Denny Zager is a guitar genius
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ZAD50CE Solid Spruce/Mahogany Acoustic Electric Smaller “OM” Size
ZAD50CE Solid Spruce/Mahogany Acoustic Electric Smaller “OM” Size
ZAD50CE Solid Spruce/Mahogany Acoustic Electric Smaller “OM” Size
ZAD50CE Solid Spruce/Mahogany Acoustic Electric Smaller “OM” Size

ZAD50CE Solid Spruce/Mahogany Acoustic Electric Smaller “OM” Size

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Possibly the last guitar you’ll ever buy.  60 years of playing, performing and teaching guitar 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 Zager ZAD50 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

In designing the ZAD50CE “OM” Denny wanted to build a guitar that had the special details you see in only $2500 instruments.  Things like a Venetian cutaway box design that allow you to slide your hand down low “into” the guitar for easier playability.  Hand scalloped bracing that gives the guitar a more powerful robust sound.  Hand filed frets that allow your fingers to glide over the fretboard without chafing your fingertips.

For 2016 Denny called Bob Fishman at Fishman Electronics (considered the best guitar electronics company in the world) and ordered the Fishman 60 Series electronics package used in our $1500 ZAD80 Series guitars.  The electronic transducer system and automatic tuner allow you to plug into any amplifier or PA system and play it like a full blown electric.  The onboard equalization package provides infinite sound possibilities with a built in automatic tuner that tunes your guitar in a fraction of the time it takes using conventional methods.  When you’re tired of electric simply unplug and you’ll have the traditional sound of an acoustic.

Pros using the ZAD50CE “OM” on stage say it matches or betters $2000 instruments, but with easier playability and a much lower price since you’re buying direct from our workshop in Lincoln, Nebraska. Be sure to read artist comments and magazine reviews on the 50 as it consistently rates in the top 5% of acoustics made world wide. 100% money back guarantee including shipping fees both ways. It’s a lifetime instrument so it comes with a lifetime warranty.

  • Smaller “OM Size” Orchestra Model.  15% smaller than full size.  Similar to Martin OOO and Taylor Grand Auditorium.   Narrower hour glass shape sits lower in your lap making it easier to pull in close under your arm.  Thinner body provides a slightly thinner sound but doesn’t overpower mics in the recording studio.
  • Solid wood construction sounds better every year as it ages.
  • Venetian cutaway box design allows you to slide down low into the box for easier playability.
  • Built in genuine Fishman 60 transducer  system from our $1500 ZAD80CE allows you to plug into any amplifier or PA system and play it like a full electric guitar.
  • Built in genuine Fishman 60 automatic tuner system from our $1500 ZAD80CE tunes your guitar perfectly in seconds and if you’re a beginner actually trains your ear for perfect pitch.
  • Built in genuine Fishman 60 equalizer system from our $1500 ZAD80CE 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.
  • Ivory binding detail and zipper stripe down back (Found in predominantly $1500+ guitars).
  • Genuine Grover tuning machines (best in the world).
  • 100% money back guarantee
  • Lifetime warranty

