Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Repairs

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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Busy week here at ZETA . . . shipping off a number of beauties and specials . . . including some customer upgrades. 1st out was a gorgeous Amboyna Burl JV44, heading off to Canada. Then a Trans-Blue Flame Maple SV45 C_Octave going to Germany. Next a Double-Edge_Double-Lam JV45 Roasted Flame Maple Chocolate out to Dubai. 1st time CV44 Roasted Maple Jazz Classic Chocolate stateside bound to EVS in Durham, NC . . . stunning she was. A White JV45 also to EVS and a Black JV44 off to Romania. We upgraded an original Acoustic Pro5 to a Jazz Bridge with full MIDI (Romania), and lastly a full rehab to Ms. Jo A-Ram's original EV Modern, including new bridge, inlaid initials, monogram and tailpiece . . . off to South Korea.

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Busy week here at ZETA . . . shipping off a number of beauties and specials . . . including some customer upgrades. 1st out was a gorgeous Amboyna Burl JV44, heading off to Canada. Then a Trans-Blue Flame Maple SV45 C_Octave going to Germany. Next a Double-Edge_Double-Lam JV45 Roasted Flame Maple Chocolate out to Dubai. 1st time CV44 Roasted Maple Jazz Classic Chocolate stateside bound to EVS in Durham, NC . . . stunning she was. A White JV45 also to EVS and a Black JV44 off to Romania. We upgraded an original Acoustic Pro5 to a Jazz Bridge with full MIDI (Romania), and lastly a full rehab to Ms. Jo A-Rams original EV Modern, including new bridge, inlaid initials, monogram and tailpiece . . . off to South Korea.Whats your favorite?

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Nice! What is the bridge on the Strados Modern in natural brown wood?

Cual es el precio!!! X favor requiero de una

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Can't wait...we need our chocolate fix!

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i like chocolate

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Absolutely gorgeous. I want them all.

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2 months ago

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Couple of beauties heading off to Romania yesterday. I'm lovin' the Trans-Blue . . . what do ya think? . . . Chocolate . . . Blue . . . Chocolate . . . no Blue. It is a dilemma. Certainly I love the double edge Fusions . . . but I'm thinking Blue . . . no Chocolate. Check them out at Fly Music, Romania. ... See MoreSee Less

Couple of beauties heading off to Romania yesterday. Im lovin the Trans-Blue . . . what do ya think? . . . Chocolate . . . Blue . . . Chocolate . . . no Blue. It is a dilemma. Certainly I love the double edge Fusions . . . but Im thinking Blue . . . no Chocolate. Check them out at Fly Music, Romania.

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Soon I'll get zeta jazz fusion 5 strings model JV45 😍 it's take 20 days Can i ask if will arrive on 20 days or just making it ? And how much time it will take to arrive in the express shipping? Thank you so much ❤️

Mugu, Isn't Zeta the violin Jean Luc Ponty plays with?

How much?

The blue is on mine😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆

I think a big percent of Zeta Violins are sold in Romania,am I right?almost any musician here must have one.Nice work and sound,however😍

I got to see Evan's octave violin last night. SOOO pretty!!!

Love the blue.

Very nice. Zeta the best !!!

Viori Adevărate 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

Magnificent work👍😉

I want d blue

Beautiful work

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2 months ago

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Special treat this week . . . Evan Garr joins Jean-Luc Ponty on stage, Wednesday June 21st at Chene Park - Detroit, MI. If you're in the area you don't want to miss this.

For the past few weeks Evan's been trying out one of ZETA's Jazz Modern C_Octave's and he's sent me a couple of videos. One is an improv over JLP's 'Mystical Adventures Part V'. As you know, Evan is a 'monster' player, with awesome command of his bow . . . and watching him play gave me an idea. He's been playing our JV45 Jazz Fusion Violin for 15 years and I knew he'd prefer ZETA's Fusion styling in his Octave. So I got busy . . . and here's a peek at Evan's new C_Octave . . . a custom Trans-Blue Flame Maple 'Monster' JV45.

Good luck this week Evan on your own 'Mystical Adventure' with Jean-Luc! . . . and enjoy yourself my friend.
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Thank you Steve! You are very gracious. This Octave violin Rocks!!! 😎

You go my spiritual brother you are so talented that that violin you play mate outstanding music calm and peaceful

Used to work with the late great Noel Pointer. He had a blue Barcus Berry and a white Zeta

Nice Evan I am very proud of you I really am.keep your dream rolling and don't stop for nothing🎼🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

Dope!! The best to ever do it!!

