Reviews for Zager Guitar models

Avg. Score:
Playability 9.7
Sound 9.6
Finish 9.4
Price 9.8
Customer Support 9.9
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zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Rich <rmorrison@centurylink.net>
Des Moines, Iowa
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
From afriend then studied it on the web.

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".





Anonymous <terrywagner@wildblue.net>
Elgin, Illinois

How did you hear about this brand?
Internet

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...



zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric
Dr. Edward L. Boye <japeb@bellsouth.net>
Indianapolis, Indiana
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Surfing the web

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. $1500 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.



zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


rick wolfe <lenorelynnwolfe@gmail.com>
Visalia, California
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
my wife surfed the net to see what to do about sore guitar fingers and your websight appeared.

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?
1500.00

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



zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric
Richard Alan <checkmatejax@yahoo.com>
Dallas, Texas
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I first heard of Zager Guitars one day while I was looking for guitars on Ebay.

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 $1500/$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



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Greg Fast <hunterchuck@live.ca>
Phoenix, Arizona
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I saw a review on a website and decided to check out your site. Sure am glad I did. I now have the best guitar I have ever used.

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 - 4500 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



zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


kathy Hopper <kathyhopper@ymail.com>
Tucson, Arizona
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
My husband found this guitar surfing the web and sent me an e-mail. Can I have this please? Well his birthday was coming up and so is our 30th wedding anniversary. He has given me and our children everything and deserves whatever he asks for. The price was certainly right. Anyway, he is only 4'10 with tiny hands and we were in a car accident years ago. Both bones in his left arm were broken and he has metal plates and screw close to the wrist. He is able to play this beautiful sounding guitar with ease. Thank You Denny you have made us both very happy!

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



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric
Bill Lawrence <wslawrence.wsl@sbcglobal.net>
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Saw Zager guitars for sale on Ebay. I had never heard of them, so I was curious.

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!



zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Virginia A Sims <simstexas@yahoo.com>
Joliet, Illinois
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I heard about Zager guitars from a friend who has one. Also I take group lessons and a few participants have Zagers and love them.

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.



zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Fred Schuster <fschuster@wexccu.com>
Tempe, Arizona
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
A friend, I'm a beginner,I went over to start lesson from him. He had just heard about Zager Guitars. I'm the internet guy, he is the guitar guy together we purchase one each. He ZAD80CE me ZAD20CE

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.



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric
Pator Kelly <kelamj@msn.com>
Killeen, Texas
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
On-line search

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 $2500-$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, :))) ).



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Cindy
New Orleans, Louisiana
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
For a while I had been looking at guitars on line. I just wasn't exactly sure what I wanted but I knew I wanted a quality electric acoustic with a built in tuner. I just wasn't sure about buying a guitar that had a price tag of $3,000.00 or more unless I tried it out first. That's when I came across the zager site on line.

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.



zad50ceom
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Al Albion <alalbion@yahoo.com>
Des Moines, Iowa
Model: zad50ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
I heard about the Zager from a buddy of mine, Mike at work. He got to play one and was shocked at the ease and tone of the Zager he played.

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 $1500.00 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



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Jonathan Jarman <jajmd@bellsouth.net>
Downey, California
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Doing research on guitars.

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?
$2500.00

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.




zad20
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Leland O. Redmond <redmondod@aol.com>
Ontario, California
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
I stumbled onto the website one day looking at guitars on google.

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.




parlorsizeblack
Zager EZ-Play 4/5 Parlor Size Acoustic Black


john strand <strandjw@yahoo.com>
Los Angeles, California
Model: parlorsizeblack

How did you hear about this brand?
Internet

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.



zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Darren MacEachern
Aurora, Colorado
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I was checking out the specs for my new Martin D-16RGT(rosewood,gloss top) and came across the Zager Guitar website I decided to enter it on a whim and really didn't intend on buying another guitar after paying $1300.00 for my new Martin,I noticed the testimonials first and they all talked about the great sound and playability followed by the Price.then I checked out the collection of guitars. when I listened to Denny Zager talk about his "String science"(which should be called"String Magic")I was intrigued but wasn't sold and a little cautious.I couldn't stop going back to the site and settled on a Discount guitar that was damaged in shipping to another customer.(Whom later wrote his own testimonial about the stellar customer service he encountered)

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 ZAD50ce's price cannot be beat and I think you could get at least double the price for this guitar.(between $1200 and $1500 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



zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Robin
Lubbock, Texas
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Radio advertisement.

