Strados Modern

0034Modern_4Str_RstdFlm_EagleModern lines and advanced design come together in this top-quality electric violin. Zeta’s Strados Modern violin marries the best of ergonomic solid-body violin design and high-tech pickup systems with the feel of traditional violin to create an instrument specifically designed to meet the needs of the professional musician. The Zeta Modern body design features simplified yet elegant contemporary lines. Two graceful sweeping concave curves create a smooth instrument waistline while maintaining balance and function. The Modern violin and viola body is a semi-hollow construction of lightweight basswood or mahogany. The extreme waist cutaways and a highly sculpted back relief contribute further to the overall lightweight design. With the key reference dimensions of a traditional acoustic violin, the Modern violin body style maintains the familiar violin positional cues.

Zeta’s patented ‘Strados Bridge Pickup’ delivers a clean, warm electric violin tone that is favored by many artists world-wide. At Zeta, we make the bridge housings and cast the bridge fingers. By controlling the manufacture of each component, we guarantee consistency in both look and sound. And the Zeta ‘Strados Modern’ sound . . . it is both acoustic and edgy, with a broad range of dynamics thrown in. One could say . . . dynamically electrifying . . . but acoustically grounded. However you end up describing the sound . . . it is extremely fun and liberating to play. That’s Zeta.  

The Modern violins and violas feature a detailed fiddle edge along the top and bottom edges of the upper and lower bouts, providing further referencing for experienced players, and additional mounting options for shoulder rests. Other features include; ‘Zeta’ ebony chinrest and ebony tailpiece, made by us; onboard volume control; 1/4″ output jack; and a multi-pin MIDI output jack. Zeta’s proprietary active internal preamp system increases the power of the pickup signal. This state-of-the-art system delivers a wide range of amplification flexibility, supporting a variety of tonal characteristics adaptable to diverse playing techniques and styles of music. An internal 9-volt battery provides over 1,000 hours of service on average. Individual string digital outputs allow the use of each string as a separate MIDI channel and seperate individual internal gain controls provide string level balancing for analog users.

Included with the purchase of all Zeta violins is our new Custom ZETA case which features two large internal storage areas for strings, rosin, tuner, shoulder rest, headphones, etc. Additionally, on the outside of the case, are two zippered pockets with ample storage for all cables, music, etc.

BowSpinrsZeta’s custom case is available in Black or Brown and includes 2 of our custom ebony bow spinners . . . made by us . . . with either Heart Abalone, Gold Pearl, or White Pearl diamond inlay.

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1 month ago
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Customer direct international shipments from our ZETA shop in Belgrade, MT USA have officially been on the rise since March of this year. Seems to coincide with performance venues starting to open up in the European and Pacific theaters. We hope to see continued progress . . . with safety and well being for all.

Shipping worldwide thus far in Mar & Apr 2021:
SV44 Jazz Modern, Roasted Flame Top, Shaded Cremona Burst
(Taichung City, Taiwan)
SA24 Strados Modern VIOLA, Spalted Flame Maple Top, Natural Finish w/Buckskin Shaded Body and Neck (separate pictorial coming soon)
(Czestochowa, Poland)
JV45 Jazz Fusion Reissue, Trans-Black Burst, Customer Signature
(Tsing Yi, New Territories, Hong Kong)
CV44 Jazz Classic Fretted, 'Z' Style Inlay, Chocolate Burst
(Champigny sur Marne, France)
SV24 Strados Modern, Flame Maple Top/Neck, Tobacco Burst
(Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea)

String players around the world . . . Thank You . . . and enjoy your ZETA!
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The Spalted maple look stunning ! ❤️

waitiiiiing 🥰

❤ my Zeta's!


علي محمد علي

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2 months ago
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Customer direct domestic shipments since February 2021 . . . from our ZETA shop in Belgrade, MT USA . . . have featured a nice variety of styles, woods and colors. It seems no two weeks ever the same here at ZETA and we love that. We especially enjoy working with customers, discussing options, helping pick the model and styling they've been dreaming of.

