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A cake of bow rosin.

You know including the time I spent back when I was
younger I've played the violin for a good number of
years. But it wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that
I discovered that violin bow rosin is made from tree
sap — usually pine tree sap.

Pine trees? Did somebody say pine trees? I mean
I must live in the Xanadu of bow rosin.

Be that as it may, I've really been having a tough
time finding a cake of Pirastro Oliv/Evah bow rosin.
I've tried local shops and they don't have it in. So I
got onto the internet and it's as if places are selling it,
but when you get down to the nitty gritty of ordering it
they say they are "temporarily out of stock" of the Oliv/Evah
but are "waiting on a shipment from their supplier."

You know, I think that the Pirastro factory, which is
located in Offenbach-Main, Germany, needs to get its
shit together and add another shift on at their plant.

I'm going to get onto Amazon at the beginning of next
month and give it another try. There are several retailers
there that at least claim to have it now. But then, that's
what the last one I ordered from told me too.

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