Frequently Asked Questions


Go to ZETA’s Catalog (here) and find the instrument you are interested in purchasing. You can narrow your search by clicking one of the category tabs at the top of the catalog. Once you’ve found your desired model, the current lead-time for shipping is shown on the product picture (ie 3 Days). Click on the ‘More . . .’ button found at the bottom of the instrument description. This takes you to the order page where you will find further features included with the instrument as well as pictures of our ZETA case and preamp. By clicking on the product picture you can view a high resolution pic of this model (including a 2nd level of enlargement which is available by clicking in the upper left-hand corner). From there you can add the instrument to your cart and purchase using any credit card or PayPal. Shipping is free in the USA and overseas shipping (3-5 Day USPS Express) is $99.

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The cost of importing (typically VAT and Customs fees) a ZETA Violin w/case, harmonized code 92021010 . . . varies depending on the country of import. European VAT fees range from 18% to 25%, with Customs fees up to 4%. These fees are collected from the purchaser by the government upon arrival in the foreign country. Some example VAT fees: United Kingdom-20%, Italy-22%, France-20%, Germany-19%, Ireland-23%, Netherlands-21%, Romania-24%, Malta-18%.

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Checking Out

You can check-out using Visa/MasterCard, American Express, Discover card option “Pay with Credit Card”, or you can check out using PayPal. When using PayPal you have the option of using your PayPal account, or processing your preferred bank card through PayPal, ie you don’t have to have a PayPal account to use this option. The PayPal Express option is both fast and convenient as this option allows you to bypass filling out any forms and your item is shipped to the address of your PayPal account.

If you prefer to send payment direct from your bank, you can wire transfer directly to our ‘Bank of America’ account. This is a simple process but requires you to contact us to send you the invoice for your order and provide you with our bank routing and account #. Contact Steve at ZETA Violins ( if you would like to pay for your order with a direct bank transfer.

Additionally . . . you can use Western Union to send full or partial payment for your purchase. This is a very simple process. Send your payment in US Dollars via Western Union to: Stephen Carlson, Belgrade, Montana, USA.

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We use the term ‘Legacy’ to refer to either a Modern or Fusion body style instrument, made of basswood, with a Black, White, or Cremona finish.

Category: Products

We use the term ‘Reissue’ to refer to Fusion body style instruments made with a double edge around the entire body. This style of body was a key feature of the original ZETA Jazz violins. In addition, as part of the ‘Reissue’ project . . . ZETA also reintroduced our original ‘Imbus’ neck, a ’92 JLP Jazz Reissue preamp, and the Signature ‘Jean-Luc Ponty’ model Jazz Violin. All ZETA Jazz bridge instruments, ie Jazz Fusion and Jazz Imbus models, come with the ’92 JLP Jazz Reissue preamp installed.

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The GR-55 is a Guitar/Bass Synth . . . with a factory setup to function best with those type of instruments, ie fretted and plucked. Violins are different of course . . . and so it is best to make adjustments to the unit for our instrument of choice . . . the violin. It is important to note that the below adjustments are a ‘starting point’ I have found thru experimentation. Once you make these changes and get comfortable with what does what, it is expected that you will further tweak and ‘dial in’ your GR-55 to suit your specific instrument and style of playing.

(Note: The GR-55 is extremely versatile and complex. It is highly recommended you read the manual and get familiar with everything you can do with it and how to change those things you may want to change. There is no substitute for spending time doing this. There are many exemplary videos online where you can see the versatility and potential of this unit. Exiting from the setup screen saves your changes)

  1. Set your Gr-55 for Guitar (page 9, manual)
  2. Give your new settings a Name: Edit, arrow to GK Settings-Enter, then Enter and put in name, I use ZETA . . . press exit, exit to save
  3. Change the Pick-Up type: Edit, GK Settings-Enter, page to PU tab, arrow down to ‘PU Type’ – scroll to PIEZO R
  4. Change Scale: arrow down to ‘Scale’ – scroll to 500 mm
  5. Change Distance: page over to DIS . . . arrow down and change each string to 10 mm (book says this is not used if PIEZO, but I do it anyway)
  6. Change Sensitivity: page over to SEN . . . arrow down and change each string to 20 . . . this you can play with to suit you
  7. Change Velocity: page over to VEL . . . arrow down and change, Velocity Dynamics to 7, Play Feel to 3, Low Velocity Cut to 5 (these you will play with to see the differences they make in your triggering, etc.
  8. Change Nuance Dynamics: Nuance Dynamics to 0, Nuance Trim to 1 (you will definitely play with these to suit you)
  9. Optional . . . Turn Chromatic On: from Main screen, Edit, arrow over to MIDI/USB-Enter, Page over to GTR-MIDI, arrow down to Chromatic-scroll to On (this you should also play with to decide what you like)