Shipping nationwide thus far in Feb, Mar & Apr 2021:
JV45 Jazz Fusion, Roasted Flame Top/Back/Neck, Shaded Cremona Burst
(Jackson Heights, NY USA)
ZV24 Strados Acoustic Pro, Buckskin Varnish
(Sayreville, NJ USA)
JV45 Jazz Reissue Imbus, White w/White Neck (very popular lately)
(Scottsdale, AZ USA)
JV45 Jazz Fusion, Roasted Flame Top/Neck, Light Golden Natural Top
(Louisville, KY USA)
JV45 Jazz Reissue Fusion, Flame Top/Back/Nk, Dark TransPurple BlkEdge
(Pittsburgh, PA USA)
JLP5 'Jean-Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz Reissue, Flame Top/Back, JLP Burst
(South Chesterfield, VA USA)
JV44 Jazz Fusion Legacy Black
(Salt Lake City, UT USA)
EV04 Acoustic Pro
(Youngsville, NC USA)

A big heartfelt thanks from us here at ZETA to all you violin players USA!
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I love my new ZV24 Strados Acoustic Pro! Can’t wait to use it on stage.

Beautiful violins !

Ultra beauty of a back!

Sharp sharp!!!

These instruments are just beautiful. Keep up the good work.

My wish!!!!!+

Best sound in the Biz!

здравствуйте сколько стоит????

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2 months ago
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Fly Music in Suceava, Romania has started this new year off with a trio of beautiful 4 and 5 string JLP Signatures . . . sporting both Fusion Standard and Imbus SLIM necks. At last this long year of quarantine seems to be winding down. In fact, we found ourselves shipping to Fly exactly 1 year to the day since their last shipment. Can I say it's been a very very long year.

Now topping this bevy of JLP's is not easy . . . but Fly Music did it in style . . . ordering ZETA's new signature 'Heartbeat' model for Andrei Racu. Let me tell you . . . our spray booth was host to some real 'show stoppers' that day . . . mighty fine, mighty fine.

Thank you Fly Music of Romania . . . our top dealer in Europe!
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My Violine 🔝🔝🔝 Thank YOU ZETA Violins , you are The Best ❤️❤️❤️

Omg! ❤❤❤

Very cool and beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

2 months ago
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Electric Violin Shop in Durham, NC USA is crushing it this year with a wide variety of new ZETA's gracing their showroom wall. Roasted Flame Maple, Flame Myrtle, Red, White, Blue, Black, Cremona, Tobacco, Buckskin, 4 and 5 String, Fusion, Modern, Jazz, Strados . . . you name it and EVS has it . . . or at least had it. Chris and Susie report brisk 2021 sales of their ZETA inventory . . . and we're liking that.

Shipping to EVS thus far in Feb, Mar & Apr 2021:
JLP5 'Jean Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz with Customer's Name
JV44 Jazz Fusion Roasted Flame Top/Neck, Cremona Shade
JV45 Jazz Fusion Legacy Black Fretted
JV44 Jazz Fusion Flame Top, TransBlue BlackEdge Burst
SV24 Strados Modern Flame Top/Neck, Tobacco Burst
SV25 Strados Modern Flame Myrtle, Buckskin Burst
JV44 Jazz Fusion Legacy White
SV24 Strados Modern Legacy Black
and two EV05 Acoustic Pros

Thank you EVS of North Carolina!
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Crank em’, ZETA!

I wish to have!!!!!!!!


😢want it



Kevin S Abdulnour

State of art, great sound !

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3 months ago
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Our ZETA Signature Model is nearing completion. It's all about the details details details . . . Flamed Natural Double Edging all around, Matching Top/Back Figured Wood of Choice, Fine-Silver 'Heartbeat' Inlay, Flamed Imbus 'Slim' Neck w/Flame Capped Peghead, Trans-Burst Color of Choice, and 'Your Name' in Script.

This stunning Roasted Top, Roasted Back, Roasted Neck masterpiece will be on it's way to Fly Music in Romania soon. I'm loving this caramel flavored 'Buckskin' trans-burst finish. Officially my favorite.

A big heartfelt ZETA and personal 'Thank You' goes out to Nicolas Draps (Nico) for letting us use his original 'Heartbeat' inlay concept on our new signature model. His music is so inspiring and truly flows from his soul . . . like yours does.
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Thank you for this nice dedicace! Heartbeat for all! To make music better and deeper!


