Our different rosin blends offer you a precise way to enhance the sound of your instrument. By choosing our Supple or Crisp recipes, or even a Bespoke blend, you can optimise the brightness, clarity, warmth and richness of your sound, and vary the strength of initial attack on the string.
We can create recipes to suit varying playing contexts or repertoire, such as when playing as a concerto soloist, in chamber music or in an orchestra.
Your bespoke rosin will generally last 2-5 years with intensive use.
A warm and softer sound, consistent traction that feels velvety and rich; this recipe maintains a reliably sharp attack on the string.
The supple blend generates a more powerful and focused sound from a softer and lighter bow with less ‘bite’. Supple also enhances the sounds of a deep / warm sounding instrument by making it sound more resonant. Supple can also ‘soften’ an instrument which is too loud, bright or one-dimensional in sound.
What Our Customers Think
"It has more depth, integrity, more sonorous, more body."
"Gentle. Entices me to play more Mozarty!"
"It feels smoother than my original rosin. Subtle. I like it a lot."
"It's good for sustained long bows…nice for soft playing"
"Warm, yet clear! Much easier to control tone and dynamics!"
"Gives the softer and lighter bow more articulation and focus!"
A decisive attack, firm traction and crisp sautille; this recipe creates an undeniably forthright sound through a glassier texture.
The crisp blend works well with an instrument with lots of resonance but is a little ‘woolly’ in sound, offering it greater clarity and articulation. Crisp also assists bows or techniques that struggle to achieve a clear and articulate spiccato or sautille. Crisp can also assist small student or cheap instruments, by enhancing their sound to be brighter and sometimes louder; and beginning students find it easier to articulate with crisp.
What Our Customers Think
"A big sound compared to other rosins…more dramatic…that’s your Carmen fantasy rosin!"
"It's giving my violin more sound. Quite attacky, plenty of crispness, very good grip!"
"It grips the string better! I didn’t have to have so much control over the bow"
"It has more of a glassy texture, a gutsy sound. There's more control with this one"
"It has a very different connection to the string than the usual rosin. Velvety, gliding, but clearly connecting. It’s smooth across string, there's no feeling of 'pot holes' or grittiness.” – violist
Personally customised blends:
Have a personally customised rosin recipe made for you to suit your exacting needs. We can further customise your recipe by changing the strength of initial attack, the heaviness of the texture and the level of brightness and warmth. We can also make recipes specific to unusual instrument such as electric and folk instruments.
75% crisp - "This bespoke recipe is the perfect blend for the soloist. It focuses on power, projection and clarity, with a slightly thicker texture that will highlight warm resonances."
75% supple - "If you love the warmth and depth of the supple blend, this recipe gives you added clarity and bite to the thicker texture
5050 - "A perfect mix of both supple and crisp recipes, this rosin recipe will have a balanced texture and sound palette"
What Our Customers Think
"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 all conditions."
"My bespoke blend gives me the confidence to forgo utilitarian mechanics and focus on the musicmaking at hand."
"The increase of volume, combined with the velvet smooth elasticity is something I never experienced before - just incredible."
Choose from our selection of Australian-sourced craft timbers. These timbers are ethically farmed and harvested, and showcase the most exciting grain patterns, figures and colours. With timbers such as Huon Pine, Blackheart Sassafras, Tasmanian Myrtle and Rosewood, you can enjoy the the most unique rosin you will ever have!
Our Premium Australian Leather is sustainably and ethically sourced from Australian farms. This leather is soft and beautiful, with natural marks and blemishes that mean each small rosin wrap carries its own unique pattern and markings. We also welcome the views of those who don't want to use animal products, and offer a linen carry pouch as an alternative.
We are really excited to be the new rosin mascots for leatherwood bespoke rosin. Can’t wait to make our bows dance with these crispy gums which give our sound the right bite. Looking forward to many years of liability to our new fantaStick partner.
Playing on Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin is like adding another dimension and colour to the sound. I have never found a rosin that could do this before now. Depending on the sound you are searching for, each rosin provides a different nuance and colour to your sound. My favourite is the supple because it adds thickness, projection and a warm colour. I would highly recommend Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin to all of my colleagues and students.
Through hours of practise and rehearsal, we strive to refine our sound to the most specific nuance. With the customised recipes from Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin, we can finally enhance the tonal qualities of our instruments as we desire, in concert halls around the world with differing climates and acoustics! We now have a stronger ability to blend our sounds and allow our music making to flourish to it's greatest potential. Thank you Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin!
For several years I have been playing with a personally customised rosin recipe from Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin on my bows. This rosin absolutely overwhelmed me: the responsiveness of the contact point, which goes hand in hand with an enormous intensity and sound density, the carrying capacity of the sound and above all the design options are really on a unique level. The fact that problematic contact point zones are easier to control makes it easier for me to implement many colors and ideas on my instrument. A nice bonus is that the rosin hardly produces any dust and it really lasts a long time. I have recommended Leatherwood to many friends and colleagues who are now enthusiastically using Leatherwood as it minimizes many problems and creates new opportunities for them too. I urge everyone to try the different Leatherwood recipes, because with them you can find a partner for your musical life. I found mine in the 65% Crisp / 35% Supple.
Before thinking of buying a new bow, try Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin. The impact it has on the sound is just phenomenal!
Very good sound. As gift, teacher loves it as well.