Steve Carlson

Steve_AboutRaised 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 store, “The Backporch Pickin’ Parlor” in 1976. At that time there were numerous quality guitar brands available; Martin, Mossman, Gurian, Taylor, as well as quality banjo brands; Ome, Stelling and Deering. The Pickin’ Parlor became well known throughout the northwest for the many high quality instruments in stock, and people would drive all the way from Seattle and Denver just to pick on, and from, the banjo selection . . . but there was no such thing as a quality mandolin available . . . which was quite frustrating for Steve.

In the summer of 1977 Steve and his wife Maxine went to their first bluegrass festival, the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Festival at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Henderson, Colorado. It was at that festival that Steve came upon a card table vendor setup with two little mandolins that sounded just great. Steve thought these mandolins would be a great addition to the Pickin’ Parlor and he immediately bought both of them, taking them back to Montana. Over the course of the next year Steve had sold and reordered about 10 of these mandolins and then the maker, Chuck Morrison, informed Steve that he would not be making any more mandolins. It was just not profitable for him to continue. Chuck was a guitar maker and did repair work for a local Boulder music store. Steve, frustrated with the thought of losing this great mandolin for his store, quizzed Chuck about how hard it would be to build these mandolins (and being extremely entrepreneurial Steve had considered that; since he had sold 10 of these mandolins in the course of a year, in the little town of Bozeman, then surely every store in the country could sell them). Chuck seemed to think it would be possible to learn so Steve convinced his friend Dennis Balian to partner with him to setup and build these little mandolins. For $200 Chuck sold Steve and Dennis a single page plan/drawing of the mandolin and a list of the tools they would need. They bought a bandsaw, drillpress, belt/disc sander, and a spray gun, but despite best efforts, it seemed they could not get past the dovetail joint. Steve was always busy with lessons and Dennis was busy playing music and skiing. Mandolins were just not happening.

In December 1978, the Carlson’s were visiting Steve’s folks in Boulder for Christmas, and they met up with Chuck for lunch at the Boulderado Hotel. At that time Chuck’s desire was to leave Boulder and move to Vermont where he wanted to live and build classical guitars. Steve still wanted to build mandolins so he convinced Chuck to move his family to Montana and build mandolins first, for at least a year. Vermont wasn’t going anywhere, so why not build some mandolins on the way? Steve bought out Dennis from their partnership and Chuck and Steve became partners in the new ‘Flatiron’ mandolin company, with the 1st models shipping to stores in the spring of 1979. Early sales continually outpaced production which became a source of contention between Chuck and Steve, and while remaining friends, the partnership never really worked all that well. After a year was up, Steve bought out Chuck, who then moved on to Vermont.

With Chuck’s departure, Steve’s role in the Pickin’ Parlor diminished as he dove headlong into retooling and fixturing the fledgling mandolin company. First help and insight into jigs and such came from Dave Brough, a local violin maker. It was however, a chance meeting with Bob Taylor at the summer NAMM show in Chicago, probably 1980, that really changed the course of things. Steve was sharing a booth with Greg and Janet Deering and all three; Flatiron, Deering, and Taylor were staying at the same $34/night motel about 30 miles north of the McCormick Convention Center. After setting up their booths they all went out for pizza. For some reason Bob really got a kick out of listening to Steve talk about different problems with production and he offered up an endless stream of suggestions. Things he had gone through at Taylor Guitars, things he had tried, what worked and what didn’t. Steve and Bob developed a fast friendship and for years their conversations would go something like this. Steve: “We’re having a problem with ‘A’, and this is how we currently do it.” Bob: “Yes, we used to have that problem, and we fixed it by doing ‘B’. But I’ve thought about it a lot and if I had the time I think I would try ‘C’.” Steve: (2 weeks later) “Bob, man you’ve got to set up and do ‘C’. It works great! Just perfect! Now our problem is ‘D’, and this is how we currently do it.” To which Bob would reply: “Yes, we used to have that problem, and we fixed it by doing ‘E’. But I’ve thought about it a lot and if I had the time I think I would try ‘F’.” Steve: (2 weeks later) “Bob, it’s fantastic!” . . . well you get the idea.

Steve is probably first and foremost a puzzle solver. He likes asking questions, and excels at finding the answer. He is a romantic who likes to think through the possibilities of ‘why not?’ He simply loves making great stuff. With the purchase of ZETA he’s now put himself back in the instrument making mode, something he loves to do and excels at. With his first 44 new Zeta’s nearing completion he can’t wait to jump into the next batch; buckeye burl, redwood burl and macassar ebony. The 1st new Zeta Upright Bass and Cello are going together now and Steve is looking forward to building a custom matching set of instruments.

“The path leading to what one finds merit in doing is most often found by taking a step forward”
Steve Carlson

Read more at “It’s been 21 years”

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7 months 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: 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:
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Ma è incredibile๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽถ

I could use some more PHAT in my life!!

Chulisimo

Fain

How much price please?

Fiyat

isnt that made by Keith McMillen Instruments

Abeer Bushra

KonstantinosKalaitzidis...

Andre Pretzel

Costel Chirila

Kyriacos Koutalianos

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7 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 !!!!

Great electric violins. I have one.

Fantastico

It’s so pretty!!

I need.

Drool

Am vazut tata

Mi as face colectie

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Costel Chirila ce frumoasa e. No?

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7 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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As always beautiful instruments.

Great!!

Very fine!

