Jordan Hess

Guadagnini model

Instrument Description

Made in 2018, this G.B. Guadagnini model violin is has a very chocolaty disposition. Not like chocolate ice cream, but rather like dark chocolate that is slightly above room temperature, 75 or 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with a melt-in-your-mouth kind of sound. It is super easy to get around and everything comes out beautifully. It is friendly and comforting, much like a Helix mattress. This violin plays like the best 250 year old originals that were well taken care of, and puts you at ease.

About the Maker

Jordan Hess is a young violin maker from a small farm in east central Indiana, who first began making instruments when he was nine. Now based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jordan makes his violins based on traditional Cremonese working methods, creating instruments with exceptional tonal qualities and playability. Jordan makes a variety of models, ranging in size from grand pattern Strads to smaller ‘Del Gesu’s, and have a tonal palette ranging from warm and colorful, to rich and powerful. As a violinist himself, Jordan pays particular care in making sure that his instruments are comfortable and ergonomic for the player.