$3,190 $3,240
SHOPWORN: One small ding on back edge. Built to be plugged in and played with amplification. A world-class pickup, traditional ‘A’ body styling and advanced construction techniques come together in this top quality acoustic/electric mandolin. Zeta’s Stage mandolin embodies the experience of over 10,000 mando builds. The Zeta Strados pickup system is truly innovative and provides an extremely natural acoustic tone, tone like no other system on the market. These are custom instruments built entirely in Steve Carlson's Zeta shop in Belgrade, Montana with the professional player in mind.  Semi-hard foam suspension case included. For those who don't know, Steve Carlson was the innovator behind Flatiron mandolins, beginning in the early 1980s until it was sold to Gibson in the 1990s.   More Details...

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  • Solid Flame Red Maple Back and Sides
  • Solid Red (Adirondack) Spruce Top
  • Traditional ‘A’ Shape w/F-Holes and Tone Bars
  • Deflection Tuned Top & Back
  • Volume Balanced Chamber Size
  • Proprietary Tone Port
  • ‘ZETA’ Engraved James Tailpiece
  • Traditional Sunburst High-Gloss Lacquer Finish


  • Straight-Grain Plain Sugar Maple Neck
  • Snakehead Peghead with Ebony Veneer
  • Traditional Tuning Gears with Ivoroid Buttons
  • Deco Style ‘Sconce’ Inlay
  • Ebony Fingerboard, Picking Scallop beyond the 20th Fret
  • Compound Radius Fingerboard
  • Two-Way Adjustable Truss-Rod
  • Violin Style Oiled ‘Fast’ Neck (soft ‘V) with Sunburst Lacquered Peghead & Heel
  • Bolt-On Neck with Fully Contiguous Hard Maple Fingerboard Extension
  • Bone Nut, 1-1/8" Nut Width


  • 2-Piece, Brass Lifters with Fine Thread Adjustment
  • ‘Brekke’ Style Ebony Housing with Ebony Bridge Saddle
  • Saddle features dual isolated ‘opposing’ pickup elements per string pair (‘finger’), so 8 total
  • Discreet signals pass from each string pair to internal  ‘active’ preamp
  • Each string ‘pair’ signal is volume adjustable via individual gain pots providing a ‘balanced’ user adjustable experience as necessary
  • Separate Master Gain pot
  • 9-Volt internal battery (~1000 hour life)
  • Unlike all other mandolin pickups . . . NO Boom Box effect