I received the maple lutehole i order for my Amber Trails. Unfortunately it did not fit the guitar. I then tried the Martin (only other acoustic I have with a pickup) and found I had to unglue the compression tabs to get it to install.
Well Folks I bought my feedback busters on E-Bay for AU$9 each and the finish on them is pretty good, I haven't got any complaints about them. I've also got 2 rubber ones that I use, 1 on my Ovation which does happen to be made by Kaman Music Products. The other one I use on my Epi Jumbo when I don't have the woody pup installed..S
The finish on the eBay one's is an enamel-like paint. My complaint is the workmanship on the carving. It looks hand cut....from a traceing!
I'm sure they do the job. In fact, the eBay ones have an option the Lutehole ones lack; a disk to completely block the soundhole. But the disk is only held in place by the foam mounting tabs, so may fall off inside the guitar.
well after many years, I bit the bullet and proceeded to modify my Maple Lutehole Medium feedback controller to fit my Amber Trails. Because the fret board overhangs the soundhole, this entailed a lot of filing. :
I also had to cut away some of the compression foam that is supposed to keep the lutehole in place; it was actually pushing it back out. I used a credit car to push the remaning foam past edge of sound hole. I think I will have to do this periodically. I think I've mentioned before that these covers do not appreciable affect the guitar output (the top is the major source of sound). I have noticed a bit more brightness, I assume the maple reflects to players ears. Kinda nice.
I don't recommend getting the Lutehole versions, unless it fits your sound hole without modification. They are too expensive to have to modify them. If you have to modify, get the cheap plywood knocks offs. Check out the earlier posts in this thread.
Last Edit: Apr 4, 2017 15:10:37 GMT -5 by RobertW: typos