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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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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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<lenorelynnwolfe@gmail.com>
Visalia, 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?
i had a godin seagull that is a great guitar,and gave it to my son to use in his college guitar class and played several more expensive guitars in various stores.zad20ce is my favorite.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
guess the action is most important but honestly i love everything about it.comfortable in my hands,the neck is just the right size and the guitar is absolutely beautiful,the workmanship is flawless,the sound is great also

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?
top notch

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
absolutely.its a high quality guitar at a great price

Additional comments:
so pleased to find you.i love my guitar

<checkmatejax@yahoo.com>
Dallas, Texas
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?
There really isn't a Guitar to compare to the Zager Guitar, it stands in a class by itself ... that said, I would say it is a cross between my Martin and My Takamine EN10.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
There are two; Its sound quality, and it's easy play-ability.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
In the $1200/$2000 range.

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent communication, help and support.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes ... it's an excellent guitar.

Additional comments:
My ZAD20CE arrived safely and on time and still in tune... It's Beautiful! A nice transparent sound with even tones across the board. A very easy and fun guitar to play. I'm looking forward to recording with it. I just may have to go for the ZAD80 somewhere down the road. Thanks my friends, keep up the good work. Kind Regards, Richard Alan

<hunterchuck@live.ca>
Phoenix, Arizona
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 12 accoustic guitars most are Epiphone, Ibanez, Crafter and a Martin. I was out to purchase another top line guitar like the Martin and was looking at the Gibson song writer Studio and the SJ200. I saw the reviews on your guitar and took a chance. I am so glad I did as this guitar blows all of them away and is much easier to play then any I own or have tried. Thanks so much

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
There is not just one favorite thing about my Zad80CE It is crafted beautifully and the sound resonates so warmly, exactly the way you expect an accoustic to sound. It's sound with or with out being plugged in is simply amazing. I have always had troubles with my fingers touching other strings especially on some tougher chords. This guitar make me sound good and I don't touch the other strings. It fits me perfectly and is so easy to hold. No big dents in my finger tips. the first night I recived it I played and was mesmorized by the sound and feel and almost 5 hours later I wasn't sore. This has never happend with any other guitar. I am in love :.)

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
The Gibsons and the Martins I was looking at prior to purchasing this one were all around 2700 to 4000 dollars. This guitar (Zad80CE) sounds every bit as warm and clear as these did and even better, but to me the ease of playing puts it way ahead of any of these guitars. I would have guessed a minimum price of 4 - 4200 for this quality. I am not kidding it is this good.

How would you rate customer support?
I had several questions prior to purchasing this guitar and Dennis and Jill answered almost immediately on everyone of them. They even went so far as to pick a specific wood grain that I was looking for as they had a few of the Zad80CE's and I wanted one that was as dark as possible and they did a great job helping me out. I was totaly impressed with the little extra touches that came with the guitar. A photo of Denny checking out the guitar, the certificate, some picks, a set of strings, info on help line should I need it etc. This means a lot to me and it shows they take great pride in their product and the customer satisfaction. I never got anything extra from any other guitar I purchased with the exception of the Martin that came with a case. The personal touch is something I like to do in my business and was a very nice bonus on this purchase.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have already recommended and are allowing others to try out my guitar and will do this to anyone that will listen to me or my guitar. The day after I recieved it, a friend was over to see it and he belongs to a major band up here. He had never heard of Zager guitars before and was curious about it and had to see what I was so excited about. He played it and was totally blown away. So much so he contacted members in the band and told them about how good this guitar sounded and how easy it was to play. He owns a $ 2700 Ovation and the other owns a Gibson. I am going to one of their upcoming jam sessions and they are going to use my Guitar. I can hardly wait and maybe there will be two more sales for you. They really know their guitars and I am just an amateur and it was a great feeling to hear them talk about how good this instrument was. Just backed up what I already knew. I will let anyone else that will listen, know just how great Zager is.

Additional comments:
I want to thank Denny, Dennis, and Jill for all your help and for getting me such a wonderful guitar. I will forever be a Zager man from now on and will be contacting you again for accessories and another guitar in the near future. Your quality and pride shine through in your beautiful guitars and to make an amateur like me sound so good it is amazing. You made me very happy and proud to own this superbly crafted guitar. Keep up the great work and I will be talking to you again. Sincerely Greg Fast Lorette, Manitoba Canada

<kathyhopper@ymail.com>
Tucson, Arizona
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?
My husband has a mini strat, Fender stratocaster,Ibanez, Hammer,Johnson and a 1983 Electric/accustic and none of them compare to the sounds, tones and ease of the Zager.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
the size and ease of the frets

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
2,000.00

How would you rate customer support?
on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest 20. While conversing using e-mail my e-mails were responded to within minutes. and the guitar was here at the time promised!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
i would recommend this guitar to any serious musican. And to any student who is just starting out. Our daughter is taking guitar in school and if she sticks with it a Zager is in her Christmas future.