Thx for the post im so going to this concert

I wish I was there! Love Evan!

Quiero comprar una violín Zeta

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3 months ago

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From Dallas, TX . . . Marek Eneti shares with us his rock violin cover (a scorching hot shred) of Joe Satriani's 1987 hit 'Surfing with the Alien'. Marek is running his custom ZETA SV24 ('Gabriel's Wings') wireless and through the GR-55 using the 'Heavy Guitar' patch. I've been looking forward to Marek's session recording ever since we shipped out this beauty in January. Marek said he was going into the studio to crank up the GR-55 . . . and that he did. FANTASTIC my friend!

Be sure to watch the full version found here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUBlGT1EQCs

To see more close-up pics of Marek's custom ZETA SV24 Strados check out our January 21 post. (www.facebook.com/zetaviolins/posts/1174590062654712)
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4 months ago

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Many many favorites played that night at Big Sky Resort but 'Halloween Rehearsal', a 1987 Russ Barenberg tune, stands out . . . nice tune and a very interesting year indeed . . . aah the memories. Our new ZETA mando gets a work out on this one. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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Ironically . . .10,000 mandolins and 24 years further on down the road . . . I reckon it's time for the '1st true ZETA built acoustic mandolin in history' . . . and for me . . . #10,000 and 1 . . . or somewhere there a-bouts. My good bud Tom Murphy has been breaking this pony in and together with the able assistance from the other 'Lone Mountain Trio' members, John Lowell on Guitar and Kevin Fabozzi on Mando-Cello . . . a beautiful night up on Lone Mountain at Big Sky Resort, Montana . . . was the perfect setting for a good work out and test ride. Giddy-Up . . . ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm digging this. Glad to see Zeta related stuff.

incredible. Good work.

4 months ago

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ZETA 5-String Cello (JV25 Roasted/Roasted) ships out to Frost School of Music (University of Miami). Our Cellos, both 4 & 5-String, are now available for ordering . . . starting at $3,240. All our ZETA Cellos come with 'Body Position' attachments as shown. Available also with Custom Cello stand. Check out our online catalog for more details . . . and/or contact your favorite ZETA dealer. ... See MoreSee Less

ZETA 5-String Cello (JV25 Roasted/Roasted) ships out to Frost School of Music (University of Miami). Our Cellos, both 4 & 5-String, are now available for ordering . . . starting at $3,240. All our ZETA Cellos come with Body Position attachments as shown. Available also with Custom Cello stand. Check out our online catalog for more details . . . and/or contact your favorite ZETA dealer.

4 months ago

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A different kind of Montana gun-rack. Fully loaded for Jazz . . . instead of bear. These matched Roasted Chocolate beauties shipped off to Germany and Romania. Hope they don't suffer separation anxiety. ... See MoreSee Less

A different kind of Montana gun-rack. Fully loaded for Jazz . . . instead of bear. These matched Roasted Chocolate beauties shipped off to Germany and Romania. Hope they dont suffer separation anxiety.

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Still rocking with my Zeta Bass, hope you guys start making them again..

Guys you do so beautiful weapons of massive construction ! Congrats !!! Mine make me happier day after day!

Ima li sanse da se isporuci u Bosnu i Hercegovinu i koja je cijena?

You're an artist Steve!

Price?

Beautiful. God luck in their journey.

Great finish!

Wow ! Supprrr

żebym mógł takich choć dotknąć :(

They look great

gorgeous

Hi, I'm the owner of a zeta violin I would like to know what price the violin you posted on facebook? Thanks a good day

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4 months ago

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You know when you're feeling lonely so you decide to have a party and invite just your Cello friends over. Things are going well and then right when someone says, 'Let's take a group picture!", Roasted Charlie shows up with his 2nd cousin . . . you know, Billy Bob Bass. All you want is a pic with your best Cello buds . . . but to be polite and inclusive . . . you take a 2nd picture. Then the Alder twins shout, 'We need a diversity shot!' . . . and before you know it Charlie and Bob need a portrait to update their Facebook profile. Finally the jokes start flying, 'What do you get when you cross a Roasted Fusion Cello with a Roasted Fusion Bass? . . . a Roasted Fusion Baby' . . . and that's when you realize it's just not that bad being alone sometimes. ... See MoreSee Less

