Frequently Asked Questions


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%.

Category: Ordering

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.

Category: Ordering

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.

Category: Checking Out


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)



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.

Category: Products

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

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.


Category: Repairs


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2 weeks ago
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Attention ZETA fans in Europe. We have a new dealer . . . Henglewscy in Lubon, Poland. Their first new ZETA's arriving this week. Two ZETA Cellos . . . a JC24 Artist Flame Top with TransBlue Burst and a JC25 Ensemble Ash Top with Natural Satin Finish . . . both arriving just in time for Henglewscy's big Cello symposium this coming weekend. This first shipment also includes ZETA's two flagship instruments . . . a JLP5 'Jean-Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz Fusion, Flame Top/Back with Tobacco Burst . . . and a JV44 Jazz Fusion Reissue White. Both violins feature our ZETA 'SLIM' Imbus neck. It's going to be a beautiful day in the Lubon neighborhood . . . won't you stop by . . . give them a try . . . or give Henglewscy a call to schedule an appointment.
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This is good news! How much will it be the JLP5 jazz fusion(for Romania)?

Price please?

How much will it be Zeta Jazz Fusion for Bulgaria?

price please?

2 weeks ago
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ZETA sales in Qtr2 2021 were brisk and colorful. TransBlue Burst, TransRed BlackEdge Burst, Shaded Cremona Burst, TransBlue BlackEdge Burst, Tobacco Burst, White, Black . . . all with a nice mix of our models and options thrown in. Hope you enjoy browsing our shipment recap. Which is 'y o u r' favorite?

Shipments in May and June 2021:
CV44 Jazz Classic Flame_700, TransBlue, EVS, Durham, NC
JV45 Jazz Fusion Flame Fretted_718, TransRed BlackEdge, EVS, NC
SV25 Strados Modern Flame_713, Shaded Cremona, Princeton, NJ
JV45 Jazz Reissue Flame_396, TransBlue BlackEdge, Richmond, VA
SV24 Strados Modern Legacy Black_666, EVS, Durham, NC
EV04 Acoustic Pro4_669, Music Villa, Bozeman, MT
JLP5 'Jean Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz Reissue_626, Greenville, NC
JLP5 'Jean Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz Reissue_629, EVS, Durham, NC
JLP5 'Jean Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz Reissue_631, EVS, Durham, NC
JV45 Jazz Fusion Legacy Black_597, EVS, Durham, NC
JV45 Jazz Fusion Legacy White_652, EVS, Durham, NC
EV04 Acoustic Pro4_456, EVS, Durham, NC
JV45 Jazz Fusion Legacy White_654, EVS, Durham, NC
*** STOLEN ***
JLP5 'Jean Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz Reissue_645, Beltsville, MD
*** STOLEN ***
(Be on the lookout for JLP5 #645 above . . . stolen upon delivery on June 11, 2021 in Beltsville, MD. Please contact Steve Carlson at ZETA Violins (406) 600-7510 with any tips or information about this instrument, case and bow . . . thank you.)

Thanks to everyone for a great quarter and to EVS (Electric Violin Shop) of Durham, North Carolina USA . . . ZETA's top dealer!
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I got my JLP from EVS in Durham NC great people and even after u buy it. Thanks guys

3 weeks ago
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Ernesto Lago is brightening up the night skies of the Miami area with his new JV45 Reissue White. His full double edged ZETA sports the classic white on white look with white burst treatment on the Imbus neck. Letting your light shine in Miami Ernesto . . . Love it! ... See MoreSee Less

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Only the finest electric fiddles made!!!

I love my re-issue!


The first thing I think of when I see this violin is Vanessa-Mae ... ✨🎻🎻🎶

3 weeks ago
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ZETA Violins requests your help in recovering this beautiful and distinctively figured JLP5 Jean-Luc Ponty Signature Model . . . Serial # 20080645 . . . which was stolen on June 11th, 2021 in the Silver Springs area of Maryland, USA. The serial # can be found engraved on the underside of the fingerboard extension and also inside the control route on the signature label. Please inform your local Pawn Shops and Music Stores to be on the look out for this ZETA Violin and case. ... See MoreSee Less

ZETA Violins requests your help in recovering this beautiful and distinctively figured JLP5 Jean-Luc Ponty Signature Model . . . Serial # 20080645 . . . which was stolen on June 11th, 2021 in the Silver Springs area of Maryland, USA. The serial # can be found engraved on the underside of the fingerboard extension and also inside the control route on the signature label. Please inform your local Pawn Shops and Music Stores to be on the look out for this ZETA Violin and case.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Beautiful instrument , I hope you may find it and the thief ....

