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ZAD80CE Solid Cedar/Rosewood Acoustic Electric Pro Series Smaller “OM” Size
ZAD80CE Solid Cedar/Rosewood Acoustic Electric Pro Series Smaller “OM” Size
ZAD80CE Solid Cedar/Rosewood Acoustic Electric Pro Series Smaller “OM” Size
ZAD80CE Solid Cedar/Rosewood Acoustic Electric Pro Series Smaller “OM” Size

ZAD80CE Solid Cedar/Rosewood Acoustic Electric Pro Series Smaller “OM” Size

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  • Smaller “OM Size” Orchestra Model.  Identical to our full size ZAD80CE, just 15% smaller.
  • 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.
  • Venetian cutaway box design allows you to slide down low into the box for easier playability.
  • Built in genuine Fishman 60 transducer  system allows you to plug into any amplifier or PA system and play it like a full electric guitar.

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 ZAD80 Series. Elements like solid wood construction, high quality hardware, a custom neck design that feels good in your hand, string spacing that allows you to move faster on the fret board, that simultaneously prevents buzzes and rattles, combined with a special bracing system that produces one of the best sounds in the guitar industry today. Read more

Zager Pro Series guitars play a little easier and sound just a little more powerful than our regular series instruments.   The woods are aged longer.  The finish is applied thinner so the sound board moves half a millimeter more when the strings are hit providing a deeper bass response.  Each piece of abalone and pearl is laid by hand and in combination with gold Grover tuners that “pop” to the eye on the red cedar finish.  Most customers buying our 80 Series are touring artists and veteran musicians coming from high level Martin, Taylor, Santa Cruz and Gibson.  Unlike our 20 and 50 Series guitars that use spruce and mahogany giving them a punchy bright character, the 80’s are constructed using East Indian rosewood and red cedar giving them a deeper, richer, more mellow response.

For 2016 Denny called his good friend Bob Fishman at Fishman Electronics (considered the best guitar electronics company in the world) and ordered the Fishman 60 Series electronics package that we’ve been using for 8 years now in our 80 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 on board equalization package provides infinite sound possibilities with a built in professional grade 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.

Players using the ZAD80CE “OM” Size Pro Series say it matches or betters $3000 instruments, but with easier playability and a lower price since you’re buying direct from our workshop in Lincoln, Nebraska. Be sure to read artist comments and magazine reviews on the 80 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.  Truly a work of art with a stunning sound that will get better year after year.

  • Smaller “OM Size” Orchestra Model.  Identical to our full size ZAD80CE, just 15% smaller.
  • 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.
  • Venetian cutaway box design allows you to slide down low into the box for easier playability.
  • Solid wood construction sounds better every year as it ages
  • Built in genuine Fishman 60 transducer  system allows you to plug into any amplifier or PA system and play it like a full electric guitar.
  • Built in genuine Fishman 60 transducer  system 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 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 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 topsitka
om Top
guitar top cedar
Western Red Cedar 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. Cedar is softer than spruce, and that softness translates into a sense of sonic warmth. Cedar guitars sound warmer, deeper and slightly richer. Used on only the highest quality acoustics in the world.
guitar back sides rosewood
Indian Rosewood Back-sides
One of the most popular and traditional guitar woods of all time. Where mahogany lends itself to the midrange, rosewoods sonic profile is deeper in the low end. Not to take anything away from mahogany as many players will find it difficult to tell them apart, but the dedicated ear will notice a deeper, richer, sweeter tone coming from a rosewood guitar. Many players don’t know that cedar is one of the few woods that can outperform spruce when paired with rosewood which is why Denny uses a Western red cedar top with Indian rosewood back and sides on his 80 series guitars.
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neck mhgy
Mahogany Neck
Mahogany—one of the most popular tone woods used on acoustic guitars for the last 50 years
indian rosewood headstock
Indian Rosewood Headstock
Indian rosewood is commonly found on high-end guitars. This wood is heavier and more dense than mahogany and also is very stable and resonant. East Indian Rosewood is dark brown with sometimes purple-brown streaks giving a pleasant figure. 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.
guitar inlay
Full Abalone Inlay Inlay
Abalone 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 overall look of your guitar, but it also adds to the value. Our 900 Pro Series guitars have an inlay rosette around the sound hole in combination with inlay around the entire face as well as small cross fret markers going up the fret board
guitar fret crosses
Pearl Cross Fret-markers
Used on only the highest quality guitars. 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
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.
Guitar Presys
Genuine Fishman 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
Guitar Presys
Genuine Fishman 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.
guitar grover gears gold
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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Reviews