I may need to add a 3rd Zeta to my arsenal!!! Gorgeous!


❤️Zeta craftsmanship

Зета това е инструментът..

Va mulțumesc din suflet . Abia aștept sa o primesc și sa cant pe ea . 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

Yeah baby!!

Thank you ZETA Violins❤️❤️. 🙏🙏🙏


Уникален инструмент невероятен звук и тембър.... несравнимо!!!

My ❤️❤️

I want the Acoustic pro 5 but too expensive 😭 someday...

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4 months ago
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January welcomed in the new year 2021 with a nice mix of our ZETA's heading out . . . with several stunning JLP5 Jazz Fusion's bound for Electric Violin Shop in Durham, NC. One JLP5 Imbus 'SLIM' Neck went to Temperance, MI . . . affectionately referred to as a 'Slimbus' in our shop. Another JLP5 Fusion 'SLIM' Neck version headed off to Popesti-Leordeni, Romania. It seems sales overseas are picking up and we hope this is a sign that performance venues opening a bit may be coming sooner rather than later.

A JV45 Legacy Black Fretted Fusion hit the road to Houston, TX USA while a JV44 Reissue Imbus Fusion Black was off to L.A., CA USA. EVS beefed up their inventory with a SV24 Legacy Black Modern, a SV24 Legacy White Modern, and a JV45 TransRed BlackEdge Burst Fusion.

ZETA . . . 2021 . . . Rollin' On . . .
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I love my ZETA J L P it fits any style that I play from country to swing to jazz. I love it so much that I don't even keep up with what's out there new. Thanks ZETA!!!!!

Top from the 90's until now ... thank you for your attention and patience !!! You created a jewel for me !!

Hello, one question are all Zeta violins of the Jazz Fusion type?

Looks like ZETA is on a roll!

ZETA best violin

Great ZETA Violins

Price list pls

Can u ship them to India

Me prestan 70mil pesitos? Jennifer Jacques Val JA Blue Cat xD 🤣

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5 months ago
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The last of our shipments for 2020 arrived safely at the Electric Violin Shop, Durham, NC USA. A pair of standard ZETA Acoustic Pro EV4 & EV5 (4 & 5 string models) . . . plus . . . our very 1st ZV Pro4!

ZETA's ZV Pro is our new high grade 'in-house' finished Acoustic Pro. The new ZV Pro is exciting to work on as we can now offer a wide variety of Trans-Color finishes in our Acoustic Pro offerings . . . as well as our own traditionally flavored Cremona of course. We call it 'Buckskin' . . . as it favors a rich brown to golden shading.

The 1st five pics below feature our ZV4 Pro with ZETA's traditional bridge and Cremona . . . or should I say . . . Cremona inspired 'Buckskin' finish. Check it out at the Electric Violin Shop . . . and . . . Enjoy!
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Franco Cruz

Just got the 5-string AE yesterday from that shipment, and I'm glad for that: really nice. It's a good idea for prospective 5-string violin buyers to compare the instrument they're considering to a Zeta 5-string. Since the nut width on a Zeta is a little less than other 5-string violins, (measured at 1.00" as opposed to 1 1/16 " or higher on others). Of course, that slight difference in nut width becomes a noticeable and important difference as the fingerboard and neck widen. As a result, Zeta's is easier to play, specifically to reach over to the C string. I compared it to a Bridge Golden Tasmin 5-string (AE), and it made all the difference in the world. Note that the string-to-string distance on Zetas' feels just fine, not feeling too close together there due to the narrower nut width, neck and fingerbaord. 👍


Great zetaviolins! ZETA Violins

Very beautiful

Beautiful instrument 👏👏👏

Price? Pls

How Much?

OMG 😍🥰♥️


Jihad Akl George Tannous George Hamad




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6 months ago
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And while we we're sleeping . . . way down yonder at The Mandolin Store . . . James found an amplifier in the back room and was able to plug in ZETA's Stage A/E (acoustic/electric) model and give her a go. I'm thinkin' . . . Mighty Fine . . . Mighty Fine. Thanks for the demo James!

