One of the finest guitars I've ever played
Garry Tallent, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band
ZAD20E Solid African Mahogany Acoustic Electric
ZAD20E Solid African Mahogany Acoustic Electric
ZAD20E Solid African Mahogany Acoustic Electric
ZAD20E Solid African Mahogany Acoustic Electric

ZAD20E Solid African Mahogany Acoustic Electric

In Stores: $1100 Our Price: $795 Sale: $695 - 1 Available

4.61 out of 5
Rated in the top 2% of guitars in the USA
Harmony Central (1200+ reviews)
Ultimate Guitar (900+ reviews)
47 year AAA+++ Better Business Bureau rating
17 year Ebay feedback rating with  10,000 documented sales.
13 year Zager Guitars National Viewpoint Rating

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 the ZAD20 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 fretboard, that simultaneously prevents buzzes and rattles, combined with a special bracing system that produces one of the best sounds in the guitar industry today. Read more

Our ZAD20E Acoustic Electric adds a custom electronic transducer system and automatic tuner that allows you to plug into any amplifier or PA system. In this way you have an acoustic guitar that when unplugged sounds like a true acoustic, but you can also plug it in and play it like a full blown electric. The onboard electronics package with custom equalization gives you the ability to change the sound according to your playing style. It also has a built in automatic tuner that tunes your guitar in a fraction of the time it takes using conventional methods. Our performing artists love this guitar because you can practice with it unplugged without waking the neighbors, then take it on stage and fill a stadium with sound. It truly is like having two guitars in one. Magazine reviews and customer testimonials say the ZAD20E 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 $800?  100% money back guarantee including shipping fees both ways. Lifetime warranty.

  • Full size dreadnought the most popular guitar size in the world.
  • Solid wood construction sounds better every year as it ages.
  • Built in “Fishman” transducer allows you to plug into any amplifier or PA system and play it like a full electric guitar.
  • Built in “Fishman” automatic tuner system tunes your guitar perfectly in seconds and if you’re a beginner actually trains your ear for perfect pitch.
  • Built in “Fishman” equalizer gives you infinite sound possibilities allowing you to dial in the perfect sound.
  • 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

Videos

Features

guitar dimensions
Dreadnought Style
Dreadnaught is the most popular size of guitar in the world. If you want a guitar with bass, volume and power the full size "dread" is the only way to go.
guitar dimensions
Dreadnought Size Dimensions
Height: 41 inches
Box length: 20 inches
Waist: 11 inches
Widest bout: 15.5 inches
Depth: 4.75 inches
Scale length: 25.5 inches
Neck width at nut: 1.74 inches
Distance from E to E strings at nut: 1.52 inches
guitar topmhgy
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.
See full build sheet
zager guitar
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.
neck mhgy
Mahogany Neck
Mahogany—one of the most popular tone woods used on acoustic guitars for the last 50 years
travel size solid electric guitar
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.
guitar rosette mhgy
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.
fret dots
Pearl Fret-markers
Used on only the highest quality guitars in the world. Laid by hand on the fret board one piece at a time. It's a very tedious, time consuming process but the results are breathtaking.
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 transducer
Clearwave Built-in-transducer
A transducer is an amplification device placed under the saddle which allows you to plug into an amplifier and play an acoustic guitar like an electric guitar. This is all run by an on-board electronics package and equalizer that allows you to control the sound. A transducer properly installed by a pro luthier will bring out the bass response and rich ambiance of your guitar's wood. Done improperly your guitar will sound flat and have uneven tone quality.
zager electric guitar
Clearwave Built-in-automatic-tuner
An electronic tuner allows you to tune your guitar in a fraction of the time it takes using conventional tuning methods. Simply hit a string and the LCD indicator guides you into perfect pitch. A red and green light instantly lets you know when the tune is dead on. This is a very important tool for the new player who is trying to develop and train their ear for perfect pitch. It's also helps the professional player who wants to get in perfect tune fast.
zager electric guitar
Clearwave Built-in-equalizer
The equalizer is an electronic unit that controls the sound and volume when plugged into an amplifier or PA system. There are adjustments for highs, mids, lows, and presence.
guitar grover gears silver
Genuine Grover (silver) Tuning-machines
Genuine Grover sealed tuning machines are found on only the finest guitars made. Look at tuners on $2500+ acoustics and you will see the majority have "Grovers." Unlike open gear tuners where the tuning mechanism is exposed, Grover sealed tuners contain a lubricant that keep the tuning mechanism sealed air-tight so the gears turn smooth and continue to for the life of your instrument. Lifetime warranty. If you have a tuner go bad we'll replace it free of charge for life.
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.
zager ez play guitars
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.
frets
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.

