The Magic Rosin recipe uses only premium, purified pine resins. It avoids additives like oils, waxes, dyes, or metal fillings that are commonly used by rosin manufacturers.
The production process yields rosin with a clear, glass-like appearance. Designs are placed underneath that transform each piece into a beautiful music-making tool with personality!
Players can choose from two formulas -- 3G or Ultra:
The 3G is a grippy rosin designed for violin and viola.
Ultra is "grippier" than 3G. It is recommended for cellists, bassists, or any advanced string player seeking more grip and "pop."
If you're unsure which formula to try, we suggest starting with 3G -- string players tell us that it has more grip than most "light" (and even some "dark") rosins that are widely used.
Less is More!
Because Magic Rosin has such excellent grip, you don't need to use very much -- 2-3 swipes across the entire bow is enough for most players. It also adheres to bow hair longer than most rosin -- many players find they do not need to re-apply every time they practice.
The Magic Rosin Company was founded in Minneapolis, MN in 2010 by Sarah West, a Julliard-trained, professional cellist. Sarah hand-poured all Magic Rosin in her kitchen until spring of 2012 before moving to a small workshop in NE Minneapolis. In 2016 Sarah sold the Magic Rosin company to Connolly Music, a family business that specializes in the marketing and distribution of bowed strings and accessories. The rosin is now produced and shipped from East Northport, NY and is guaranteed to be fresh, most likely poured the same week that an order comes in.