Check one out for yourself at The Mandolin Store, Goodlettsville, TN USA (623) 933-8319 . . . ask for Dennis.
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6 months ago
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ZETA's Stage A acoustic mando arrived safely and James Seliga, Mandolin Store product specialist, didn't waste any time taking her out for one heck of a test ride! Oh my . . . that there be some powerful test pickin'.

Check one out for yourself at The Mandolin Store, Goodlettsville, TN USA (623) 933-8319 . . . ask for Dennis
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6 months ago
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ZETA Christmas cheer continues to spread this week with shipments around the world. Shining bright like the nose of Rudolph . . . our signature Jean-Luc Ponty leads the way with a 2nd JLP5 arriving safely in Germany . . . and a JLP5 with Fusion Neck arriving in Switzerland.

Our Trans-Colors continue to twinkle their way into the hearts of many ZETA enthusiasts. Enroute now to Fly Music, Romania . . . a real beauty . . . a JV45 Imbus 'Slim' Neck Reissue in a Trans-Blue Burst. This stunning Flame Maple Top with matching Blue Body is . . . well . . . surely a Christmas Star for someone's tree. Arriving also at Fly Music . . . a traditional JV44 Legacy Black.

A 'Merry Christmas' indeed in Augsburg, DE . . Birrwel, CH . . Suceava, RO

. . . and Merry Christmas to all our ZETA friends world wide!
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Nice I love zeta violins they are fantastic, and the sound what to said amazing 🤩

I'm in love with all of that beauty! In Zeta I trust!

Sa lek eshte zeta

My violin is ready zeta blue yessssssssssss

Pretio ce vale

Robinson Contreras

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6 months ago
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6 months ago
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Our ZETA sled headed out on Thursday with a trio of Christmas goodies. Destination: Electric Violin Shop in Durham, NC USA. These beauties will brighten the day for any scrooge and surely serve to ring in a 'Happy New Year' . . . or maybe 'Happy End of Year'.

All three represent some of our ZETA favorites:
1. Jazz Classic CV45, Roasted Flame Maple Top, Roasted Flame Maple Neck, Chocolate Burst, Gold Trim.
2. Jazz Fusion JV45, 'American Beauty Series', Trans-Blue Flame Maple Top with matching Blue Bridge and Tailpiece, Black Body/Neck, Gold Trim.
3. Strados Modern SV25, Flame Myrtle Top, Mahogany Body, Buckskin Burst with matching Straight Maple Neck, Gold Trim.
Arriving Tuesday at EVS . . . arriving your house ? ? ? could be soon.

Check them out . . . along with many other beautiful ZETA's at the Electric Violin Shop . . . talk to Chris.
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Michel Tahhan

Nice , love my Zeta’s !



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6 months ago
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Arriving safely this week in plenty of time for a Merry Christmas in Germany . . . our ZETA Jean-Luc Ponty Signature JLP5 with all the 'Trimmings'. Flame Maple Top with matching Flame Maple Back, Fusion Neck, Jazz Bridge, JLP Reissue Preamp and JLP Burst Finish.

. . . a 'Merry Christmas' indeed in Kaiserslautern!
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Arriving safely this week in plenty of time for a Merry Christmas in Germany . . . our ZETA Jean-Luc Ponty Signature JLP5 with all the Trimmings. Flame Maple Top with matching Flame Maple Back, Fusion Neck, Jazz Bridge, JLP Reissue Preamp and JLP Burst Finish.
. . . a Merry Christmas indeed in Kaiserslautern!Image attachmentImage attachment

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That would be a great Christmas gift, or anytime would be great.

I definitely prefer the four strings violin 💗! However this one is beautiful!

thanks this is the best gift🥰🥰

uhh ese modelo jean luc ponty , una belleza !!!

El pretio

She’s a stunner!

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6 months ago
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This special order ZETA JV44 shipped out and arrived this week to Peoria, AZ USA. A beautiful Flamed Maple Top with Trans-Red Burst finish stands out on this Jazz Fusion 4-String . . . combined with a matching Flame Maple Neck and Body, well . . . she's a keeper.

. . . and a 'Happy Thanksgiving' indeed in Peoria!
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Moje marzenie 😍

how much does a violin like the blue one with 4 strings cost?

Melhor que um ZETA Violins, somente um Stradivarius.

