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:
Your baroque recipe will generally last 2-5 years with intensive use.
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.
I have recently used the Baroque Violin rosin recipe in rehearsals, concerts and recordings and I am literally ecstatic! It is a soft rosin that is precise and effective in sound response, exactly what I've been looking for a long time!
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!
Playing gut strings can bring a beauty of sound and allow nuance of articulation which is magical. The choice of rosin is crucial for enhancing these qualities. I am extremely happy with the baroque Leatherwood Rosin which is the best rosin I have had the pleasure of using for my historical violones.
What a great discovery! This rosin is perfect; both aesthetically and technically. It is as beautiful as it is practical, very nicely presented, its rectangular shape on the wooden base allows for optimal use. Being neither too sticky or too dry, it allows the hair to adhere to the strings in a fluid and uniform way, as well on gut or modern strings. It is a very good product that I recommend to all my Baroque Cellists.
I love the feeling I get from the contact between the hair of my bow and the gut of my string, when using leatherwood rosin. The response is both silky and strong, I feel powerful and precise, and I can really sense the material of the gut right through the bow, allowing for superb control of microdynamics and tone color. In my experience, the rosin doesn’t dry up like other brands may, and remains sticky without it getting too much.