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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travelsizemahogany
Zager EZ-Play 3/4 Travel Size Acoustic Mahogany


Zager EZ-Play 3/4 Travel Size Acoustic Mahogany
JB Maddox <maddoxbaker@msn.com>
Atlanta, Georgia
Model: travelsizemahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
I have two other Zager Guitars. A Dreadnaught and an OM.. Both Acoustic/Electric. I use the big box unplugged and plugged. The OM is my solo performer axe--it simply fits and sounds fantastic through my Fishman amps. This 3/4 travel size mahogany is for Travel.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This is a travel guitar for when I go away not on a music tour or gig but just to have something to play every day--I get some withdrawal if I don't play for a few days.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It has basically the same feel as my other Zagers. You buy a Zager for playability and I want the same feel in a smaller travel guitar. With the smaller body you have some attenuation of sound projection and frets are closer together but the action feel is similar to my other two Zagers. The case is built like a tank--just right for travel.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would guess about like the Little Martins.

How would you rate customer support?
There is no comparison. If you don't like it, they will take it back and pay shipping--who else is going to do that unless they really have a great product? What do you have to lose, if you don't like your Zager he takes it back--they do not want unsatisfied customers.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
If you play every day and use differing guitar sizes for different venues and want the same sort of feel and playability over your go-to guitars, Zager is really hard to beat. The setup is everything. Denny's system is right on the money. He knows what a player really wants.

Additional comments:
If you are a heavy handed player, you might not like the Zager action and setup. If you are struggling with Barre chords and fingerstyles and flex in your strums for a wider sound--you probably found the guitar you will play every day in a Zager. You can play for hours without sore fingers and still get big sound.



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Anonymous
Arlington, Texas
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Through ebay.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar far surpasses all other brand guitars.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Ease of playability, good looks and quality service.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I comparison to previous guitars owned I would consider this guitar close to a $2000.00 value.

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent. They are very curtious, quick to answer emails and make you feel like part of the Zager family. They work with you 100% with no questions asked.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes. It's the best guitar I've owned and I've been playing for over 20 years.

Additional comments:
I'm very happy with this guitar and play it regularly. I just can't seem to put it down. It's everything I wanted in a guitar. The customer service is the best, bar none, and I feel very comfortable that they would take care of any problem, without question.



zad80
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80 Acoustic


Reg Barnes <rvb2006@comcast.net>
Amarillo, Texas
Model: zad80

How did you hear about this brand?
It kept coming up on ebay under gibson and martin searches. Very clever. At first I though the "EZPlay " bit sounded a little like ronco..it slices, it dices...butI read the reviews and looked at the pictures and I decided to take a chance. I got what a think was the top of the line with rosewood and abalone inlay. I had been thinking of a martin or a gibson songwriter which is also rosewood.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar compares very favorably with my Gibson J-200 and 1961 Gibson Byrdland, which practically plays itself. This guitar has huge tone like the Gibson Jumbo (the largest flat top they ever made) and plays pretty easily, though I'd like to lower it just a hair. I went to the guitar show in Miami and played a number of multi thousand dollar guitars that I didn't think were any better.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Where to start: the sound is very forward, great for fingerpicking, and the spacing of the strings feels great. The guitar is very resonant, with lots of harmonic colors on each note if you're playing a melody. Tuning is spot on perfect, up and down. No dead zones or funny places (unlike my dear gibson) no buzzing, fretting out, intonation issues anywhere. The detail is tasteful and lovingly rendered. One is reminded of a Martin D-45. Terrific sustain.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
3K or more

How would you rate customer support?
top notch. They have been very friendly and helpful.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes. I already have, to my students. For the money I don't see how you can beat it. I'm sure it will only get better with age and playing. I can hear the tone opening up after a week.