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.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Don Eyerman
Raleigh, North Carolina
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I was looking to find a good sounding guitar online, I had yahoo'd this. This website was in the searches, so I took a closer look.

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 2000-2500.

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!



zad80
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80 Acoustic


Don Fitzpatrick <donf1945@cox.net>
Boise, Idaho
Model: zad80

How did you hear about this brand?
Ebay and internet,

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!



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Vintage Sunburst


Clyde <praise-hymn@juno.com>
Athens, Georgia
Model: zad20esunburst

How did you hear about this brand?
Internet search

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?
$1500

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.



zad80
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80 Acoustic


David B. <RecordingDoc@aol.com>
Raleigh, North Carolina
Model: zad80

How did you hear about this brand?
I am not sure if I remember how I exactly heard about Zager guitars. Since it has been a few years and 3 Zager guitars ago. But I think it was through a friend who I saw playing his Zager at a small club.

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 50th 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.



zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Terry L. Bertram <tberto@dctnet.net>
Gainesville, Florida
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Honestly, this is by far the best guitar I have ever owned. This includes a Gibson 1968 12-string sunburst, aBlueberry I picked up on E-Bay about 9 months ago, although The Eagle Prlor Blueberry is a great art piece, the tone is a bit tinny. The Zager really delivers. I received everything they told me I was going to get. I'm 60 and just retired, the hands get a little weak, but this delivers. Oh, I got alittle carried away. I discovered this on E-Bay and just went for it.

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



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Ricky <dr.ferrell@embarqmail.com>
Independence, Missouri
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
My uncle and a friend of his have one so i played theirs. Loved it quickly. Knew i would like one but didnt see it in my future.My uncles friend wanted to get a very expensive Martin and his wife wouldnt let him have both so i got his.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have Univox,Fenders and Takamines that i'm very happy with and i put the Zager right up there with em.But im sure ill give alot of time to Zager.Its another favorite and i would get another one.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Feel and sound Nice neck

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I guessed it would price like a Martin but i have not played a Martin that felt this good.

How would you rate customer support?
Top notch

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
YES I stand behind good products and its obvious yall care about the customer.

Additional comments:
THANKS



zad20
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


archie Weston <archieWes@msn.com>
Newark, New Jersey
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
Thru YouTube

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
In comparison to my other guitars this Zag-20 is equal to or greater in workmanship and playability than they are.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The sound. My wife says its sound is far better than the guitar that I play most of the time.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
The price is amazing it is by far more affordable with workmanship equal to the top class of guitars. I don't have the money to buy a top of the line Martin, Takamine, or some of the other top brands, but the Zager is affordable and the sound, workmanship, finish is top quality.

How would you rate customer support?
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest they are a 10+

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes I would recommend the Zager - 20 to anyone. If your money is tight and you like to play buy a Zager

Additional comments:
I love this guitar it fulfills my every need in having a quality guitar at a very affordable price.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Raymond H Brungard <rhbrun@optonline.net>
Lowell, Massachusetts
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
My wife researched it on the web.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I own 14 guitars, 6 of them acoustic, none of them can touch the Zager. It plays with more depth, with crisper 'enunciation' between strings, and with a touch light enough to play for hours.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
How well it ages. The sound gets better and better and it still holds its' tune even with my pulling on the strings and bending notes frequently.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Minimum of a few thousand, it easily compares with Martins.

