Both Baker’s blends are formulated for the violin.
I believe that in order to make a great rosin one must first be intimate with the instrument for which it’s made. I have that intimacy concerning the violin, but sadly not so with the cello and I wouldn’t know a great cello rosin if it fell on me.
Having said that, for reasons we’re not yet clear on, Baker’s Original has become very popular with cellists around the world and our cello playing membership is growing steadily.
To be frank, I would think a cello rosin would need to be much more soft and the only explanation we can come up with as to why our Original blend is finding favor with cellists is the uncommonly high level of adhesion it offers....this is one of the benefits of making rosin from living trees.