<prater1109@yahoo.com>
Huntington Beach, California
1 year ago

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar is hands down the best acoustic/electric that I have ever played. The Zager family takes pride in there products and it shows in the sound and ease of play of their guitars. I definitely recommend this company and I will purchase another guitar from the Zager company. Ive played guitar for 30 years.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Sound and action.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1200 to $1800

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Sound,service,and warranty.


<corlisslee@aol.com>
Joliet, Illinois
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 bought a guitar three years ago and I have to say that it defeated me. The neck was too wide and the body too big for me to hold comfortably. The strings were set higher and hurt my fingers. My new Zager guitar is smaller (OM size) and the strings set closer. My old guitar had a nice sound. The Zager guitar has a beautiful sound - I love to strum the strings.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
My favorite part of this guitar is the sound - it inspires me to play.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would guess it to be 3 or 4 thousand - it has all the features of a top quality guitar. My guitar teacher was impressed with it as well.

How would you rate customer support?
They are easy to get ahold of - when I was shopping for it, I could contact them online with immediate response. I haven\'t had any reason to contact them lately, but I plan on trying their on-line lessons at some point.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely I would recommend it. It has everything I was looking for and I doubtI will ever shop for another guitar again. It is worth it to buy the best.

Additional comments:
I love the little built in guitar tuner... what a great tool

<jimd2002@msn.com>
Cleveland, Ohio
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 own a Martin HD28V a Gibson B25 and a Fender F35. This guitar is by far the easiest to play and the sound both acoustic and electric is superb. The silky smooth Grover tuners and the Fishman electronics make tuning up a breeze.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I love the rich warm sound while being so easy to play. My lightly strung Gibson used to be my go to guitar for a quick practice but the 20CE, with perfect string spacing, action and a full D size voice makes this my first grab every time.

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

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes. Starter players won't get discouraged with fatigue. Finger picking is a dream on this guitar. Beautiful finish.

Additional comments:
I've been playing acoustic for 32 years. This is my first cutaway electric and I love the added versatility.


Lansing, Michigan
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-80

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It equals or is better than $3000.00 Martin, or Gibson I have played.

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

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I think guitar would be in the $3000.00 range.

How would you rate customer support?
I would rate your customer service as without equal.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would recommend this guitar because of the quality construction, the tone and ease of play. Anyone who plays my guitar has to agree.

Additional comments:
The best guitar buy on the market today, bar none!!


Peoria, Illinois
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?
Better than a martin I had that was twice the price.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Sweet sound and extremely easy to play.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
well over a thousand

How would you rate customer support?
Top notch. Something hard to find today.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Ease of play. Sweet sound.

Additional comments:
Zager guitars are high Quality products. they also have a wonderful, helpful staff. Extremely fast responses to emails. I give them an A+.


Brownsville, 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?
I have a Guild, a Wechter Pathmaker Deluxe and a Boulder Creek and a Boulder Creek ECRM-4N and the Zager is head and shoulders above these. It has a rich, full voiced sound all across the width and length of the fretboard. It stays in tune as well as any guitar I've ever had (30 years of playing). It has quite a lot of volume--it really projects. The playability surpasses the other guitars I have: excellent low action, no string buzz--very easy on the hands. The electronics are first rate--they deliver the sound the guitar produces.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The sound. I've been looking for this sound in an acoustic guitar for a long time.