How would you rate customer support?
Top notch. Friendly and responsive. Well, and also knew what I was talking about, which is rare these days.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I not only would, but have. I know that when they receive their Zager, I will never regret the recommendation, if they aren't satisfied with their guitar, then I have gravely misjudged their ability to appreciate it.

Additional comments:
I am sorry that I have waited so long to post this review, but now I have the opportunity to brag about the excellent aging qualities. By the way, how about an electric classical style guitar? I would love to sing some softer ballads to my wife.



zad20
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Anonymous <zron@cox.net>
Anchorage, Alaska
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
on line, by accident, and every time I thought about a new guitar, I'd find myself back on the web site.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
The feel and ease of playing is what sets the Zager apart, as well as just great workmanship, it has rich looks.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
the deep rich sound

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1200-$1500 It just looks expensive

How would you rate customer support?
First class, as a friend not "just another customer"

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
yes, quality, price service, the whole experience of Zager




zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


david shilling <dhshilling@yahoo.com>
Las Vegas, Nevada
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
web search

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
this guitar is superior in workmanship and tonal quality. the action makes this guitar so fun to play that I rarely play any other instrument.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
My zad20ce has a sound so rich and brite. Holds it's own with guitars 3 to 4 times it's cost.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
This guitar would easily compare to $1500 to $2000 intruments in workmanship playability and tone.

How would you rate customer support?
What little I have need them has been responsive and friendly, but in two years, my zad20ce has performed flawlessly.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Not only would I, but I constantly brag to every one I have a chance.

Additional comments:
not only has the intrument been a pleasure to own, the whole buying experience was wonderful. The only flaw was that the delivery service broke one of my strings on delivery.



zad20
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Ron Berg <berg_ron@hotmail.com>
Reno, Nevada
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
I heard about originally on E Bay, I then saw a Bluegrass mucisiam playing a Zager and was allowed to put my arm around her for a play. I loved it.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have a 65 Fender mustamg electric. Plays as easy but obviusly it is not acustic. Zad 20 plays well, The sound is as good as my brothers d-28 Martin I really think it would take digital equipment to tell the difference,The Big difference was about $2000.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I lke the string spacing and the over all look and feel. This guitar does not look or sound like a $200 guitar.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I really think it would be around $1500 to $2000 in a shop.

How would you rate customer support?
So far I have not needed any, guitar and case arived in tune and perfect with a life time guarantee. I have no doubts.If I needed support the Zager family is only a phone call or e-mail away.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes i would. Especially to a beginner. It is alot of guitar for the price.

Additional comments:
I am very satisfied with this beautiful guitar that sounds as good as it looks. I am really glad i decided to but a Zager.



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


John Lewis
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I heard about Zaager guitars from a close personal friend who hopes to get one for his birthday.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have a wonderful Martin D 28 and my new zad80ce sounds every bit as good even though it hasn't been played out at all. I have recently played a number of Martins and though they are magnificent, they don't sound any better or look any better than my Zager.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I am partial to the cedar top because of the bright mids and highs.

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

How would you rate customer support?
Incredible: They have answered all of my questions and done everything they said they would do.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Though I have only had my 80ce for a few days I would recommend it to anyone who wants a quality guitar at a reasonable price.

Additional comments:
I am a skeptical buyer, especially on line, and the absense of negative reviews appeared supiscious to me. I read every review I could find and decided to take the chance on a Zager. The lifetime warranty, 40+ year history along with the money back garantee took away all of the risk. I am blown away by the quality of appearance and sound.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric
Tony Bennardo <papa85@comcast.net>
Orlando, Florida
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I was on the Acoustic forum and one guy was talking about the Zager guitars. I thought it sounded interesting so I keyed it up. Low and behold I ended up with a Zager 80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have a collection of 7 acoustics and one electric. I have a Martin HD28 a Gibson Songwriter, a Guild 20, craftsmanship it is as good as any guitar including my Martin. Sound wise my Zager is brand new I am sure in a few monthsit will break in and be right up there with my top 3 guitars.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Boy that is a tough one . Humm. If I had to pick one thing I would have to say the smoothness of the neck, my fingers seem to just glide over the fretboard. So easy to form a chord or hit the notes.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I have to tell you that a few of my buddies were over the house and when I showed them my new Zager 80ce. they all thought it was over over $2000.00 guitar. When I told them it was $1100.00 shipped to my door they were amazed.

