"Thank you Kelly. It fit inside my 3 15/16" sound hole; and it's beautiful. It doesn't muffle the original sound much; and it accentuates the bass without boom while lending to a clean and even overall sound. My guitar is loud. The harmonics still ring, and the note separation is actually better because the overtones are now lightened a bit. My OM size guitar has a lot of sustain. It's a keeper; and the Lute Hole will be permanently seated in my sound hole because of its looks and functionality even without having electronics."
"Recently installed a model 2 maple in my new Martin - I LOVE
IT! Looks great and even makes the guitar sound better! Matches perfectly
- looks like it was made that way!
Absolutely fantastic! Very nice craftsmanship guys, I couldn't be more pleased. The rosewood has such rich color, keep up the great work.
- Sincerely, Michael T
Stace Lotz has lots of LuteHoles.
Martin 12 string Performing Artist
Takamine Koa Grand Auditorium
Ovation 1617 Golden Legend
Martin 6 string
I am really please at the way this turned out! Zero feedback issues now. Thank you for the great product!
- monty criswell, o'fallon, mo
I received my Lute Hole Cover yesterday. It's beautiful, and my guitar looks better with it than without, and the feedback issues seem to be completely eliminated! I will know for sure after my next gig but I am extremely confident.
Thanks for the quick delivery, an amazing product, and even better customer service!
Sincerely - Paul
I just purchased your walnut light lute hole cover and I'm very happy with both the performance and appearance of your product. The fretboard protrudes into the soundhole a little, so I did some sanding to get a custom fit. The Celtic scroll pattern harmonizes well with the scroll inlay on my Ibanez EW40CBENT. The walnut wood goes very well with the cocobolo body of the guitar. Your lute hole cover does a fine job of reducing acoustic feedback, and the light version doesn't change the "unplugged" sound much at all. Thank you for producing a product that solves a serious performance problem while also enhancing the appearance of the instrument. Cheers, Dave
In this email I had attached some pictures of my black Yamaha APX500 with the custom lutehole soundcover in it. It's look great, and the sound is awesome. I really love it and I will recomend it to every guitarrist I know. Full satisfaction. Ibrahim Torres - Puerto Rico
Larrivee SD 60 SH
I just received my custom #15 for my ukulele and it looks terrific! I had to sand down the top slightly to fit the fretboard but overall it looks great. Thanks for taking the time to respond to my request and thanks for making my Martin look like a custom. Keep up the fine work! Sincerely, - Adrian Bailey
Oliver Specht Baritone
I received the lutehole cover yesterday... it really is Great!
Such a finely produced product - I'd go so far as to say 'perfect' :)
Complements my Martin OMC15E perfectly in a 'natural' way.
Seems to improve the clarity of the bass notes too.
As you can tell... I'm very happy with it!
Best regards, Chris
Hey guys, just wanted to say thanks for this great product. I now own 4 lute holes. Every single one of them gets used! - But I gotta admit, my cocobolo num 10 is my absolute favorite! They are simply fantastic, they allow me to give a unique look to any mass produced guitar, but they also affect tone in great ways! I have learned to use each of my luteholes in different settings, songs. Each affect the tone differently, its almost like having multiple guitars. Keep on producing these truely unique works of art!
P.S - My GF loved the pendants!
Thank You. I just received the lutehole and I must say that it is exactly what I wanted. Even better than the picture online. I am extremely happy with it and thanks to the company for supplying great guitar accessories. -Nicamay
The fine folks at Taylor Guitars are kind enough to lend us a guitar at tradeshows. So, we show our appreciation by displaying a custom Taylor LuteHole. (Sorry, they are not for sale.)