From just these few changes you can see there are lots of subtle (and some not so subtle) possibilities available. So read the manual, watch a lot of instructional videos . . . and have fun with your ZETA and the GR-55!

Some Patches I enjoy using, Ref: USER

LP +Stack 45-2, Legato Solo 37-1, Oboe 92-1, Rich Strings 34-2, Pan Flute 98-1, Flute Solo 35-1, Nice Tenor 34-1, Strange Whistle 43-1, Acoustic Bass under Rhythm 29-2, Marimba 89-2, Moody Sax 95-1, Tap Dance Guitar 28-3, Kalimba Pad 19-2, Pipe Organ 79-2, Scat & Guitar 46-3

I move these sounds: Scroll to User 01-01, Write, Page to Exchange, Scroll to desired sound, Write. . . . So all of the above sounds (for me) are located in User Patch 01-1 to 05-3. For performance purposes you would align sounds next to each other for easy access using pedals 1-3 of the GR-55.

(Check back as I will update as I find other settings of interest)



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Care and Maintenance

ZETA’s Imbus pegs should be thought of as ‘lock-down’ pegs. They are not intended for fine tuning, but rather for ‘holding’ the pitch level of the string over a long period of time.

Fine tuning to exact pitch should be accomplished by the fine-tuners at the tailpiece. Fine-tuners should only be turned down a few turns at most, and when more ‘tuning up to correct pitch’ is necessary . . . the fine-tuners should be backed off and the ‘lock-down’ Imbus pegs then used as described below.

Proper use of the Imbus peg starts with clock-wise turning (de-tuning) and simultaneous lifting (un-seating) of the peg. With the peg free from a tight friction fit in the peghead (and the string below pitch) . . . then and only then is the string brought up to pitch (turning counter-clockwise) without any friction in the peg. [NOTE: The Imbus peg should not be ‘squeaking’ during any of its turning. If it is, then too much friction is present (ie peg is locked). Release the friction by lifting up on the peg while de-tuning.] Once at pitch the peg is then seated firmly and securely in the peg-hole. Then the fine-tuner is used to bring string to final pitch, which should take less than a full turn of the fine-tuner.

In general . . . damage to Imbus pegs comes from trying to tune up a locked peg. Not following the above procedure can damage the Imbus peg which may eventually require a replacement peg.


Early ZETA Jazz bridges use the strings to pass the ground (coming from the tailpiece) to the pickup elements in the bridge. Most ‘sound’ issues related to an individual string arise from an intermittent ground problem. To check for a grounding issue simply touch a working string to the problem string using a penny or a paper clip (behind the bridge). If the sound of the problem string comes back then you can assume the problem string has lost its ground.

A signal element (single string pickup) ground can be lost for a couple reasons . . . a bad string for instance . . . but typically it is the string to tailpiece connection. Most often the strings fine tuner is the issue. Sometimes ground is lost when the fine tuner is turned in excessively (down to far). When this is the case, the fine point of the adjustment screw has lost its contact with the pivoting piece of the fine tuner and consequently its ground connection with the body of the tailpiece . . . so start by detuning the fine tuner. In some cases simple corrosion has broken the ground connection indicating a good cleaning is in order, and possibly a little filing or scraping of the corroded surface in question.

If ‘grounding’ the string does not fix the sound problem, then the pickup element itself may be the cause. Problems at the element could be a broken signal wire or solder joint . . . or a short between the ground and signal. Beyond this the preamp would be suspect. Repairs involving any of these issues would be best resolved at our ZETA shop. Simply fill out our ‘Repairs’ form (here) describing the problem in detail. Be sure to include your phone number and full address (for return of your instrument to you) and ship your instrument to us at the ZETA shop address.