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Features

guitar dimensions
OM Size Dimensions
Height: 40 inches
Box length: 19 inches
Waist: 9.75 inches
Widest bout: 15.5 inches
Depth: 4.25 inches
Scale: 25.5 inches
guitar dimensions
OM Style
Orchestra models (referred to as OM's) have a body that is 15% smaller then our full size guitars. They have a slightly narrower hour glass design which make them sit lower in your lap so they're a little easier to get your arm around, especially if you're smaller in stature or if you have a larger mid section. Neck size and scale length are identical to our full size guitars.
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Sitka Spruce 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. Spruce offers a tight, punchy low end response with great projection. Players who demand a powerful sound with tons of projection will hear the benefit of a Sitka spruce top. Used on only the highest quality guitars in the world.
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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.
guitar brace work
Zager Design (Hand Scalloped) Bracework
The technique of scalloping or shaving the braces can have a huge impact on the power and tone of an acoustic guitar. By shaving or reducing the thickness of the brace, it becomes more flexible and therefore lets the top move more freely. When done by a Master Luthier the brace maintains its structural integrity, while making the top more efficient. The result is faster attack, longer sustain, more bass, more power, and an overall improvement in the whole tone system.
Zipper Stripe Back-detail
Laid by hand one piece at a time. Adds to the overall beauty and sets off the color of the wood. Found on only the highest quality guitars in the world.
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
Genuine Fishman Built-in-transducer
Fishman transducers are the highest quality transducers used in acoustic guitars today. 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.
Genuine Fishman Isys Plus Built-in-automatic-tuner
Ask any pro who makes the finest guitar electronics systems in the world and 9 out of 10 will say Fishman. 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 fas
Genuine Fishman Isys Plus Built-in-equalizer
Fishman equalizers are the highest quality equalizers used in acoustic guitars today. 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. Fishman EQ's are used exclusively on high end acoustics by artists such as Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Alan Jackson and Aerosmith to name just a few.
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Genuine Grover (gold) 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.
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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.
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.

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<lbiron@cfl.rr.com>
Topeka, Kansas
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Comparable to the best I have played in a combination of fidelity and ease of play. My old guitar is a Guild acoustic/electric and doesn't have near the playability or sound of my Zager.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
My favorite part is the neck/fretboard. Excellent action and crafted for ease of play.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$2,200

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent customer support. All questions have been promptly and accurately answered.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely! In fact I have already "spread the word" by encouraging my guitar playing friend to check out the web site. I will only recommend a product I believe in and trust.

Additional comments:
I have played for quite a few years and actually put down my guitar for most of the past 10 years. I work in a high stress enviromnet and considered that picking up the guitar and playing again could provide some needed relaxation. I was not satisfied with the sound and action of my old guitar and began researching the internet for alternatives that wouldn't break the bank. The result was my purchase of a ZAD-80CE which has everything I was looking for in a guitar with the added bonus of excellent craftsmanship at a reasonable price. I am a proud owner and am enjoying playing as never before.

<scott@rmglawfirm.com>
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-50CE Natural

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It beats my Yamaha hands down for ease of playing and sound quality.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It's playability.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$600

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is unparalleled. Several years after I bought the guitar the nut broke when a home repairman knocked the guitar off its stand. Zager told me how to remove it and send it in to them. They custom made a new one for free and had it back to me in a matter of days. You can't get better customer support period.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely! A great guitar at a fair price, and the best customer service around. Once you buy a guitar from them you are part of their family and they will take care of you.


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have owned Takamine, Gibson, Martin, Yamaha,Ovation and Seagulls along with a few others. The playability of this guitar beats all others I have owned. I bought a Zad20CE a couple of years ago, and found myself picking it up and leaving the others. (the others were a Martin and Seagull) I recently bought a Zad80CE and found it to be of such superior quality that I am selling everything else, and moving only to Zagers

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
This is a toss up. Playability, or sound. They are clear, bright and the sustain is second to none.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would expect the price of the 80CE to be in the $1700-$2300 range

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent, I have sent emails that were responded to within minutes.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Without a doubt, Save yourself a lot of pain, both in the wallet and with your fingers!

Additional comments:
My Zad20CE is destined to be the road guitar, as I travel a lot and enjoy taking a guitar with me. They are both beautiful guitars. When I took a 20CE to a shop to show a friend, everyone there wanted a little time on it. I wouldn't recommend anything else for any level of player.

<levar.mike@yahoo.com>
St. Paul, Minnesota
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-80CE OM

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
i have some excellent, great-sounding guitars, but no expensive big name ones except maybe my older McPherson, which i bought at a bargain price on ebay, but my Zager 80ce-om has a fuller, sweeter deeper sound and it does it much easier than the others. it has a fuller resonance than my other guitars even tho it's a somewhat smaller orchestra model. it's a beautiful, friendly-sized guitar with a big guitar sound!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
the sweet, mellow tone is absolutely fantastic! and it projects its full deep round sound so easily! the tones are complete and clear and so easy to achieve that my 80ce-om makes me want to pick it up and pick it! the woods are top grade tone woods, put together and trimmed to perfection! it plays so beautifully unplugged that plugging it in and taking advantage of the great Fishman electronics is almost an afterthought! a great guitar should be great plugged or unplugged, and my Zager 80ce-om is great all around All-American guitar!!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
i would guess at least $2,000-$3,000. i've played big name, big reputation, big buck guitars in stores and i wouldn't trade my Zager 80ce-om for any of them even money! if the price were based on sound and playability my Zager would cost many times what i payed for it new from Denny Zager!

