Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend
Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend
Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend
Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend
Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend
Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend
Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend
Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend
Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend
Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend
Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend
Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend
Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend

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Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend

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Developed by Australian violinist and pedagogue, Andrew Baker, with a simple goal in mind: Create rosin that allows players to be their best. The process was anything but simple, and involved study, exploration, discovery, and endless testing. 
 
The Original Recipes
 
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. 
 
Bespoke Blends
 
Since the crisp and supple formulas became available, Andrew has customized blends of the two formulas for individual requests. The most popular mixtures are now readily available to Shar customers in 50/50 supple/crisp blends for each instruments, as well as 75/25 in 75%-supple or 75%-crisp blends.
 
Baroque Recipes

For players who use gut strings or play on baroque instruments, consider the Leatherwood Bespoke Baroque Rosin Recipes.
 
Note: The color, grain, and specie of wood may vary slightly from the image shown.
 

Customer Reviews

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Freda
very good

I bought Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend as a gift for my friend's child who is very diligent at practicing violin. He liked it very much.

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U.W.
Excellent rosin

Long-lasting, low dust, excellent grip on the string when needed but also lets you float on the string in a more Milstein-style playing. Noticeably improved tone over other rosins. Of course it's overpriced. But it's actually worth it, just like the overpriced Korfker shoulder rest.

I feel I must comment on the strange review by Simon Michal. His experience is so radically different from mine, it makes me doubt the authenticity of the review. And his observations make no sense. For instance: "I had to apply rosin in between every single movement and still at the end of the last movement I was making no sound." No sound? That strains credulity. And if this rosin is really "garbage" and "the worst rosin ever," why did he use it for an entire year? Also, if this rosin is really so bad, Leatherwood should have been out of business years ago. In short, I treat this review as unreliable

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Samantha Lee

Leatherwood Violin Rosin – 50/50 Crisp/Supple Bespoke Blend

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Simon Michal
The worst rosin I've ever tried

As a professional violinist, I've always been on a lookout for new things that could improve my performance. When this rosin came my way I was excited to try it, after all what could go wrong. Well, now after a year of playing around and trying to figure out how to even use it, there is absolutely nothing positive I can say about this rosin. I've tried two different blends to give it a benefit of doubt and all I can say is that it's a waste of money. One, I have never used a rosin that would leave so much aggressive dust, it's impossible to clean of your instrument, you have to use alcohol on your strings after every day which kills your strings a lot faster. The rosin itself is very aggressive in the first 5 min so if you're looking for a nice juicy sound, forget about it, all you're going to get is scratching. Then you get maybe 20-30 min of optimal friction but then theres no more rosin on your bow and all the dust is on your strings. Your bow will literally start skating on top of the strings, unable to have proper connection to the strings. The past year or so I've had to clean of my strings every rehearsal/concert break, reapply rosin and hope that I'll make it to the end. I finally got fed up with it few weeks ago during Mahler 9, I brought the rosin on stage given that it's 90 min without break, I had to apply rosin in between every single movement and still at the end of the last movement I was making no sound as all the rosin was wrapped around the strings and my bow was just flowing on top. I got my bows rehaired, changed to PI Thomastik and after a long time I feel like a normal violinist again. For the fact that garbage like this can cost $90, I'd give it 10 negative stars.

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Anonymous
Completely Satisfied!!! Well worth the price!

I just received my Leatherwood Bespoke Blended Violin Rosin and I absolutely love it! I was a bit skeptical on the price... after all, who buys $80+ rosin?! Nevertheless, I decided to give it a try and I can now say it is well worth the money. As soon
as I started using it, I noticed a difference in my tone, and, strangely enough, my projection -especially on my E string. The overall tone is very smooth and rich. I have been using Hill Rosin for 5+ years now, and I can say with certainty, I will never go
back. I will be buying this product again!

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