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

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OVERVIEW

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
SPECIFICATIONS

4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut

  • 4" diameter; solid wood
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The Lute Hole Company4" Soundhole Covers for Feedback Control in Maple or Walnut
 
4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (16)
  • Functional (15)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Improves sound (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (11)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (8)

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.

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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.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pricey but Worth Every Penny

By terrygh

from Kansas

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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.

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    An Ornate Windowscreen

    By Jay Dunner

    from South Jersey

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

    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.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Beautiful woodwork, really tight fit

    By Rob

    from Northern NJ

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    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful!

    By POPPYDOC

    from MIDDLE RIVER, MD

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    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Feedback Tamer

    By Old Bass Wizzard

    from Bellefonte, Pa.

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    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Does the job in style

    By Bruce Allen

    from Delaware

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

    This is a great alternative to the ugly rubber plugs that are often used for feedback suppression on acoustic guitars. The lutehole actually makes my Taylor guitar sound better when it is plugged in. I don't know if it is dampening some of the undesirable overtones but the tone is more crisp and focused. The lutehole eliminates feedback without killing your tone. What more can you ask? Oh, and it also looks beautiful. Highly recommended.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The soundhole cover attenuates resonance and feedback nicely

    By Dave

    from Baltimore, MD

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I had trouble amplifying my Taylor acoustic guitar through it's internal pickup due to amplifier induced feedback, and resonance causing some of the strings to vibrate even when I didn't want them vibrating. After installing this light soundhole cover, the feedback and resonance disappeared. Good buy, and I recommend this product to help you with your feedback problems. It looks nice, too.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gorgeous!

        By Dances with Bison

        from Jackson, WY

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I use this on my Crafter Custom Acoustic Electric. It makes a nice difference in the tone both plugged and u plugged. Quality is superb. Fits well but takes a little work to get it in. Looks amazing!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good and well made.

          By 6 - 12 Strings

          from Michigan

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fit well
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Looks great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Gigs

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

            I thought these hole covers would muffle the sound but they do not. When not plugged in the guitar sound pretty good also. They do add to the looks of the guitar in a good way if it matches the top wood or even contrasts the color. I say, try to match the best you can. I think it added to the overall looks, myself.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it.

            By Hokie Joe

            from Southern Illinois

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            Pros

            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I perform as a solo acoustic act and play seated on a stool. Because I use a loop pedal, I need to hear what the pedal is producing and have a monitor on the floor right in front of me. The lute cover cuts down on feedback in this configuration. It was very easy to install on my DY62C Yairi. No modifications - it fit like a glove. It also looks great, and has generated a lot questions and interest in my guitar. My son has tried it, and he has a heavier right hand than I do. He finds it hard not to strike the cover with the pick. I have not found this to be the case. I got the walnut medium, and it does not perceptibly diminish the sound or tone when playing unplugged. There are some variations in the stain on mine (its not uniform), but it actually makes it blend in better with my guitar which has been played for a while.

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