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38 inch Parlor Size Solid African Mahogany Acoustic
38 inch Parlor Size Solid African Mahogany Acoustic
38 inch Parlor Size Solid African Mahogany Acoustic
38 inch Parlor Size Solid African Mahogany Acoustic

38 inch Parlor Size Solid African Mahogany Acoustic

In Stores: $900 Our Price: $695 Sale: $595 - 1 Available

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  • 38 inch Parlor size easier for small players but still provides a rich sound.
  • Solid wood construction sounds better every year as it ages.
  • Most players buying our Parlor are coming from Taylor GS Mini and Little Martin

Denny designs his parlor guitars for players who love the feel of smaller guitars but not the smaller sound. The Zager Parlor series guitars provide you with excellent playability due to their 2 inch shorter scale neck design making them easier for smaller players, but Denny gave it a slightly larger box so sound is richer and deeper.  It won’t sound like our OM or Full size guitars but our customers say it has the best sound of any small guitar on the market today.  The 2 words we hear from players when describing our parlor guitars are “comfortable” and “fun”. Read more

60 years of playing, performing and teaching has given Denny an advantage over the majority of guitar builders today. Denny understands the demands of the professional player because he is one. He discovered there are certain key elements that make a great guitar, and with that knowledge he created our 38 inch Parlor Series. Elements like solid wood construction, high quality hardware, a custom neck design that feels good in your hand, string spacing that allows you to move faster on the fret board, that simultaneously prevents buzzes and rattles, combined with a special bracing system that produces one of the best sounds in the guitar industry today. Magazine reviews and customer testimonials say the Zager 38 inch Parlor outperforms guitars from the top 2 guitar makers at twice its price. Where else are you going to find a custom handmade guitar worked on by a Master luthier for under $700?  100% money back guarantee including shipping fees both ways. Lifetime warranty.

  • 38 inch Parlor size easier for small players and children but still provides a rich sound.
  • Solid wood construction sounds better every year as it ages.
  • Hand carved bracing for greater movement of the soundboard providing a richer sound.
  • Slim neck design feels natural in your hand making it easier to form chords.
  • Custom string spacing for greater speed and accuracy (and less rattles).
  • Zager soft touch fret design for less string bite and finger fatigue.
  • Adjustable truss rod to raise or lower action depending on your playing style.
  • Special ultra thin high gloss finish allows more movement of the body for deeper sound
  • Hand carved bone nut and saddle. (Found on predominantly $1500+ guitars).
  • Hand laid abalone inlay rosette with pearl fret markers.
  • Genuine Grover tuning machines (best in the world).
  • 100% money back guarantee
  • Lifetime warranty

