Jordan Hess

Personal Model - X Form

Instrument Description

A fine example of a Personal Model X Form by Jordan Hess. When playing this instrument, one gets the impression that the air columns passing through the sound holes are larger in volume than your typical violin. It demonstrates depth and quickness. 
“Although I am fascinated by the works of Stradivari and Guarneri ‘Del Gesu’ among others, I prefer not to copy existing instruments as is the common practice, but instead to make new instruments from inside molds I have designed in the Italian tradition.” 

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.