Additional comments:
Buy a Zager

<wslawrence.wsl@sbcglobal.net>
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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've owned Ovation, Gibson, Yamaha, and Fender. My wife probably said it best shortly after I received this guitar and first started strumming it. She said, "Wow! That really DOES have a great sound." The Zager is easy to play, but my favorite thing is the sweet, sweet sound; deep, resonant, and pure with a long sustain.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The sound, without a doubt.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would think it would be on a par with Martin, and an equivalent new Martin guitar is probably in the neighborhood of $3000 and up.

How would you rate customer support?
Just got the guitar so I have little to judge it by, but the communication has been exceptional and shipping was just about instantaneous.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. I bought a higher price model, but even for beginners, the Zager is a very competitively-priced guitar with better quality than the competitors.

Additional comments:
The truth is in the guitar, not in what anybody says. Zager offers a 100% moneyback guarantee. How can you go wrong? Try one. You're going to like it ... a lot!

<simstexas@yahoo.com>
Joliet, Illinois
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 quality is awesome. I have a good 3/4 Travel but this 20CE is great. I have looked at other guitars in music stores that are much more expensive. THE Zager offers much more for your money. It looks good, it sounds great and the feel is so comfortable and easy to play.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I don't know that I can pick just one thing. Sound, feel, look and definitely quality.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
A LOT more expensive!!!!!

How would you rate customer support?
Unbelievable. And I really mean that. I know from seeing it first hand that if a customer is not completely satisfied he can return the guitar. In the case of my friend, he did this twice. There was no problem at all and he finally found the Zager he wanted. I was convinced by the customer service to order mine.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely! And without any reservation at all. You can not find a better deal. More for your money in terms of quality of workmanship and beauty of appearance. The sound is clear and full, and it feels so good in your hand. I just love my guitar. I even named mine. It is now a member of the family. :-)

Additional comments:
I also ordered the case and I am very pleased with it. I am so glad to have my guitar protected. Thank you also for the prompt response to any inquery I had and ansering every question. It is something that I doubt you would find with any big company.

<fschuster@wexccu.com>
Tempe, Arizona
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?
Two years ago I tried to learn to play I resourced "Best Beginner Guitar" I was referred to a Fender CD140SCE. Problem was I could not play any longer then 15 Min. before my fingers hurt and become sore so I would stop for a week or two. Then try again.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The playability I have had my ZAD20CE since Feb.8 for the past three days I have played ovver two hours a day. My wife keeps telling me I'm sounding better each day. She also has compared my guitar to others she tells me she loves mind.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
At one point I did look at Martin's at our locale Guitar Center hoping a more expensive guitar would make the difference. I would say twice the price would be about right.

How would you rate customer support?
I can not believe how great you have been with all of my questions. Jill is outstanding, she returns my emails within minutes. You really should let her go home for a rest! I have emailed early in the morning and late at night, she is always there! I have read your web site testmonials about the follow up, but now I can say I'M a believer.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have,along with my friend. We have become walking bill boards for Zager Guiter. Last weekend we attended a church service with many guitars, all makes and models. We where the stars of the night!

Additional comments:
I just signed up for the online lessons. Since I have not made much progress with my Fender I now want to move faster in my playing.

<kelamj@msn.com>
Killeen, Texas
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Growing up I ALWAYS wanted a Martin, but after reading about Danny's Zager ez-play and then listening on-line, I had to try one. Now that I have it, WOW! The sound is TRUELY OUTSTANDING! The lows are incredible and the highs reach without that "twang" that others seem to produce trying to reach for the highs. Amplified I'm even more impressed! I REALLY LOVE THIS GUITAR and am not at all sorry I did not get a Martin!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Obviously, I have to say the sound, though I will admit, it is also truly one of the most BEAUTIFUL guitars I have ever held, and without a doubt owned. The fit and finish can match any high-end guitar on the market, hands-down.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
For mine, compared to the countelss number of guitars I've been researching and playing, easily $2200-$3000.00.