You know when youre feeling lonely so you decide to have a party and invite just your Cello friends over. Things are going well and then right when someone says, Lets take a group picture!, Roasted Charlie shows up with his 2nd cousin . . . you know, Billy Bob Bass. All you want is a pic with your best Cello buds . . . but to be polite and inclusive . . . you take a 2nd picture. Then the Alder twins shout, We need a diversity shot! . . . and before you know it Charlie and Bob need a portrait to update their Facebook profile. Finally the jokes start flying, What do you get when you cross a Roasted Fusion Cello with a Roasted Fusion Bass? . . . a Roasted Fusion Baby . . . and thats when you realize its just not that bad being alone sometimes.

5 months ago

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I'm loving Ms. Jo A-Ram's latest cover . . . 'Hot Stuff' (Donna Summer_1979) . . . and she's loving her new ZETA Jazz Modern . . . Roasted Maple Top & Neck, Cremona Burst with Custom Inlay and Monogram. You can check out the full version of Ms. A-Ram's video here: youtu.be/1mgLSjR3YVE ... See MoreSee Less

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good..

good

Kaito Irizarry

Miggi Migic

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5 months ago

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Taking off today and arriving soon at Electric Violin Shop, Durham, NC. A gorgeous JV45 Roasted/Roasted Maple Dbl-Edge with Roasted Maple neck. ... See MoreSee Less

Taking off today and arriving soon at Electric Violin Shop, Durham, NC. A gorgeous JV45 Roasted/Roasted Maple Dbl-Edge with Roasted Maple neck.

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Cat costa vioara zeta in s u a

Looks familiar!!!

6 months ago

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Recent sighting . . . a ZETA Crop Circle . . . ready for an early Spring harvest. Roasted Fusions and Classics ripe for the picking. I'm seeing some Naturals, as well as Chocolate or Cremona Bursts. Add a couple of Flame Maple outriggers, perhaps Trans-Blue or Red? . . . what's your flavor? ... See MoreSee Less

Recent sighting . . . a ZETA Crop Circle . . . ready for an early Spring harvest. Roasted Fusions and Classics ripe for the picking. Im seeing some Naturals, as well as Chocolate or Cremona Bursts. Add a couple of Flame Maple outriggers, perhaps Trans-Blue or Red? . . . whats your flavor?

6 months ago

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ZETA's Strados Fusion 5-String Cello . . . you know you're almost there when the only thing left is sending the case mock-up off for production . . . yea . . . and onward we go. ... See MoreSee Less

ZETAs Strados Fusion 5-String Cello . . . you know youre almost there when the only thing left is sending the case mock-up off for production . . . yea . . . and onward we go.

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Will be anxious to try one!! Hope all is well everyone!! 🎶

Wow! I didn't realize you still made cellos too!

I love my zeta cello! 🙌

6 months ago

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Gorgeous Trans-Blue ZETA C_Octave Jazz Modern arriving in Detroit today. Can't wait to hear this one! Me thinks a special treat coming our way . . . stay tuned. ... See MoreSee Less

Gorgeous Trans-Blue ZETA C_Octave Jazz Modern arriving in Detroit today. Cant wait to hear this one! Me thinks a special treat coming our way . . . stay tuned.

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This is the one I have (and have had since 2001)... LOVE IT! ❤

what price

I know a certain someone who played a blue violin in high school in Detroit a long time ago. Curious to hear this chin cello.

lovely work, Steve.

6 months ago

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The custom inlaid 'Heartbeat' Jazz Fusion (JV44) we made for Nicolas Draps was a show stopper . . . and one of my favorites for sure. His control and self-expression with his new 'Heartbeat' is . . . spectacular! . . . so creative . . . Love it! Thanks for sharing with us Nico. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bon je vois qu'on s'éclate déjà là ;-) Enjoy !!

6 months ago

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ZETA Strados Acoustic Pro 5-string demo courtesy of Evan Garr . . . both unplugged and amplified. Thank you Evan! ... See MoreSee Less

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I would like to see one sounds good

It's not the violin you are great

Yes sir

Awesome

Supeeeer!!!!

