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.

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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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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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4 weeks ago

ZETA Violins

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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Kyriacos Koutalianos


Ma è incredibile👍🎻🎶


Andre Pretzel


Abeer Bushra

Costel Chirila


I could use some more PHAT in my life!!

How much price please?

isnt that made by Keith McMillen Instruments

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4 weeks ago

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JV45 Reissue Trans-Red_Black Edge Burst
Pricing, Details and Ordering here:
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JV45 Reissue Trans-Red_Black Edge Burst
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Beautiful as always !!!!

Great electric violins. I have one.

سرمد نجاح هذا اشلون كلااااام ❤️❤️❤️😍😍

Mi as face colectie

Am vazut tata

Costel Chirila ce frumoasa e. No?

It’s so pretty!!


I need.


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1 month ago

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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.


اويلي يابه


Very fine!

Hayder Kifah

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1 month ago

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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.



2 months 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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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.


How much madonkey toes ♡!

Know what I want for Christmas

ZETA Violins can i use a shoulder rest?

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2 months ago

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I started playing (I mean learning) banjo when I was 18. My hero was John McEuen, banjo player and multi-instrumentalist with the Nitty-Gritty Dirt Band. 'Clinch Mtn. Backstep' and 'Randy Lynn Rag' ('Uncle Charlie' album) . . . unbelievable . . . I wore that album out. When I first saw the 'Dirt Band' perform live at Tulagi's on the Hill in Boulder, CO (circa 1972) . . . I could only marvel at John's banjo and fiddle playing. I grew to love that music more and more . . . and who could have guessed that love, that passion, would grow to mold my life and career.

John McEuen was first introduced to ZETA when John McFee (of the Doobie Brothers) loaned him his ZETA fiddle during a gig at Cheyenne Frontier days. It was the mid-80's and after that first introduction John pursued getting his own ZETA . . . and has been playing one ever since.

I've been following John's music and career for so many years, including the 'String Wizards', and enjoyed reading his recent book 'The Life I've Picked'. WOW - what a great read! So now here it is, ahh . . . well . . . ahh - a long time later, and as the owner of ZETA Violins I couldn't help but reach out and see if he was interested in replacing his old ZETA with one of our current Acoustic Pros. He thought it a grand idea and so his new ZETA fiddle was born (after a little collaboration of course).

In John's words:
" It is unusual, this fiddle. I almost feel like someone 'did a deal with the devil' as from the first bow draw I sounded better than I ever have, which continued as I played it .... and then tried it out in a concert. It continued to make it just seem easier, and like a great book, it was hard to put down! Then taking it to its first show yesterday (Sat., 3/15), at the incredible Folly Theater in Kansas City, many people went out of their way to say 'that's a great fiddle'... Rodney Dillard (I had him on the show too) even commented that I had never sounded better and he has heard me since the beginning. Thank you Zeta/Steve for making my music , and because of it my show, better!" John McEuen…

. . . and thank you John McEuen . . . a full 'Circle' for me for sure my friend. Hope to see you on the road one of these days.
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What a story. Keep up the good work Steve.

Awesome instrument.

What a great story!

Wow! Thank you for sharing!

Mark Condit

Nice one! 💖

Cit costa una?

Great story

Very cool

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2 months ago

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ZETA's shipments made it to the post office despite our snow and cold here in Montana. Shipping a very nice variety of Legacy, Artist and Custom models to North Carolina (EVS), Illinois, Texas, UK, Romania and Ecuador! Wow . . . 1st time to Ecuador.
Enjoy your ZETA my friends!
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Hesham Kamal

Nu la rosie

سرمد نجاح

Teresa Joy - see?

Fiyatlar nedir

Kenny would love these

Beautiful. Love those violins.

Very nice

Vreauesi eu una cum pot ave situ sau sa vorbesc cu cineva și cat coasta

ZETA ( Steve Carlson ) the best World

Always stunning!

Wow the green is outta sight

Preț la ceea verde?

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3 months ago

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ZETA's 'PHAT' Thursday offering this week is a Strados Modern featuring a Tobacco Burst Flame Top with a Straight Maple Neck, Traditional Pegbox and Gold Trim . . . available as either a SV24 or SV25. We made both a 4-string and a 5-string matching neck, so it can be ordered either way. Currently it is setup as a 4-string and added to our 'Field of Dreams' inventory . . . available to ship . . . now.

