Phil Brug

Phil_AboutPhil 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 on a homestead instilled a good deal of practicum at an early age, for both he and his brother. Their grandfather was a blacksmith and tinsmith and their uncle taught engineering. Phil’s brother became a research physicist while Phil got his degree in Civil Engineering from MSU in Bozeman. During his college years Phil took all the available musical instrument repair classes, while at the same time working as an electronic technician and a professional jeweler. Following graduation he spent time in the Middle East as an offshore oil construction engineer, eventually finding his way back to Montana, where he spent the next few years ranching.

In the spring of 1988 it was decided that Gibson acoustic guitar production would move to Montana. The challenge for Steve Carlson was not only setting up production for the then current line of Gibson acoustics, but also recreating and reviving the many historic Gibson models. One aspect of taking the quality of Gibson acoustics to new highs was dealing with the amount of pearl inlay so uniquely charactertistic of Gibson guitars. Steve’s vision was to setup and produce these inlay patterns in house, and even though CNC technology was emerging into the industry at the time, cutting shell this way would be revolutionary. On one of his ‘used equipment junkets’ Steve encountered a small CNC that seemed exactly right for the shell cutting ‘experiment’. With this small CNC back in Montana, the challenge became finding the time to work on this singular component of the Gibson acoustic startup, and then in walks Phil Brug. Phil’s mechanical background combined with both AutoCad and LISP experience seemed perfectly matched to the task of setting up and testing CNC shell cutting.

The fortunate conclusion to the above story is that during the next few months, Steve was so busy with all the other aspects of the Gibson acoustic guitar launch that Phil was completely left to his own devices to find success with the CNC cutting of shell inlay. This singular success on Phil’s part launched a working relationship between Phil and Steve that has not only endured the last 26 years, but flurished.

In 1996 Phil joined Steve’s engineering firm NC Solutions, where he worked both building and documenting the manufacture of the Apex7 CNC machining center Steve had designed and was producing. Over the next few years Phil’s expertise expanded to include responsibility for the creation and maintenance of customer’s 3D parts geometry the firm had built their reputation on. Ironically, the last turnkey ‘Apex7/Parts Fixturing/Parts Programming’ project was done between the years 2000-2004 for ZETA Music. After that turnkey manufacturing cell was delivered in 2004, NC Solutions emphasis switched entirely to O.E.M. parts production and engineering services. Phil’s expertise at CAD/CAM manufacturing continues to expand, having now drawn and produced every acoustic/electric neck and body conceivable; including guitars, basses, ukes, banjos, mandolins, violins, etc. Phil considers “Engineering as a diagnosis, not a profession”.

“In business . . . to share visions, discuss options, walk away, then return and find your highest expectations met . . . to have that occur as a matter of routine is unheard of, yet it is my experience on a daily basis when working with Phil Brug. A trusted friend who gets the job done, whatever it is.”

Steve Carlson

 

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2 weeks ago

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

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

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

THE electric violin! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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

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Esta muy bien instrumento deseo adquirir un violín

Wo ist diese laden habich inteteres eine kaufen

Disponible ou dans le monde ?

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4 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your support!
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The Stages sound remarkable. Cell phone audio/video?

Congrats

The best violins

Very interesting!

Bien bien

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1 month ago

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

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Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š

Go ZETA!

Hola Hola

1 month ago

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

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

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This was a fun show... ! ๐Ÿ’ฏ

That guys is amazing!!

Hola

2 months ago

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Happy New Year from ZETA!

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

Happy New Year to all at Zeta !

Love this!! Check him out... www.MattWilliamsMusic.com

Wonderful!

Fabulous!

Loved it!!!!!!

Beautiful color and sound

This is amazing Matt Williams!! ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Super

Hello everyone! THANK YOU for all the โค๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ Please connect with me at: Matt Williams

Ekstra!Super!

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

๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

SUPER ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

แ€’แ€ฎแ€กแ€แ€ญแ€ฏแ€„แ€บแ€ธแ€†แ€ญแ€ฏ Guitar แ€žแ€™แ€ซแ€ธ แ€แ€ฝแ€ฑแ€žแ€ฐแ€ทแ€€แ€ญแ€ฏแ€กแ€›แ€พแ€ฏแ€ถแ€ธ แ€•แ€ฑแ€ธแ€›แ€œแ€ญแ€™แ€ทแ€บแ€™แ€šแ€บ

Ini bru kren,,,,,waw

Solomon Thang Thang

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2 months ago

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

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

Merry Christmas to the talented Zeta folks !