If shipping from overseas be sure to document your shipment as an item being sent for repair.


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Introducing ZETA's 'American Beauty Series'

Jazz Fusions with distinctive color coordinated Bridge and Tailpiece.

Standard features include:
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I love it!! Bravo, Zeta!!

Gorgeous! 😍😍

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4 weeks ago

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It's a head turner for sure . . . ZETA's JV45 Jazz Fusion custom order from Electric Violin Shop, Durham, NC USA . . . and from what I here the customer is quite happy. Features Burl Flame Maple Top with a Charcoal-Cherry Burst . . . complimented with a matching Mahogany Back and Straight Maple Neck.

Custom orders are a joy to work on here at ZETA. The process starts with wood selection for the custom model. In this case . . . 13 tops were perused for 'that one' . . . that 'chosen one' that would become the Charcoal-Cherry Burst of someone's dreams.

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Zeta Is the best

Zeta is the best

As usual... Amazing weapons... 😍

Your are the best super mega plus big masters in this guys 😍🙌 I hope can order my own soon 🙏💪🏼🤟🏼

This is really nice

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1 month ago

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'Enquanto o Corona' . . . translates . . . 'While the Corona'.

Certainly during this time so many of our friends and customers are struggling with performance venues worldwide being shut down. We pray daily that this will change soon . . . specifically to see venues, events and social occasions start to rebound in a safe, successful and sustainable manner.

So many of you have been hard at work producing and recording at home and broadcasting wherever possible. Keep up the great work!

A hardy thank you goes out to our friend, Brazilian artist Cassio Poletto, who was so kind to share with us his recent performance of 'While the Corona' (composer Paulo Calasans). It is a pleasure to share with everyone. I trust you'll enjoy as I have. I love seeing his vintage White Jazz Imbus hanging in there after 30+ years on the road in Brazil . . . awe . . . that classic ZETA Sound!
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Ficou massa grande Cassio ! Baci 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Muito bom, Cássio!! 👏👏

Paulo Calasans, Marcelo Saboia


Que legal, Cassio!! Parabéns!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Amigo. Que coisa linda...! Você é dez, sempre! Maravilhoso!

Congratulations,Cássio. Show!


Muito bom

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1 month ago

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ZETA Jazz Reissue's continue to represent. The iconic styling never grows old . . . beautiful and timeless as ever. These two ZETA Reissue Whites shipped out last week. A 4-String JV44 traveling to Indianapolis, IN and a 5-String JV45 making the big trip . . . all the way to the Czech Republic . . . arriving just in time for the concert! :)

On the bench this week . . . a Fretted Neck addition to a JV45 Legacy Black . . . shipped back to New York, NY to a happy camper.
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ZETA Jazz Reissues continue to represent. The iconic styling never grows old . . . beautiful and timeless as ever. These two ZETA Reissue Whites shipped out last week. A 4-String JV44 traveling to Indianapolis, IN and a 5-String JV45 making the big trip . . . all the way to the Czech Republic . . . arriving just in time for the concert! :)

On the bench this week . . . a Fretted Neck addition to a JV45 Legacy Black . . . shipped back to New York, NY to a happy camper.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Reminds me of Vanessa-Mae 😬

Love the Zeta fretting !


1 month ago

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ZETA's beautiful 'The Journey' model Strados® 4-String Modern with Roasted Flame Top/Neck and Shaded Cremona Finish has made it's own 'journey' successfully . . . making it all the way to Manama, Bahrain this week. Arrived today. Happy Trails! ... See MoreSee Less

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Work of art !

1 month ago

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Arriving today at Fly Music, Bosanci Romania . . . ZETA's Jean-Luc Ponty Signature Model with our 'SLIM' Fusion Neck option. Check it out . . . it's a fast and friendly playing experience. Ask for Alex to schedule a tryout. ... See MoreSee Less

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what the slim version means?


Beautiful 🌹

ARam Jo. Korean Electronic violinist.

здравствуйте,а сколько стоит???

