind before buying.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful!

              By POPPYDOC

              from MIDDLE RIVER, MD

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • A Fine Addition To The Ta
              • Beautiful
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • I Had To Shave It A Bit

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Folk Night Gig
              • Practicing

              Comments about The Lute Hole Company 4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut:

              It is beyond my comprehension that such a beautiful, artful product can be offered to guitarists so reasonably. It looks fabulous with my Taylor 12 string. And yes dear friends, it DOES NOT interfere or block the guitar's natural sound or tone.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Feedback Tamer

              By Old Bass Wizzard

              from Bellefonte, Pa.

              About Me Experienced

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Anytime
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about The Lute Hole Company 4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut:

              This little device will cure feedback problems on acoustic-electric instruments while affering a touch of class to the appearance. You may have to do a liitle sanding to get it to fit.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              EyeCandy

              By Dent

              from Fort Worth, Texas

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Install Eyecandy
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Upper Kneck May Need Mod

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Not Sure If It Works

              Comments about The Lute Hole Company 4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut:

              I bought the Maple light just for eye candy. Looks great, with spruce top looks like its just one piece. Has a very slight dampneing of the sound.. I am very happy with it.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent addtion to the Martin

              By Joseph Nauyalis

              from Illinois

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about The Lute Hole Company 4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut:

                I have two other types of rubber sound hole covers. They both seems to take away the natural sound of my Martin Performing Artist GPCPA4R. When run through the PA, actually the electronics seems to be improved greatly as compared to using the rubber sound hole covers. Fits the Martin perfectly.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Does as advertised and looks good too!!!

                By Miguel

                from Fort Mac, AB, Canada

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about The Lute Hole Company 4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut:

                  Got the maple heavy and it looks great on my Sunburst guitars. Got no feedback when plugged into my PA sytem. Good product.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Pricey but Worth Every Penny

                  By TG Hoffman

                  from Kansas

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Feedback control
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Feedback Reduction
                    • Practicing
                    • Protects Soundhole

                    Comments about The Lute Hole Company 4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut:

                    Yes these are pricey but it definately does reduce feedback and the looks it adds to your guitar is unsurpassed by anything out there. I tried the rubber plug and none of them fit a Seagull Entourage with a 3 7/8" soundhole. Besides why put an ugly black rubber plug in your guitar that muffles the natural sound of a beautiful guitar when one of these are available that can truly enhance the sound and beauty of a truly fine instrument. Enough said, spend the money it's more than worth it.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great item

                    By PeterN

                    from New York

                    Comments about The Lute Hole Company 4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut:

                    Nice!
                    Not only does it reduce feedback, but it make my bass look great
                    Much cheaper than if I had bought it from thier website!

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