Cecilia (previously Andrea)"Sanctus" is a unique rosin that combines two separate formulas in a single cake. The center part is an enhanced formula based on Cecilia's popular "SOLO," and is a physically softer and thicker rosin. The outer part is formulated to have a harder and drier texture, which gives a wonderful balance in sound while protecting the softer center rosin. As with all Cecilia rosins, this product is hand-poured; made in the USA.
Sanctus is formulated to provide more possibilities in the sound of stringed instruments. This unique combination of two sophisticated rosin formulas provides the optimum balance for sound and bow control. These formulas have been put into two separate areas in one special rosin cake to show the clear definition of their roles. The outer ring formula has been designed to give a silky smooth playing feel and to produce a focused sound on the strings. The center formula responds and kicks in when the player demands more power and gutsiness from their instrument. The sound of these formulas when combined is noticeably more focused with enhanced tonal strength. Ultimately, it stimulates your musical mind to explore the endless possibilities in your sound.
It's like ice skating!
My 2 star sandalwood bow broke and so I was upgraded to a Pernambuco bow. It looked to be a good bow and I had a giftcard so I decided to treat myself and get a nice rosin to go with it To put it simply: I was blown away. The bow is fantastic, but I can tell that what's making this baby slide with is grace is the rosin. It's like the fluidity and control of skating on ice! My bow goes exactly where I want it to with almost no effort at all. This rosin got my bow from fresh hair to playable in perhaps 10 strokes with the rosin, it took less than a full minute. This rosin also came with a rosin-brush! I never heard of such a thing, but it was free and right under the rosin cake! It brushed the hair and got the rosin deep in there. This rosin is pricy, but so are sports cars. This Rosin will give you that extra edge to make playing fluid and effortless. I don't think I'll ever go back to using any other kind of rosin after trying this out. Very satisfied!
The Solo red formula, so it's a little depressed. My view only touches the outside part which is more sticky. I love the Solo formula. It does so much for my bow's projection and ease of play. I have since ordered a block of that.
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