Lute Hole Soundhole Covers are hand finished SOLID WOOD carvings that fit into your guitars' soundhole in seconds with no modification to your guitar. You won't even have to loosen the strings! They look similar to the decorative carvings of early stringed instruments. In addition to making any guitar more beautiful they also help control feedback and protect the edge of the sound hole from pick damage. Since LuteHoles don't completely cover the soundhole they don't suppress the instruments natural voicing and air flow as much as other devices.