How much ؟

Haydé Arceo Hdz Casasola

Khalid Talha

Mariglen Mariglen Sablic

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2 months ago

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July 2020 . . . EVS's recent custom order put another Macassar Ebony JV45 build on our plate. Thought we'd like to see a little Macassar on a Classic CV45 while we were at it. Makes for a sweet couple don't you think?

Arriving this week at the Electric Violin Shop in Durham, NC USA are:
1. Custom JV45 Jazz Fusion 5-String, Macassar Ebony Top, Flame Redwood Back, Double-Edge Reissue Body, Flame Maple Neck.
2. Jean-Luc Ponty Signature Model, JLP5, Tobacco Burst
3. Acoustic Pro 5.

Also built . . . Custom CV45 Jazz Classic 5-String, Macassar Ebony Top, Roasted Basswood Body. Currently looking for a good home.

. . . and a custom Trans-Red Burst Acoustic Pro Jazz 5 with our new 5-channel internal preamp . . . heading out to Patrick Contreras for a high performance test-drive!
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I've been playing Zeta's since the 90's.. I have a Jazz, Strados and the "Working Man" acoustic. I also have a Zeta amp from that same time period. Glad to see they're still being made!

Wow, i love Zeta 5 string. You can play more wide notes with low C(5th string)😍😍😍





Beautiful wood!!


Hamac fiyat

Ce pret au ??

Go for it Janser Trujillo 🤩🤩 dale papiiii!!

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3 months ago

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Today I have the privilege of sharing the most recent work of Dr. Paul Miller, music theorist, musicologist and assistant Professor of Musicianship at Duquesne University. Following Dr. Miller's purchase of his ZETA Jazz 5-string violin in 2016, Paul was inspired to tackle Bach as never before . . . and his project: 'J.S. Bach: Six Suites for Solo Electric Violin' is a musical tour-de-force . . . a stunning achievement. More in depth details about Dr. Miller's projects found here: and here: I encourage you to check out the scope of his work.

but for now . . . enjoy Telemann's Concerto . . . ZETA style!
. . . and thank you Dr. Miller . . . each of you.
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All four of us thank you for sharing this, Steve Carlson!!

Simply wonderful




Exquisite !! Wonderful. Great playing and beauty. Outstanding. You make it sound and look so natural and easy ! I love it. I'am so happy to listen anything you play it’s good for my ears and thanks for sharing. Very nice and lively 🎶 music!! Excellent!!

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3 months ago

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June 2020 . . . Week 1 . . . starting out strong for ZETA with 3 models shipped out to the Electric Violin Shop in Durham, NC.
Arriving Wednesday this week:
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3. JLP5 Signature Jazz Fusion

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Beautiful violin

So beautiful 🥰😍🥰🎻😘

How much starting...price

How much starting...price

Elktrik akustik aben si zu verjaufen

Preis ?


A cuanto porfa

I have a feeling that this is literally MY white violin! I bought it through the electric violin shop in July!

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3 months ago

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Variety is the spice they say . . . ZETA's late May 2020 shipments seem to reinforce that axiom:
1. Beautiful JLP5 Signature off to Pawtucket, RI
2. Stunning JV45 Artist Flame Top Trans-Blue Black-Edge Burst . . . headed south to Boynton Beach, FL
3. Kim's smile upon receipt of her Jazz Trans-Blue . . . well . . . says it all I think.
4. JV44 Jazz Fusion Legacy Black to Taranto, Italy
5. JV45 Jazz Fusion Legacy White to EVS, Durham, NC
6. Flame Top Cherry Burst Artist JV45 Jazz Fusion to EVS, Durham, NC

Enjoy your new fiddles!. Check out the comprehensive ZETA inventory at Electric Violin Shop in Durham, NC . . . and stay healthy and safe my friends!
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4 months ago

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Fretted models headed out recently . . . SV25 Strados Modern Flame Maple Top w/Tobacco Burst Finish . . . east bound to Bala Cynwyd, PA . . . and a JV45 Jazz Fusion Legacy Black . . . south bound to Independence, LA. Both models fretted and featuring our 'Z' style inlay. ... See MoreSee Less

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Love the bridge on that! 🤘🏼🔥


These customers will love the fretted fingerboard by Zeta !

And my?