For Pricing, Details and Ordering 4-String . . . click here:
For 5-String . . . click here:

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

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

For general Ordering, Payment and Check-Out info . . . click on our 'FAQ's' link here: . . . and follow the questions, 'How to Order', 'Purchasing from Overseas' and 'Payment Options'.
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Only problem is you're putting these adverts under my nose and I'm poor. Great player, in love with your products, just poor.. 😖😅

I’m glad that 5-string neck doesn’t have frets, or else I’d be very tempted.


Comme bien

Hesham kamal

Send it to me!

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3 months ago

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ZETA's January shipments also included a nice trio of Cellos. Two headed off to Electric Violin Shop, Durham, NC. A Trans-Blue Artist and a Ensemble Model - Natural Alder Top with an oil finish. Check them out next time you stop by their shop!
A special order Fretted model, also Alder top, was picked up at our ZETA shop by a Livingston, MT customer . . . quite fun to play.
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Shana Tucker will be ecstatic!

Amazing!!!! Beautiful!!!@ 100%

Absolutely perfect!!

4 months ago

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ZETA's trip to NAMM this year was a great time hangin' with ZETA Artist Patrick Contreras. We enjoyed meeting up with Matt Bell of the Electric Violin Shop . . . and the many players and 'Violin People' at Matt's 'Violinist Meet-Up'.

Meeting with our friends, customers & vendors is always a good time. This year Patrick and ZETA spent a good amount of time testing equipment and lookin' for a good jam.

Check out some of Patrick's Jammin' here:

ZETA also spent some time with Rob and Allison Turner at EMG . . . going over specs for the new ZETA Mandolin Pickup & Preamp.

The whole NAMM trip was topped off with a wonderful Italian dinner at Carolina's . . . where Patrick treated us to an evening of . . . well . . . the many sounds of Patrick Contreras. WOW!

Patrick's cover of 'House of the Rising Sun' had many of Carolina's patrons peeking around the corner to 'see who it was':
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Wanted to go so bad!! Hope the show was a huge success!

Hi there. My name is Omar Puente and I am writing from the UK. Just to let you know that for more than 15 years I've done almost all of my concerts with Zeta violins. Best regards Omar.

4 months ago

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ZETA January shipments were out the door just as we left for NAMM in Anaheim, CA. This years early shipments included our 1st Jean-Luc Ponty models for 2019 . . . shipping to Fly Music in Romania (2-Imbus and 1 Fusion). Shipping to Electric Violin Shop in Durham, NC was an Acoustic Pro 4 and Pro 5 . . . plus a spectacular special order custom JV45 Trans-Blue Black Edge Burst, Flame Maple Top/Neck, Dbl-Edg, Dbl-Lam, with the 'Heartbeat' inlay in Silver Wire. A big 'BIG' thanks goes out to ZETA Artist Nicolas Draps for allowing us to use his personal design as a new ZETA insignia. I LOVE IT! Thank you Nico! (check out his work here:

It was just in December we made the 1st Trans-Top Green with Black Body/Neck and I'm lovin' that combo. Our 1st in 2019 is a Trans-Red Black Body/Neck heading out to Russia.

Sometimes when your not sure which model you want to order we send out a demo so you can try the 'sound and feel' of a particular model over another . . . perhaps its Jazz vs Strados, Imbus vs Fusion, Wide vs Sandard or Slim, etc. Our final violin shipment was just that . . . a Reissue Black Imbus to Pennsylvania. Can't wait to make his custom. Enjoy your ZETA my friends!
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The best violins in the world Zzettaa😚

That blue one is hot!

Un număr de telefon va rog frumos


Choosing which one is right is my problem living in Western Australia! I think I need to chat!

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4 months ago

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ZETA's 'PHAT' Thursday delight this week is a CV45 . . . a Jazz Classic featuring a Tobacco Burst Flame Top and Neck with traditional Pegbox 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 'Field of Dreams' inventory . . . click here:
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So beautiful!!!! 😍😍😍

What are the reasons for the prices for these violins? They are excellent violins, but however.... Why such prices? Just for the brand? The components of the sound card or the bridge are not so expensive ...

