Enhance the sound of open gut strings

Specially formulated for gut strings, the gentle but clean attack and smoother traction allows the string to resonate freely with maximum clarity. Baroque rosin makes a bright, clear sound with a feeling that the bow is quicker on the string and makes it easier to play fast with more clarity. The smoother traction allows the string to be played with more intensity without distortion and also reduce the ‘squeak’ often encountered with using modern rosins on gut.

Leatherwood Rosin's baroque instrument blends are:

Baroque Violin / treble viol
Baroque Viola / tenor viol / viola d'amore
Baroque cello / bass viol

With a baroque bespoke blend, the initial attack can be increased, and the traction thickened (made stickier) for use on thicker strings.

Maddalena Del Gobbo - Viola da Gamba
Deutsche Grammophon Artist

“I can highly recommend Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin, the quality is excellent! The baroque recipe for Viola da Gamba is perfect for a full, beautiful sound, for the whole repertoire.
My personalised bespoke recipe supports the sound of my instrument so I can express my own sound even better, and feel more comfortable playing in difficult weather conditions. It is also fun to collect different recipe and try them all!"



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