Another beauty !

los mejores del mundo !!!!



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7 months ago
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Well deserved congratulations go out to ZETA artist Well deserved con! Patrick has accomplished the seemingly impossible . . . his new album 'A Little Night Music' rising to #1 on both Amazon and iTunes digital sales Latin charts. Such an accomplishment. If you know Patrick's music you know it deserves this . . . if you know Patrick the musician you know he deserves this! A full year of over-the-top effort has paid off my friend. Watching your rise on the charts this past week was a pure joy and WOW . . . we love the album!

This video sums up just a bit of Patrick's efforts this year to rise above all that was 2020 . . . finding success through herculean effort . . . you are an inspiration my friend. Enjoy everyone.

I hope many here will stream your new album and push your work onto the Billboard charts. Violin players unite!
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So true, I think he’s the new “Hardest working man in the music business”. And what a nice guy! Congratulations Patrick Contreras!

7 months ago
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This special order JV45 arrived last week at the Electric Violin Shop, Durham, NC USA. A stunning Flame Maple Trans-Blue Burst, Fretted, Jazz Fusion 5-String.

Check this one out . . . along with many other beautiful ZETA's at the Electric Violin Shop . . . talk to Chris.
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7 months ago
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ZETA Timeline: One week ago . . .

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020
7:50 a.m. - Phone call from Dubai: "Good morning. What is available to ship in your Reissue 5-String Models" . . .
ZETA: "I have an Imbus Black, Imbus White, Imbus Trans-Blue Black-Edge Burst and Imbus Jean-Luc Ponty Signature."
Dubai: "Can you send pics please . . . via WhatsApp?"
ZETA: "You bet . . . will send shortly." (Photos taken - photos sent)
9:14 a.m. - Dubai on WhatsApp: "Photos received . . . thank you. I want either the White one or Trans-Blue . . . can you ship tomorrow, Friday?"
ZETA: 'Yes . . . whichever one you want."
Dubai: "ok . . . I'll order tomorrow."

Friday, Oct 30, 2020
6:56 a.m. Dubai via WhatsApp - "I've placed my order for the Reissue White. Have you received?"
ZETA: "Yes, we will ship today."
4:00 p.m. - ZETA Reissue White shipped via FedEx International Priority. Tracking # sent to Dubai.

Sunday, Nov 1, 2020
3:01 a.m. - FedEx delivery to Dubai confirmation email received at ZETA.
6:05 a.m. - Dubai text on WhatsApp: "Good morning! I received the violin a few hours ago. Just wanted to say Thank you! It looks amazing! I tested on a small speaker at home and it sounds amazing. Tomorrow I test it on a big PA at my gig. Thank you again!" N.

ZETA Steve . . .. Personally I think that is amazing! Delivery to Dubai in basically a day and a half. We've come a long ways through this international pandemic and we spent that time here building inventory . . . and now ZETA's showroom wall of finished instruments is allowing us to ship our popular models much faster . . . while FedEx International Priority is handling the delivery quite impressively . . . worldwide!

ZETA . . . available on WhatsApp at +14066007510.
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From Dubai . . . Nico is loving his ZETA Reissue White.

I want modify my violin neck is that possible (slim neck) how much should I wait until the violin is back in my country? Steve Carlson

Good violins are made to sound all over the world! 🤩🤩🤩

I am waiting for an order in Romania blue

Is the white 5-string slim neck available from stock?

Chcę jedne na urodziny 😀😍

Ionut Plk 😂😂 ia ti câteva viorii de aici ca sa fi in ton cu anotimpurile

Coundo priso

Cat costa o vioara

Sa kushton nje violin ZETA


Păi unde mai cântăm cu iele Vere!

Rossana 😍🤩

Cât costă o vioara


Παντελής Ηροδότου

Nu zici cît cotă o vioară??????


Price ?

Cât costă o vioară ca aceasta ?

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8 months ago
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As you know . . . we love custom builds here at ZETA. This JV45 Roasted Roasted Roasted, Double Flame Edge, Slim Neck, Reissue Imbus took over a year to finalize all the details and finish up. Our final email correspondence, both shipment and receipt, seem to sum it up.