That is gorgeous!!!

I wish I had one !!!!


MmMh Gustoso...sicuramente anche, costoso 😄


Veronica Miller

Aida Lemus

Lauren Munzer Eugenio



Ce preț are

Zeta classic! Beautiful and great electric violin!



Where can I listen to its sound?


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4 months ago

ZETA Violins

It's 'PHAT' Thursday here at ZETA. Today marks the beginning of our weekly 'FOD' series . . . ZETA's very own 'Field Of Dreams'.
This weeks 'PHAT' offering is a beautiful JV45 Reissue Trans-Blue Black_Edge Burst, Flame Maple Top, Imbus Neck with Gold Trim . . . all dressed up and ready to ship.

Available to order here:

That's 'PHAT' . . . Pretty Hot And Tempting . . . by ZETA.
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Phoebe, these are neat.

in the plugs the use of an allem key is worn

Beautiful instrument

Veronica Miller

Love it love the color

I have one and the system of tuning pegs is bad, it breaks, fragile

Perfect color love it

Any cellos!?? Love your desing work and sound.

Zeta violin and Steve Carlson the best !

Perfect time to show off the ladies of Phat Strad playing our purple Zetas at CES in Las Vegas.

Zeta the best 100%

Zeta are the best

Vinny Amerikanac

Ohh God, its gorgeous. I love Zeta violin.

Highly recommended! A real piece of art!!

Ma quanto costa???????



Aida Lemus

كم السعر. والشحن لمصر


Ma quanto costa?


Mmmm lo voglio anche io!!!!!!

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5 months ago

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Could it Be? . . . a sparkly Templar Treasure mysteriously eludes the Oak Island Treasure Hunter's and finds its way to our ZETA shop.

A real 'Top-Pocket Find' . . . Could it Be?
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That’s a Vegas Violin if I ever saw one. Haha.

I like the instrument, but off with the dazzler

What are the prices for a zeta 4 string strasdo

Looking for a new one

One of a kind Steve👌

Really i love Zeta violins

That’s hot!

Omg I need my jazz fusion like this!!!!

That’s the perfect shirt, and a heck of a fiddle, to boot!

Super Vioara Zeta

Violin Felicitari

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5 months ago

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Wrapping up a great year here at ZETA. An eventful year for us as we started shipping our Violas, Cellos, Basses and MIDI Mandolins. Merry Christmas Chicago, North Carolina, Germany, Romania, Florida, Washington and New York. ... See MoreSee Less

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Zeta nr1


ممكن نعرف السعر وكيف توصل للسويد



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6 months ago

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ZETA's Fall shipments 2018 . . . a nice variety of customs mixed with our standard models.
Hello France, Romania, Finland, Italy, Argentina . . . California, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, Montana, North Carolina and points beyond. Enjoy your ZETA's!

Winter has set in and I'm working hard finishing up our ZETA mandolin . . . launching soon!
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can't wait to get my "Zeta" mandolin. See you soon.

Foarte frumos succes felicitări sănătate

Nice work!

كم التكلفة ؟


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9 months ago

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ZETA's flagship JLP5 Jazz Fusion Violin heads out to the the Cremona Musica Festival & International Exhibition in Cremona, Italy. AWESOME!
Our summer here at ZETA just keeps sizzling with several beauty's leaving our shop, shipping worldwide . . . just last week!
Browse through all our shipments this summer:
Listen to Evan Garr performing with Jean-Luc Ponty at Chene Park, Detroit, MI:
Watch Evan as his new ZETA Signature JV45 Model is revealed for the 1st time:
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Wow #fantastic I love Very much🎸😍😍😋🤗

I think I will learn to play the violin so I can have one of these beautiful instruments.