How would you rate customer support?
so far, with the contact i've had with Zager & co. i would rate them at the top of my guitar-buying experience! they answer emails promptly and friendly and with caring understanding and reasonable accomodation. i don't anticipate having any guitar issues to bother them with, given the high-quality of their guitars, but if i did i know they'd help me out to the max!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
i absolutely reccomend Zager E-Z play guitars to every player i know, and especially my 80ce-om! it's the perfect sounding, perfect playing, perfect sized and best looking guitar around! and for the direct-buy price from from Zager it's a world-beater!!

Additional comments:
i thank Denny and Dennis Zager for their music lovers development and perfecting of the good ol' flattop guitar, and their company integrity in marketing them. long may they prosper!! thanks again, mike

<stony96@sbcglobal.net>
Portland, Oregon
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This is the only accoustic I have ever played that did not kill my fingers after a few minutes. It came in around 1PM today and I played it for 3 hours. Then I called one of my buddies over tonight and we played it for another 2 hours and my fingers are still good for more.. I normally play a Gretsch Country Classic that frets like a dream so my fingers are not real tough, and after several hours on the Zager my fingers are still good. Great Guitar and the other folks In the Band will get a chance to try it out in 2 days. Get ready for more orders from some of them. I picked on a new Martin one of the girls bought 2 weeks ago for about 10 mins. and my fingers started barking so this girl id in for a surprise when she plays my Zager.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
How easy it is on my fingers and the great sound. Plus it is beautiful and crafted to perfection

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I played a $3200 Martin 2 weeks ago and I would not even think of trading my Zager for the Martin. If I didn't know the price and just went by the sound, craftsmanship and ease of play I would Guess over $3000

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is Great, Response to calls and service is almost immediate

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I alredy have and will continue to . I love this Guitar and especially its ease on my fingers and still with that great sound and finish. The folks in my Band will be ordering Zagers after they get a chance to play it.

Additional comments:
I love my Gretsch 6122a Country Classic but...My Zager completes the whole package. Now I have the best of both sounds with these two and won't be buying another guitar


Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-80 OM

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have owned and played both Yamaha and Martin guitars and, while I truly love the sound I get from each - they are very different - the Zager really is an easier guitar to play. The sound is good - comparable to my Martin but the Zager tune allows me to play much longer. I also find that this guitar looks great.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I like the way it looks and sounds.

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

How would you rate customer support?
This is where the company shines in my estimation. I bought a guitar and was told there were blemishes - and I got a discount. When I received it I loved the way it sounded but the blemish bothered me. My wife teased me because it clearly didn't effect the sound at all, just my sense of perfection. I emailed the company and, within a day, they had sent a replacement - which is perfect. I did pay a slight difference in price - which I should have paid in the beginning - but the company picked up shipping and even sent me a second T Shirt. Truly they went above and beyond in every aspect of the customer experience.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I'm one of those people that drives the music store crazy. I look and play and look and play before I buy. In my experience this guitar meets the high expectations the web site builds - it sounds better and plays much, much better than the price would indicate. It is beautiful too!

Additional comments:
Customer service is king these days and Zager exceeded all of my expectations in resolving a problem of my own making - Thanks!