Prix

ุงูˆูŠู„ูŠ ูŠุงุจู‡

homaci

Hayder Kifah

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7 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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Sounds great! Love my Zetas.

Yes!

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

7 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

How much madonkey toes โ™ก!

Know what I want for Christmas

ZETA Violins can i use a shoulder rest?

Anais

What is the price?delivery to Russia is

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8 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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Mark Condit

What a story. Keep up the good work Steve.

Nice one! ๐Ÿ’–

What a great story!

Wow! Thank you for sharing!

Awesome instrument.

Great story

Very cool

Cit costa una?

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8 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

ุณุฑู…ุฏ ู†ุฌุงุญ

Teresa Joy - see?

โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Kenny would love these

Nu la rosie

Beautiful. Love those violins.

Very nice

Fiyatlar nedir

ZETA ( Steve Carlson ) the best World

Always stunning!

Wow the green is outta sight

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

Preศ› la ceea verde?

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9 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: 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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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˜…

Comme bien

Hesham kamal

๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜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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9 months ago

ZETA Violins

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!

Absolutely perfect!!

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

9 months ago

ZETA Violins

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

9 months ago

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

That blue one is hot!

The best violins in the world Zzettaa๐Ÿ˜š

Stunning!

Un numฤƒr 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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10 months ago

ZETA Violins

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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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 ...

โœจ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Piฤ™knoล›ฤ‡

So beautiful!!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

MmMh Gustoso...sicuramente anche, costoso ๐Ÿ˜„

Veronica Miller

Aida Lemus

That is gorgeous!!!

Lauren Munzer Eugenio

Preศ›?

I wish I had one !!!!

Zeta classic! Beautiful and great electric violin!

$$$$$$

Ce preศ› are

Beautiful!

Drool.....

Where can I listen to its sound?

Wow!

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

That's 'PHAT' . . . Pretty Hot And Tempting . . . by ZETA.
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Highly recommended! A real piece of art!!

Beautiful instrument

Aida Lemus

Incomparabile

Love it love the color

Phoebe, these are neat.

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

Ma quanto costa???????

Veronica Miller

Fake

in the plugs the use of an allem key is worn

Mmmm lo voglio anche io!!!!!!

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

Pret

Ma quanto costa?

Want!!!!

Pret?

This is a master piece! As usually ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ™

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

Perfect color love it

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

ููŠ ูƒู… ูŠูˆู… ูˆุชูˆุตู„

Vinny Amerikanac

Preศ›?

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11 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 hot!

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

Super Vioara Zeta

Really i love Zeta violins

One of a kind Steve๐Ÿ‘Œ

I like the instrument, but off with the dazzler

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

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

Violin Felicitari

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11 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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โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Zeta nr1

๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ž

๐Ÿ‘♥๏ธ๐ŸŽป♥๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

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

๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ

๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ˜‡

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11 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 felicitฤƒri sฤƒnฤƒtate

Nice work!

Meraviglioso!

ูƒู… ุงู„ุชูƒู„ูุฉ ุŸ

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

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

Wow

ุงุฑูŠุฏ ุงุดุชุฑูŠ ูƒู…ุงู†

Hcj

Deshbhakt bhaio bahano Jaihind jaishreeram vandematram bharatmata ki jai Deshhit 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?

เคฌเคนเฅเคค เคธเฅเค‚เคฆเคฐ เคœเฅ€

how mach

Velasüto Khusoh

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

ุงุญู…ุฏ ุงู„ู‡ุงู†ูŠ

hola nos gustaría sabe el precio

The Prize?

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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get it Evan!

Amazing.

You are astounding and inspiring.

AMAZING !!!!!!

That's so great!

Yes sirs!

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1 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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Great stuff

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

1 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!

Dope

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

I absolutely love my two Zetas. Best electric violins!

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1 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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Nice!๐Ÿ˜Š

Wow thanks soooooooo much for sharing ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

You’re gonna kill it with that new gem!

Wow

Awesome! โœŒโค๐ŸŽถ

LIKE BUTTER!

Amazing!!

You deserve it bro. Nice peace.

It's a beauty!

Congratulations!!!

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

You sound great tonight Evan. ๐Ÿ˜

STUNNING!!!! Green and White! This Spartan approves.

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

Beautiful!

Awsome!!๐Ÿ˜‰

Amazing!! I can’t decide what is more thrilling, the look or the sound — phenomenal work, and Evan’s playing is always masterful.

Well done, Evan. Thank you!

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.

Fantastic sound.. I want one...

Saw you Wednesday night you were great.

Yes

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!

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!!

Sweet axe

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1 years 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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Enjoy Steve

Very cool

When is the Detroit concert?

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

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

So beautiful

Superr

I love mine!!

How mach!??

I want !!! Price?

How much?

Cv45 is my favorite one๐Ÿ˜

ูƒู… ุงู„ุณุนุฑ. ูˆุงู„ุดุญู†

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

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1 years 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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Simply amazing!

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

Lucky l have one...

That’s just insane clarity

1 years ago

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This violin os simple the best

He’s the man!

Take care of Fresno’s Favorite!!

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?

Ghoy Stradivari Abainpah

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1 years ago

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Patrick Contreras @ ZETA Party ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow!

ู‡ู„ุง

ZETA The first electric violin in the world

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1 years ago

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

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Sounds great!

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

The best electric-violins!!!

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

1 years 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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I’ve gotta get one!!

Zein Daknosh

True statement by me.

Gabriel Ferreira

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About Us

. . . meet the ZETA team

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]

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]

Phil Brug

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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]

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]

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