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ZETA JV45 Jazz Fusion 5-string electric violin, transparent blue over maple top

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The Jazz Fusion is ZETA’s flagship electric violin, made famous by jazz fusion violinist Jon-Luc Ponty. The ZETA Jazz Fusion delivers a clean, electric violin tone that transmits less bow change sound than almost any other piezo transducer system.

This instrument also has the '92 JLP Reissue preamp, designed by ZETA in replicate the classic tone Jean-Luc Ponty's original ZETA Jazz Fusion violins. The price includes a custom black ZETA-branded case, and ZETA's curved upper bout indicator.

The ZETA Fusion is a semi-hollow construction of lightweight mahogany. Instead of a traditional tailpiece, it has a fixed attachment point for the strings that preserves the proper angle of strings across the bridge. There are no upper bouts, so fast shifts up and down the neck do not require the left hand to come around the upper part of the body. This can really increase up your improvisational freedom. For those who want that physical cue, a metal rod comes with the instrument that can be installed in the body to emulate the rib of the violin.

The Jazz Bridge has 2 sensors per string, and is much thicker than ZETA’s other bridges. It is height adjustable with a tiny allen wrench. There are two directional piezo pickups per string, perpendicular to each other. They read the movement of the string at 90 degree angles, effectively canceling out unwanted harmonics and bow noise. Each paired pickup signal is divided and run to separate internal gain controls so that the string level can be balanced for analog uses, while allowing the output to be separated cleanly for MIDI applications.

The Jazz bridge delivers a clean, electric violin tone that is favored by artists world-wide. The overall sound of the Jazz bridge is full and satisfying, and it transmits less bow change sound than then almost any other piezo transducer system. This is also the first of our Jazz Fusions equipped with the new "1992 JLP Jazz Reissue" preamp. Going forward, this will be the standard preamp on all Jazz Fusions. Its output is noticeably stronger than the previous version. The 1992 JLP Jazz Reissue preamp also has a crisper tone which cuts through a little more than the old preamp, which has a mellower sound.


  • ‘ZETA’ ebony chinrest and ebony tailpiece
  • Onboard preamp
  • Onboard volume control
  • 1/4-inch output jack
  • Multi-pin MIDI output jack
  • Custom ZETA case included

MIDI Compatibility

  • With EVS 8-pin 13-pin MIDI cable:
    • ZETA Synthony
    • ZETA Synthony II
    • Roland GR-20
    • Roland GR-33
  • With EVS 8-pin to 8-pin MIDI cable:
    • ZETA VC-220
    • ZETA VC-225
  • With ZETA 8-pin to 13-pin 12-foot or 20-footMIDI cable:
  • Roland GR-55
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