Additional comments:
I would like to lower the action just a tiny bit, but I"m not sure how with a non adjustable bridge. I don't want to mess up what is nearly perfect. The case is nice, and this guitar deserves to be kept away from the salt air of fort lauderdale when not in use. But it's hard to put her down.



zad20e
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural


kevin <kejturner55@aol.com>
Glendale, California
Model: zad20e

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?
astounding value for money. tone, touch and texture are really excellent

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
ease of fretting (old arthritic fingers!) and the tone/sustain is so well balanced allowing a wide range of styles to sound clean, fresh and with just the right depth. The set up was near perfect and I've never been more comfortable playing a guitar right 'out of the box' as it were.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
at least twice the price - in the range of $1000+

How would you rate customer support?
This is the best I have experienced. Receiving the guitar feels like the beginning of the relationship with Zager Guitars rather than the end of a purchasing process

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Totally - service and quality are exceptional,

Additional comments:
I bought an 'entry' level model but I'd be happy gigging and recording this without demur. Next year, I will be getting a high end model and I know it will be as good as you can get - and then some.



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


John Rosende <john@s-scraftsmen.com>
Little Rock, Arkansas
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I was searching for guitars on Ebay when I ran across an add for Zager guitars.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Without a doubt this is the easiest guitar to play and volume of sound output is amazing. It's an acoustic that plays like an electric guitar. I can play this guitar twice as long before getting tired.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The strings are so close to the frets making so easy to play and yet no string buzz.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Atleast double what I paid for it, probably around $2000.00.

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent, Dennis Jr. has been a pleasure to communicate with. it's obvious he loves what he is doing and is eager to make sure you are a satisfied customer.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Heck Yea! Why? Heirloom quality, playability, beautiful sound, warranty and the price is right.

Additional comments:
I received my new ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric guitar just about a month ago in perfect condition and I am very satisfied with every aspect of this beautiful instrument. I have been in the woodworking business for 31 years and I know quality when I see it. The workmanship, quality of materials and finish is top of the line. It is obvious that you take great pride in the work that you do. Interestingly, the weight of the guitar is somewhat lighter than both my Gibson J45 or Martin D35. The richness of the sound and the volume that jumps out of the box is awesome. EZ Play, you weren’t kidding, the setup is unbelievable! It is all that I had hoped it would be. Honestly, since I got my new Zager guitar I haven’t had much time for the other two. It’s funny but I could swear this thing keeps calling out me. It’s hard to put down. Seriously, I love playing this guitar because it sounds wonderful and it takes me to that feel good place where all is right with the world and that’s what it’s all about!



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Allan Hanscom <allanhanscom@yahoo.com>
Modesto, California
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Originally found it on ebay while looking at guitars that was about a year ago, I bought a ZAD20 at that time and I like it so well that I had to try the ZAD80CE and what a guitar it is! I now have both the 20 and the 80CE and wouldn't part with either.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This has to be the best guitar I have ever held in my hands, and I have been in many music stores and tried out quite a few brands and models,Gibson and Martin to mention a couple top of the heap brands, the ZAD80CE stands with or above them all.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I don't believe I could choose one favorite part, it is the whole package that stands out.If I had to choose I think the tone and ease of chording would be at the top.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Judging from the other brands that I have tried I would expect to pay far more than I payed, probably in the $2500.00 to $3000.00 range

How would you rate customer support?
The People at Zager Guitars are simply the best I have ever dealt with in any business and stand alone in the music business. They are doing business like they were selling to their family, as a matter of fact they make you feel like family. As I stated above this is my second Zager and if I ever feel the need to have another guitar it will be the ZAD900 an nothing less.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I recommend these guitars and this company to everyone I meet in the music world and highly recommend them to new guitar players because if you want to learn to play these guitars are the easiest you will ever find and that will make the difference in a person sticking with it or quitting.

Additional comments:
If you are looking for a new guitar do yourself a favor and try a Zager you will be glad you did and with their 100% money back plus shipping both ways you don't have a thing to lose but you have much to gain.