Zager Artists of the Month for April




See more artists

Reviews



<penger100@outlook.com>
Chesapeake, Virginia
Model: ZAD-20 Natural

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I've owned an entry level Yamaha, which I sold and bought an entry level Martin (about $600 in 2003). The ZAD20 is by far the easiest to play.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Do I have to choose just one? Ease of playing, well balanced sound, sealed smooth operating tuners,quality workmanship,the scaling of the frets is very accurate.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I've handed it to fellow guitar players and they thought it would sell in the $800 to $1000 range. I bought mine in 2004 for $399 (plus $100 for the case, well worth it!

How would you rate customer support?
You call them they support you. That's how I was able to retire. :) Seriously though, very prompt. I recently needed to add a strap button on the neck. I sent them an email asking what they recommended and they sent me one and a new set of strings free of charge!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely! When I bought this guitar, I did so because of the EZ-play feature. My old Yamaha wasn't easy to play. The entry level Martin was better, but not as good as the Zager. When you're learning you don't want an instrument that makes learning more difficult. With the Zager I've found the guitar is NOT my limiting factor, and as I progress, I find I appreciate this instrument more and more. It's one of those rare items you buy that you're pleased with every time you use it!

Additional comments:
As I review this, my ZAD20 has passed it's 10th birthday. I played it a little when I first got it, but when I retired 3 years ago, I started playing it about 1.5-2 hours a day. It's a great guitar. Pretty much the only thing I need to do with it is adjust the neck when heating season starts and ends (wrench included) change the strings, tune it and play! It has held up wonderfully! The tuners are silky smooth and have never slipped. The action is amazing as is the sound. The ONLY thing I sometimes wish I had was one of the cutaway models like the ZAD20CE to ease getting to the frets past 12. The string to fretboard distance at the nut end of the neck is about 3mm. At the bridge end about 4.5mm. This is on a 10 year old guitar! (I think it sounds mellower now than when it was new too!) Also the in home try out can't be beat!


Arlington, Texas
Model: ZAD-80CE OM

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
yes it compares well.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
very comfortable to play - low action - feels and looks and plays high quality

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

How would you rate customer support?
Pure pleasure to deal with..

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Guitar feels nice and comfortable to play.


<grapenews@comcast.net>
Irving, Texas
Model: ZAD-900CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
The 900 gives me the same feel as my Martin (1971 vintage) D28 and sounds great, even when new. Looking forward to the sound as the wood settles in

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I love the action of this guitar. It bars almost like a full electric. And the woodwork is beautiful. This is also my first acoustic-electric.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would have thought 3200-4000

How would you rate customer support?
So far, the Zager folks have been wonderful and incredibly responsive, even to simple questions. Nothing seems too trivial for them.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I certainly would. Play-ability, beauty and quality of workmanship and materials.

Additional comments:
For an ageing guitarist of 62, the ease of action is a real plus. Come on you Boomer players!

<2ganns@gmail.com>
Plano, Texas
Model: ZAD-80CE OM

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar can be described in one word. Awsome. Better than any guitar I played in the stores. Better than $2000 and $3000 dollar guitars I was playing in the stores. These were the back room stock, not the rack guitars out front.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The finish on this guitar was beautiful. The action and playability out of the box was astounding. The upgrade case was an unexpected benefit.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I was fully prepared to send this guitar back if not satisfied and rush out to purchase a 2 to 3 thousand dollar guitar. I am fully satisfied and love my zager. It is a beautiful instrument and worth more to me than my investment.

