Arbutus Acoustics is the online store for Arbutus Fittings and other producers of fine products for stringed instruments. The store has been online since fall 2013.
Arbutus Fittings is a small business dedicated to the development and production of fine fittings for violin family instruments which offer improved ways to optimize sound. We are located on beautiful Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia in Canada and have been making fittings since 2010. Our fittings have been carefully designed and developed to aid in the adjustment of instruments to produce their optimal sound. We have been working with the University of Victoria with the support of a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of the Government of Canada to investigate the acoustics of violin family fittings. Our designs reflect this commitment both to scientific excellence and aesthetics.
Currently we offer a family of tailpieces in a variety of woods which incorporate a tuning mass to better optimize the resonances of the tailpiece to those of the body of the instrument.