All the best Steve

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

de igual maner aun feliz navida

quiero comprar un ZETA

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10 months ago

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

For Pricing, Details and Ordering . . . click here: zetaviolins.com/product/jv45-reissue-trans-red_blkedgbrst

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

ZETA's current 'Field of Dreams' inventory . . . click here:
www.facebook.com/pg/zetaviolins/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1998002306980146
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Abeer Bushra

Fiyat

Chulisimo

KonstantinosKalaitzidis...

Ma è incredibile๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽถ

I could use some more PHAT in my life!!

isnt that made by Keith McMillen Instruments

Kyriacos Koutalianos

Fain

How much price please?

Costel Chirila

Andre Pretzel

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10 months ago

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This specific 'Field of Dreams' item has sold and is no longer available for immediate shipment.
This model - JV45 Reissue Trans-Red_Black Edge Burst can be ordered here:
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This specific Field of Dreams item has sold and is no longer available for immediate shipment. This model - JV45 Reissue Trans-Red_Black Edge Burst can be ordered here: https://zetaviolins.com/product/jv45-reissue-trans-red_blkedgbrst

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Beautiful as always !!!!

Mi as face colectie

Am vazut tata

Costel Chirila ce frumoasa e. No?

It’s so pretty!!

Fantastico

I need.

Great electric violins. I have one.

Drool

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10 months 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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ุงูˆูŠู„ูŠ ูŠุงุจู‡

homaci

Great!!

As always beautiful instruments.

Very fine!

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10 months 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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Yes!

Sounds great! Love my Zetas.

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

10 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. vimeo.com/329204349

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: stanleyclarke.com/ (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. vimeo.com/329204349

What is the price?delivery to Russia is

Know what I want for Christmas

Anais

How much madonkey toes โ™ก!

ZETA Violins can i use a shoulder rest?

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11 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 McEuenโ€ฆ

. . . 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.

Mark Condit

Nice one! ๐Ÿ’–

What a great story!

Very cool

Wow! Thank you for sharing!

Awesome instrument.

Cit costa una?

Great story

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11 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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Beautiful. Love those violins.

ุงุญู…ุฏ ูˆู„ุฏ ุงู„ุนุจุฏูŠ

โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Hesham Kamal

Teresa Joy - see?

Nu la rosie

Vreauesi eu una cum pot ave situ sau sa vorbesc cu cineva ศ™i cat coasta

Fiyatlar nedir

ZETA ( Steve Carlson ) the best World

Kenny would love these

Very nice

Always stunning!

Wow the green is outta sight

Preศ› la ceea verde?

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1 years 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: zetaviolins.com/product/sv24-artist-flmmp_stmp-tobbrst
For 5-String . . . click here:
zetaviolins.com/product/sv25-artist-flmmp_stmp-tobbrst

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

ZETA's current 'Field of Dreams' inventory . . . click here:
www.facebook.com/pg/zetaviolins/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1998002306980146

For general Ordering, Payment and Check-Out info . . . click on our 'FAQ's' link here:
zetaviolins.com/faqs . . . and follow the questions, 'How to Order', 'Purchasing from Overseas' and 'Payment Options'.
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Comme bien

Hesham kamal

๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Only problem is you're putting these adverts under my nose and I'm poor. Great player, in love with your products, just poor.. ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜…

Send it to me!

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

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1 years 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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quiero comprar este violin mi numero de celular es 0990992655 soy de ecuador

Shana Tucker will be ecstatic!

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

Absolutely perfect!!

1 years 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: vimeo.com/315541491

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': vimeo.com/315544962
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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. www.omarpuente.com

1 years 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: www.nicodraps.com/)

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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That blue one is hot!

Care este mai bunฤƒ cea pe imbus sau pe cuie ??

Un numฤƒr de telefon va rog frumos

The best violins in the world Zzettaa๐Ÿ˜š

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

Stunning!

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1 years 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: zetaviolins.com/product/cv45-classic-artist-flmmp_flmmp-tobaccobrst

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

ZETA's 'Field of Dreams' inventory . . . click here:
www.facebook.com/pg/zetaviolins/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1998002306980146
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MmMh Gustoso...sicuramente anche, costoso ๐Ÿ˜„

Aida Lemus

โœจ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Drool.....

I wish I had one !!!!

So beautiful!!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Wow!

Lauren Munzer Eugenio

Ce preศ› are

That is gorgeous!!!

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 ...

Piฤ™knoล›ฤ‡

Veronica Miller

Preศ›?

$$$$$$

Where can I listen to its sound?

Zeta classic! Beautiful and great electric violin!

Beautiful!

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1 years ago

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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: zetaviolins.com/product/jv45-reissue-trans-blue_blkedgbrst

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

Beautiful instrument

Vinny Amerikanac

Mmmm lo voglio anche io!!!!!!

Incomparabile

Preศ›?

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

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

Ma quanto costa?

Zeta violin and Steve Carlson the best !

Love it love the color

Zeta are the best

Veronica Miller

Highly recommended! A real piece of art!!

Aida Lemus

ูƒู… ุงู„ุณุนุฑ. ูˆุงู„ุดุญู† ู„ู…ุตุฑ

ูƒู… ุงู„ุณุนุฑ ูˆุงู„ุดุญู† ุงู„ู‰ ุงู„ุณุนูˆุฏูŠุฉ

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

Pret

Ma quanto costa???????

Fake

in the plugs the use of an allem key is worn

ููŠ ูƒู… ูŠูˆู… ูˆุชูˆุตู„

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1 years 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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I like the instrument, but off with the dazzler

That’s a Vegas Violin if I ever saw one. Haha.

One of a kind Steve๐Ÿ‘Œ

That’s hot!

Super Vioara Zeta

Really i love Zeta violins

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

Violin Felicitari

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

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1 years 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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โค๏ธ

๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ˜‡

Zeta nr1

ู…ู…ูƒู† ู†ุนุฑู ุงู„ุณุนุฑ ูˆูƒูŠู ุชูˆุตู„ ู„ู„ุณูˆูŠุฏ

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ž

๐Ÿ‘♥๏ธ๐ŸŽป♥๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ

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1 years 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.

Nice work!

ูƒู… ุงู„ุชูƒู„ูุฉ ุŸ

Meraviglioso!

Foarte frumos succes felicitฤƒri sฤƒnฤƒtate

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1 years 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:
www.facebook.com/pg/zetaviolins/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1769846009795778
Listen to Evan Garr performing with Jean-Luc Ponty at Chene Park, Detroit, MI: www.facebook.com/zetaviolins/videos/1429746827161872/
Watch Evan as his new ZETA Signature JV45 Model is revealed for the 1st time:
www.facebook.com/zetaviolins/videos/257089644912898/
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I think I will learn to play the violin so I can have one of these beautiful instruments.

Wow

Hcj

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Velasüto Khusoh

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! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

how mach

Wow #fantastic I love Very much๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿค—

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

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how mach

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1 years 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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There is two violas made by my friend. In one of them the zeta retropak was installed. www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpUdpsCoC84

hola nos gustaría sabe el precio

The Prize?

ุงุญู…ุฏ ุงู„ู‡ุงู†ูŠ

1 years 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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Amazing.

get it Evan!

Yes sirs!

You are astounding and inspiring.

AMAZING !!!!!!

That's so great!

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

Great stuff

2 years 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!

Great stuff!

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

I absolutely love my two Zetas. Best electric violins!

Dope

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2 years 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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I want to buy one helps me with the pressure

You always put a big ole smile on my face. I just love seeing you in your element. Keep being GREAT ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿคฉ

Wow, Wow, Wow Evan Garr! Such a beautiful violin! Custom made for you, I'm so happy for you!๐Ÿ˜€ The violin sounds AMAZING! I'm looking forward to seeing some video of you playing this with Ponty tonight, I hope!

Amazing!!

You deserve it bro. Nice peace.

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

I love ponty love to here this played

Sweet axe

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!!

Congratulations!!!

That's beautiful....

Love it Evan!Well deserved!!

Look at you look at you look at you. You're a living example of why it pays to believe in yourself. Love your new baby and I know you gonna break her in with love.

Good job Evan GarrGarr.That is on pretty instrument. I know you will play it well.๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

Well done, Evan. Thank you!

Beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’›

LIKE BUTTER!

Saw you Wednesday night you were great.

Wow!!!

Yesssss ๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅnice Evan Garr

Man that’s sweet as...so jealous!

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

Great!!!!!!!

Such a beautiful instrument and amazing musician.

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About Us

. . . meet the ZETA team

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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