How would you rate customer support?
I could not ask for any better service. Denny Jr. is very eager to please. when have you ever heard of getting an answer to a question with 5 mins. Most places I have dealt with and there has been quit a few, it was once they got your money they forgot you . NOT WITH ZAGER, it is just the opposite. I know you will have a pleasant surprise if you buy from the Zagers. You will also love your guitar as I do.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would definitely recommend even my closest friends, and family to buy a Zager guitar. 100% Quality Product, service A1, any time you call. What more could a player want.

Additional comments:
I have to say to the Zagers that you run a very efficient operation. let alone your Top Shelf service. You make a new costumer feel at home from the first encounter. I wish your operation was here in Illinois. And No, I don't work for this Zager company, as much as I would like to.



zad20
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Allan Hanscom <allanhanscom@yahoo.com>
Eugene, Oregon
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
I was searching ebay for new/used guitars.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar is by far a superior instrument to anything I have ever held in my hands or heard played in the circles I frequent, I own three other guitars and this one blows them all out of the water!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
the ease of fingering the chords.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
judging by the other guitars out there that I have tried I would say this guitar would be at least in the $1500.00 plus range.

How would you rate customer support?
The people at Zager are first class business people and have answered any and all questions I have asked and certainly go above and beyond anything I expected.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I will recommend this guitar to anyone, but I wouldn't have to say a word if they picked it up and play it the instrument will sell it self, its that good.

Additional comments:
I would like to thank the Zager family and especially Dennis Zager for building such an high end guitar and keeping it affordable so people like my self can own one, as I have read somewhere before, "the world needs more guitar players", the Zagers are going to make that happen one guitar at a time.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Anonymous
San Buenaventura, California
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
My own research

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It is beautiful and from my beginner perspective and my as yet un-calloused fingers, will be much easier to learn to play.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It is simply beautiful.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
between 6 and 8 hundred.

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent, very responsive.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I always prefer to buy products from craftsman who genuinely care about every detail and recommend such products to others whenever I can.

Additional comments:
I am very happy with every aspect of the purchasing process and am not at all disappointed with my guitar. In this economy, this sort of purchase seems a luxury, but because I am completely satisfied, I have no regrets or second thoughts.



zad80
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80 Acoustic


Steven
San Diego, California
Model: zad80

How did you hear about this brand?
Friend

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
No competition. It is I have a Martin and the Zager is much easier on the fingers and has a much richer sound

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I can't get over the harmonics and overtones. It has a beautiful sound

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I never looked at expensive guitars so I don\'t know. I paid about $450 for my Martin 15 years ago. The Zager blows it away!

How would you rate customer support?
Outstanding! I get a response to an Email very quickly, within hours

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Already have. Ease of play, beautiful sound.

Additional comments:
I noticed some very negative posts yesterday when I was looking through the website. I want anyone reading this to know that I just received my Zager 80 and could not be happier with it. I have had similar experiences in my business, where if you are beating the competition with quality and price advantages, the slime starts flowing. An amusing anecdote for you: When I played my Zager 80 for the first time the other day, I couldn't put it down for 6 hours or so. The sound was amazing but my finger tips were on fire! Really sore. I was reading reviews and testimonials last night from other Zager owners about how they play for hours with no pain. Then the light went on! I was playing the Zager as if I was playing my Martin, pressing just as hard on the strings! So I took out my Zager and started strumming some chords with minimal pressure on the neck. I was amazed! I was getting the same wonderful sound with a fraction of the pressure, and therefore, no pain! I finally understand the uniqueness of the design. My other guitar, my first, a Guild F112 from 1972 or so, will be sold on Ebay in another 7 hours to pay for this guitar. I will not be taking advantage of the money back guarantee!! I am a very satisfied customer and have already recommended the Zager to my guitar playing friends.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Norita <missnitanita@frontier.com>
Coral Springs, Florida
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Ebay search

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
My Zager guitar surpasses all guitars that I have owned and gives Martin a real competition.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Definitely the sound. It's rich, loud and truly beautiful.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would compare the price to a high end Martin (approx $5000).