How would you rate customer support?
Dennis Jr and Jill have been absolutly GREAT! Before being retired I was a Manager who received the honor of holding the title of best store and best customer support for two different organizations, I know customer service and these folks are some of the best. You definately feel like they care about you like "family". I honestly can't say I know exactly how big of an organization they truly are, but I can say they make you feel like your their only customer.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I already have, to countless others. The SOUND, the playability, the fit & finish and without a doubt, the price.

Additional comments:
I'm teaching a few of my daughters to play, and they too, will own Zager's. I look foward to buying a few more too (after I talk my wife into believing a man needs more than one, :))) ).


New Orleans, Louisiana
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 don't want to dog another company but I have an Odessa 12 string, an Alvarez acoustic electric, aYahama acoustic electric, an Austin classical guitar and a small Martin travel guitar. Each of these are decent guitars but I seldom play anything but my Zager. My ZAD80CE is the best. I've also owned an Ovation and I tried a few Martin guitars and Gibsons. Some of the above guitars cost more than my ZAD.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
My zad80 is a beautiful instrument. It looks like a much more expensive guitar. I love the mellow tone; it is well balanced and it is so comfortable to play. I can practice for hours without any soreness at all.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I really did expect that I would have to pay at least $3,000 for a guitar to get the quality that I wanted. If I didn't know the price, I would have guessed the ZAD80CE would cost at least that much and probably more, between $3,000 and $5,000. The owner of a local music store tried my ZAD80ce. He asked if I would mind telling him what I paid for it. He insisted that I couldn't possibly get an American made guitar of this quality for the price.

How would you rate customer support?
There was a minor cosmetic problem with my 1st ZAD. It didn't affect it's sound at all. I contacted Zager and it was replaced without question. I don't know what other company would do that and they paid return shipping. I even bumped the guitar on the edge of my guitar case and caused a small dent. I told them and even offered to cover the damage but they took care of it with no question or additional cost to me.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I not only would recommend Zager guitars to others, I have recommended it to friends. One of our choir members liked the sound of my guitar so much that she decided she wanted to learn to play. She purchased a ZAD 20ce. I know the Zager string technology makes the guitar easier to play but this new student practices for hours at a time. She has not experienced any soreness at all.

Additional comments:
I love my Zager guitar so much that I even just ordered another one.

<alalbion@yahoo.com>
Des Moines, Iowa
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-50CE OM

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
My old guitar is an classical so no comparison. I have played several, Martin, Seagull and Ovation... etc at The Guitar Center's acoustic room and the Zager is equal to them all in action, tone and and looks.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The ease of play, the looks and most of all the Price

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Around $1200.00 to $2000.00

How would you rate customer support?
EXCELLENT!...Dennis has been more than helpful with whatever needs and questions I have had.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I already have. I have another friend who's son is wanting to learn to play. Zager would be an excellent guitar to start and to keep. Why: Ease of Play and Tone.

Additional comments:
Thank You so Much Denny and Dennis for your help. I do want to say their has been a lot of not so great things by some people about the Zager Guitar. If you want an excellent acoustic and don't want to spend 2 to 4 thousand this would be a great buy that you will keep, either for a beginner or a seasoned player. It is a pleasure to play. NOTE: Sorry Dennis it took so long for me to get this review done, I just wanted to check out some more expensive acoustic guitar's which I am not willing to afford. I have several guitar's and more is better as I like to do my own mixes and my different instruments, Guitar's, Yamaha Keyboard, and Fret-less and Fretted Bass's give me that pleasure. Thanks Dennis

<jajmd@bellsouth.net>
Downey, 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 got my 80CE with cutaway and spent a fair amount of time comparing it in a local music store against Martins, Takemine's and Larrivees - my favorites - up to the $3200 price range. I actually prefer my 80CE to them all. It's not that the others are not fine, but for $1000, I have a beautiful guitar that has a similar inlaid look to those priced over $2200, sounds as good or better, plays better AND has a pickup and in board tuning. The latter may not mean much to a pro, but for an amateur like me, it's wonderful to take just a few seconds and tune accurately every time I pick up the guitar. And while I said my 80CE sounds as good or better, I should say that I think it sounds better than most of the ones I compared it to in the group mentioned.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I have no favorite part. I like the looks, the construction, the playability, the sound, the onboard tuning system and even the support of the company. Hell, I like the fact that Denny Zager signed the damn thing.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$2200.00

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. There are many, many, many fine guitars one can buy. It really comes down to taste once one is buying an upper end one. I am partial to Martins but see no need to spend $3000.00 when this Zager 80CE is available and is comparable. Bottom line, go in the store and sample them all. You will not go wrong with a Martin, Larrivee or many, many other guitars. But you'll have to order the Zager from Denny. In fact, order one, take to your local store and compare. If it's not as good for a fraction of the price, send it back. That's what I did thinking I would end up with a Martin D20, but preferred the Zager 80CE that I bought.