Good 💖💖💖💖

El qué quiero! Antony Gomez

how much?

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4 months ago

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Check it out . . . gorgeous ZETA Jazz Modern Viola arriving this week at the Electric Violin Shop in Durham, NC USA. Features Flame Roasted Maple Top, Mahogany Body, Cremona Burst Finish. ... See MoreSee Less

Check it out . . . gorgeous ZETA Jazz Modern Viola arriving this week at the Electric Violin Shop in Durham, NC USA. Features Flame Roasted Maple Top, Mahogany Body, Cremona Burst Finish.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Another amazing Zeta violin ! Not sure how many people know that Zeta makes their own tail pieces, chin rests, and of course, the legendary bridge pick ups. All quality standards maintained in-house !

Wow.. Beautiful.. I wish I could buy it...

Beautiful ❤️



Christy George Kopsack


Badr Bourgogne chof hna khy bader

Gorgeous workmanship! 💗




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5 months ago

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These album pictures represent some of our shipments thus far in 2020. After 5 weeks of shutdown . . . (since March 30th) . . . it's going to feel very good to have the full crew back and building ZETA instruments once again! This worldwide closure has been a very hard time for many and unbearable for so many others. Our thoughts and prayers include health and safety for all . . . and best wishes for all you musicians out there who just want to get back to work. ... See MoreSee Less

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Amazing instruments! Any basses in the future?

Some stunning instruments here! All the best ZETA, thanks for sharing :-)

Beautiful instruments I wish I can buy the violin Jazz fusion white color!!!

Thanks for the update, ZETA. You made my day!

Love all of them! Especially the Jazzy Cowboy!

Some really beautiful instruments here. Are you tempted?

The best🥇

Nice pic

All violins are so good

What is the price?... In INR

Anirban Sinha

Anuradha Rajapakshe

Before opening the picture I thought its an m24

Yo necesito adquirir ese instrumento

Shimanto Basak Piash

Thea Pollescas, woooy😍

Violins have 4 strings.

Vince Yumang

‏مهند كمان‏ (‏مهند اللامي‏)

ابو لياس فضل شوف الفخامة

São lindos estes violinos e com um som maravilhoso. Tenho o modelo jazz comprado em 1999.

Zaynab Choucair

Dwija Raj

Abbas F. Aljubouri حنين سيد هذا

Can I buy it

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5 months ago

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1st quarter 2020 started the year off right with a wonderful array of both customs and a good number of our ZETA standards. A 4th quarter 2019 request for a Classic body 'Cowboy' (new for us) produced a duo of 5-string beauties . . . Buckeye Burl and Spalted Flame Maple . . . that turned out spectacular and were a pure joy to build. What do you think? ... See MoreSee Less

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Love ZETA ! ❤️

Wow they’re beautiful!

Mi Zeta Jazz Fussion

Thinking about buying a used Zeta Crossover upright bass. Do you still have parts and specs for those?


This models is very good

Wow love it

Price pls

Prix svp?

Alan Eduardo Madrigal Lopez

5 strings violin price pls Thanks

Prix ??

5 strings violin price in Indian rupees plz

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6 months ago

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Strange bedfellows seen hanging around ZETA lately. ... See MoreSee Less

Strange bedfellows seen hanging around ZETA lately.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Nice !

Great zetaviolins!

7 months ago

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Some very cool ZETA's built last year. Take a look . . . enjoy!The entire year of 2019 found us shipping to customers a very nice variety of Legacy, Artist and Custom models. I've listed some of our favorites right at the top of the album. Unfortunately the tyranny of production . . . combined with my time spent on ZETA's new Mandolin development . . . well . . . it kept me so busy I couldn't even get our shipment pictures posted. Very frustrating. I have sworn to do better in 2020 . . . but I did want to get the balance of 2019 shipments posted 1st. I trust you are all enjoying your new ZETA's! ... See MoreSee Less

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Maria Valeria Palmieri

Fabio Petruzzi

Cannot say enough good things about my Zeta violins, amazing ! Thanks Steve and his Zeta team , keep up the amazing work !

Wish you would make the stratos crossover bass again ❤. I love mine but I need another one!