So very sorry hope u get it back. I know i love my JLP. GOOD LUCK

1 month ago
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3 months ago
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Customer direct international shipments from our ZETA shop in Belgrade, MT USA have officially been on the rise since March of this year. Seems to coincide with performance venues starting to open up in the European and Pacific theaters. We hope to see continued progress . . . with safety and well being for all.

Shipping worldwide thus far in Mar & Apr 2021:
SV44 Jazz Modern, Roasted Flame Top, Shaded Cremona Burst
(Taichung City, Taiwan)
SA24 Strados Modern VIOLA, Spalted Flame Maple Top, Natural Finish w/Buckskin Shaded Body and Neck (separate pictorial coming soon)
(Czestochowa, Poland)
JV45 Jazz Fusion Reissue, Trans-Black Burst, Customer Signature
(Tsing Yi, New Territories, Hong Kong)
CV44 Jazz Classic Fretted, 'Z' Style Inlay, Chocolate Burst
(Champigny sur Marne, France)
SV24 Strados Modern, Flame Maple Top/Neck, Tobacco Burst
(Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea)

String players around the world . . . Thank You . . . and enjoy your ZETA!
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The Spalted maple look stunning ! ❤️

waitiiiiing 🥰


❤ my Zeta's!

Hola , cual el costo para ecuador??

علي محمد علي

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3 months ago
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Customer direct domestic shipments since February 2021 . . . from our ZETA shop in Belgrade, MT USA . . . have featured a nice variety of styles, woods and colors. It seems no two weeks ever the same here at ZETA and we love that. We especially enjoy working with customers, discussing options, helping pick the model and styling they've been dreaming of.

Shipping nationwide thus far in Feb, Mar & Apr 2021:
JV45 Jazz Fusion, Roasted Flame Top/Back/Neck, Shaded Cremona Burst
(Jackson Heights, NY USA)
ZV24 Strados Acoustic Pro, Buckskin Varnish
(Sayreville, NJ USA)
JV45 Jazz Reissue Imbus, White w/White Neck (very popular lately)
(Scottsdale, AZ USA)
JV45 Jazz Fusion, Roasted Flame Top/Neck, Light Golden Natural Top
(Louisville, KY USA)
JV45 Jazz Reissue Fusion, Flame Top/Back/Nk, Dark TransPurple BlkEdge
(Pittsburgh, PA USA)
JLP5 'Jean-Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz Reissue, Flame Top/Back, JLP Burst
(South Chesterfield, VA USA)
JV44 Jazz Fusion Legacy Black
(Salt Lake City, UT USA)
EV04 Acoustic Pro
(Youngsville, NC USA)

A big heartfelt thanks from us here at ZETA to all you violin players USA!
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I love my new ZV24 Strados Acoustic Pro! Can’t wait to use it on stage.

Ultra beauty of a back!

These instruments are just beautiful. Keep up the good work.

Best sound in the Biz!

здравствуйте сколько стоит????

Beautiful violins !

Sharp sharp!!!

My wish!!!!!+

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3 months ago
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Fly Music in Suceava, Romania has started this new year off with a trio of beautiful 4 and 5 string JLP Signatures . . . sporting both Fusion Standard and Imbus SLIM necks. At last this long year of quarantine seems to be winding down. In fact, we found ourselves shipping to Fly exactly 1 year to the day since their last shipment. Can I say it's been a very very long year.

Now topping this bevy of JLP's is not easy . . . but Fly Music did it in style . . . ordering ZETA's new signature 'Heartbeat' model for Andrei Racu. Let me tell you . . . our spray booth was host to some real 'show stoppers' that day . . . mighty fine, mighty fine.

Thank you Fly Music of Romania . . . our top dealer in Europe!
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Omg! ❤❤❤

My Violine 🔝🔝🔝 Thank YOU ZETA Violins , you are The Best ❤️❤️❤️

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3 months ago
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Electric Violin Shop in Durham, NC USA is crushing it this year with a wide variety of new ZETA's gracing their showroom wall. Roasted Flame Maple, Flame Myrtle, Red, White, Blue, Black, Cremona, Tobacco, Buckskin, 4 and 5 String, Fusion, Modern, Jazz, Strados . . . you name it and EVS has it . . . or at least had it. Chris and Susie report brisk 2021 sales of their ZETA inventory . . . and we're liking that.