How would you rate customer support?
10 out of 10. Amazing customer support. I have never experienced such wonderful interactions with a vendor. Thank you.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I recommend these guitars almost on a daily basis to family, friends, strangers...etc.

Additional comments:
Thank you for putting so much time and quality into these amazing guitars and offering them at an affordable price. My guitar is a prized possession and brings me countless hours of enjoyment. It must feel wonderful to touch people with such happiness. Thank you.



zad80
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80 Acoustic


Michael Offenhauser <mfoffy@offenhauser.com>
San Buenaventura, California
Model: zad80

How did you hear about this brand?
Found the site on the Internet.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
The Zager 80 fit and finish is just as good as high end guitars I have owned, and even better than some. I have had several early red label "quality" Yamahas, Martin D28, Guild D35, and Gibson J55 and Hummingbird. Some were trade ups, a couple stolen. I have only my original Yamaha FG300 and my Zager ZAD80 ; that's all I need. I love the bass of my FG300, but the ZAD80 is so much more comfortable to play, so it's the guitar I use for gigs and just sit around leisure playing.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I have no one favorite thing ; it is as a whole that makes it my favorite guitar. The ZAD80 is lighter weight than my other dreadnoughts, has light action feel so no fatigue, is well built so holds up to use and transport, stays in tune due to quality construction and materials including high end tuners, and is as attractive appearance guitar as any other I've seen.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
If I had first visited a music store that had a Zager, the first thing I would have noticed is the light action. Second would have been the dead-on intonation all the way up the scale. Third would have been the superb finish, quality fit construction, and Grover tuners. Having owned high dollar guitars, I would have expected $2500. and not been surprised to see around $3000.

How would you rate customer support?
I was so interested in trying a "Zager" when I found it on the internet, that I called in stead of emailing to get more information. Was informed of the return guarantee and the warranty, so ordered one then and there. Was in stock, so received it a few days later. Have had "ZERO" issues with the guitar ever since and it's been over 5 years now. Therfore, I have had not had to test the support, but since it is a family owned and run business and not some dealer outlet, I would imagine prompt and positive support to be what one would receive.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I HAVE and WILL continue to recommend "Zager" guitars to all who ask. It is indeed rare to find a product that sells for a bargain price but equals the quality of it's like product that sells for more. In the case of Zager guitars though, price is only the bottom factor. It is the ease of playing, rich tone, and stage ready performance, that allows me praise the Zager guitar as I do.

Additional comments:
I played a Fender Contempo organ in band, while still in high school in the late 60s. Left for college and couldn't carry around an organ and amplifier, so bought a used Gibson guitar a started to learn to play. I have never played professionally, but have done many personal gigs over the years. Am nearing retirement now, so only play for self entertainment. Am going to retire my original Zager along side my original FG300, but now have the hard choice of choosing a new guitar. It WILL be a Zager ........ , just can't say which one ( or two ) just yet.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Gerard <nygman@hotmail.com>
Arlington, Virginia
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I did an internet search for a new Guitar with nice action, and stumbled upon the Zager site. With their 100% money back guarantee, and no risk to me I ordered this guitar, and have never looked back

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar is leaps and bounds better than my other Guitars. It is my go to guitar, and my others are now collecting dust. The action is spot on, no buzzing, the sound is Rich and full, and it is very easy to play. I can play it for hours, without feeling like I have.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The action on this guitar is perfect. Zager have a way of setting up these guitars, that makes them easy to play, and delivers amazing sound. If you are just learning, or are an experienced player, you will appreciate the ease at which this guitar can be played.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
When shopping for a new guitar, I tried out several guitars ranging from $700-$1800, and I would say this guitar plays and sounds better than all of them.