From June 12, 2020: (notice of shipment)
" Evan, all finished and shipping Monday. Man Evan . . . this one is so spectacular . . . we've made quite a few stunners . . . but this one is my favorite. I so hope you love her! " Steve

June 19, 2020: (notice of receipt)
" Steve, WOW! I am blown away and over the moon with this thing. Stunning! Kudos to you and your shop on a simply beautiful instrument. I cannot wait to get music going on it. Thank you for your patience with me on this. Much, much appreciated. " Evan

This beauty was special in so many ways . . . the Flame Bound Double Edge look, the Flame Veneered Imbus Peghead, the Slim Neck and rich Caramel Brown Burst. Evan reports that to date he has done many 'Zoom' concerts around the world and is loving her as I hoped. B e a u t i f u l !
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Love it ! I love my Zeta custom classics, I’m still partial to the black inlaid trim ! Keep up the great work at Zeta 🎻



That’s a gorgeous work 🤩

That’s gorgeou!

Wow! Beautyful! 🥰


Looking great ..!!!! 🤩

Always perfect! 😍

Super !

the headstock tunners are s bit excessive to be honest

Los mejores violines ,son los zeta.🎻


Is awesome ❤️🎻


Love it😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️❤️

Sachithra Rukshan Bulathsinhala😉

How much for the violin 🎻

Wow!! Stunning!!

Love you 💚💚💚💚💚💚

The best designer 👩‍🎨

How much

Rabeen Mohammed استاذ رابين شنو هل قطعة فنية

what price this instruments ?

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8 months ago
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September 2020 . . . a nice cross-section of ZETA models left our shop. Custom, Artist and Legacy . . . Jazz, Strados and EV . . . all headed out to customers from Idaho and Colorado . . . to Electric Violin Shop in Durham, North Carolina. Journey On! ... See MoreSee Less

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Yep I played my Zeta stage mandolin during Zeta on the Gulf coast of Alabama and told Steve about that.

You have a Hurricane named after you now. 🙂

Hermosos violines me gustan mucho

Wanted a zeta for at least the past 18’years. My time will come

I’m proud of Zeta!

Yassine Kah

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8 months ago
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Now this is progress!

8 months ago
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Happy Birthday Jean-Luc PONTY!

Ernesto Lago sent us his special birthday tribute to our good friend and long time supporter Jean-Luc Ponty. Thank you Jean Luc for the many years sharing your musical genius with us all. Hope your day was special in every way possible!

. . . and thank you Ernesto for putting together this wonderful tribute to 'THE MAN'.
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" Thank you so much Ernesto Lago and the whole ZETA team, very nice, I appreciate, and my thanks to everyone wishing me a happy birthday ! " Jean-Luc Ponty

My first electric violinist idol!! Happy Birthday Master! Thank you guys for having me!!

Happy Birthday !! Jean-Luc Ponty ! 🎻🕊

Happy birthday!


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9 months ago
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9 months ago
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These will set the stage at Elderly.

Um instrumento de primeira qualidade, compara-se com Stradivarius de tão bom é essa marca ZETA.

9 months ago
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Our long awaited ZETA Stage Mandolins start shipping out this week!

Tom Murphy and Quinton King stopped by to take 'em for a spin and record a few tunes. Tom has been a beta tester for us since day one of this project . . . and he's always so cordial in playing some of my favorite tunes. In this case . . . we launch with a jamtastic version of Jesse James, which is not a regular tune in his arsenal, but he jams on it for me . . . so I can learn some new licks each time.

Our videos will demonstrate the 'acoustic' properties of our mandos as well as our unique polyphonic Strados bridge pickup system . . . which successfully amplifies the true acoustic tone of the instrument with no 'boom box' effect.

Watch for the magic finger . . .center screen . . . transition from totally acoustic to pickup amplification.
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Sounds fabulous!

Great! Hi Q!


9 months ago
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Introducing ZETA's 'American Beauty Series'

Jazz Fusions with distinctive color coordinated Bridge and Tailpiece.

Standard features include:
Flame Maple Top with Trans-Color of choice (including Black-Edge Burst)
Color Matched Jazz Bridge and Tailpiece
Legacy Black Body and Fusion Neck

Available in 4 or 5-String Models
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😍😍😍Someday i'll buy it. Zeta 5 string👍👍👍

We have liftoff!