Shipping to EVS thus far in Feb, Mar & Apr 2021:
JLP5 'Jean Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz with Customer's Name
JV44 Jazz Fusion Roasted Flame Top/Neck, Cremona Shade
JV45 Jazz Fusion Legacy Black Fretted
JV44 Jazz Fusion Flame Top, TransBlue BlackEdge Burst
SV24 Strados Modern Flame Top/Neck, Tobacco Burst
SV25 Strados Modern Flame Myrtle, Buckskin Burst
JV44 Jazz Fusion Legacy White
SV24 Strados Modern Legacy Black
and two EV05 Acoustic Pros

Thank you EVS of North Carolina!
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Crank em’, ZETA!

State of art, great sound !



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I wish to have!!!!!!!!

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5 months ago
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Our ZETA Signature Model is nearing completion. It's all about the details details details . . . Flamed Natural Double Edging all around, Matching Top/Back Figured Wood of Choice, Fine-Silver 'Heartbeat' Inlay, Flamed Imbus 'Slim' Neck w/Flame Capped Peghead, Trans-Burst Color of Choice, and 'Your Name' in Script.

This stunning Roasted Top, Roasted Back, Roasted Neck masterpiece will be on it's way to Fly Music in Romania soon. I'm loving this caramel flavored 'Buckskin' trans-burst finish. Officially my favorite.

A big heartfelt ZETA and personal 'Thank You' goes out to Nicolas Draps (Nico) for letting us use his original 'Heartbeat' inlay concept on our new signature model. His music is so inspiring and truly flows from his soul . . . like yours does.
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Thank you for this nice dedicace! Heartbeat for all! To make music better and deeper!

I may need to add a 3rd Zeta to my arsenal!!! Gorgeous!

❤️Zeta craftsmanship

Va mulțumesc din suflet . Abia aștept sa o primesc și sa cant pe ea . 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

Зета това е инструментът..

Thank you ZETA Violins❤️❤️. 🙏🙏🙏


My ❤️❤️

Уникален инструмент невероятен звук и тембър.... несравнимо!!!

I want the Acoustic pro 5 but too expensive 😭 someday...



Yeah baby!!

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6 months ago
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January welcomed in the new year 2021 with a nice mix of our ZETA's heading out . . . with several stunning JLP5 Jazz Fusion's bound for Electric Violin Shop in Durham, NC. One JLP5 Imbus 'SLIM' Neck went to Temperance, MI . . . affectionately referred to as a 'Slimbus' in our shop. Another JLP5 Fusion 'SLIM' Neck version headed off to Popesti-Leordeni, Romania. It seems sales overseas are picking up and we hope this is a sign that performance venues opening a bit may be coming sooner rather than later.

A JV45 Legacy Black Fretted Fusion hit the road to Houston, TX USA while a JV44 Reissue Imbus Fusion Black was off to L.A., CA USA. EVS beefed up their inventory with a SV24 Legacy Black Modern, a SV24 Legacy White Modern, and a JV45 TransRed BlackEdge Burst Fusion.

ZETA . . . 2021 . . . Rollin' On . . .
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I love my ZETA J L P it fits any style that I play from country to swing to jazz. I love it so much that I don't even keep up with what's out there new. Thanks ZETA!!!!!

Top from the 90's until now ... thank you for your attention and patience !!! You created a jewel for me !!

Looks like ZETA is on a roll!

ZETA best violin

Great ZETA Violins

Hello, one question are all Zeta violins of the Jazz Fusion type?

Me prestan 70mil pesitos? Jennifer Jacques Val JA Blue Cat xD 🤣

Can u ship them to India

Price list pls

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7 months ago
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The last of our shipments for 2020 arrived safely at the Electric Violin Shop, Durham, NC USA. A pair of standard ZETA Acoustic Pro EV4 & EV5 (4 & 5 string models) . . . plus . . . our very 1st ZV Pro4!

ZETA's ZV Pro is our new high grade 'in-house' finished Acoustic Pro. The new ZV Pro is exciting to work on as we can now offer a wide variety of Trans-Color finishes in our Acoustic Pro offerings . . . as well as our own traditionally flavored Cremona of course. We call it 'Buckskin' . . . as it favors a rich brown to golden shading.