<jabaca@frontier.com>
Westminster, Colorado
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have a friend with a $4000 Martin bought about 10 years ago that doesn't look as good as my ZAD80CE. I like the sound of my ZAD80CE (bought in 2006) just as much as his Martin and the ZAD was only one fourth the price. I can't tell any difference in sound except that the Martin plays a little louder with the thicker strings my friend uses on it. I can not justify $3000 more for a guitar that sounds the same. And, the Martin has the much sought after Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Again, the playability of the ZAD is superior and I can't tell any difference in tone. That makes the ZAGER a better deal in my book.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Ease of playing, the sound, the fit and finish in that order.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$2200 - $3200 new at a retail guitar store

How would you rate customer support?
I can't say enough good things about Zager service. Doing business with ZAGER GUITARS is a pleasure. Outstanding fast support and courtesy is what you get with ZAGER. They have shown me repeatedly that they honor the 100% return policy that is stated in the website. True story - The first guitar I received in 2006 had a slight flaw on the finish that I believe happened in shipping. I contacted Dennis Jr and he immediately responded without question providing me with a return prepaid shipping label and said to keep the extra goodies that came with the guitar (shirt, strings, pictures, picks, etc). He immediately sent a replacement guitar that I have to say is truly beautiful. The grain direction, the finish, the setup are all perfect! I love this guitar! And another set of goodies came with it! I play a lot in my shop which is quite a bit colder than my house. I did not want to keep exposing the ZAD80CE (a full size) to the temperature fluctuations going in and out of the house so I decided that I wanted a second guitar to just keep in the house. I ordered a second, smaller guitar from Zager, a Parlor Mahogony. When it arrived (in just 5 days from Nebraska to Seattle) I found that I did not like the shortened neck that is standard on the Parlor/Travel series. I contacted Dennis Jr and once again, he immediately responded without question providing me with a return prepaid shipping label and again said to keep the extra goodies that came with it. I asked Dennis to replace the Parlor with a ZAD80CEOM Orchestra Model. Dennis sent the more expensive replacement out before I even posted the Parlor back to him. The OM is on it's way to me now and the Parlor is just going to UPS today! Really, that's good service. No questions asked. Just answers. Well done ZAGER GUITARS!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Already have recommended it, repeatedly. It is the best value that I have found for a guitar. One guy I recommended to bought a ZAD20CE based on the recommendation. He has many guitars and the ZAGER is one of his favorites because of the playability. The "string science" setup is the frosting on top of the cake and finishes making my ZAD80CE the superb instument that it is. Playability of this guitar can not be surpassed without an experienced luthier doing a lot of work. That PROFESSIONAL setup is standard and comes included with the ZAGER.

Additional comments:
A BIG sincere THANKS to ZAGER for their honesty, speedy service, and for such a fine product at a very fair price!

<texandy59@yahoo.com>
Fairfield, California
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-20 Sunburst

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I own a 1972 martin d-41, and it is in really bad shape from age, the glue is coming loose on the neck, and cracks in the finish... My ZAD 20 has taken its place, as well as the others I own.. I dont want to play anything else..What a great sounding,easy playing guitar.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
two parts.. Number 1 is the easy play feature.. Its everything you advertised,and more, Number 2 is the on board tuner, and audio adjustment.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$2,000. to $3,000.

How would you rate customer support?
Great service, always eager to answer questions or problems...

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I highly recommend this guitar to all my friends.. I have had folks come up during breaks and inquire about the name, "ZAGER"" to which I tell them , they need to get one...


<schlegel@v-link.net>
Eugene, Oregon
1 year ago

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It is easier to play, and sounds great. I have a guitar that I bought many years ago, which doesn't play as easy.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The playability, fit and finish is excelant, and it's pretty too.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would guess about 995.00. I was looking at Martins on the internet, and their low end was under 2000.00.

How would you rate customer support?
Good, so far I haven't needed much.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes and I have already done that several times. I gave your web to several people, but I don't know if it has helped you.

Additional comments:
Everone that has seen my guitar likes the look of ir. I play with a group at Veterans Home, nursing home, and our Jackson Senior center about 6 times per month.