How would you rate customer support?
The support by the zager staff has been amazing. Dennis answered all my questions and I know there were many. They responded without high pressure and walked me thru the process and delivered more than was promised. The staff of zager is first rate.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Not only would I recommend zager I am already planning another purchase of one of their superior instruments.



Pasadena, California
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Much easier to finger, both chords and note picking. My hands don't get as tired

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Craftsmanship and sound quality

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1,000+

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent! Polite, responsive and informative

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Without a doubt. There would be no disappointment. It really has a "wow" factor in so many areas.

Additional comments:
I would have written a positive review sooner, but I honestly can't put the guitar down long enough to write.

<tmcove@charter.net>
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Model: ZAD-80CE OM

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This is the nicest guitar that i have ever owned nice deep tones as well as a very even overall sound. this guitar was set up well, the intonation is real nice in playing all over the neck. The only guitars that i've played in stores that are this nice have ugly price that are not.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
the overall setup makes it an easier guitar to play, subtle changes in design make a big overall difference. well thought out design.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
1200.00

How would you rate customer support?
customer support has always been quick to answer questions and a pleasure to deal with.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
yes definitely for the beginner, too many start with a cheap guitar that is bad for the ears, and for the hands.


<ijavert@aol.com>
Pueblo, Colorado
Model: Parlor Size Mahogany

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Extremely easy to play

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Sound for a small guitar

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1000.00

How would you rate customer support?
The best

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Definitely

Additional comments:
For its size the easiest and great sound. Better than my taylor

<Kjeden3@gmail.com>
San Jose, California
Model: ZAD-80

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
No comparison. The Zager is by far and away in a class it's own far above the rest.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The sound.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
This guitar competes with guitars 4 times pricier.

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent. They go the extra mile.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes. The sound is beyond compare. The playability is awesome. The guitar is beautiful and well crafted in every way. Quality.

Additional comments:
Zager rocks!

<triage1954@att.net>
Stamford, Connecticut
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It's the best acoustic I 've ever played.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I think the sound balance between strings both unplugged and amplified.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would think between 2 and 3 thousand dollars.

How would you rate customer support?
Great people, very helpful, and friendly.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would highly recomend this guitar because it's the real deal.

Additional comments:
Even the guitar case is top rate.


Seattle, Washington
Model: ZAD-80 OM

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have only been playing for about 6 years and was ready for something to get me to the next level. I was looking at Martins and Taylors but the price range was out of my reach. When I recieved my Zager I was so amazed at the quality of the sound and the ease of how it played.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Everything. It is a quality insturment. The wood is truly beautiful. The pressure needed to play difficult chords is very low and the sound is perfect.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1600 easy.

How would you rate customer support?
Dennis Zager Jr. was very timely with any questions or concerns I had. Very customer focused and proud of the guitars they are making.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Very much so. Like I said my experience in dealing with Zager was a delight. I cannot say enough about this guitar.


<RickClark@globalserve.net>
Salem, Oregon
Model: ZAD-50CE OM

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I really like it, the sound is as good as my high end taylor and martin. The ease of play is phenomenal.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The ease of play, I have had it for 4 days and it is fast becoming my favorite guitar and I own a Taylor 816, Taylor 716, Martin and a Breedlove j320 Ef studio.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Between $1200-$2200

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support was and is top notch, they responded quickly and accurately .

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, I plan on buying another.

Additional comments:
It is a great guitar. I would give it my highest recommendations

<amdda@comcast.net>
South Bend, Indiana
Model: ZAD-50CE OM

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have Gibson's, Fenders, a Gurian, and a few others and, while I still enjoy playing them all, this Zanger sounds fantastic, is easy to play and has become my everyday go to guitar. I have enough guitars now, trying new ones in stores has just become a fun day. I haven't found one that compares to the Zanger.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The sound, the ease of playing and the looks. Very high quality of workmanship and materials.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1200.00 plus.