Celtic Guitar - By Glenn Weiser
I bought my Taylor 614 back in 2000 and found your product then but did not purchase it. I guess I was just being frugal. I have been keeping tabs making sure you guys still made these before I wouldn’t be able to get one. I am truly glad that I got it now. I should have never waited. I put it in my sound hole and off I went. After I put the kids to bed, I began playing. It made my guitar feel like it was brand new and custom made. I stared in the mirror for at least 10 minutes. Amazing beauty this piece brings to my Taylor. I played for 3 hours. Now, I haven’t played that long for a couple years because the kids have taken so much of my time. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a dad. However, your product has given me new joy in playing my instrument and making my music. I even wrote a new song last night. I was truly inspired! Thank you again for making a fantastic product!
-God bless, Bryan
Martin Lucas - The Celturian
Yesterday I recerive my LuteCover safely. Thanks much.
I enjoy playing my guitar putting this cover on. The sounds go toward a lute, my guitar sounds more delicate and meticulous. It's interesting.
Cheers, Kazuhiro Yoshizumi
Thank you for making my SWEET Taylor 615ce sound and look even better. I would have thought that impossible!
-Andy Chase Cundiff,
Yamaha APX 10N
I just wanted to let you know that the Lute Hole arrived and it's great! It fits perfectly and it solves my feedback problem. It also looks fantastic.
Thanks a million, - Lisa Sanchez
"I love this thing.
I haven't tried it out on a gig yet, but through my studio
speakers, it seems to do what I need it to do. I'm amazed
at the fact that the overall acoustic volume of the instrument isn't
as diminished as I expected. I'll be showing it off at school
today. All my students are going to freak out. Excellent!
My guitar looks awesome! It is really nice to buy a
product that is so beautiful AND provides a necessary function at
the same time. Congratulations on a stroke of genius. Feel free
to quote me. I'll let you know if I run into any gig related problems,
but if I do, I'll just be ordering the other design for more extreme
feedback reduction. This is a fantastic idea!"
-Best regards, Chris Cortez
a note to let you know how thrilled I am with my lute hole #15 in
maple. It was a special order (3 3/4" on a "00"
deep body Tacoma)... I didn't expect it would sound so good played
acoustically, as I purchased it to control feedback and add
beauty simultaneously. The acoustic sound is still bright yet warm
but the boom or womp has been eliminated. I have not taken it out
except to work on my SBT inside the guitar.
Plugged in it works equally well. I am using less EQ and have not
had any feedback problems to date, and the amplified sound is great!"
Thanks again!! Great product!!
- Regards, Kevin
Just a note to let you know I received the Lute Hole and it is beautiful. It really adds to the look of my Takamine TANCOV. Functionally it cuts pretty much the same amount of the feedback as the “feedback buster” does. Unplugged the guitar still sounds fantastic, just a wee mellower. Thanks again for a great product that’s the perfect addition to any acoustic.
- Best Regards, Jay Riling
Just a quick note to let you know how pleased I am with my lutehole. It makes a huge difference to feedback and looks great!"
All the best - David
I'm just writing to say how much I love your sound hole covers. I have two of the heavy feedback control models, one for each of my performance guitars. I play pretty loud with my trio and i have never had the slightest problem with feedback. The tone is a million times better than those plastic ashtrays people stick in their guitars. In fact, the sound is so good, I just leave them in the sound hole whether I'm plugged in or not.
Thanks for a great, beautiful product. - will cheshier
Received my Lutehole, looks fabulous on my Martin and Guitar sounded great plugged in at yesterdays gig, not a hint of feedback.
Many thanks, lovely product.
"Well done. My Fender Stratacoustic now has a uniqueness all its own. Thanks for the help in figuring out what to purchase. All Hail Lutehole!" - Mike
"Beautiful work. the fit is most excellent. i do notice the reduction in overall volume but not in the quality of the tone of the guitar. feedback has to find another guitar to plague - mine's got a lutehole!! "
thanks again - T. Curtis
Tacoma DR 55
"Hi, just wanted to say thanks for the walnut 3 1/4'' cover for my classical. Perfect fit, beautiful and no change whatsoever in the acoustic tone of my classical. I found myself taping up the back with electrical tape to really kill 100% of any feedback from my fishman undersaddle pickup. If you have any material that you use to cover the back cut to a 3 1/4'' diameter let me know,but the electrical tape does the trick. Thanks again for a great product! I was reluctant due to the price but now i'm a believer. Leaving for a tour and I'll spread the word. Thanks also for getting it to me in time."
