All Zager guitars come with pickguards. We don’t install them as we have some artists and veteran players who think sound quality is compromised putting anything on the soundboard and others who like the cleaner look without a guard but we always include them as well as a video in our video help library that shows how to install them. (It’s very easy and takes only a minute.) If you’d like Denny to install it before it ships just send a note with your order or email us.
The only way we can offer our handmade guitars at half of our competitors prices is by limiting custom work. We’re the only guitar company in the world who offers a 100% money back guarantee that includes shipping both ways and our customers really like this as it takes all the stress out of buying. There are custom shops who will build guitars to spec but prices are extremely high (usually $5000+) and they never offer a money back guarantee as the guitar is custom built just for you. The models we have now have been refined over the last 47 years and have the highest ratings and the best reviews.
Does Zager make custom built guitars?
Yes here is a link to our left hand guitar inventory page: http://zagerguitar.com/left-handed-models/
My father doesn’t build classical nylon strung guitars because their necks are so wide (usually over 2 inches) it makes them really hard to play. Many players like my father use the thumb of their left hand to form chords and that wide of neck makes it literally impossible to do this. I think this is why over 90% of guitars made today are steel strung like our own. Many large handed players think they need a large neck and that’s true to a point, but unfortunately their string spacing is still narrow so you’re still bumping strings and missing chords like on smaller necked guitars. My fathers guitars have custom string spacing so you’re no longer bumping adjacent strings but the neck is still easy to get your hand around. Combined with lower string heights and lower strings pressures so you barely have to press to form chords and all the other little things my father builds into his guitars and playability increases exponentially. If you like follow this link to read reviews from customers who used to play nylon strung guitars who now play our custom steel strung guitars because they’re easier on their fingers. http://guitarreview.net/reviews.php
My father used to offer 12’s many years ago but phased out due to the amount of work involved and low demand but we have been having more customers ask for them lately so it might become a possibility in the future.
Denny used to modify guitars for customers 40 years ago which is where he gained much of his knowledge in good and bad guitar design but stopped when he began building his own guitars. He realized by designing his guitars from the ground up he could incorporate his own custom neck design, fretboard, bridge, nut, saddle, and bracing designs and because of this his own guitars played significantly easier and also sounded better than guitars he only modified. You can still find many of Denny’s modified guitars on the used market and they are very good guitars but they have nowhere near the playability and sound levels of his own custom guitars he builds from scratch.
My father only offers his guitars direct from our website meaning there is no middleman price mark up. In this way quality control is perfect since he’s the last one to handle your guitar before it’s delivered to you, and our prices are 50% less since you’re buying direct from our workshop in Lincoln, Nebraska.
To remove all risk we’re the only guitar company in the world with a true 100% money back guarantee that includes shipping fees both ways meaning you can try a guitar in your home instead of a crowded noisy music store, with your own equipment, and without risking a penny.
Where can I try a Zager?