THE electric violin! 😍😍😍

Gracias por la insignia, soy muy agradecido , los violines ZETA son los mejores , completo estéticamente muy delicados , con los mejor micrófonos, midi y analógico . No me canso de ver vídeos donde demuestran la gran calidad profesional , humildemente mi opinión para este gran instrumento .!!!

Frumoase viori

Wo ist diese laden habich inteteres eine kaufen

Ahmed Ali

Disponible ou dans le monde ?

Esta muy bien instrumento deseo adquirir un violín

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8 months ago

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NAMM 2020 was awesome in many respects. The Fiddle Player's Hang was over-the-top. Special thanks to Matt Bell for holding it, to Patrick Contreras for all his coordination behind the scenes and all the players for showing up to play. Hope we do it again next year.

It's been 28 years since I took a mandolin to the show and this year marked a true milestone for ZETA . . . introducing the first models in our new ZETA line of custom built acoustic and acoustic/electric mandolins. Scott Tichenor and J.P. Cormier took 'em out for a test drive on 'Lady Be Good'. Thank ya boys!

Today ZETA officially launches our new Facebook page at: ZETA Mandolins

Come join us and give us a like. And a big welcome to our new ZETA Mandolin dealers:
Elderly Instruments . . . Lansing, MI . . . (517) 372-7880
Carter Vintage Guitars . . . Nashville, TN . . . (615) 915-1851
The Mandolin Store . . . Surprise, AZ . . . (623) 933-8319

Thanks for your support!
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Wish I had seen this!

The Stages sound remarkable. Cell phone audio/video?

Very interesting!


The best violins

Bien bien

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8 months ago

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Wow! . . . so what do you get when you bring together top electric violinists for a blowout bash. Well . . . it was fantastic! One of my favorite moments was the jam hand-off from Ernesto Lago to Rob Flax. So many performances I will long remember. Well done everyone. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you so much 😊


Hola Hola

8 months ago

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Tonight. . . NAMM 2020. . . Patrick Contreras and his band are going to set the place on fire!! Come join us!! ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight.  . . NAMM 2020. . . Patrick Contreras and his band are going to set the place on fire!!  Come join us!!

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This was a fun show... ! 💯

That guys is amazing!!


9 months ago

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Happy New Year from ZETA!

As we close out 2019 and welcome in 2020 we hope you will enjoy this 'Hendrix' inspired rendition of 'Auld Lang Syne' by Matt Williams and his ZETA JV45.
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You should Be proud! Very Impressive!! ZETA ROCKS!!

Happy New Year to all at Zeta !


Love this!! Check him out...


This is amazing Matt Williams!! 💥


Beautiful color and sound


Loved it!!!!!!

Hello everyone! THANK YOU for all the ❤️‼️ Please connect with me at: Matt Williams



Chandan Lakra people gets angry while using distortion on bass , he is an example of IDGAS


Ini bru kren,,,,,waw


Dhananjay Karmakar

Solomon Thang Thang



Jerome Gerome Reganit

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9 months ago

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Happy Holidays to each of you from the crew at ZETA Violins! We hope you had a great year. Thanks to all of you ours was fantastic and we're looking forward to 2020. In thanks and celebration we thought we'd bust out some moves for you to enjoy . . . so ENJOY! ... See MoreSee Less

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de igual maner aun feliz navida

quiero comprar un ZETA

Merry Christmas to the talented Zeta folks !

Merry Christmas Steve and all the best for all ZETA crew!

All the best Steve

Yet another Awesome rendition of “happily working away...” up in the frigid north of Bozeman... where is the image of your partner?!

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1 years ago

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ZETA's 'PHAT' Thursday jewel this week is a JV45 Reissue Trans-Red Black_Edge Burst featuring Flame Maple Top and Back with Imbus Neck and Gold Trim. This beauty is added to our 'Field of Dreams' inventory and available to ship . . . now.

For Pricing, Details and Ordering . . . click here:

That's 'PHAT' . . . Pretty Hot And Tempting . . . by ZETA.

ZETA's current 'Field of Dreams' inventory . . . click here:
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Price please?

isnt that made by Keith McMillen Instruments

Kyriacos Koutalianos

I could use some more PHAT in my life!!


