After nearly 25 years of building student to symphony level bowed instruments, we at Stravari were looking to improve on what was commercially available in traditional varnishes and grounds (under varnishes). After extensive research and countless translations of old Italian documents, we developed formulas of ground coats, oil varnishes, spirit varnishes and metallic rosinate varnishes that we felt lived up to the standards of the old world masters. Along the way we found and translated some wonderful rosin recipes dating back to the 1500’s in Italy. And from these roots our rosins were born. Old Master and Artista rosins have been formulated utilizing three distinct processes, four different tree resins and a number of additives and minerals; including 24 karat gold. Through this extensive testing and experimentation we realized our goal of bringing the finest bow rosins to the modern player. Old Master Fine Bow Rosins are formulated in small batches using the finest of natural ingredients sourced from all over the world. We make the rosins by hand in our Colorado workshop, where each batch is individually hand tested by a professional musician. Our high quality rosins are the easiest and most affordable way to improve your performance. Old Master Rosin is Stravari’s line of premier rosins and are available in formulas which range from very light to dark. Here you will find 24 Karat gold rosins, specialty wine rosins, 19th century French inspired Private Reserve, 16th century Italian inspired Brescian, and Bass formulas. Private reserve offers a pure, smooth sound, crisp attack, very little dust. Easy articulation, clear pianissimos. Take a look at our other rosins, cleaning products, wax and spit! To determine the best rosins for your playing style, instrument and climate check out the Pick Your Grip image or visit Stravari .com
Pure, smooth sound
Crisp attack, very little dust
Handcrafted, Small Batch, Fine Bow Rosin
Easy articulation, clear pianissimos.