Regards, Bill Kasper
everyone at The Lute Hole Company, I purchased one of your covers
just to give it a try. I am blown away. I know it looks good, but
it absolutely resolved problems I have been fighting in recording
a Martin 000-28H instantly. No more boom, feedback sensitivity gone.
I have clarity, can use piezo or internal mic with no problem. I
play fingerstyle acoustic, plectrum acoustic in many styles. I have
been playing for 40 years. I don't ever want to without one of these.
It lets me play freely unafraid of feedback, distortion, extra resonance,
etc. in the two places I have been haunted by it...the studio and
on stage. No DI box can match the benefits... though I still think
a good DI is needed.
I had two
people ask me where I got the cover at a gig last night and I enjoyed
a night of playing mostly acoustic with perfect fit, great looks,
great sound, and no feedback. I have never used a soundhole cover
of any kind, and I am absolutely blown away by how much better my
Martin 000-28H sounds on stage and in the studio with one of these
covers installed. Biggest single thing I have ever done.
I just cannot
tell you how pleased I am. I just ordered 3 more. What a great product.
Guitars with internal pickups should come with one."
- Thanks, David Bergsma
Another beautiful Tacoma.
wanted to let you know how happy I was with the LuteHole I received.
It fit perfectly, and looks really great. I was pleasantly surprised
by how thick and sturdy the LuteHole was, the pictures don't do
it justice, it seems very well made and durable. Thanks for a great
product, and I can't wait to try it on stage. Hope I can do business
with you again."
- Thanks, Ralph Rivera
Shadow Pickup attached to 01.
"Finally had a good opportunity to play at a site where feedback
had been a problem. I am satisfied as to how the sound hole
cover worked. I was able to play at higher volumes which allowed
me to hear myself much better than before. (without the loud roar
that would occur if I dared move much to the left or right. Also,
your cover is very attractive and well made."
- Thanks so much, Larry
Custom shape to accommodate existing soundhole pickup.
Received Lute Hole today. It fits perfectly and looks amazing. So Lenny Kravitz has a Peter Morrison shape has he? Eric Clapton will want one next.
- cheers Pete
a Singer/Songwriter in the Los Angeles area. I have a Taylor
814CE guitar. I once had a Maple Design 15 lute hole that
was given to me as a gift and I really liked it. I've gotten
many compliments on it and many musicians and people ask me about
it all the time so it's a great conversation piece as well as a
nice way to control feedback."
- Tracy Niles
Michael Kelly Bass
#16 design in Kelly Bass
"I was able to use my new Lute Hole Cover this past weekend. It worked great and looks beautiful in the guitar. This has really helped a problem that I have wrestled with for years."
Many thanks - Ed Pollock
"Thanks for the swift dispatch of the lutehole. I put it on a high end ibanez and it not only looks great, it sorts the slightly treble top end that the guitar had. It was a breeze to fit, just a slight trim for the slightly over hanging neck, literally 10 minutes sanding on a block of sandpaper, and there it was fitted, looking expensive, beautiful, and solved a treble end personal taste thing and fedback in one go. Just holds the sound in the guitar body for that bit longer to let all the strings sing together. It turned a guitar i love into a guitar i REALLY love. i know this sounds like a made up gusy reveiew but it is absolutely the truth. I have a gibson EJ-160 that will be getting one too. thanks againfor the troublefree and two day turnaround of my order."
- rgds Neil Warmington
Dave Clo's beautiful rosewood #15
been using the #1 design in my Ovation 1867 for about two years.
I'm not one of those guys that parks a Taylor or a Gibson in his
garage, I play five to six nights a week...acoustic, bass, electric,
whatever. I play Ovation because it sounds and feels great. I use
a LuteHole because it sounds and looks great. I record straight
into the mic with it in. By now a guitar without it just doesn't
look right, I feel sorry for the guy (or girl) without a LuteHole."
