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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
 
4.7

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Functional (10)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Improves sound (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (6)

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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5.0

Good and well made.

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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.

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    5.0

    Love it.

    By 

    from Southern Illinois

    About Me Experienced

    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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        5.0

        Awesome

        By 

        from Solana Beach CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • 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 mostly play through a PA at special events and I have to say it has made a Big Change in sound and volume. I have used other products and they work but it seems like I loss quit a bit of tone . I have two Martins that carry to my events and I am always asked about my Lute hole covers.
          Thank you very Much. TC

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          5.0

          works like a charm

          By 

          from PA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

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

            installed easily, stopped the feedback even facing the amp at 4 feet.

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            1.0

            Waste of Money

            By 

            from Boston, MA

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            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 

                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 

                  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 

                  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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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Feedback Tamer

                  By 

                  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.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  EyeCandy

                  By 

                  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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