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

How would you rate customer support?
10 out of 10. The best I've encountered so far in the world of guitars.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would recommend it first for the sound and then value for the money. Then there's playability and quality of materials and construction. Then there's the customer service--I learned a lot from the online support on care and maintenance of the guitar. Response has always been very fast. And did I mention the sound?


<woodyt@smt-net.com>
Billings, Montana
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?
To me there is no comparison with any guitar I have owned or tried. The ease that it plays is unbelievable to me. It also is a beautiful guitar, exuding craftsmanship throughout.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
First and foremost for me is how easy the string depression is. I am getting older and my hands don\'t work as they once did, throw in a little arthritis and I need all the help I can get. This guitar is a solution to my handicap. The tone of this guitar is also extraordinary.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
As I said earlier, I was considering a Martin guitar. I was looking at middle to upper end and we all know how expensive they are. My ZAD20ce could easily be $1,200 and up. One has to see it to believe it.

How would you rate customer support?
I have not had any problems with my guitar. I do know that before I purchased I read all about Zager\'s warantee. It is hard to imagine that they guarantee guitars 100%, period. I do know that I emailed Dennis Zager Jr. a few times prior to my purchase and his response time was almost immediate. To me that says a lot about the company.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely I would recommend this guitar to anyone. The ease of play, the tone, craftsmanship, the rich appointments to the guitar, the overall beauty of the guitar, terrific customer support and a 100% guarantee. This is a whole lot of guitar for the money!!!!

Additional comments:
As my brother said, "Do yourself a favor, look at and then buy a Zager".

<heyvern@asalives.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?
Advertised as "ez-play" and indeed it is. Less pressure on my arthritic fingers! Sound is superb. Showed it to my brother a semi-professional musician, and had a time getting it out of his hands.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The sound! Though I bought the acoustic/electric option, it plays with much more volume than my old guitar.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Hard to estimate the price, but you get what you pay for and I got a quality product for the price I paid.

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is number one bar none! Quickly answering emails, and phone, extra courteous and went out of the way on my order to get shipment super fast.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Definitely, will tell anyone who will listen. As advertised, excellent sound, quality workmanship, I don\'t know what more could you want or expect!

Additional comments:
I liked the original one I bought which has the electrified amplified option, that I purchased a smaller sized one to practice on also. It just might be a gift for a certain God-child ... if I can bear to part with it.

<prod5764@yahoo.com>
Portsmouth, Virginia
1 year ago
Model: ZAD-80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
My previous guitar is a Martin, that I purchase for my daughter at a cost of $2,228.oo plus tax. My zager guitar is on the same league as the Martin and in some areas it is better. ie. In terms of craftsmanship, fit and finish the Zager is superior, in terms of sound, the Zager is better in the midrange and high tones, base is a slight advantage to the Martin. Volume and clarity of sound is an even match. The biggest advantages of the Zager is in the area of playability. This is a guitar that is very comfortable to play and confidence inspiring. I feel comfortable takin greater risk and using chords that I would otherwise avoid. In terms of cost the Zager is half the cost of the Martin.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Sound.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Between $2,220.00 to $3,000.00 At a retail store.

How would you rate customer support?
Best ever.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely yes! #1 Because of the sound quality. #2 Playability, very easy to play. #3 Cost. They are that good! in my mind I payed 20% of what the guitar is worth.

Additional comments:
Any body contemplating the purchase of a Zager guitar, do not hesitate. These guitars are as good or better than the high dollar Martins at half the money and playability is just a bonus, with a 100% money back guarantee you can\'t loose.

<boarcreek@hughes.net>
Norman, Oklahoma
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 have moderately priced Ibenez, Epiphone and Yamahas. All good layman axes. These do not compare with the Zager in any areas in my opionion as well as my friends.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
PLAYABILITY! Very good sound.