How would you rate customer support?
Zager customer service is amazing. Before purchasing, I had several questions, that were answered almost instantly by Dennis Zager, jr. He gave me all the information I needed, and assurances that if I didn't like it, I could send it back, at no cost to me. They take customer service seriously, and deliver.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would recomend this guitar without reservation. It is my favorite guitar, and I tell anyone who will listen, about how much I like it. Everyone that I know who has come over has used it, seems to agree with me, and are amazed at how little it costs compared to other top of the line guitars. It's sound, low action, and build in tuner make it a joy to use, and it is a guitar that can be used for long periods of time without your hands getting tired, or sore. That, and the amazing customer service make buying this guitar a no-brainer decision, if you are looking for a nice new guitar.

Additional comments:
I have read some of the bad comments about this guitar and the Zager company, and honestly do not understand where they come from. As a guitar player, and owner of a Zager, I can say the quality of the guitar, and the set up done by Zager is all to notch, and I just don't understand why some people put this guitar down. I would suggest any serious guitar player (or for that matter, any beginner) try it out. I think once you play it, you will be amazed at its sound and action. Dennis Zager, jr and his father have an amazing product, and are a great American company, that deserves respect in the guitar world, for providing a great product, that anyone can use and enjoy. while experienced players will love it, I think this is one of the best, if not the best guitar for beginners, as the action on this guitar makes it easy to learn, when starting out. However, this should not be seen only as a beginners guitar, as even us older players can enjoy the sound and playability this guitar has to offer. I want to thank the Zagers for producing a great product. I hope this review helps, and if you do order one, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!!



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Gerard <nygman@hotmail.com>
Hollywood, Florida
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I did an internet search for a new Guitar with nice action, and stumbled upon the Zager site. With

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar is leaps and bounds better than my other Guitars. It is my go to guitar, and my others are now collecting dust. The action is spot on, no buzzing, the sound is Rich and full, and it is very easy to play. I can play it for hours, without feeling like I have.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The action on this guitar is perfect. Zager have a way of setting up these guitars, that makes them easy to play, and delivers amazing sound. If you are just learning, or are an experienced player, you will appreciate the ease at which this guitar can be played.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
When shopping for a new guitar, I tried out several guitars ranging from $700-$1800, and I would say this guitar plays and sounds better than all of them.

How would you rate customer support?
Zager customer service is amazing. Before purchasing, I had several questions, that were answered almost instantly by Dennis Zager, jr. He gave me all the information I needed, and assurances that if I didn't like it, I could send it back, at no cost to me. They take customer service seriously, and deliver.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would recomend this guitar without reservation. It is my favorite guitar, and I tell anyone who will listen, about how much I like it. Everyone that I know who has come over has used it, seems to agree with me, and are amazed at how little it costs compared to other top of the line guitars. It\'s sound, low action, and build in tuner make it a joy to use, and it is a guitar that can be used for long periods of time without your hands getting tired, or sore. That, and the amazing customer service make buying this guitar a no-brainer decision, if you are looking for a nice new guitar.

Additional comments:
I have read some of the bad comments about this guitar and the Zager company, and honestly do not understand where they come from. As a guitar player, and owner of a Zager, I can say the quality of the guitar, and the set up done by Zager is all to notch, and I just don\'t understand why some people put this guitar down. I would suggest any serious guitar player (or for that matter, any beginner) try it out. I think once you play it, you will be amazed at its sound and action. Dennis Zager, jr and his father have an amazing product, and are a great american company, that deserves respect in the guitar world, for providing a great product, that anyone can use and enjoy. while experienced players will love it, I think this is one of the best, if not the best guitar for beginners, as the action on this guitar makes it easy to learn, when starting out. However, this should not be seen only as a beginners guitar, as even us older players can enjoy the sound and playability this guitar has