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric
Tom Erickson <allnorsky11@hotmail.com>
Chandler, Arizona
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I was looking for a Martin guitar that was in cosmetically poor shape so I could play it and not worry about scratching it. I'd paid $3k for an OM28 Custom second hand and that's quite an investment. I don't regret it as I really love the guitar but I also don't want to devalue it. I went to eBay to shop for a beater and came across this "Zager" guitar. Never heard of a “Zager”, but the price and images of a beautiful instrument caught my attention. I started some Google searches and found out that I was possibly one of the few that did not know about this fine guitar manufacturer…

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
My favorite acoustic guitars were my OM28 Custom and my old buddy, a 1974 Yamaki (Martin 40 D series lawsuit copy purchased new in 75.) I received my ZAD80CE on a Monday. This ZAD is the guitar that would be my utility instrument if it lived up to the hype I'd read... I've spent this week playing my two favorites, and the newby. It's been fun, interesting and, educational. The Martin and the Yamaki have been set up by a good pro 6 month's previous and they play beautifully. All week I'd play some favorite bit's of song's on each guitar one after the other. Maybe two or three bars and then switch to the next guitar. Some times just one chord sustained, then pick up the next guitar for a comparison. They all had their own distinctive sound. Now, I have 3 ditinctive sounds and I love all three of them. One thing that did stand out is, (and I hate to repeat Denny's ad's) this guitar played great right out of the case without having to bring it in for a pro set up!!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I really like finding equipment that is not a big name (at this time) and it lives up to/surpasses its claim's.It has low action to decrease fatigue on your fingering hand. It has low action all the way up the neck. Mine is a cutaway and it plays great on the upper frets. It plays as easily as my $3-$4K guitars!! So if we do away with playability, my favorite part of the guitar is the fit and finish!!! It's incredible!! This really is one beautifull guitar. Denny's guys do go the extra mile for him. I've seen two of these and the finish is, well, all I can do is smile when I bring it under a set of flourescent lamps and check the angles. For this price point, I cant expect perfection. IMACULATE!!!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
In a blind taste test, if all guitars had the same strings and string spacing,I could not pick a winner between the 3 guitars mentioned. Taking the blindfold off, the ZAD80CE has cosmetic options of competitors $5k guitars. The fit and finish is superb. (ironically, I bought this guitar as beater so I would not have the wear and tear on my Martin... Well, now, I have this guitar that cost me 1/3rd the price of the Martin, and it's prettier than the Martin, so I've failed on this quest, but definately came out ahead!

How would you rate customer support?
The customer service of Zager guitars is "unsurpassed" in my book. I make a living in the customer service/technical support of Pro AV equipment and M.I. industry equipment. On a busines partner level, I deal with the biggest and not so big venders in the world every day. We can only strive to attain the level of customer support that I experienced from Denny's people on my purchase of the ZAD80CE. There was an unforseen glitch in my purchase and they definately turned that negative into a positive experience!!!! I've brought the details of my experience with Zager Guitars to our managment team. Thank you Dennis Jr, Jill, and Denny!!!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Of course I will recommend this guitar to others. This is a guitar that I'd expect to be listed at twice the price! It has the cosmetic features of a Martin D42 and the playability as well! (1/4 the price...) It plays well all the way up the neck.

Additional comments:
I can not say enough about the personal attention provided for me on my transaction. I started off with some questions that were answered honestly and promptly. I ended up a very satisfied customer.



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Don Harris <papaharris74@yahoo.com>
Lubbock, Texas
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Fond it on ebay

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have never found a guitar at any music store that you could pick up and play with such ease. I have a Gibson 200 and both had to be set up buy a luthier.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
From headstock to pickup pin everything is perfict. The beautiful wood, the workman ship, the substain.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
The Zad 80 I would guess at 2,500.00 to 3,000.00 dollars

How would you rate customer support?
"A" number "1". The best I have seen in all my years (74)

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes I would recommend this guitar to others. Why, it is the best guitar you can buy and the service is second to none.




zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Steve Tennent <stevetennent@gmail.com>
Clearwater, Florida
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
After looking high and low for a easier playing guitar for years I stumbled upon the Zager site on E-Bay. Ok, I thought I'll send this guy a email with some questions expecting MAYBE an answer in a couple of days. Not ten minutes later I got a response ! After multiple exchanges of emails my questions were answered by Dennis Jr. I was so impressed that I got up the next morning at 5AM and couldn't wait to put my order in !

