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Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin
Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin
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"Rosin is Rosin"

You would never say this about your instrument, your bow, or your strings, because you know better. You’ve invested countless hours refining your technique, and know that your development as an artist will always be a work in progress. Finding your violin was arduous, and the same was true of finding a bow to match. Then, it took ages to discover the strings that were just right.

Andrew Baker How Important is Rosin?

Too often just an afterthought for many, rosin is in fact the connector, the critical point of contact between bow and strings. Like breath for the singer, there is no sound without it. And, just like breath, every rosin has its own qualities.

Leatherwood Rosin emerged from a quest of discovery by Australian violinist and pedagogue, Andrew Baker. The goal was simple: Create rosin that allows players to be their best. The process was anything but simple, and involved study, exploration, discovery, and endless testing.

The Results May Surprise You

Just as it is true for a violin, a bow, and strings, the characteristics necessary in rosin vary with each individual. Andrew discovered that “the best rosin” varies among players, due to the multitude of variables relating to artist, equipment, ensemble, musical work, and venue, among others. By carefully combining ingredients, proportions, blending, and cooking times, Andrew mastered the requirements of creating individual rosin for an individual player. Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin was born, with each cake of Leatherwood crafted according to an individual prescription.

Discover Your Leatherwood Rosin

Leatherwood Rosin is formulated differently for each instrument, violin, viola, and cello, according to the physical characteristics of each. In addition, there are two recipes available for each: Crisp and Supple, which describe sound and feel of the rosin:

- Crisp: Emphasizes a sforzando attack, clear articulation, defined sautille bowing, and a precise and resonant sound
- Supple: Rounder attack, seamless bow changes, and a lush, warm sound


Coming Soon

Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin, made to your unique prescription, will soon be available. The Blend Guide, shown below, will help you narrow your choices. Then, a consultation directly with Andrew Baker, will allow Andrew to make a Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin just for you. Delivered directly from Andrew to your home, your individual Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin will be re-blended until it is exactly right for you. When it’s time to buy more, your prescription will already be on file with Andrew.

Leatherwood Rosin Guide

Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin