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.
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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 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'. ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
Wanted to go so bad!! Hope the show was a huge success!
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.
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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.
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 ...
So beautiful!!!! 😍😍😍
Lauren Munzer Eugenio
That is gorgeous!!!
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I wish I had one !!!!
Zeta classic! Beautiful and great electric violin!
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.
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
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! ... See MoreSee Less
UPDATE (10/03/2018): James is now 20+ days out from his open heart surgery and recovering nicely. Recovery is slow but steady and he's now able to play fiddle for a bit each day . . . getting back some of his strength. James wishes to thank all of you for your support, well wishes and prayers. He's sure looking forward to rejoining 'Songs from the Road Band' as soon as possible. ________________________________________
ZETA friends and family . . . Our very close friend and ZETA Artist James Schlender is in Cardiac ICU at Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC with a serious infection in his heart valve. The valve is leaking severely due to the infection. Currently, open heart surgery is planned for Monday, to replace the worn out valve. Our thoughts and prayers are with James and his family as he prepares for this very serious surgery.
As you know, James' playing has been featured in many many many of our promotional ZETA videos. Most recently he has been touring with 'Songs from the Road Band' out of Asheville. His band-mates have set up a medical fund to help defray the rising medical expenses.
James . . . much love buddy . . . all our prayers from Maxine and I and all your ZETA family and friends. Thinking, believing and praying you and your family through this.
ZETA family . . . please join us in our prayers for safe keeping and for James' full recovery . . . and consider helping as you feel led. ... See MoreSee Less
James was born with a heart defect. He underwent valve repair surgery in 2011 (he was 17 years old). His valve now has developed a severe leak and he will need a valve replacement surgery in the very ...
Also - what was different about the neck width on Evan’s custom Fusion, that the two of you were discussing in the video?
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
I think I will learn to play the violin so I can have one of these beautiful instruments.
Wow #fantastic I love Very much🎸😍😍😋🤗
I wish a one with 4 strings
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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! 👏🏼
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
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
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?! ... See MoreSee Less
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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