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have a Martin D2R and a Yamaha classical. I've tried Seagulls in stores. With out a doubt, when I opened the case and saw this Zager zad 80ce, I knew at once this was a piece of art. The feel, tone and ease of playing are amazing, far better than the guitars I own and are now for sale.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
What I really like, is when in the morning I go back to my office with a cup of coffee, and open the case and see that beautiful piece of machinery. I love the sound of it as it says Hi to me. It looks fantastic, sounds fantastic and is fantastic to play !

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Easilly over $2,500. My Martin was over that and not nearly as friendly

How would you rate customer support?
I don't even know Dennis and Dennis Jr. but I feel like they are already friends who would do whatever they could do to help. 0 - 10 How about 100 !

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have already done so. One cannot go wrong with the product backed by the guarentee !

Additional comments:
Thanks Zager's......let me know when the Amps come out......I'll be order # 1



zad20eblack
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Black Lacquer


Carl Hamre <carl.hamre@house.mn>
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Model: zad20eblack

How did you hear about this brand?
(This review comes from a friend of mine who just tried out my Zager; he's played professionally for 40 years, rock and roll, R&B, wide range of music; I thought I'd pass on his words as a much more experienced player) Online sources and reviews. Heard they were selling off all inventory so started looking into it and was impressed by the playability reviews and the customer service testimonials.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Black Zager model 20e. Can not get over how easy it was to play, and how good it sounds. High quality fret board and fret work ensure smooth fingering all the way up the neck. Clean notes/chords above the 12th fret and beyond thanks to the cutaway design. Good harmonics. Absolutely no hand fatigue. Appreciate the high end Fishman onboard electronics (tuner was a nice touch). Solid construction, Grover machine heads, tasteful inlays all add up to a very nicely appointed guitar.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Playability is outstanding, and sound is way beyond what you might expect in this price range.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I think this guitar compares favorably to other acoustic/electric guitars in the $1000 - $1200 price range. If you are in the market for a solid performer without the huge sticker price, you have to take this rig for a serious test drive.

How would you rate customer support?
Second to none. Personal correspondence with Denny Jr. and Denny Sr., prompt and honest.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes. It's an outstanding value. These are the type of people who are in business for the right reasons. They want you to be able to get a guitar that is in your price range that plays great. Very difficult to find anything out there that would compare at similar prices.

Additional comments:
playability: 10 sound: 9 accessories: 9 look and feel: 9 bang for the buck: 10



zad80
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80 Acoustic


Ben Zandstra <benzandstra71@hotmail.com>
Jackson, Mississippi
Model: zad80







Additional comments:
I recently had a question for Dennis & he invited me to write a review of my Zager ZAD-80. I've played it since 2004 & even have Arlo Guthrie's autograph on it in addition to Denny's. I found Zager on e-Bay while looking for an upper end guitar. It sounded good but I was reluctant to by a guitar without playing it first. But I took the chance & have never regretted that decision. It's ease of playing & tone is second to none. I knew I had found the right guitar because I stopped looking at other guitars. In fact, at a folk festival that my wife & I recently attended, she was amazed that I bypassed a booth by a custom guitar maker. The reason is simple--I'm completely satisfied with my Zager. Ben Zandstra, 36022 Co. Rd. 1, Lake City, CA 96115



zad80om
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80 OM Size Acoustic


David Melton <david.melton@comcast.net>
Antioch, California
Model: zad80om

How did you hear about this brand?
I heard about zager guitars on the internet and read lots of reviews and they were always so positive. I will truthfully say without hesitation that all the hipe was right they are fantastic guitars!!!