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guitar dimensions
Parlor Size Dimensions
Height: 38 inches
Box length: 19 inches
Waist: 9.75 inches
Widest bout: 14.75 inches
Depth: 4 inches
Scale: 23.5 inches
Neck width at nut: 1.70 inches
Distance from E to E strings at nut: 1.41 inches
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4/5 Parlor Size Style
25% smaller then our full size guitars. Close in size to our Orchestra Model (OM size) guitars but with the 2 inch shorter scale neck design that makes it easier for smaller players.
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Mahogany Top
The most important part of an acoustic guitar is its top. The top acts like a speaker. When a string is plucked energy is transferred to the top and the top starts to move. Mahogany has all the characteristics of a great tonewood; its weight and strength allow for well-defined ranges of tone as well as strong volume. It's a little harder wood with better projection and real character in the grain. It works easily and displays beautiful figure, everything from straight-grained to flamed, quilt, curl, and mottled.
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Mahogany Back-sides
One of the most popular tone woods used on acoustic guitars today. If you’re looking for punchy bass, solid mids and sparkling highs mahogany is the wood you want on your next guitar. Acoustic guitars in general tend to live in the midrange portion of the sound spectrum, and mahogany in particular displays this characteristic best. Mahogany's tendency to emphasize midrange tones gives this guitar a rich full sound no matter the playing style. You can fingerpick, strum, or flatpick and mahogany always delivers.
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Mahogany Neck
Mahogany—one of the most popular tone woods used on acoustic guitars for the last 50 years
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Mahogany Headstock
Mahogany is lightweight yet strong, and its timeless look is used on many quality guitars. The guitar head stock configuration is a registered trademark and is used under license from C.F. Martin & Co. Inc. of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA.
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Abalone Rosette
Abalone type inlay is found on only the highest quality guitars. Laid by hand one piece at a time, the color and translucence of each piece changes with different amounts of light. Not only does it add to the look of your guitar, but it also adds to the value.
high gloss finish
High Gloss Finish
High-gloss finish provides excellent protection but at the same time is extremely light and elastic. This is a crucial point in both the sound of the guitar and its ability to age—which is what makes a guitar sound better year after year. A thick finish muffles a guitar's vibration and blocks aging.
guitar truss
Custom Adjustment Setting Truss-rod
Denny designs his guitars with a truss rod adjustment setting that allows you to dial in your guitar to your particular playing style. In this way if you're a heavy handed player you can set the action higher so you can "get on it" a little for more power, and if you're lighter handed touch player you can dial in the action low so you can move faster and play longer with less fatigue.
guitar nut
Bone Hand Carved Nut
Denny hand carves his nuts from bone for each guitar so the strings are set lower with custom spacing. Lower string heights make it easier to press down to form chords and it also increases finger speed. Custom spacing allows you to move faster with less buzzes, mutes, and rattles because you’re no longer bumping adjacent strings. Custom string spacing makes it easier for all hands sizes big and small. Lifetime warranty. Break a nut and we'll replace it free of charge for life
guitar saddle
Tusq Hand Carved Saddle
Denny hand carves each saddle for each individual guitar. Denny also adjusts the intonation settings to bring the guitar harmonically in balance with itself. This not only makes your guitar easier to play, but it also makes it sound more powerful. Customers say our guitars fall into tune easier and stay in tune longer...this is one of the reasons why. Denny uses only genuine "Tusq" brand saddles on his guitars which you generally only find on higher dollar acoustics . Lifetime warranty. Break a saddle and we'll replace it free of charge for life.
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Zager Custom Lights Strings
Zager custom strings are designed by Denny exclusively for his Guitars. We have customers using all brands and gauges of strings on our guitars with excellent results (Elixir, Martin, Fender, Gibson, D'addario) but these are the strings our customers seem to like the most on our guitars. Hand wound daily in our shop in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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Zager Soft Touch (Hand Filed) Frets
Denny hand files each fret one at a time on every guitar that leaves our shop. By filing the frets Denny achieves two important things. When sliding up and down the neck your fingers will no longer get irritated and sore and you won't suffer from what we call "String Bite" and overall finger fatigue. Secondly, when you file the frets by hand each fret will have the same uniform height. 9 times out of 10 when you have a buzzing string it has nothing to with your playing, it’s because you have a guitar with a fret that’s sitting away from the fret board hitting a string.
life time warranty
Lifetime Warranty
Our warranty is simple. Lifetime on all guitars. A quality guitar should be made to last a lifetime and if it doesn't it wasn't a quality guitar to begin with.

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Reviews



<michaelht1@tx3.com>
Jacksonville, Florida
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
As I am not a professional guitar player, I can only state how it feels,looks and sounds in regards to others I have played and the one that I own: Simply stated there is no comparison! the ZAD80 has such an incredible richness in tone, it is every bit as easy to play as the advertisement says, weight feels perfect and the workmanship simply superb!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The beauty! the wood is amazing,the inlays immaculate and of course the sound, pride in workmanship says it all.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
well over $2000 (easily)

How would you rate customer support?
Zager has without doubt the best customer support I have encountered anywhere, emails are answered very quickly, answers to questions are given freely and completely so even someone that does not know guitars can be assured they are being given the best advise: Case in Point; when I wrote and said I was unsure of which model would be best for me as a beginner, I was given an entire explanation of what to expect from the ZAD20 and the ZAD80 with the ZAD20 (the lower priced model) being recommended to me. The only reason I decided to go with the ZAD80 instead was its sheer beauty. The customer support is unbeatable and this type of honesty and knowledge is priceless.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
In a heartbeat, quality, quality and quality! I found I was dealing what totally honest and professional guitar maker, willing to provide explanations and guidance. The workmanship speaks for itself, when I received and finally opened the case after it allow to come to room temperature, I simply held it and marveled at its beauty! When I played a couple of notes on it I knew I had made a well informed choice.