<wood river carriage @msn.com>
Fort Worth, Texas
1 year ago

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
My other guitar is a Fender 12 string I purchased in the mid 1980's and is a fine guitar but when I developed arthuritis in my left thumb I could only play it a little and then not at all. The other acoustic guitars I tried in the shops didn't have the neck I was looking for so I went on line and came accross the Zager guitars. I had nothing to loose so I ordered one. When I took it from the box and tuned it it took a few minuites and I was playing again. The neck reminded me of my Old Fender Mustang from the 60's with a good fast action. The Zager has the neck I was looking for.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The smooth action of the neck and the sound resonance

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

How would you rate customer support?
Excelent

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I recomend this guitar because it is everything that it was said to be and more. I told a friend about it and he bought one too.

Additional comments:
The Zager family needs to cary on the tradition and don't pay attention to what the critics say. They must not have been there.

<burly1@westriv.com>
Elizabeth, New Jersey
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-50CE Natural

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Like night and day, compared to my previous guitar. The tone and playability are equal or superior to almost any I have tried in stores. This is a great guitar at any price point!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Playability would have to be the most endearing feature. Although, the sound and great looks are top notch.

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?
A+

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have, and others have purchased as well. The way Zagers do business, it's a no-lose proposition.

Additional comments:
I may never need another guitar, but if I do, it will most assuredly be from Zager Guitar.

<jalray@aol.com>
Elizabeth, New Jersey
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-20 Black

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It is the best Guitar, I have ever owned, and I have 5 other Guitar, But it is the only one I play.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The ease of playing and the sound and the looks, James E Ray 442 Spring House lane Louisville, Ky. 40229

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would say about 700 to 800 Hundred, I have checked several music stores,

How would you rate customer support?
It must be very Good, but I have not had to use it,I have had no problems with my Guitar. I am very plesed with it.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have Suggested it to other people, To check out the web sight.

Additional comments:
I am getting ready to order, The Zag 20 Black , I like the looks of it, I just wished I could. get it with the electronis, like cut out has.

<bobdamron@msn.com>
Anaheim, California
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I own a 30 year old Japanese Dixon, and have owned a vintage Kay. Also have tried out many guitars of every brand in my search to get the right guitar. I was looking at top of the line Martins, ovations, Gibson, etc. New and vintage models and the prices ranged from 2,400 to several thousand dollars. I can honestly say that there was not a single guitar I tried that played any easier or sounded better than my Zager.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Parts. I cannot pick just one, its playability is first, second is the sound, and on top of it all it is absolutly beautiful. It also helps that everyone that sees and plays it turns green with envy.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
4,200.00

How would you rate customer support?
Unbelievable. I have never dealt with any company who not only is as customer minded but is as personally involved as Zager guitars. I could not be happier and tell everyone about the care, and attention that was paid to my questions and purchase. Not only before the sale but after.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutly!!! There is not a better guitar for the money anywhere and the customer relations are fabulous.

Additional comments:
I spend time everyday playing my guitar. Not only is it very relaxing but it sounds amazing and I can play for hours without it hurting my hands. I feel like the luckiest guy in the world for having found the link to Denny's site and making one of his guitar's mine. I had never seen or played one of his guitars, and am a firm believer in the old addage if it sounds to good to be true it probably is, but there were so many great reviews of his guitars I took the chance and boy am I glad I did. I am saving now to get the ZAD 900CE and I can hardly wait!

<vanfayard@centurytel.net>
Newport News, Virginia
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-50CE Natural

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Awesome workmanship and easy on the fingers and hands to form chords

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
How easy it is on the fingers and hands to play

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$200-$1,000

How would you rate customer support?
Superb

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely, top quality construction, hardware and sound quality at a ridiculous low price.

Additional comments:
I hope to add to my collection in the future with more Zager guitars. Thanks So Much.

<hotrod5492000@yahoo.com>
Bellevue, Washington
1 year ago

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Ha no compare and iam glad this one is mine.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The sound and feel and workmanship !!!!.Not sure

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Not sure about that.But i no i got more than i though. Ha i got more.

How would you rate customer support?
Great great.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yea and when i show this guitar to them and they will no.

Additional comments:
Thank yall i now i will enjoy this for a long time.