The 1st five pics below feature our ZV4 Pro with ZETA's traditional bridge and Cremona . . . or should I say . . . Cremona inspired 'Buckskin' finish. Check it out at the Electric Violin Shop . . . and . . . Enjoy!
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Just got the 5-string AE yesterday from that shipment, and I'm glad for that: really nice. It's a good idea for prospective 5-string violin buyers to compare the instrument they're considering to a Zeta 5-string. Since the nut width on a Zeta is a little less than other 5-string violins, (measured at 1.00" as opposed to 1 1/16 " or higher on others). Of course, that slight difference in nut width becomes a noticeable and important difference as the fingerboard and neck widen. As a result, Zeta's is easier to play, specifically to reach over to the C string. I compared it to a Bridge Golden Tasmin 5-string (AE), and it made all the difference in the world. Note that the string-to-string distance on Zetas' feels just fine, not feeling too close together there due to the narrower nut width, neck and fingerbaord. 👍

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8 months ago
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And while we we're sleeping . . . way down yonder at The Mandolin Store . . . James found an amplifier in the back room and was able to plug in ZETA's Stage A/E (acoustic/electric) model and give her a go. I'm thinkin' . . . Mighty Fine . . . Mighty Fine. Thanks for the demo James!

Check one out for yourself at The Mandolin Store, Goodlettsville, TN USA (623) 933-8319 . . . ask for Dennis.
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8 months ago
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ZETA's Stage A acoustic mando arrived safely and James Seliga, Mandolin Store product specialist, didn't waste any time taking her out for one heck of a test ride! Oh my . . . that there be some powerful test pickin'.

Check one out for yourself at The Mandolin Store, Goodlettsville, TN USA (623) 933-8319 . . . ask for Dennis
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8 months ago
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ZETA Christmas cheer continues to spread this week with shipments around the world. Shining bright like the nose of Rudolph . . . our signature Jean-Luc Ponty leads the way with a 2nd JLP5 arriving safely in Germany . . . and a JLP5 with Fusion Neck arriving in Switzerland.

Our Trans-Colors continue to twinkle their way into the hearts of many ZETA enthusiasts. Enroute now to Fly Music, Romania . . . a real beauty . . . a JV45 Imbus 'Slim' Neck Reissue in a Trans-Blue Burst. This stunning Flame Maple Top with matching Blue Body is . . . well . . . surely a Christmas Star for someone's tree. Arriving also at Fly Music . . . a traditional JV44 Legacy Black.

A 'Merry Christmas' indeed in Augsburg, DE . . Birrwel, CH . . Suceava, RO

. . . and Merry Christmas to all our ZETA friends world wide!
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Nice I love zeta violins they are fantastic, and the sound what to said amazing 🤩

My violin is ready zeta blue yessssssssssss

I'm in love with all of that beauty! In Zeta I trust!

Sa lek eshte zeta

Pretio ce vale

Robinson Contreras

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8 months ago
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8 months ago
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Our ZETA sled headed out on Thursday with a trio of Christmas goodies. Destination: Electric Violin Shop in Durham, NC USA. These beauties will brighten the day for any scrooge and surely serve to ring in a 'Happy New Year' . . . or maybe 'Happy End of Year'.

All three represent some of our ZETA favorites:
1. Jazz Classic CV45, Roasted Flame Maple Top, Roasted Flame Maple Neck, Chocolate Burst, Gold Trim.
2. Jazz Fusion JV45, 'American Beauty Series', Trans-Blue Flame Maple Top with matching Blue Bridge and Tailpiece, Black Body/Neck, Gold Trim.
3. Strados Modern SV25, Flame Myrtle Top, Mahogany Body, Buckskin Burst with matching Straight Maple Neck, Gold Trim.
Arriving Tuesday at EVS . . . arriving your house ? ? ? could be soon.

Check them out . . . along with many other beautiful ZETA's at the Electric Violin Shop . . . talk to Chris.
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Nice , love my Zeta’s !


Michel Tahhan

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8 months ago
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Arriving safely this week in plenty of time for a Merry Christmas in Germany . . . our ZETA Jean-Luc Ponty Signature JLP5 with all the 'Trimmings'. Flame Maple Top with matching Flame Maple Back, Fusion Neck, Jazz Bridge, JLP Reissue Preamp and JLP Burst Finish.