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

How would you rate customer support?
As good as any business that I have ever delt with. Most e-mails are answered within minutes. Really. I had a question after recieving my guitar and was answered withen ten minutes. Denny immediately offered a free return and then explained in a six paragraph explanation to my question and more.I really appreciate quality service.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes- PLAYABILITY - extreme quality - and there is now no doubt in my mind concerning the 100% money back guarantee. I will gladly include my email and if you live near Palistine Texas drop by my ranch and give her a test run.


<ml1857@yahoo.com>
Arvada, 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?
I have an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, with Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings. It is the easiest playing guitar I\'ve ever had. I also have a Gibson SG Raw Power with Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings. It is a beautiful guitar and is great for hard rock. The ZAD20CE is the best sounding guitar I\'ve ever played. And it is surprisingly easy to play, considering the string thickness it came to me with. In order to get this amazing sound, I know a thicker string is needed. I love the way it plays. The sound is incredible. I have an Alvarez 12 string and this guitar is almost as loud. The tones are pure and sweet. I invited a friend over who owns a Martin D16 and a Seagull. He was really impressed. When I told him that I only paid little over $700 for the guitar and hard shell case he was a LOT more impressed. He said he\'s going to have to save some money up because he wants one. I\'ve played his Martin and I like it, but this guitar plays better and sounds sweeter, at a fraction of the price

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The clarity of the sound. The low tones are deep and rich while the higher notes are bright and sweet. It almost sounds like a grand piano.

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?
They were very responsive. I was told they were out of stock on the Black model. After I placed the order, I expected to wait 3 months. They looked around and found one they were holding for another customer who had subsequently opted for a different model. I received it 2 & 1/2 months earlier than I had expected.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. All they need to do to be convinced is hear it.


<drmichaele@gmail.com>
Hampton, Virginia
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 currently play a Martin but was looking to add a Gibson CJ45. After a friend told me about the Zager, I contacted Dennis and the rest is history. I am more than pleased with the quality, playability, performance and sound of this instrument. It far surpasses anything that was said about it. It truly is a quality instrument at a more than reasonable price. Not only does is sound and play well but it is a work of art as well.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
This is by far the easiest guitar I have ever played and the sound quality is Superior. I highly recommend this to any player, from student to professional. I am sure they would be as pleased as I am.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would place this guitar to be easily within the $3-5,000 range.

How would you rate customer support?
Superior... the support I got from Dennis was and remains unmatched by any other business. It is a family and once you inquire about one of their guitars you too become a part of that family.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I can't stop talking about it. I have never been so excited about the purchase of any other instrument and would not hesitate to recommend Denny and his product to anyone.

Additional comments:
Good work! I am only sorry I did not know about what you have to offer earlier.

<charlie@brightcomachining.com>
Fresno, 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?
The Zager ZAD80CE has superior tone over any guitar I have played in stores or any that I own. The action is refined, but not so far that it becomes too sensitive to temperature changes. The refinement still allows the guitar owner to further refine if so desired. Overall, the combination of the string spacing, and action truly does make the guitar easier to play clean notes.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
By far, the best attribute of this guitar is the tone. There are several close seconds; the trim and finish are beautiful, the components are very high quality.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I think the guitar is priced correctly. The tone and finish are very, very good. Some might say as good as a $3200 gibson, but the high price tag on a gibson isnt just because of its quality, but more so based on it\'s resale value and longstanding reputation. The resale value is largly based on popularity and consumer perception.

How would you rate customer support?
customer support is absolutely excellent. Quick response and a sincere desire to make the customer happy.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
The Zager line of guitars is the only guitar I would recommend to others. I have held many many guitars and the Zager is a clear winner.

Additional comments:
The Zegar guitar is an awesome guitar that i am sure any guitar player would enjoy. As a beginner, the combination of the guitar and the online lessons are hard to beat. The lessons take what most would consider the most difficult style of guitar playing and makes it "do-able".