Additional comments:
This is without doubt the finest Guitar I have come across, it is beautiful and the sound is without equal. Dealing with Dennis was informative and every aspect from selection to shipment was exceptionally well communicated. My ZAD80 is a treasure and will be treated as such. It has been my pleasure to have this transaction with you, I now own a guitar that shows pride in craftsmanship and advanced knowledge in its creation. Thank you

<rgallop@shaw.ca>
Scottsdale, Arizona
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar is the best price performing guitar I have found on the market. Quality and workmanship are first class. Action is best I have owned. This guitar plays nicer than Martins that I have owned. Finish is awesome.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Denny's

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Best value I have yet to find anywhere.

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is the best I have ever experienced. Questions by email or phone are answered very promptly. Shipping and handling are the best in the market. Guitar comes complete with pick, humidity indicator, spare set of strings and lots of recommendations on how to get the best value out of your purchase. Such as, what strap should you use on your guitar and why? Comes with a life time guarantee. Denny\'s web site has lots of hints and tips that show his commitment to happy delighted customers.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have recommended this guitar to my friends and family. I will by another which is the highest recommendation that a person can make. Can\'t wait to show this to my

Additional comments:
Quality, service, value for your money and life time guarantee. Not to mention..


Allentown, Pennsylvania
Model: ZAD-20 Sunburst

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
No comparison. I have owned a Guild 25, Alvarez, presently own a Seagull 25th anniversary which is overall very nice to play and the string spacing is why I bought it, but this Zagar that I just got is superb in every way and much more enjoyable to play in the way it is constructed. Top shelf is how I would put it.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I like the comfortable feel of the neck and the extra wide spacing between strings as my fingers are rather large. I also love the looks of the Sunburst and the pearl inlay around the sound hole. You have to see it to appreciate it. It\'s a joy to look at and play. I would never want another guitar, EVER!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would price it around the $1200 range.

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent in every way!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I not only would, but I will for every reason stated above. You couldn\'t possibley get a better quality guitar unless maybe you want to spend a couple of thousand dollars and even then, I don\'t know if it would be any better.

Additional comments:
This company has been making these guitars since 1969 so they are well established. There is no possible way that you could lose by purchasing one of these outstanding guitars as Zagar has a 100% money back guarantee and that even includes free shipping both ways should you not like it so it costs you nothing.........I don\'t think you\'ll be sending it back though once you open the box and see it and then play it! You will then become another believer and satisfied customer who would be more than happy to send in a comment just as I am doing here. I only wish I had known about this guitar company years ago! Zagar Guitar is simply superb!


New York, New York
Model: ZAD-20E Sunburst

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar stands on its own. It is the best sounding guitar I\'ve played in nearly 40 years of playing.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The action and the feel of the neck. For years I have suffered with pain in my chording hand. The pain in my fingers while playing and after that went to the bones and the joints. I experience no pain whatsoever with the Zager guitar. There is no buzz. The sound is great with a pick or fingerpicking and it holds its tuning. Excellent guitar and craftsmanship.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1000

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, and I would strongly recommend this guitar to anyone who has pain that comes with years of playing and age.

Additional comments:
I cannot express in words the joy I feel over the pure pleasure of playing a guitar without pain. I am deeply grateful that Mr. Zager cared enough to make his guitars for people like myself. I have nothing but praise for the Zager guitar and it looks great.