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Phillip Towery <phillip.towery@gmail.com>
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Internet, ebay

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I\'m 54 years old and didn\'t really get into playing the guitar until about 4-5 years ago. I wished I had started earlier, but I was into art and painted paintings for about 20+ years. I grew up listening to my dad playing his dad\'s Martin D-28, so I know a good sounding guitar when I hear it. My Zager guitar Zad-20 CE plays so easy. Your fingers don\'t get sore. I love my zad 20ce. My goal in the long term was to by myself a d-28 Martin, but didn\'t want to put out about $2200.00 to $2800.00 or even more. Since I have bought my Zad20ce, the desire to purchase a Martin D-28 or any other acoustic has left. I believe my ZaD20 \"SOUNDS EVERY BIT\", as good if not better than a Martin. As a matter of fact, the guy I play guitar with has a few high dollar Gibson\'s and I think my Zager sounds as well as any of them $2200.00 + guitars. On Zager\'s customer service, they will get back with you quick. O\'h let me tell you, you have no problem purchasing one and and chance loos

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
They playability, the ease of chording, the looks, the quality, and most of all, the sound, beautiful sound.

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

How would you rate customer support?
AAA

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




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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Jody Parmer
Madison, Wisconsin
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
Radio ad

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Much better quality and full sound. Plays much easier than ones I have and ones I have tried in this price range.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The ease of playing it and the resonation.The heavy duty case looks much more expensive than it is. The high quality construction and the mirror finish

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
900 to 1500

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent. The issue i had was resolved at the sellers expense and they weren't at fault. Looks like there is alot of online support also.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, because it is a fine guitar that is an easy player that's full of sound.Customer support was also excellent

Additional comments:
Thanks I believe I will enjoy making this purchase for many years to come. Glad to be a ZAGER guitar owner



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Guy Gawrych <ggawrych@datadomain.com>
Washington, District of Columbia
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
From my guitar instructor

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This instrument smashes my other guitar to splinters in every way. I was about to make a purchase of a Martin but when I mentioned that to my instructor he suggested Zager Guitars as another excellent guitar to consider.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Wow, that's like asking if I like air, eating or sleeping better. The first thing was how visually striking the instrument is. Then when you pick it up, it has both a light but solid feel. Almost like it's hand-crafted just for you. That all said, the sound, tone and quality is beyond anything I've experienced.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1000-$2000

How would you rate customer support?
First-rate. I've exchanged several emails with Denny Zager and he's always responded within 20 mins of hitting Send. I still can't believe the owner of the company actually is that responsive with any email. Simply astounding service.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
To anyone I know who plays. This is simply the single most enjoyable guitar I've played and I will make sure I tell that to anyone who will listen.

Additional comments:
It's a gorgeous instrument that plays and sounds as good as it looks. Any trepidation of buying a guitar on-line without playing it first was totally unfounded. I am absolutely amazed that such an affordable guitar looks and sounds like a $2000 instrument and would not have believed it until I played it myself.



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Zager EZ-Play 3/4 Travel Size Acoustic Mahogany


Zager EZ-Play 3/4 Travel Size Acoustic Mahogany
Larry E. <lepc@comcast.net>
Louisville, Kentucky
Model: travelsizemahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
I researched guitar manufacturers and retailers throughout the U.S. on the Internet and at shops throughout the Portland, Oregon area. I stumbled on Denny's website in my searching and followed up through emails. Since then I have met a few other folks at jams and festivals who love their Zagers.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have played guitar for 40 years and owned an Epiphone, Guild 12-string and Takamine G Series dreadnought. Although each of those guitars had their merits, the Zager guitar has proven to exceed them all in quality, pleasure and playability.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
My favorite aspect of the Zager is its beautiful musicality. Notes ring out like bells, and the sustain carries them on and on. The tone is rich and full. The action makes it relatively easy to bridge and move up and down the neck, easier than friends' Baby Martin. The full sound extracts the most from hammering, and the geometry of the strings and neck invite bluesy riffs, bluegrass trills and nice bent notes.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would have expected this guitar to be more expensive than it was, especially with the holiday sale pricing I took advantage of.