How would you rate customer support?
Like family. Every time I have had a question, I get a prompt and helpful response. I usually ask about accessories because I have had no problems with the guitar.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would recommend this guitar company to anyone who wants a high quality guitar that sounds great and is easy and fun to play. I have a couple of professional friends and they are always wanting to borrow the guitar...no way!

Additional comments:
Keep up the great work!

<j.e.florance@gmail.com>
Gainesville, Florida
Model: ZAD-50CE OM

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
No comparison. This baby is sooo much better. Not even in the same league as my old one.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Everything. Beautiful workmanship, full sound, great pickup and electronics, excellent intonation, holds tuning even under extreme playing.

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

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes


<ccduffy80@gmail.com>
Inglewood, California
Model: Parlor Size Mahogany

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It stacks up to my full size Martin

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The fact that is a smaller size which is just what I wanted but has a nice full rich sound

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
200.00

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent a total 10+++ They answered my emails promptly

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Most definitely... Because I can see total attention to detail and quality of the guitar. I understand why it took a little longer to get. It was well worth it

Additional comments:
I know Denny has a lot pride and care in his work. They take care of their customers. Would recommend highly.

<Snopekmotors@sbcglobal.net>
Hayward, California
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
The quality and fit and finish is above comparable models that cost hundreds more! Sound is equal to or better than more expensive brands! Now the good part, the Zager is easier to play.!!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Ease of playing for extended time periods! I mostly played electric but now I have two Zager acoustics and find them easier to play than other brands. My other acoustic would tire my fingers but my Zager is much easier on the fingers...

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
1600-1800$

How would you rate customer support?
My personal experience with Dennis Zager was perfect. He truly cares about the satisfaction of his customers and the quality of his instruments! Another great reason to buy a Zager acoustic.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Definitely would!!! I like the OM size, it's a tad smaller with no compromise in tone or volume. It's an easy transition from electric to a OM size acoustic. I used to dread playing a dreadnought... now I love to play my OM 80 CE

Additional comments:
I could have purchased any brand I wanted.... But I am so glad I chose Zager (for a second time). Zager truly cares for their customers and will see to their complete satisfaction. The quality, the sound, the easy play and the price... Why would you choose any other???

<djwilson@shaw.ca>
Reno, Nevada
Model: ZAD-50CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I am very happy with this guitar both in the construction of it and the way it plays. I feel that it is very comparable to much more expensive guitars and is very good value for the cost.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I like how it plays and especially the feel of the neck. The sound is also very full and well rounded. I also like the upgraded electronics package that is now being used.

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 $1200.00 range and would easily compare to other makes in that range or even slightly higher.

How would you rate customer support?
The customer support was fantastic with all of my emails answered almost immediately.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would recommend this guitar to others for the reasonable price, the solid construction and the customer support that is provided. And remember if you are not happy with the guitar for any reason, send it back.

Additional comments:
Zager made the buying a guitar experience very easy for me and I definitely recommend them.

<vangogh13@hotmail.com>
South Bend, Indiana
Model: ZAD-20 Mahogany

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It is day and night. I am am beginner so I am not a pro by any means, but the Zager is so much more easier to practice on than my LX1 Martin. The quality of the Zager is so much more tan I expected and vs. other guitars the play ability and tone oz the Zager is unsurpassed.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The overall quality of the guitar is heirloom grade, it is just absolutely awesome. The customer service, the case, the guitar finish, quality materials and last but not least the tone. It sounds like a guitar should sound, deep rich tones and the ease of play is astonishing.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Double or triple what I paid for it, but I am glad that I did not.

How would you rate customer support?
10+ Delivery was not off the shelf which is OK for me as I want something that is not cookie cutter and I know work went into making this guitar.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely, 100% would. The quality and ease of play are better than anything I have seen in an instrument and the guitar is absolutely beautiful with a tone that really turns heads, you just cannot believe the richness of the tone from a Zager.

Additional comments:
Cannot wait to buy another!