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6 months ago

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What a treat . . . Evan Garr with his ZETA 'Strados' Acoustic Pro 5-string is currently on tour with Al Di Meola and the 'Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Tour 2017'. You can check out their performance schedule here . . . www.aldimeola.com/tour. Don't miss them if they're in your neighborhood. Evan Garr . . . what can you say . . . oh I know . . . WOW! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow!

Thank you for putting yourself on Facebook. I never do facebook but after Dez showed me U on there I can't seem to stay off. I enjoy hearing and seeing you. You are Fantastic keep it up. Luv ya. Auntie B.

Amazing!!!

Go Evan! Nice!!!

G.O.A.T....

Go, Evan!!!

You go Evan!!👏🏾👏🏾

Man

AWESOME my Brother!

Philip Sheppard

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7 months ago

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Taking flight to Dallas, TX . . . 'Gabriel's Wings' in Pearl, Gold Pearl and Stone. The Chocolate Burst finish on this Roasted Maple Top/Neck perfectly compliments Marek ENETI's custom inlaid ZETA SV24 Strados Modern. Heading into the studio with this beauty next week . . . I can't wait to hear it soar under Marek's masterful bow. Cranking up the GR-55 I believe! ... See MoreSee Less

Taking flight to Dallas, TX . . . Gabriels Wings in Pearl, Gold Pearl and Stone. The Chocolate Burst finish on this Roasted Maple Top/Neck perfectly compliments Marek ENETIs custom inlaid ZETA SV24 Strados Modern. Heading into the studio with this beauty next week . . . I cant wait to hear it soar under Mareks masterful bow. Cranking up the GR-55 I believe!

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Since the rebirth of Zeta you've raised the bar. Unfortunate that the previous owners tarnished what was a good reputation. Nice to see you bring it back. Those chocolate burst instruments are stunning!

...posting this in the various The Light Crust Doughboys Facebook Pages and Groups where Marek Eneti Leszczynski Marek Eneti official is a popular official band member of The Light Crust Doughboys. Follow the band and Marek by "liking" our pages and by joining The Light Crust Doughboys In Concert discussion Facebook group.

Xaoo macn

7 months ago

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This double-edged roasted maple Jazz Fusion (Chocolate Burst) JV44 is en route to Belgium for Nicolas Draps. When Nicolas shared his inlay idea with me I was like . . . wow, why didn't I think of that!? As we worked out the details of his instrument Nico shared how his music flow's from his heart . . . his very soul, and his playing here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oM7R9S_GcE&nohtml5=False
(2:30 . . . 5:00 on) and here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MpgwUdEW4A&nohtml5=False clearly demonstrate his ability to dig deep and express himself. Do a little search and you'll find other examples like this self described 'moody' piece: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RaTAk_lIlw

As for his new custom ZETA . . . oh heart be(at) still!
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This double-edged roasted maple Jazz Fusion (Chocolate Burst) JV44 is en route to Belgium for Nicolas Draps. When Nicolas shared his inlay idea with me I was like . . . wow, why didnt I think of that!? As we worked out the details of his instrument Nico shared how his music flows from his heart . . . his very soul, and his playing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oM7R9S_GcE&nohtml5=False
(2:30 . . . 5:00 on) and here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MpgwUdEW4A&nohtml5=False clearly demonstrate his ability to dig deep and express himself. Do a little search and youll find other examples like this self described moody piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RaTAk_lIlwAs for his new custom ZETA . . . oh heart be(at) still!

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This is why I asked you... Thanks for this machine!!!! Yeaaaaaah B-)

Dokładnie takie bym chciał !!! <3 Są niesamowite !!!

Beautiful instrument!

I love the wood on this. How much would it cost to have this wood made 5 string acoustic violin/viola?

7 months ago

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Being set free from production this week at ZETA were several customs. This 1st one heading out to Ms. Jo A-Ram in South Korea. A beautiful Strados Modern w/Roasted Maple Top/Neck, Cremona Burst, custom inlay 'JA' in Pearl & Stone, and custom Logo. I love Ms. A-Rams' covers of 'Unchained Melody' and 'California Dreamin' . . . found here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHdH-tESvCs and here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=soWw8ksUGl0. Visit Ms. A-Ram on Facebook . . . www.facebook.com/0523joaram. ... See MoreSee Less

Being set free from production this week at ZETA were several customs. This 1st one heading out to Ms. Jo A-Ram in South Korea. A beautiful Strados Modern w/Roasted Maple Top/Neck, Cremona Burst, custom inlay JA in Pearl & Stone, and custom Logo. I love Ms. A-Rams covers of Unchained Melody and California Dreamin . . . found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHdH-tESvCs and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soWw8ksUGl0. Visit Ms. A-Ram on Facebook . . . https://www.facebook.com/0523joaram.