I wish a one with 4 strings

Amazing job to you and your crew Steve for what you’ve been doing with the Zeta brand - it’s better than it ever was! 👏🏼


Velasüto Khusoh


Deshbhakt bhaio bahano Jaihind jaishreeram vandematram bharatmata ki jaiDeshhit sabse upar rakhe Kisi bhi taraha ke bandh strike ka support n kare n shamil ho Desh ki samppati ka nukshan n kare Humko desh ki senkdo shalo ki gulami ke bad caroro deshbhakto ke balidan ( shadahat) se azadi mili h Sab sanggtit hokar raho sanghtan me shakti h sangtit Hindustani samaj samarth bharat Jatpat hamare desh samaj ko kamjor kar rahe h Jatpat bhulkar sangtit rahana h Jaihind jaishreeram vandematram bharatmata ki jai vote bjp save Hindustan

Also - what was different about the neck width on Evan’s custom Fusion, that the two of you were discussing in the video?

how mach

اريد اشتري كمان

बहुत सुंदर जी

how mach

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9 months ago

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Finding time to work on Vintage ZETA's is always rewarding in the end. Kind of like revitalizing the ZETA troops out there. When packing for shipment back to their owners I find myself humming . . . 'On the Road Again . . . ' ... See MoreSee Less

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hola nos gustaría sabe el precio

The Prize?

احمد الهاني

9 months ago

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'Sunset Drive' . . . Jean-Luc Ponty live at Chene Park with special guests Evan Garr and Ralphe Armstrong. ... See MoreSee Less

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You are astounding and inspiring.

get it Evan!


AMAZING !!!!!!

That's so great!

Yes sirs!

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9 months ago

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Seeing Jean Luc Ponty and his band perform anytime is a rare and special treat. But adding to our enjoyment . . . we were able to spend some real quality time with ZETA Artist Evan Garr. The entire event (two days) was magical indeed. Hope you enjoy our album of photos covering ZETA's trip to Detroit, Baker's (Piano Lounge) Jazz Club, and Chene Park. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great stuff

Va rog sami trimiteti viori de vinzare si cit costa se poate?

9 months ago

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Chene Park sound check with Jean Luc Ponty, Jamie Glaser, Rayford Griffin, and special guests Evan Garr and Ralphe Armstrong. ... See MoreSee Less

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Classic ponti riffs, sound and blasting back to 70’s!

I absolutely love my two Zetas. Best electric violins!

Great stuff!


THAT brought a smile to my face!! Heir Apparent!!

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9 months ago

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Jean Luc is in town . . .
ZETA's in town . . .
it's Wednesday morning . . .
we're all rev'd up to see him share his magic at Chene Park . . . T O N I G H T !

But first . . . Detroit . . . the Motor City. ZETA arrived Tuesday and our 1st stop . . . deliver Evan Garr a new engine . . . his 'Evan Garr' signature Jazz Fusion. Eight months in the works . . . take a look and a listen and see what you think?!
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Saw you Wednesday night you were great.

I love ponty love to here this played

Niiiiiice...both the violin and your skills at playing. You are the bomb bro!

Matthew Steele

That's beautiful. The instrument and the music

Wow thanks soooooooo much for sharing 👌🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Good job Evan GarrGarr.That is on pretty instrument. I know you will play it well.🤗🤗🤗

You deserve it bro. Nice peace.

You sound great tonight Evan. 😍

Man that’s sweet jealous!

Love it Evan!Well deserved!!

That’s too awesome Bro!!!! Well deserved...👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾✌🏾✌🏾✌🏾

Yesssss 🎻🎻🎻🔥🔥🔥nice Evan Garr

It's a beauty!

Well done, Evan. Thank you!

Man your unbelievable amazing player.. and the violin is beautiful

Congratulations, Evan!

You’re gonna kill it with that new gem!

I love the low end and the mids. Looks like a weapon, too.

Wow, Wow, Wow Evan Garr! Such a beautiful violin! Custom made for you, I'm so happy for you!😀 The violin sounds AMAZING! I'm looking forward to seeing some video of you playing this with Ponty tonight, I hope!

Beautiful piece of art my friend. But you bring it to life so spectacularly! So excited for you. Live a long way from Bakers now, but you will be worth the trip! Enjoy!!

Such a beautiful instrument and amazing musician.

That's beautiful....

Magic!!!!!! Not only is that Zeta spectacular, the tone and your playing is amazing!! Congrats and have fun with the guys tonight!