<charlie-maryann@san.rr.com>
Billings, Montana
Model: ZAD-80

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I purchased the Z80 to replace my Taylor 210ce. I had nothing but trouble with the Taylor from day 1. I was just learning to play and although the Taylor sounded great and looked beautiful I could never get it to tune to key easily. I took it to a guitar shop and had their set up guy work on it. It took him a week and he told me the neck was slightly warped at the 10th fret. I took it to the Taylor factory here in San Diego and they said their was nothing wrong with it. So for a year I practiced and practiced. I still couldn't play a bar chord past the third fret. I took it back to Taylor and they offered to set it up and check it out, for $135.00. When I got it back it was a little better but after 6 months it still would not tune up right and was difficult to play. Then I bought the Zager 80. Wow, what a difference. It is a beautiful guitar and very well made. Bar chords are very easy to play and it tunes up perfect. My wife who has perfect pitch always said I was slightly out of tune when playing the Taylor. But with the Zager the pitch was right on. I wife sang professionally for many years and I trust her ear. The workmanship on my Zager is impeccable. I love the high gloss finish and the Mother of pearl inlay around the sound hole and top. Even the back has some inlay work that looks great. I tired a few high end Matins and Taylors in the store and I honestly think my Zager is just as good, and easy to play.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Besides the way the Zager looks and feels in the hand, the neck is my favorite. It is a little thinner from front to back and it seems flatter in the back of the neck making it easier to keep my thumb low and position my fingers straight down on the strings. Also I think the nut is slightly wider so my fingers have a little more room. I'm playing my chords much cleaner and more difficult chords are easier to play.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Just looking at it I would have to say about $3,000.00. It really looks expensive.

How would you rate customer support?
Before I purchased this guitar online. By the way, you can only buy this guitar online. Zager has cut out the middleman on their instruments and sell direct from the factory. This saved me a ton of money because I didn't have to pay the music stores 2.5% or higher, Mark Up. So you can't go to a music store and buy one. This sounds like a negative but it isn't. Zager has the best return policy in the guitar business. If you do not like it, send it back. And, Zager will even pay the return shipping cost for you. Before I purchased mine I E-mailed Dennis Zager four or five times with questions. He answered me every time. The day I purchased it I called in my order. The Zager people are wonderful to do business with. I only regret I didn't know about them sooner.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Heck Yes I would recommend this guitar to others. Why? 1. It is a quality built instrument. 2. It is much easier to play. 3. It looks great and expensive. 4. You simply cannot beat the price when you compare it against any other guitar.


<bamaman192004@yahoo.com.au >
West Valley, Utah
Model: ZAD-20E Mahogany

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
There is no comparing my new Zager to anything else that I have owned or played. The Zager outplays them all.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The sound and the ease of play.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
1200-2000

How would you rate customer support?
Well I've not really needed any support since I got the guitar but when I was trying to decide which Zager to purchase I emailed Dennis jr about 20 times. Dennis jr. Is the best. He helped me with any questions I had and I had a lot of questions.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. This guitar is so well made and so easy to play. When I took this guitar out of the box I sat down and played for three hours. No pain or soreness in my fingers at all. The sound is just as good as aged Martins that I've played and this thing is brand new. When it gets a little age on it I don't think anything will compare to it on sound.


<max1206music@gmail.com>
Manchester, New Hampshire
Model: ZAD-50CE OM

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Simply the best, I can't say enough how happy I am with it.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
EVERYTHING, no joke, I am amazed how amazing this guitar is.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$3,000 which will compare to how well the guitar plays, feels and sounds.

How would you rate customer support?
10 out of 10 again "amazing"

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, yes, yes, don't go any where else.

Additional comments:
Hi, I am "Max Twelve O Six" a singer/songwriter in the NYC area, and I just got my Zager guitar. I went on a search for a guitar about one year ago, I tired may, many guitars at stores around my area, most of these store here have pretty much all the top guitar anyone would want to play and I did tried them, I can say proudly that my Zager guitar by far outplays any of them, you would have to be crazy to not get one if you are on your search. One of the biggest reasons why I needed a new guitar, is because I have very bad tendonitis on both hands and arms, so I needed a guitar that I could play without aggravating my condition and I know I found it with my Zager.