<MeGolfish@gmail.com>
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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?
This guitar is great. The action is as close as I\'ve seen and very smooth. It sounds great also. It\'s also a very beautiful instrument.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The close string action.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$800-1000

How would you rate customer support?
Haven't needed any yet, but the responses to my emails during the purchase process were instantaneous, including Sunday afternoon emails!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely would and have already. It\'s as good as you can get and for a LOT less money!

Additional comments:
When you buy from Zager, you get a team response making sure that you\'re happy with your purchase. It's like buying in the "old" days.

<brownpelican58@yahoo.com>
Plano, Texas
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've always dreamed of owning my own guitar but until my ZAD-20 owning one was not possible. The guitars I\'ve held in stores seem like children\'s toys compared to my guitar. My guitar feels solid and smooth and strong. The workmanship and dedication that Denny puts into his guitars was obvious from the moment I unpacked my new guitar.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I love the true clear sounds of my guitar. I am a beginner enrolled in Denny\'s lesson plan. I am amazed that I can actually understand and play a song in such a short time.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would have to say at least three times what I paid.

How would you rate customer support?
Top knotch all the way! Every question I have emailed was answered almost instantly with caring, kindness and professionalism. Your people are are the best! Even when I asked an embarrassing question (which I won't repeat) I was assured that I was not the first to ask. Every product that I asked about was in my mailbox within a day or two. Zager is the only company that I have ever ordered from that has not tried to nickle and dime me to death. All the little extras that you have sent me were never expected and are greatly appreciated. You people are wonderful!!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
You better believe it! I would hate to see any of my friends go in debt to own a dream come true guitar. Zager has made it possible for people with a love of music to own a guitar AND take lessons that are easy to understand without robbing a bank. I am sure I will be buying another guitar from you in the near future.

Additional comments:
The on-line lessons are wonderful. Many people with a busy lifestyle like me have diffuculty taking lessons because there are simply not enough hours in the day. With the on-line lessons you can take lessons at your leisure, even if it happens to be 2:00 in the morning. Being able to view the lessons over and over again also is a huge help when you get stuck on a problem. I cannot say enough to show my appreciation. All my life I have wanted to play a guitar but living on a farm, raising children and working full time leaves little room for anything else. Now the children are grown and I am able to spend a little more time on myself. I get a HUGE satisfaction everytime I open my guitar case and see my ZAD-20. I don\'t care if I ever play for an audience other than my husband (who encouraged me to buy from you) or my horse. It brings me great joy to play.


Bellevue, Washington
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?
Extremely easier to play, and the sound is at least as good as guitars costing two or three times as much.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Probably the playability. This guitar is great for both fingerstyle and flat pick.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Probably $1800-$2200, perhaps higher.

How would you rate customer support?
Very quick, emails are answered the same day, usually within an hour or two.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have already done so, two friends are strongly considering a purchase.

Additional comments:
The combination of playability and sound quality really are unmatched in any guitar I've seen within at least twice or more of the price.


Concord, California
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 love the guitar. it\'s the best sounding one that I\'ve owned. And I\'ve owned Guild, Lowden or Takamini.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The tone. It resonates. And the playability.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I really have no idea. I paid over $2000 for the Lowden.

How would you rate customer support?
A+

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Definitely. Quality, tone and playability for a great price.

Additional comments:
Thinking about one of the amplified ones. Thanks Denny Zager!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<rgallop@shaw.ca>
Scottsdale, Arizona
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 guitar is the best price performing guitar I have found on the market. Quality and workmanship are first class. Action is best I have owned. This guitar plays nicer than Martins that I have owned. Finish is awesome.

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

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

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

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

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


Allentown, Pennsylvania
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?
No comparison. I have owned a Guild 25, Alvarez, presently own a Seagull 25th anniversary which is overall very nice to play and the string spacing is why I bought it, but this Zagar that I just got is superb in every way and much more enjoyable to play in the way it is constructed. Top shelf is how I would put it.

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

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

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

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

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