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I own several guitars. I have a alvarez, rodriguez, epiphone, sigma, washburn,and have played and owned several more. But until now I have been looking for something that would knock my socks off and I finally found it. The Zager really is a nice, easy playing, great sounding guitar. I always said I wouldnt buy a guitar I couldnt play first but you made it so I had NOTHING TO LOSE> My only disappointment was I waited too long to buy one!!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
My favorite part would be the playability. It almost chords itself. I love the clear sound and volume is great. I also like the look of the back. It looks like a three piece setup. It resembles the old Yamaha 340 I had for ages and loved.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
If I didnt already know the price I would easily guess it to be in the 2K range. My favoite guitar was always the gibson songwriter but this is hands down a better player.

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is first rate. Dennis was always quick to answer all my questions and worked with me on shipping my guitar on my schedule.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would be glad to recommend this guitar to anyone who wants to own a guitar they just cant put down. I play it all the time ( in fairness I am retired ) but it is so easy to play for long times. If anyone is on the fence dont wait you have nothing too lose. Great guarantee.

Additional comments:
If you have anyone that might want to talk to someone who owns one I would be glad to answer emails if you ever need. Thanks for a great guitar.@@



zad20esunburst
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Vintage Sunburst


Bill Whiting <bwhiting1@charter.net>
Little Rock, Arkansas
Model: zad20esunburst

How did you hear about this brand?
Internet search and ebay.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
The Zager is much more playable then my Takamine. As a new guitarist I found the playability to be so much easier and forgiving.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The guitar looks and sounds so much like many of the more expensive guitars on the market that I like to fool my friends and family into thinking I paid much, much, more. Then when I tell them what I actually paid they just react with amazement.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$800 - $1,200

How would you rate customer support?
Outstanding. I danced around the purchase decision for a while and Dennis was always available to annswer all of my questions.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, definitely. The look, sound, feel and playability would suit players of all levels.




zad20
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Steve Farmer <jacks84@bellsouth.net>
McAllen, Texas
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
I was recearching Martin guitars on the internet. I came across a model that had been modified with the string science system. Intrigued, I researched the Zager site. I was convinced to try the Zager by the lifetime warranty and the 60 day money back guarantee. Ovatiom

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It is head and shoulders above my Ovation Balladeer. The sound is brighter and the action and string spacing has reduced buzzing. I went to the local music store that sells Martin Guitars. To be honest the $2200 Martin I tried had a slightly better tone, but was not any easier to play. For a fifth of the price,I'll take the Zager.

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

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
At least $1000.

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent. Dennis was prompt in answering my questions, and Jill was professional and helpful in processing my order.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. It's a great guitar at a great price. I appreciate that Denny inspects and signs each of his guitars.

Additional comments:
GET ONE!



zad20emahogany
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric African Mahogany


Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric African Mahogany
Weston Guillory Sr <hungrygiantsquid@cox.net>
Columbia, South Carolina
Model: zad20emahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
Doin' a search on eBay for acoustic guitars. Then I went to the Zager site and loved what I saw.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Right up there with the best guitars I've ever played.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The class act craftsmanship. And "THE SOUND"! Sounds like an expensive guitar. Out of this world!

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

How would you rate customer support?
So far..... AAAAA+++++

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Awe hell yeah!!! Why? Because Denny Zager and company are building some QUALITY guitars for a great price. They put alot into 'em. GREAT GUITAR!!!

Additional comments:
Personally, for me, I was looking for a nice quality guitar at a decent price that will last me for the rest of my days. And when I came across ZAGER's website and read up on all Denny had to say. I was impressed. I was also hooked. So I ordered my ZAD20E and I am MORE THEN satisfied. I got a GREAT GUITAR! Thanks Denny and Co.



zad20esunburst
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Vintage Sunburst


Anonymous <Bearclaws@wblm.com>
St. Paul, Minnesota
Model: zad20esunburst

How did you hear about this brand?
e-bay

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I real like the playability. Sold my Gibson Southern Jumbo to try a couple of these guitars

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Playability and workman ship very nice looking

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

How would you rate customer support?
Great

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes Especially if you are beginner or maybe have hand or fingering issues




zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric
e.j. asquith <ejasquith0601@sbcglobal.net>
Killeen, Texas
Model: zad80ce

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 Epiphone Masterbuilt, a model 330 Richenbacker and now a Zager zad80ce, the Zager plays as easy as the $2000 Richenbacker and has a better full rich tone that is very impressing over the Masterbuilt.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The virtual easy of playing this Zager guitar just blows me away. I was also greatly impressed on how the Zager was packaged in the case, everything was professional done. Was also surpised by the free sets of strings and half dozen picks included.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
The Zager family is right, the Zager sounds as good as the high priced name brands in today's market, so we are looking at the $3000+ range.

