34 Years and it’s Time to Celebrate
34 Years and it’s Time to Celebrate
Ready for Day 2 . . . Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival (OIBF) - Guthrie, Oklahoma. Despite some early rain yesterday . . . when the music started at 3:00 pm it was one gorgeous afternoon and night full of that sweet bluegrass sound resonating from the stage and parking lot. We all miss Byron Berline, a good friend and longtime supporter. I think he'd be touched by all the fans that have turned out and the great bands carrying on the legacy of the OIBF festival he started. Rest in peace Byron.
Back in the vendor tent we had a good number of players testing out our ZETA fiddles and mandolins. Our ZETA Stage Mando turned quite a few heads . . . more than one were seen returning a time or two . . . pulling some tone and checking out that pickup.
We're hoping to get one up on stage before long, perhaps tonight?
Tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, is the Young Bluegrass Musicians Scholarship Benefit Auction. ZETA is donating an Acoustic Pro 4-Stirng Fiddle for the auction. If you want to bid you can message me your bid. Auction starts at 4:00 pm Saturday. Serious bidders will be messaged by me live during the auction if desired. So this is a great opportunity to take part and support an over the top worthy cause and own a ZETA Pro 4 . ... See MoreSee Less
Very generous to donate a Zeta violin to encourage young string players !
Go ZETA! I know you will have a successful Day 2 spreading the ZETA love (which you do best). I’m hoping to make a trip to the factory mid October to say ‘HI’. Very best regards to Team ZETA!
There is a Zeta mandolin?
Attention ZETA fans in Europe. We have a new dealer . . . Henglewscy in Lubon, Poland. Their first new ZETA's arriving this week. Two ZETA Cellos . . . a JC24 Artist Flame Top with TransBlue Burst and a JC25 Ensemble Ash Top with Natural Satin Finish . . . both arriving just in time for Henglewscy's big Cello symposium this coming weekend. This first shipment also includes ZETA's two flagship instruments . . . a JLP5 'Jean-Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz Fusion, Flame Top/Back with Tobacco Burst . . . and a JV44 Jazz Fusion Reissue White. Both violins feature our ZETA 'SLIM' Imbus neck. It's going to be a beautiful day in the Lubon neighborhood . . . won't you stop by . . . give them a try . . . or give Henglewscy a call to schedule an appointment.
You can reach Nell at: 0048 503 338 672. Website: www.henglewscy.com.pl/
Contact: www.henglewscy.com.pl/pl-kontakt.html#21616 ... See MoreSee Less
This is good news! How much will it be the JLP5 jazz fusion(for Romania)?
How much will it be Zeta Jazz Fusion for Bulgaria?
ZETA sales in Qtr2 2021 were brisk and colorful. TransBlue Burst, TransRed BlackEdge Burst, Shaded Cremona Burst, TransBlue BlackEdge Burst, Tobacco Burst, White, Black . . . all with a nice mix of our models and options thrown in. Hope you enjoy browsing our shipment recap. Which is 'y o u r' favorite?
Shipments in May and June 2021:
CV44 Jazz Classic Flame_700, TransBlue, EVS, Durham, NC
JV45 Jazz Fusion Flame Fretted_718, TransRed BlackEdge, EVS, NC
SV25 Strados Modern Flame_713, Shaded Cremona, Princeton, NJ
JV45 Jazz Reissue Flame_396, TransBlue BlackEdge, Richmond, VA
SV24 Strados Modern Legacy Black_666, EVS, Durham, NC
EV04 Acoustic Pro4_669, Music Villa, Bozeman, MT
JLP5 'Jean Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz Reissue_626, Greenville, NC
JLP5 'Jean Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz Reissue_629, EVS, Durham, NC
JLP5 'Jean Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz Reissue_631, EVS, Durham, NC
JV45 Jazz Fusion Legacy Black_597, EVS, Durham, NC
JV45 Jazz Fusion Legacy White_652, EVS, Durham, NC
EV04 Acoustic Pro4_456, EVS, Durham, NC
JV45 Jazz Fusion Legacy White_654, EVS, Durham, NC
*** STOLEN ***
JLP5 'Jean Luc Ponty' Signature Jazz Reissue_645, Beltsville, MD
*** STOLEN ***
(Be on the lookout for JLP5 #645 above . . . stolen upon delivery on June 11, 2021 in Beltsville, MD. Please contact Steve Carlson at ZETA Violins (406) 600-7510 with any tips or information about this instrument, case and bow . . . thank you.)
