I am considering the purchase of one of these beauties. Unfortunately, I can’t exactly walk to the local music store and try one out. There are two Zeta dealers close-by, and neither of them carries it (one of them is looking into getting one, but I’m not hopeful). Given the price, I’m not comfortable ordering one on the interwebs without playing it first.

I’m in a bit of a quandary; because this isn’t a common instrument, it’s not something that most stores are willing to order and have it using up valuable retail space if I decide not to buy it. As far as I can tell, the only physical store which actually deliberately stocks electric cellos is in NC.

I’m located in Mountain View, CA. Does anyone know of a person or place with a zeta cello (or really, any electric) within, say, an hour’s drive who would let me audition it?