. . . a 'Merry Christmas' indeed in Kaiserslautern!
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Arriving safely this week in plenty of time for a Merry Christmas in Germany . . . our ZETA Jean-Luc Ponty Signature JLP5 with all the Trimmings. Flame Maple Top with matching Flame Maple Back, Fusion Neck, Jazz Bridge, JLP Reissue Preamp and JLP Burst Finish.
. . . a Merry Christmas indeed in Kaiserslautern!Image attachmentImage attachment

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uhh ese modelo jean luc ponty , una belleza !!!

That would be a great Christmas gift, or anytime would be great.

thanks this is the best gift🥰🥰

I definitely prefer the four strings violin 💗! However this one is beautiful!

El pretio

She’s a stunner!

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8 months ago
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This special order ZETA JV44 shipped out and arrived this week to Peoria, AZ USA. A beautiful Flamed Maple Top with Trans-Red Burst finish stands out on this Jazz Fusion 4-String . . . combined with a matching Flame Maple Neck and Body, well . . . she's a keeper.

. . . and a 'Happy Thanksgiving' indeed in Peoria!
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Moje marzenie 😍

Melhor que um ZETA Violins, somente um Stradivarius.

los mejores del mundo !!!!

how much does a violin like the blue one with 4 strings cost?

Another beauty !



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8 months ago
ZETA Violins

Well deserved congratulations go out to ZETA artist Well deserved con! Patrick has accomplished the seemingly impossible . . . his new album 'A Little Night Music' rising to #1 on both Amazon and iTunes digital sales Latin charts. Such an accomplishment. If you know Patrick's music you know it deserves this . . . if you know Patrick the musician you know he deserves this! A full year of over-the-top effort has paid off my friend. Watching your rise on the charts this past week was a pure joy and WOW . . . we love the album!

This video sums up just a bit of Patrick's efforts this year to rise above all that was 2020 . . . finding success through herculean effort . . . you are an inspiration my friend. Enjoy everyone.

I hope many here will stream your new album and push your work onto the Billboard charts. Violin players unite!
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So true, I think he’s the new “Hardest working man in the music business”. And what a nice guy! Congratulations Patrick Contreras!

9 months ago
ZETA Violins

This special order JV45 arrived last week at the Electric Violin Shop, Durham, NC USA. A stunning Flame Maple Trans-Blue Burst, Fretted, Jazz Fusion 5-String.

Check this one out . . . along with many other beautiful ZETA's at the Electric Violin Shop . . . talk to Chris.
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9 months ago
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ZETA Timeline: One week ago . . .

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020
7:50 a.m. - Phone call from Dubai: "Good morning. What is available to ship in your Reissue 5-String Models" . . .
ZETA: "I have an Imbus Black, Imbus White, Imbus Trans-Blue Black-Edge Burst and Imbus Jean-Luc Ponty Signature."
Dubai: "Can you send pics please . . . via WhatsApp?"
ZETA: "You bet . . . will send shortly." (Photos taken - photos sent)
9:14 a.m. - Dubai on WhatsApp: "Photos received . . . thank you. I want either the White one or Trans-Blue . . . can you ship tomorrow, Friday?"
ZETA: 'Yes . . . whichever one you want."
Dubai: "ok . . . I'll order tomorrow."

Friday, Oct 30, 2020
6:56 a.m. Dubai via WhatsApp - "I've placed my order for the Reissue White. Have you received?"
ZETA: "Yes, we will ship today."
4:00 p.m. - ZETA Reissue White shipped via FedEx International Priority. Tracking # sent to Dubai.

Sunday, Nov 1, 2020
3:01 a.m. - FedEx delivery to Dubai confirmation email received at ZETA.
6:05 a.m. - Dubai text on WhatsApp: "Good morning! I received the violin a few hours ago. Just wanted to say Thank you! It looks amazing! I tested on a small speaker at home and it sounds amazing. Tomorrow I test it on a big PA at my gig. Thank you again!" N.

ZETA Steve . . .. Personally I think that is amazing! Delivery to Dubai in basically a day and a half. We've come a long ways through this international pandemic and we spent that time here building inventory . . . and now ZETA's showroom wall of finished instruments is allowing us to ship our popular models much faster . . . while FedEx International Priority is handling the delivery quite impressively . . . worldwide!

ZETA . . . available on WhatsApp at +14066007510.
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From Dubai . . . Nico is loving his ZETA Reissue White.