<havahoot@frontiernet.net>
Richmond, California
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Nothing I have ever had, compares to this guitar.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
First the sound of this guitar is beyond excellant. Next the finish is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
You would need to be in the 3K plus rage to duplicate this guitar.

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is the most responsive I have ever recieved from any vendor I have bought anything from before. KUDO'S

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I already have. When the product and experiance exceed my expectations I always share.

Additional comments:
I played this guitar for 4 hours the first day and my fingers don't even know it! THANK YOU!


Fremont, California
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-50CE Natural

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
The action is superb, comparable with that on my Gibson Les Paul (I'd have to be honest if pressed and state that the Les Paul's action is better, but not by much, and then, it would also be many times more expensive to buy new). The tone is more pleasant, mellow yet bright, than my old guitar

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The action! Barre chords are easy now!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Pass - I have no idea about guitar prices, since I don't shop for them often. I feel the price I paid for this guitar was very reasonable, though

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent: I made a typo in my mailing address, and there was a mixup on the courier's part, which customer support alerted me to and put right immediately. As this was a Christmas gift, and in the 7 days before Christmas, I was very grateful they took so much time to ensure the guitar arrived where it should

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes I would, for tone, playability, looks (it's gorgeous!) and affordability

Additional comments:
Pity Zager don't ship overseas. Plenty of people would understand there's an extra cost and be willing to pay it, I'm sure.

<rmorrison@centurylink.net>
Des Moines, Iowa
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-50CE Natural

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I've owened Fenders strats,Epiphone,Johnson,higher end Ibanez,Paul Reed Smith,Ive played Martin, Gibson. I only own one guitar i enjoy playing as much,thats my Martin.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I like the finish,the sound,and the playabilty.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
This guitar is comparable to my buddies old Martin. So 800 to 1100.

How would you rate customer support?
So far its been Great.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes i would its a great guitar for the price, and would stop alot of fustration for biggener players.

Additional comments:
I want to thank the Zagers for a great guitar and great service. Its good to see a small familey business still "Doing it in America".

<terrywagner@wildblue.net>
Elgin, Illinois
1 year ago

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have an Ovation that I have had for over 30 years, a Martin that I have had for over 45 years, and a 3/4 size guitar from Fender. I just bought a Zager trevel model, that is the exact same size as the small fender. I have been looking for another small guitar to travel with and at the same time did not want to sacrifice tone quality. I liked the small Fender, but it lacked a lot in tone quality and finish. To my surprise, the travel Zager guitar beat the tone, finsh and string spacing on the Fender and Ovation. Trying to compare with the old Martin is not a good comparison as it it was made in 1913 and has a number of major cracks in it. I have owned a slew of various guitars over the years including Washburn, Gibson, and other Fender models. I have to say this little travel Zager is going to be a keeper.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Tone and string spacing.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
From just the finish it would certainly appear to be a guitar that would be a lot more than the current price...by at least several hundred dollars.

How would you rate customer support?
Jill was quick to answer all the questins I had and keep me up to date on shipping etc...first class.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
YES...its really hard to find a well made product these days at a fair price....

Additional comments:
Fun little guitar to play.....looking now at the Zager Parlor...

<japeb@bellsouth.net>
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-50CE Natural

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar is a work of art! I have never picked up a guitar that has the incredible clear, deep sound as my ZAD20CE.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The sound, the beauty, built in tuner, and especially the easy action. I have never been able to bar chords, until I got this Zager!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Much higher than I paid for it. $1200 to $3000.

How would you rate customer support?
Exceptional. I have never worked with any company that is as people friendly and eager to answer your questions as Zager. It doesn't even feel like a company, but more like family.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Oh, yes. I teach a guitar class and I am sure when my students see, hear, and play this guitar there will be more orders coming your way.

Additional comments:
I cannot image what would happen if other companies ran the way Zager does. We wouldn't be in the economic crisis that we are. You should send you business structure to the White House! Thank you Denny for a fantastic guitar. It is literally a work of art. And thank you Dennis for you incredible time and patience with my questions. I will continue to be in contact; probably take some lessons; and definitely be singing praises for you, your guitar,and company.