<redmondod@aol.com>
Ontario, California
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-20 Natural

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I own a Seagull, Yamaha, and Takamine. I've tried every brand on the shelf and none play as easily as the ZAGER.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The action is my favorite part, because it's so easy to play and there's never any sore fingers. The second favorite thing is the sound is always so good. I learned on the Seagull and got very sore fingers from time to time.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would've thought it's cost to be at least as much as a Martin or Gibson ($1200 or more)

How would you rate customer support?
Absolutely Outstanding.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, I do all the time.


<strandjw@yahoo.com>
Los Angeles, California
1 year ago
Model:

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have a collection including a Seagull S6, a Takamine, and now my new Zager Parlor Black. All of the above required a lot of work to get playable except for the new Zager. It is set up very nice right out of the box and is indeed very easy to play. It is a very beautiful guitar both in looks and sound and i am most pleased with this purchase.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
This guitar is ideal for smaller people. It has a comfortable body and nice wide string spacing.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I have learned that the price of guitars does not necessarily coincide with quality. It is kind of like shopping for wine. Sometimes you get lucky. My most expensive guitar is my Martin which cost more than 4 times the Zager. The Zager appears to be a much better deal plus it's pretty cool to have a guitar personally set up by a recording star like Denny Zager.

How would you rate customer support?
So far I haven't needed customer support but was very happy the way Denny Jr guided me through the purchase.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes indeed! I know quality and a good deal when i see and hear it.

Additional comments:
I am happy enough with this Zager that i will be buying another Zager soon. I love the different sounds of various woods.


Aurora, Colorado
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?
If I compare The ZAD20CE to my Martin.I'd say my Martin would edge my Zager in looks. Having said that The ZAD20CE is a lovely looking guitar that can only be appreciated fully by seeing it in person.Playability wise the Zager is the easiest playing acoustic ever and sounds full and balanced.This means I can play longer and still enjoy that complex and vibrant tone that only comes from a high end acoustic.My Zager just outperforms My Martin period.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It's hard to pick between playability and tone.It has a nice fast neck which I love and the tone has the ability to transport the performer to another level.(If I don't dig the tone.I don't dig the guitar!)I love the fact that after you stop playing,the top just keeps vibrating.All elements are in harmony with one another.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I've been on a mission to find a guitar like this for quite some time and have tried many different guitar's in the process.The ZAD20ce's price cannot be beat and I think you could get at least double the price for this guitar.(between $1200 and $1200 at a big ticket music store)

How would you rate customer support?
Like I said previously,I bought one of Zager's discounted guitars.It had a long crack on the upper bout.Just before shipment Jill from Zager informed me of some additional cracks near the electronics.She sent me pictures and I decided to go through with the sale.upon delivery I noticed the cracks had grown and sent an email to that effect.Jill informed me that they most likely worsened due to the harsh climate up here in Canada and sent me a confirmation for an additional discount.Now that's customer support.Prompt reply after the sale!They want their customers to be happy foremost.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes I will be recommending this guitar to anyone who'll listen. Why? Because it sounds great,plays great and looks great at a price that just cannot be beat

Additional comments:
The people who work at Zager obviously have a passion for their art and that really comes through in their guitars and their customer service


Lubbock, Texas
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?
My Zad20CE is the only acoustic I own. It plays as well or better than my friend's Martin.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
My favorite part about my new guitar is the brilliant sound, and the ease of play. And it's not heavy to hold in your hands.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would estimate the price to be in the $1,000.00- $1,200.00 range.

How would you rate customer support?
So far, Customer support, and patience with the customer is the best.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I already have recommended the Zager guitars to friends and co-workers. Quality and price is the reason. And Your 100% money back guarantee.

Additional comments:
I have played electric guitars most of my life. I own a Fender Stratocaster. My friends would sometimes ask, "Why don't you own an acoustic guitar?" I could never give them an acceptable answer. I always wanted a good quality acoustic/electric guitar. But, I just never thought I could afford a decent one. I heard an advertisement on the radio one day for Zager, and I went to your website. I got a good sale price, and, My new Zager has brought me joy to play guitar again, as I cannot play loud amplified music anymore due to hearing disorder.


