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Accidentally put this on a violin bow which made the G string on the violin vibrate too much. However, when applied to a cello bow, it gives it that extra friction that really makes the cello strings sing. Even for an 8-year old boy doing grade 2!
I've bought this previously and will keep doing so. I believe it's advertised for cello but it's just as good for violin. The appearance of the dark rosin is superb, although not why you should buy it, but fortunately, it performs excellently too. Have no problems with applying it from the container. A big benefit of this particular rosin is the low dust, it's more pleasant to use as a result, less cleaning of the violin. The fact it comes in a closable container is a real bonus for storage and carriage. Obviously, there is a price upscale but will never go back to a cheap rosin.
My son loved using this rosin, and it made the quality of sound better. (Grade 7 on a Stentor Student II violin). It suits the slight colder climate we have in Ireland as it doesn't get sticky at all. He like that it was in a hard case, so if he dropped it (which he does sometimes), it would less likely shatter. Unfortunately, this and his violin got stolen recently, so can't review in how long lasting it is.