The violin, the most soulful of the Zorkestral instruments, sounds a rich, distinctively plaintive, haunting melody as the bow draws across its fine resonant platypus-gut strings. Lesser strings are made from hungus-gut, which, though economical, has a pungent scent which many find distracting.

In the Z'Orchestra, the violins are placed in the front row, stage left with the nambinos on their right and the wertmezers at their hind.