- Keep up the good work, MOON
years ago I was monitor engineer with a national country act. We
picked up a new steel guitar player (who doubled on acoustic guitar)
a week after I arrived. His previous gig was with an artist
who was, somehow, endorsed by Lute Hole.
your ads in the back of guitar magazines, but had never seen the
product up close. After showing me the one in his acoustic, he gave
me one of the other two he owned for my guitar, which I'd brought
on the bus.
I was amazed, right from the get-go. I experimented with the Lute
Hole equipped guitar, using my cue wedge, at several shows. As a
feedback control device it was wonderful.
amazing was the timbre my guitar yielded when unplugged. I'd
used a rubber plug previously, and while it elminates feedback,
it also sucks the life right out of an acoustic guitar. Forget
about playing the guitar, unplugged, with a rubber plug installed.
Hole was a very different story. In addition to reducing unwanted
feedback, it diffused the air flow out my soundhole considerably,
which allowed me to record with a mic pointed near or directly into
the soundhole without fear of low end woof. The timbre was
pleasantly balanced with the Lute Hole installed. In fact,
the only time I remove it, these days, is to gain low end when playing
outdoors with no amplification.
Do I even
need to mention how beautiful design #14, in cherry, looks against
my spruce top? This is a fantastic, useful product that adds beauty
to any instrument. I've suggested to friends in the Musicplayer
Guitar Forum that, rather than waste money on a thinline instrument,
they stick with a full bodied instrument with a Lute Hole. They'll
achieve wonderful feedback rejection, from a sweeter sounding instrument,
because of your product."
the Lute Hole, it helps a lot on stage. It will be seen
shortly when I open for Craig Chaquico in St. Joseph,
MI for the Smooth Jazz at Sunset Festival. I used it in
my promo and album photo's - looks great and always has
other guitarists asking about it."
Thanks again for a great product.– Bryan Lubeck
"I recieved my order a few days ago and man it was worth the
wait!! The walnut LuteHole in my nylon really sets of the other
woods. The other 2 are in my Larrivees. I think I may have started
something around here! (Charleston) I played a gig Sunday night
at a local pub. What a response from my friends! They said the guitar
looks so cool with a LuteHole instead of a gapping hole. Plus no
feedback!!! I was able to increase the gain to define the fingerpicking
without worry of feedback. I should have purchased them along time
- Dennis DuPont (nylonder)
I wanted you to know I received my beautiful lute-hole cover a few days ago. It’s very, very nice and is a wonderful addition to my new Taylor 510ce L9. I am considering another order or two for my friends, as they are also serious guitar players and would no doubt love your products.
- Respectfully, Jay Robinson
bought the lutehole primarily to eliminate monitor feedback
(which it does quite nicely), but was even more surprised at
the visual impact it has on audiences. Most people think it's
part of a special exotic guitar, but it's just my Guild with
- John ( from John & Vicky)
wanted to thank you for finding one in back stock for me. Looks
and works great! Man it looks nice! I haven't been able to put
the guitar back in it's case since I installed that thing. It's
on display in the studio and probably will be for a good while."
- Thanks again, Kevin Dahill
Custom LuteHole with a recessed center.
"Just a note to let you know, happily I received my shipment today!
They are beautiful! I installed them with ease, and immediately they looked as if they had always been there!
The '06' does a great job of minimizing the massive feed-back I get when I plug in my acc/el bass. I can even get close enough to the amp to adjust it!
The '16' blends perfectly with the finish on my Martin, and my fear of diminished "unplugged" sound were completely washed away at the first pluck of the strings.
These sweet beauties are in place for good!
Thanks again - Scott Heath
Great quick service, package got to me in two days, perfectly packed, and well wrapped and man! The Lutehole sound hole cover makes my cindy inlays on my 912C taylor SHINE!
Thanks again! - Andy Phan