<magersmike@aol.com>
Peoria, Arizona
Model: ZAD-50CE Natural

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I OWN A FENDER CASTER, LES PAUL GIBSON, MARTIN D-28, G SERIES TAKAMINE, AND SEVERAL OTHERS. WHAT I NEEDED WAS ANOTHER GUITAR. WHAT CAN I SAY, I LOVE GUITARS. WILL HAVE TO SAY THE ZAD-20CE IS A FINE INSTRUMENT. NICE SOUND, FANTASTIC APPEARANCE, WELL CONSTRUCTED, AND PLAYS LIKE A DREAM.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
LIKE SEVERAL THINGS ABOUT THIS GUITAR. SOUNDS REALLY NICE THROUGH MY FENDER AMP, THE FINISH IS FLAWLESS, AND THE EASY PLAY SET-UP, IS WONDERFUL. DANNY REALLY KNOWS HOW TO SET UP A GUITAR. THE ZAD-20CE IS EVERYTHING I WANTED IN AN ACOUSTIC.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I WOULD HAVE EXPECTED THIS GUITAR TO BE PRICED MUCH HIGHER. PROBABLY IN THE $1200 TO $1200 RANGE. FOR WHAT I PAID, I AM WELLED PLEASED. VERY GOOD GUITAR FOR THE PRICE.

How would you rate customer support?
CUSTOMER SUPPORT AT ZAGER IS OUTSTANDING. I SENT THEM AN EMAIL AND GOT AN ANSWER IN ONLY A FEW MINUTES. THE BATTERY IN MY HUMIDITY GAUGE, WAS BAD, AND I HAD NEW BATTERIES WITHIN A FEW DAYS. NO QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS. ALL MY QUESTION WHERE ANSWERED IN A TIMELY AND COURTEOUS MANNER.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS GUITAR TO ANYONE WANTING A GREAT ELECTRIC ACCOUSTIC. FOR THE PRICE, YOU CAN\'T BEAT IT. I\'VE HAD MINE FOR 4-5 MONTHS, WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS, WHAT SO EVER. ONE THING I HAVE NOTICED, IS HOW WELL SHE STAYS TUNED, AND I\'M STILL ON THE ORGINAL SET OF STRINGS. ALSO THE ON BOARD TUNER IS REALLY A PLUS, WHEN AND IF SHE SHOULD DRIFT A BIT, WHICH ISN\'T OFTEN.

Additional comments:
THE ZAD-20CE HAS REALLY BEEN A GOOD CHOICE. I AM REALLY ENJOYING IT. THANKS DANNY FOR SUCH A GREAT DEAL. ALSO I SPENT THE EXTRA $100 FOR THE CASE, AND IT WAS WELL WORTH IT.

<Mark@yipeiyo.com>
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Model: ZAD-80

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
The ZAD 80 is a great compliment to my Martin because it is a very unique sounding guitar and is very easy to play. I would say at least 20 percent easier which is saying something because my Martin is one that I selected after trying probably 100 guitars. I have tried 3 Zagers and they are all easy to play and were very close to one another in that respect

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The guitar is very well made and the tonal quality is fantastic. It looks great and it plays great.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Between 2000 and 3000 based on the way it is made and the quality of the fit and finish

How would you rate customer support?
I would rate customer support as one of the finest I have seen. The speed at which I got answers to my questions and the speed of response was exemplary

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I already have and I will continue to recommend the guitar to others. All you need to do is try some guitars in the 2000 dollar range and then try one of these in order to know that the Zager is a better value. I have found guitars in that range that are really nice but nothing at around a thousand that is even close.

Additional comments:
Some things sound too good to be true. The Zager guitar sounds too good to be true but it is true. It really is a high quality instrument at a fantastic price with fantastic service. Email me below if you would like to know more


Lansing, Michigan
Model: ZAD-80

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
No comparison. I just sold the old one on Ebay

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I am a novice. One of the things that stopped me from improving was finger pain from pressing on the strings. No pain with this guitar. Also, the sound is tremendous!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Don't know, never checked out expensive guitars

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent! Who ever heard of getting a response to an Email within minutes?

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Excellent value, top quality, easy to play

Additional comments:
I can't put the dang thing down!