Chcę jedne na urodziny 😀😍

Ionut Plk 😂😂 ia ti câteva viorii de aici ca sa fi in ton cu anotimpurile

I want modify my violin neck is that possible (slim neck) how much should I wait until the violin is back in my country? Steve Carlson

Is the white 5-string slim neck available from stock?

Coundo priso

Sa kushton nje violin ZETA

Rossana 😍🤩

Παντελής Ηροδότου

Păi unde mai cântăm cu iele Vere!

I am waiting for an order in Romania blue

Cât costă o vioară ca aceasta ?

Good violins are made to sound all over the world! 🤩🤩🤩

Cat costa o vioara


Cât costă o vioara


Price ?


Nu zici cît cotă o vioară??????

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9 months ago
ZETA Violins

As you know . . . we love custom builds here at ZETA. This JV45 Roasted Roasted Roasted, Double Flame Edge, Slim Neck, Reissue Imbus took over a year to finalize all the details and finish up. Our final email correspondence, both shipment and receipt, seem to sum it up.

From June 12, 2020: (notice of shipment)
" Evan, all finished and shipping Monday. Man Evan . . . this one is so spectacular . . . we've made quite a few stunners . . . but this one is my favorite. I so hope you love her! " Steve

June 19, 2020: (notice of receipt)
" Steve, WOW! I am blown away and over the moon with this thing. Stunning! Kudos to you and your shop on a simply beautiful instrument. I cannot wait to get music going on it. Thank you for your patience with me on this. Much, much appreciated. " Evan

This beauty was special in so many ways . . . the Flame Bound Double Edge look, the Flame Veneered Imbus Peghead, the Slim Neck and rich Caramel Brown Burst. Evan reports that to date he has done many 'Zoom' concerts around the world and is loving her as I hoped. B e a u t i f u l !
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Love it ! I love my Zeta custom classics, I’m still partial to the black inlaid trim ! Keep up the great work at Zeta 🎻


That’s a gorgeous work 🤩


Los mejores violines ,son los zeta.🎻

Super !



Sachithra Rukshan Bulathsinhala😉

How much for the violin 🎻

Rabeen Mohammed استاذ رابين شنو هل قطعة فنية

what price this instruments ?

Tharuka Sajan Weerasingha

Colm Mac Con Iomaire i

Gevara Khaled ييجووي


That’s gorgeou!

Wow! Beautyful! 🥰

Looking great ..!!!! 🤩

Love it😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️❤️

Is awesome ❤️🎻

The best designer 👩‍🎨

È sempre stato il mio sogno da quando conosco i violini Zeta. Suono il violino da quando ho 8 anni, oggi alla soglia dei miei 53 anni sogno ancora di poter acquistare un violin jazz 5 strings, ma credo rimarrà solo un sogno per me...😔😭♥️♥️♥️♥️🎻🎻🎻

Wow!! Stunning!!

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10 months ago
ZETA Violins

September 2020 . . . a nice cross-section of ZETA models left our shop. Custom, Artist and Legacy . . . Jazz, Strados and EV . . . all headed out to customers from Idaho and Colorado . . . to Electric Violin Shop in Durham, North Carolina. Journey On! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hermosos violines me gustan mucho

Wanted a zeta for at least the past 18’years. My time will come

I’m proud of Zeta!

You have a Hurricane named after you now. 🙂

Yep I played my Zeta stage mandolin during Zeta on the Gulf coast of Alabama and told Steve about that.

Yassine Kah

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10 months ago
ZETA Violins

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Now this is progress!

10 months ago
ZETA Violins

Happy Birthday Jean-Luc PONTY!

Ernesto Lago sent us his special birthday tribute to our good friend and long time supporter Jean-Luc Ponty. Thank you Jean Luc for the many years sharing your musical genius with us all. Hope your day was special in every way possible!

. . . and thank you Ernesto for putting together this wonderful tribute to 'THE MAN'.
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My first electric violinist idol!! Happy Birthday Master! Thank you guys for having me!!

Happy Birthday !! Jean-Luc Ponty ! 🎻🕊

Happy birthday!

" Thank you so much Ernesto Lago and the whole ZETA team, very nice, I appreciate, and my thanks to everyone wishing me a happy birthday ! " Jean-Luc Ponty


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10 months ago
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10 months ago
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These will set the stage at Elderly.

Um instrumento de primeira qualidade, compara-se com Stradivarius de tão bom é essa marca ZETA.

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