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 Australian Deer leather is sustainably and ethically sourced from an award-winning Venison farm nearby to the Leatherwood workshop. This leather is soft and beautiful, with have 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 rosin bag which protects the rosin just as well.
The rosin is excellent
The rosin is great, I got the supple and it really helps getting off the edge of my sound, without affecting the articulation and the overall sound of my instrument.
I have played professionally for over three decades and started using LBR six years ago. The quality of contact between bow and string and the quality of tone and colours is quite astonishing. Whether it’s orchestral, chamber music or solo there is truly no better than Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin.
At first, I thought I could not sense any changes to my sounds, but then, I think it was the second time I applied, the sounds of my viola went so gentle and kind of "round" -- mellow sound. (I guess at first it was mixed with my other rosin I applied before receiving your rosin) I will very much recommend this to my friends. I loved the package and your message card too. Thank you for making this lovely rosin into this world.
I worth the price and the waiting time. It is really what they say in the description: if you have a soft bow with not so much grip, this rosin enhances the grip, the response of the bow. It allows you to have a deeper and purer sound from the viola. I love it.