Ma è incredibile👍🎻🎶


Andre Pretzel


Abeer Bushra

Costel Chirila

How much price please?


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1 years ago

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This specific 'Field of Dreams' item has sold and is no longer available for immediate shipment.
This model - JV45 Reissue Trans-Red_Black Edge Burst can be ordered here:
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This specific Field of Dreams item has sold and is no longer available for immediate shipment.
This model - JV45 Reissue Trans-Red_Black Edge Burst can be ordered here:

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It’s so pretty!!

Beautiful as always !!!!

Mi as face colectie

Am vazut tata

Costel Chirila ce frumoasa e. No?

Great electric violins. I have one.



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ZETA shipments continue to be a varied selection of models with custom woods. Our PHAT series may have revealed a new ZETA favorite. We built a 2nd Tobacco Burst Modern with 2 necks (this time flame maple necks) only to sell it before we got to post it as a PHAT inventory item. Have to try again I guess. Our shipments went off to Sweden, Durham, NC (EVS), Washington, Florida, Illinois & Romania, (Fly Music). Enjoy your ZETA my friends!

This months repairs were iconic and a joy to work on. ZETA continues to repair our many road warriors out there . . . keeping them in tip top working order!
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As always beautiful instruments.

Very fine!

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"Loving the sound of my new Strados Acoustic Pro from ZETA Violins! Switzerland, 2019 European tour, Stanley Clarke 'Song to John' solo." Evan Garr ... See MoreSee Less

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Sounds great! Love my Zetas.

1 years ago

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Evan Garr's new Strados Pro hit the ground running in Europe . . . on tour now with Jazz Legend Stanley Clarke. Evan's new Acoustic Pro features ZETA's Strados Bridge, geared Wittner fine tune pegs and Preamp Tray for easy access individual string volume adjustment/balancing.

On the eve of their European tour, Evan gave his Strados Pro a good warm-up with a performance at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, Detroit . . . featuring Artist in Residence Stanley Clarke. The audience was in a trance! Take a listen here.

2019 Stanley Clarke European Concert Schedule:
April 9th . . Cully, Switzerland . . . Cully Jazz Festival
April 11th . . Fontaine, France . . . La Source
April 13th . . Prala, Cape Verde . . . Kriol Jazz Festival
April 16th . . Tampere, Finland . . . Tampere Hall
April 17th . . Moscow, Russia . . . Dom Muziki
April 19th . . St Petersburg, Russia . . . Music Hall
April 20th . . Paris, France . . . Seine Musicale
April 23rd . . Brno, CZ . . . Sono Centrum
April 24th . . Nove Mesto nad Vahom . . . Blue Note
April 25th . . Bratislava, Slovakia . . . Bratislava Jazz Days
April 26th . . Prague, Czech Republic, State Philharmonie
April 27th . . Wendelstein, Germany . . Jazz & Blues Open

For more info, venue, tickets, etc . . . goto: (click on the 'Shows' link)

We hope you can attend one of these shows. A great opportunity to catch Evan on his ZETA Strados Pro or his custom ZETA Signature Jazz Fusion . . . performing with one of the true legends . . . Stanley Clarke!
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wonder can you buy only mic and spare parts?

What is the price?delivery to Russia is

ZETA Violins can i use a shoulder rest?

How much madonkey toes ♡!

Know what I want for Christmas


Just prior to flying out on their European tour, Evan gives his Strados Pro a good warm-up with a performance featuring Artist in Residence Stanley Clarke. The audience was in a trance at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe! . . . Detroit.

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Helen Beausoleil

With over 20,000 instruments having passed through her hands (give or take a few hundred), Helen is what you might call an expert . . . and of course, that[Read more]

Jamie Carlson Henley

Jamie, born and raised just north of Bozeman, grew up in a world that seemed to revolve around musical instrument production. Even on weekend visits to her[Read more]

Steve Carlson

Raised in Boulder, Colorado, Steve moved to Bozeman, Montana to study Architecture at MSU in 1972. His passion for banjo playing led him to opening a music[Read more]

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Originally from Montana, Natalie began fiddling at the age of 3 under the instruction of her mother, acclaimed fiddler & composer Nancy Padilla; soon a[Read more]

James Schlender

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