Raleigh, North Carolina
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 am a Novice, I took lessons as a kid and now back into playing again. This is buy far the best sounding guitar I have used. My Les Paul is not as easy to play as well as heavy. May sell the LP now. The $320 Yamaha was nothing compared to this.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Besides its beauty, easy play, electric, and construction. It sounds so pure. The first time I strummed this guitar it was so rich and soulful. I can't seem to put it down.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
This guitar would have some sticker shock on it. Possibly have a price tag of 2000-2200.

How would you rate customer support?
N/A

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
YES, if I were to use an analogy... It is the price of an Chevy Impala with the quality of a Cadillac.

Additional comments:
Well Done Sir!!! Thank you!

<donf1945@cox.net>
Boise, Idaho
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-80

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This is, without a doubt, the easiest playing acoustic I've ever played. I have been playing for more than 20 years, and have owned and played top quality acoustics like Gibson J-200's, Martin HD-28 and many others. This ZAD 80 compares favorably with any of them, at a fraction of the price.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Playability. Period. Of course the sound is beautiful as well.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$2-3000.00.

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Many of my friends are my age group, and the ease of playing as well as the price are critical points, so absolutely!

Additional comments:
Once again, all of you at Zager have brought a lot of fun and joy into an old man's life! Thank you all so much!

<praise-hymn@juno.com>
Athens, Georgia
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-20E Sunburst

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Blows it away in sound,feel and playability.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It's beautiful and sounds better than it looks. I love the playability of the Zager guitar it feels like custom silk on the finger board. Feels and plays great.

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?
Haven't needed it so far. Contact between them and me for questions and etc have been fast and very friendly.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes!!!! The quality is number 1 and the price is affordable for the working man.

Additional comments:
Keep up the great work and quality in all you do. I hope you continue to grow in favor with all the guitar players out there. You are doing the right thing! Wish more knew about it.

<RecordingDoc@aol.com>
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-80

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I own over 30 guitars and in amongst my collection I own a 1968 martin D 28 and a 1970 D 35 a 1964 Gibson J 64 AND A 1963 Gibson J200 a few guitars that I have had made for me and I am also a proud owner of a Zager Sigma Martin D 41, A Zager ZAD 20 and now my new ZAD 80. I use a lot of open tunings and I am in the middle of a new album project. Most of my guitars I leave dedicated to different tunings. But I must tell you that I am so spoiled with my Zagers that I find myself using those more then any of my other guitars. I am a firm believer that you cant trust everything you read but I must agree with what some of the other people said in their testimonials about comparing these guitars to 3000 to 4000 dollar guitars with room to spare. I love all of my Zagers. I have a friend who is a fairly will known guitar player and he is aware of my whole collection and sometimes will borrow one of my guitars for doing some studio work. The last couple of times he's been by he has asked with a little smile "are you using your Zager's for the next couple days"

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Everything, the whole guitar as one instrument

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I recently went to Guitar Center with my wife and went in "the special" room and I started playing a bunch of guitars without looking at the price tags and what I discovered is that I have very expensive taste but the one I really liked was the Gibson 20th Anniversary 1960 Hummingbird I looked at the tag and it was 4699.69 To make a long story short there was only a couple guitars that I played that I thought were great. But in my opinion the Zager held it's own up there amongst the elite and when home, I got out my ZAD 80 and played happily into the night without the thought "I think I would rather have a ________" If you know what I mean.

How would you rate customer support?
I haven't had any issues so I am most likely not the right guy to ask that question to. I know that when I was thinking of buying another Zager I had a bunch of questions and must have made them crazy. But they were very polite and were very informative.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I am not sure if I would recommend Zager guitars to others because I wouldn't want anyone sounding as good or better then me. But I have recommended it to some of my very close friends.

Additional comments:
Keep up the good work.

<tberto@dctnet.net>
Gainesville, Florida
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?
See above.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
My wife loves the tone of the guitar. Whether it's plugged in or not, it has great vibrance and tone.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
With the pickup and the strap pins, I paid double for the Blueberry. I'm not knocking Blueberry, for it is a worthy, artistic instrument. But I'll stick to the Zager. Incidentally, the Gibson 12 string back in 1969 cost about $600.00

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent. You guys deliver. The case with the temp and humidifor is first rate. All the perks that came with the guitar are top notch.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I already have. From beginners to accomplished guitar players. The luthier at the Guitar Center in Rochester, NY, who installed the second strap pin was very impressed.

Additional comments:
Mr. Terry L. Bertram Retired Banker and Guitar Player