Thanks to everyone for a great quarter and to EVS (Electric Violin Shop) of Durham, North Carolina USA . . . ZETA's top dealer! ... See MoreSee Less
I got my JLP from EVS in Durham NC great people and even after u buy it. Thanks guys
Ernesto Lago is brightening up the night skies of the Miami area with his new JV45 Reissue White. His full double edged ZETA sports the classic white on white look with white burst treatment on the Imbus neck. Letting your light shine in Miami Ernesto . . . Love it! ... See MoreSee Less
ZETA Violins requests your help in recovering this beautiful and distinctively figured JLP5 Jean-Luc Ponty Signature Model . . . Serial # 20080645 . . . which was stolen on June 11th, 2021 in the Silver Springs area of Maryland, USA. The serial # can be found engraved on the underside of the fingerboard extension and also inside the control route on the signature label. Please inform your local Pawn Shops and Music Stores to be on the look out for this ZETA Violin and case. ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful instrument , I hope you may find it and the thief ....
So very sorry hope u get it back. I know i love my JLP. GOOD LUCK
Great interview !
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)
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for this nice dedicace! Heartbeat for all! To make music better and deeper!
I want the Acoustic pro 5 but too expensive 😭 someday...
Уникален инструмент невероятен звук и тембър.... несравнимо!!!
I may need to add a 3rd Zeta to my arsenal!!! Gorgeous!
Va mulțumesc din suflet . Abia aștept sa o primesc și sa cant pe ea . 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️
Thank you ZETA Violins❤️❤️. 🙏🙏🙏
Зета това е инструментът..
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 . . . ... See MoreSee Less
Top from the 90's until now ... thank you for your attention and patience !!! You created a jewel for me !!
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!!!!!
Looks like ZETA is on a roll!
Hello, one question are all Zeta violins of the Jazz Fusion type?
ZETA best violin
Can u ship them to India
Me prestan 70mil pesitos? Jennifer Jacques Val JA Blue Cat xD 🤣
Price list pls
Great ZETA Violins
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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. 👍
Jihad Akl George Tannous George Hamad
Great zetaviolins! ZETA Violins
Beautiful instrument 👏👏👏
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
Christmas time's a comin' . . . and new ZETA Stage mandos arriving just in time . . . ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
So true, I think he’s the new “Hardest working man in the music business”. And what a nice guy! Congratulations Patrick Contreras!
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
I am waiting for an order in Romania blue
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
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
From Dubai . . . Nico is loving his ZETA Reissue White.
Good violins are made to sound all over the world! 🤩🤩🤩
Sa kushton nje violin ZETA
Cât costă o vioară ca aceasta ?
Cat costa o vioara
Cât costă o vioara
Păi unde mai cântăm cu iele Vere!
Nu zici cît cotă o vioară??????
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 ! ... See MoreSee Less
i want this violin but how?
Yes it is very nice, but the tuning peg system is not good, the metal piece embedded in the peg breaks the thread and is very cumbersome to tune the instrument well with the allen key
Looking great ..!!!! 🤩
Los mejores violines ,son los zeta.🎻
È sempre stato il mio sogno da quando conosco i violini Zeta. Suono il violino da quando ho 8 anni, oggi alla soglia dei miei 53 anni sogno ancora di poter acquistare un violin jazz 5 strings, ma credo rimarrà solo un sogno per me...😔😭♥️♥️♥️♥️🎻🎻🎻
That’s a gorgeous work 🤩
It’s Amazing really 😍🖤👌👌
Wow! Beautyful! 🥰
Is awesome ❤️🎻
The best designer 👩🎨
Love it ! I love my Zeta custom classics, I’m still partial to the black inlaid trim ! Keep up the great work at Zeta 🎻
How much for the violin 🎻
what price this instruments ?
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
Wanted a zeta for at least the past 18’years. My time will come
Hermosos violines me gustan mucho
I’m proud of Zeta!
You have a Hurricane named after you now. 🙂
Yep I played my Zeta stage mandolin during Zeta on the Gulf coast of Alabama and told Steve about that.
Now this is progress!
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'. ... See MoreSee Less
My first electric violinist idol!! Happy Birthday Master! Thank you guys for having me!!
Happy Birthday !! Jean-Luc Ponty ! 🎻🕊
" 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