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support has been great. Denny accommodated my request to pay over time, although it was not an option on the website. With a personal note, he or his staff acknowledged each payment I made. I received prompt notice when the guitar shipped and equally prompt follow-up when it arrived. I now wear with pride the Zager T-shirt that accompanied my order gratis.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would recommend this guitar without reservation. The 3/4 Travel is especially sweet for someone small like myself who wants a full sound without being dwarfed by some mega-guitar. Anyone who wants to play a beautifully made and sonorous instrument should consider one of the Zager guitars.




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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Paul Costanza <pcostanza@cox.net>
Visalia, California
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I read lots and lots and lots of information online and these were sites that I've always trusted t

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have a $600 Yamaha, a $520 Ibanez (both acoustic electric) and a $620 12 string Washburn that plays beautifully. While I like each of these for certain reasons, they have not stood out when playing with friends. Who wants to keep switching guitars for different types of music? My friends have Martins and higher quality guitars. I wanted one that could play many types of music and play it both easily and with high quality. The ZAD-20CE blew me away. The sound was as good or better than the Martin's I've played and heard and we all know that Martins have pretty much been the standard of guitars when comparisons are to be made.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
My favorite part is the ease of playing. I literally can't put it down. I have 3 electric guitars (and a mandolin) and while each have their place, I've found myself grabbing the acoustic the greater majority of the time.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I frequent local guitar centers to play as many different brands and styles of guitars (and to listen and learn from other players) regularly. Before I pick up the guitar to get a feel for it at these guitar shops, I always look at the price and usually, the ones I like most are above the $1500 price tag. I'd love one of these but I am a reasonable and responsible person and as I can't let go of that kind of cash. I think that the ZAD-50CE could easily fetch $1200 maybe even $1500 and it sounds like a $2500 Martin in this person's mind.

How would you rate customer support?
I own a small business and have been told hundreds of times how fast I respond to emails and returning calls. That's easy since we are a small company. I know Zager isn't huge but they are certainly larger than my company and the 4 times I've emailed, the longest time it took for a response was under 1 hour. I think anything in 8-12 hours is exceptional so under 1 hour is not something you see in today's world. And, these are canned emails either. They are in direct response to the question.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have already recommended Zager and dare someone who is looking to buy a new acoustic to try Zager after trying anything within $200 of the price of a Zager. I am sure that more than 90% of the time, they'll end up with a Zager.

Additional comments:
I almost feel guilty playing this guitar. It now feels like a part of me....an extension of my body. It's that effortless. I'm sure this a very strong statement and probably not everyone who plays one will feel this way. Maybe my other guitars were very bad (but I don't think so) but I am now going to be very spoiled playing anything else. And when I let someone enjoy playing my guitar, I won't be far away to make sure they don't walk off with it.





David Prater <prater1109@yahoo.com>
Huntington Beach, California

How did you hear about this brand?
Friend.

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.




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Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE OM Size Acoustic Electric
Corliss <corlisslee@aol.com>
Joliet, Illinois
Model: zad80ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
by searching the internet looking at Martin guitars I found a Martin that had been modified by Denn

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



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Jim Davis <jimd2002@msn.com>
Cleveland, Ohio
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Radio Ad

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.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD80 Acoustic


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80 Acoustic
Anonymous
Lansing, Michigan
Model: zad80

How did you hear about this brand?
Browsing the internet

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!!



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Doug T.
Peoria, Illinois
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
Ebay

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+.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


David
Brownsville, Texas
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Student profile on Steve Krenz's newsletter

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?




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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Terry Wood <woodyt@smt-net.com>
Billings, Montana
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I heard about Zager guitars from my brother. He has owned a Zager for several years. When he found

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 ZAD50ce could easily be $1,500 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".




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