You always put a big ole smile on my face. I just love seeing you in your element. Keep being GREAT 🤩😘😘😘🤩

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9 months ago

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ZETA is heading out to see Jean-Luc Ponty at Chene Park, Detroit, MI. So looking forward to the show . . . and a chance to catch up with Jean Luc again. It's been 3 years since 'Talking Sticks' AZ, and a year+ since 'Boulder Theater' CO . . . can't wait. Jean Luc with this band (his band) is an epic experience.

As if that isn't enough . . . we also get to see ZETA Artist Evan Garr, who's performing an opening set . . . and also playing with Jean Luc in the concert finale. ZETA's traveling to Detroit with a little surprize and will be spending some time with Evan before the show . . . so stay tuned . . .This is the new Jean-Luc Ponty Signature Violin by Zeta which I played for the first time on tour with the AndersonPonty Band tour in America in 2015
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ZETA is heading out to see Jean-Luc Ponty at Chene Park, Detroit, MI. So looking forward to the show . . . and a chance to catch up with Jean Luc again. Its been 3 years since Talking Sticks AZ, and a year+ since Boulder Theater CO . . . cant wait. Jean Luc with this band (his band) is an epic experience.As if that isnt enough . . . we also get to see ZETA Artist Evan Garr, whos performing an opening set . . . and also playing with Jean Luc in the concert finale. ZETAs traveling to Detroit with a little surprize and will be spending some time with Evan before the show . . . so stay tuned . . .

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When is the Detroit concert?

I was at that show last year. It’s worth the trip. SO good!

Enjoy Steve

Very cool

10 months ago

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Updates to ZETA's summer shipments 2018 . . . a wide variety of new ZETA's hitting the streets . . . perhaps playing at a venue near you. ... See MoreSee Less

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So beautiful


I want !!! Price?

I need one 4strings how can you ship me to jordan

I love mine!!

How mach!??

How much?

كم السعر. والشحن

Hola.... Le escribo desde Ecuador, quisiera saber si hacen envíos y como es el medio de pago? Requiero de este violin

It would be nice if the home office would returnn an email about parts

Cv45 is my favorite one😍

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11 months ago

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Journeyed down to Island Park, Idaho last week. ZETA artist James Schlender is currently touring with 'Songs from the Road Band' out of Ashville, North Carolina. Great chance to catch up with James and watch him kill it with his Acoustic Pro 5. Hope you enjoy our montage of the evening at 'Trout Hunters' lodge. James has played in many many of our ZETA videos . . . it was a joy to watch him perform in his element. Be sure to hang for 2:25 to the end. That'll wake you up! ... See MoreSee Less

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Charles R. Humphrey III is playing bass. Phenomenal violinist. I better buy their recordings.

That’s just insane clarity

Lucky l have one...

Simply amazing!

12 months ago

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This violin os simple the best

Hello, what kind of jazz fusion is the first violin of the video? The violin how he plays hallelujah

Which model is this one?

Are these test drives?

He’s the man!

Ghoy Stradivari Abainpah

Take care of Fresno’s Favorite!!

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12 months ago

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ZETA The first electric violin in the world




12 months ago

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Patrick Contreras - Electric Violinist live at ZETA party . . . Castle Pines, CO. ... See MoreSee Less

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The best electric-violins!!!

Congratulations David on an awesome bday party with Patrick Contreras here thrilling everyone with his incredible talent!!

Sounds great!

Hola zeta violin patrocinenme un violin jejejejeje para danzas tradicionales en Aguascalientes México.

12 months ago

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Designed Inspiration . . . the trouble is putting it down.
("I opened the case, turned on the synth . . . next thing I new it was 4 hours later" - Greg Floor)
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Gabriel Ferreira

True statement by me.

I’ve gotta get one!!

Zein Daknosh

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About Us

. . . meet the ZETA team

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]

James Schlender

James, a native of Montana, grew up in a home filled with the sound of guitar and mandolin being played by his father, a traditionalist in the old-time sty[Read more]

Phil Brug

Phil was born and raised in the Cody area of Wyoming. His parents were some of the last homesteaders in the United States. Growing up farming and ranching [Read more]

LoudBox Artist

"I lead a flat life here at Zeta Violins. Sure, I'm supposed to hang in the background, I know that. But give me a break. Turn my knobs please. Add some co[Read more]

Natalie Padilla Koob

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]

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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