I love it!! Bravo, Zeta!!

Holy cow!!!

Gorgeous! 😍😍

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10 months ago
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It's a head turner for sure . . . ZETA's JV45 Jazz Fusion custom order from Electric Violin Shop, Durham, NC USA . . . and from what I here the customer is quite happy. Features Burl Flame Maple Top with a Charcoal-Cherry Burst . . . complimented with a matching Mahogany Back and Straight Maple Neck.

Custom orders are a joy to work on here at ZETA. The process starts with wood selection for the custom model. In this case . . . 13 tops were perused for 'that one' . . . that 'chosen one' that would become the Charcoal-Cherry Burst of someone's dreams.

Which one would you have chosen? Browse thru Burl Choices 1-13 here and pick your favorite.
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As usual... Amazing weapons... 😍

Zeta is the best

Your are the best super mega plus big masters in this guys 😍🙌 I hope can order my own soon 🙏💪🏼🤟🏼

This is really nice

Majdi Ben Slama

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10 months ago
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'Enquanto o Corona' . . . translates . . . 'While the Corona'.

Certainly during this time so many of our friends and customers are struggling with performance venues worldwide being shut down. We pray daily that this will change soon . . . specifically to see venues, events and social occasions start to rebound in a safe, successful and sustainable manner.

So many of you have been hard at work producing and recording at home and broadcasting wherever possible. Keep up the great work!

A hardy thank you goes out to our friend, Brazilian artist Cassio Poletto, who was so kind to share with us his recent performance of 'While the Corona' (composer Paulo Calasans). It is a pleasure to share with everyone. I trust you'll enjoy as I have. I love seeing his vintage White Jazz Imbus hanging in there after 30+ years on the road in Brazil . . . awe . . . that classic ZETA Sound!
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Ficou massa grande Cassio ! Baci 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Muito bom, Cássio!! 👏👏

Paulo Calasans, Marcelo Saboia


Que legal, Cassio!! Parabéns!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Amigo. Que coisa linda...! Você é dez, sempre! Maravilhoso!

Congratulations,Cássio. Show!


Muito bom

Hi friends, here is the link for the full video at

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ZETA Jazz Reissue's continue to represent. The iconic styling never grows old . . . beautiful and timeless as ever. These two ZETA Reissue Whites shipped out last week. A 4-String JV44 traveling to Indianapolis, IN and a 5-String JV45 making the big trip . . . all the way to the Czech Republic . . . arriving just in time for the concert! :)

On the bench this week . . . a Fretted Neck addition to a JV45 Legacy Black . . . shipped back to New York, NY to a happy camper.
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ZETA Jazz Reissues continue to represent. The iconic styling never grows old . . . beautiful and timeless as ever. These two ZETA Reissue Whites shipped out last week. A 4-String JV44 traveling to Indianapolis, IN and a 5-String JV45 making the big trip . . . all the way to the Czech Republic . . . arriving just in time for the concert! :)

On the bench this week . . . a Fretted Neck addition to a JV45 Legacy Black . . . shipped back to New York, NY to a happy camper.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Reminds me of Vanessa-Mae 😬

Love the Zeta fretting !


Cuánto vale y dónde lo puedo conseguir soy de Culiacán?

10 months ago
ZETA Violins

ZETA's beautiful 'The Journey' model Strados® 4-String Modern with Roasted Flame Top/Neck and Shaded Cremona Finish has made it's own 'journey' successfully . . . making it all the way to Manama, Bahrain this week. Arrived today. Happy Trails! ... See MoreSee Less

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Work of art !

10 months ago
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Arriving today at Fly Music, Bosanci Romania . . . ZETA's Jean-Luc Ponty Signature Model with our 'SLIM' Fusion Neck option. Check it out . . . it's a fast and friendly playing experience. Ask for Alex to schedule a tryout. ... See MoreSee Less

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what the slim version means?


Beautiful 🌹

How much ؟

ARam Jo. Korean Electronic violinist.

здравствуйте,а сколько стоит???

Haydé Arceo Hdz Casasola

Mariglen Mariglen Sablic

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About Us

. . . meet the ZETA team

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]

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]

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

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]

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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