<gwbowman@ritzcom.net>
Memphis, Tennessee
Model: ZAD-50CE Natural

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I had a seagull guitar made in Canada I started out with, and after reading the reviews on your guitars and checking out other guitars at the music stores I wanted to try one of yours. At the price for a quality guitar you sell, some of the others were far to expensive to justify. After playing your guitar and can feel the difference in the way it plays to the way my old guitar played.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Overall the guitar is beautiful and well built, being a carpenter and being fussy how things should be, I appreciate the time and effort, patience and pride it take to build something of quality, and I would say you have done this on this guitar.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would think that this guitar could easily be worth two to three times more than what you are selling them for.

How would you rate customer support?
Thumbs up, you could not ask for better support.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have already started to promote this guitar to my friends and family. I have a friend that has a marten guitar and he can hardly wait to play mind.

Additional comments:
Keep up the good work, you have a quality product, and is nice to see the little guy get a piece of the action. Jealousy gets you nowhere, you need step up or step out, so don't get to discouraged about some negative comments.




Tempe, Arizona

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It is beautiful and from my beginner perspective and my as yet un-calloused fingers, will be much easier to learn to play.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It is simply beautiful.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
between 6 and 8 hundred.

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent, very responsive.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I always prefer to buy products from craftsman who genuinely care about every detail and recommend such products to others whenever I can.

Additional comments:
I am very happy with every aspect of the purchasing process and am not at all disappointed with my guitar. In this economy, this sort of purchase seems a luxury, but because I am completely satisfied, I have no regrets or second thoughts.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Model: Travel Size Mahogany

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It does not compare too much out there. This guitar is perfect right out of the box. EZ Play is exactly that, EZ to play. I have had (30+ year professionals) comment that it's probably one of the nicest guitars they ever played. Where did you get this guitar, they ask? What\'s that name again, they ask? I have friends that play, and when they come over to my home, the first thing they ask is, "where is the Zager?"

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It's depndability and ease of playing!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$800-$1200

How would you rate customer support?
A+ There are only two companies I would even consider to give an A+. 1)Zager Guitar 2)Swarovski Optics

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes! because I know my recommendation to others would never cause me embarassment.

Additional comments:
This is the second Zager guitar I have purchased and I am completely and 100% satisfied with the experience. Denny, thanks for doing what you do!

<rgallop@shaw.ca>
Providence, Rhode Island
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
My Zager has better sound than the Martin that I owned. The action is way better than both of those guitars. I can play for at least an hour longer everyday and it is more rewarding to play as it is easier on the fingers. I do a lot of jams and more often than not 3-4 people gather around after the jam to try my Zager. My guitar stands out amongst the others in the jam. The sound is more crisp and the volume is great even without the amp. When I plug it into the amp people cannot believe the quality. I do not have to tune this guitar as often as the Martin and when I do it just has to be moved a 1000th of an inch to bring it right on. I have never owned a guitar that has kept tuned as nice as this one. I sit next to others in my jam sessions who have Martins and they cannot believe the quality of the sound that is coming from my guitar.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The quality of the sound and the quality of the guitar. I really take pride in taking this guitar out of the case and putting it on display. I am really proud to own this guitar.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would estimate this guitar to be in the 2200 to 3000 range.

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is the best I have ever experienced. Zager takes pride in having \"delighted happy customers\". I am planning to buy another guitar from Zager.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I am planning to buy another Zager. That is the best recommendation anyone can make. Its one thing to say your happy with the product you bought, its another to say your are so happy that you want to buy another one.

Additional comments:
The quality of this guitar is amongst the finest that I have seen. The Abalone inlay is stunning. The action on this guitar is the best I have ever had. Zager has the best web site I have seen. If you want a great purchase experience an easy to play guitar that sounds awesome and the best support available check out ZagerGuitar.com. You will be a delighted happy customer. Zager does not ship to Canada so I had mine shipped to the closest US border city. I drove 120 miles to pick it up. It was worth every bit of my time and I would do it all again for my next guitar from Zager.