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I think mine needs to be serviced... how can I go about doing that?

Miss a-ram jo! I wish your violin skill will be influenced with not only in the nation but also in the world . We are recognizing your violin sounds will resonate through all over the world .

Just gorgeous!!!

Wow ~! Fantastic....

Moje marzenie to takie skrzypce ! <3

Gorgeous instruments!

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7 months ago

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So how does the sound of ZETA's Jazz Acoustic Pro stack up to the JLP? With Gabe Gladstein in town last week we had the perfect opportunity to find out. We were recording a long awaited looping session with Gabe and thought . . . 'well lets throw this into the mix'. ... See MoreSee Less

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Such distinct sounds, but I love both. What a pleasure to play them, and great as always to visit you all!

Love it!

felicitaciones, buen tema ¡¡¡

7 months ago

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Lots of recording here at ZETA over the holiday week. We were sending off our 1st Jazz Acoustic Pro [MIDI] to Bulgaria . . . so we enlisted Kaito Irizarry to stop by and demonstrate the plugged in perspective of this instrument. Kaito loved exploring its' unique sonic signature with the GR-55. Interesting to hear the 'warm character' the acoustic body adds to the ZETA Jazz bridge sound . . . yeah buddy! ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago

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Custom JV45 Jazz Fusion Roasted/Roasted Natural heading out for Christmas. What a beauty! Thanks to everyone for all the support in 2016. Merry Christmas! Looking forward to a great 2017! ... See MoreSee Less

Custom JV45 Jazz Fusion Roasted/Roasted Natural heading out for Christmas. What a beauty! Thanks to everyone for all the support in 2016. Merry Christmas! Looking forward to a great 2017!

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This for sale?

Wonderful !!!

Stradivarius 2017 !

10 months ago

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Calvin Vollrath and James playing fiddle tune 'Big John McNeil' at the ZETA booth in Guthrie. Calvin (playing ZETA's Acoustic Pro 5-string) and James (playing his custom ZETA C_Octave Cowboy). ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago

ZETA Violins

Calvin Vollrath Concert - Belgrade, MT . . . Sat, Oct 15 @ 7:00 PM

ZETA is looking forward to a great evening of fiddle music presented by Calvin Vollrath, Canada's Fiddling Sensation, with special guests: Kimberley Holmes (piano) & Clinton Pelletier (guitar). The concert will be held at the Belgrade High School Auditorium. Tickets for open seating are available for $15 at Rosauer's in Bozeman and at the door which opens for seating at 6:30 pm.

Calvin is a musical prodigy, with a huge catalog of compositions, 58 albums, and a mantle full of fiddling awards. For more information about Calvin, visit www.calvinvollrath.com.
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Calvin Vollrath Concert - Belgrade, MT . . . Sat, Oct 15 @ 7:00 PMZETA is looking forward to a great evening of fiddle music presented by Calvin Vollrath, Canadas Fiddling Sensation, with special guests: Kimberley Holmes (piano) & Clinton Pelletier (guitar). The concert will be held at the Belgrade High School Auditorium. Tickets for open seating are available for $15 at Rosauers in Bozeman and at the door which opens for seating at 6:30 pm.Calvin is a musical prodigy, with a huge catalog of compositions, 58 albums, and a mantle full of fiddling awards. For more information about Calvin, visit www.calvinvollrath.com.

11 months ago

ZETA Violins

Fantastic trip to the International Bluegrass Festival in Guthrie, OK this last week. Lots of good videos and pics to share. What a great festival! First up is Canadian Fiddler extraordinaire, Calvin Vollrath. In this impromptu video Calvin (playing ZETA's Acoustic Pro 5-string) and James (playing his custom ZETA C_Octave Cowboy) take 'Lady Be Good' out for a ride. I'm lovin' the bottom end the C_Octave puts out there. ... See MoreSee Less

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