How would you rate customer support?
Dennis Zager is great to work with, when I ordered the guitar I could not afford the case at the time and to my delight and surprise Mr. Zager included it and said I could send payment when I could afford it. I do not think you can find another guitar company out there who would do that. And more more thing I email Dennis more than several times with questions about the guitar and company, and he personally email me back not in days but minutes, try that with Martin or Gibson.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
If you are looking for a Great sounding, professionally packaged and manufactured, a guitar that is personally set-up by the owner of the company, a pleasurable guitar to play. This is Zager, you can not go wrong.

Additional comments:
Zager the One. Great Price, Great Guitar and Great People to work with.



zad20emahogany
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric African Mahogany


Mike MacArthur <mikemac1948@yahoo.com>
Shreveport, Louisiana
Model: zad20emahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
Actually from two sources at almost the same time. I was looking on Ebay and a friend of mine and I were talking and he had seen something in a guitar magazine.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Compared to my recent past guitars which was, an Ovation USA Legend Model, the Zager Guitar is by far the more user friendly guitar in both playability and sound. I play soft ballad type music with a semi finger picking style and the mahogany that was used in my Zager ZAD20 gives me a very clear but soft almost mellow tone, not to mention how beautiful the wood grain is that it almost sparkles.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It was a hard choice trying to decide which model Zager to purchase but the appearance of the ZAD20E Mahogany and reading the reviews about that model sold me. The sound is even more pleasing then I imagined. I believe it actually makes my guitar playing better.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I know what I paid for my Ovation and I would have thought had I played the Zager first that it would cost more than both of those but it was close to being half the cost.

How would you rate customer support?
It seems that both Dennis and Denny are putting every effort they can into pleasing their customers both with the quality of the product and the service they provide before and most important ***AFTER*** the sale.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would almost not want to recommend this guitar to any one so I could be the only one to have it but like the Mona Lisa everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a Zager. I know they wont be disappointed. I would also recommend that along with the purchase of the guitar of your choice you also buy the case, it is wellworth the price and really first class just like the guitars.

Additional comments:
It is so refreshing that in a time when it seems that many companies are lowering the quality of thier product but raising the price you can purchase a Zager Guitar and still get the best of what craftmanship is all about.





John Yaklin <hey.mr.spaceman@gmail.com>
Charlotte, North Carolina

How did you hear about this brand?
Web research.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Better than any guitar I have ever bought new.

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

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
600-800 dollars

How would you rate customer support?
Absolutely stand up. I made an exchange and they made it very easy.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes. I know a lot of guys with their eye on that vintage gibson or martin obsessing and saving and I would tell them to skip it and get a brand new Zager. Great investment at a great bargain. Stands up to any guitar out there. American made, family run, and quality controlled. Do yourself a favor and buy yourself one.

Additional comments:
I spent a lot of time deciding on what I wanted from these guys and now I want more. I bought the Zager Parlor and I can't get over it. It's the loveliest little thing and I cant put it down. I skipped a day of work just to sit around and play it for hours on end. I'm already looking to get another one from these guys. You will be so impressed and amazed. Companies like this are such a rare thing. Zager cares a lot about what they do. Get one. I want one in every shape and color.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Vintage Sunburst


John Bakody <jbakody@Yahoo.com>
Escondido, California
Model: zad20esunburst

How did you hear about this brand?
I read about Zager the first time when I was looking at guitars on Ebay.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It is head and shoulders above my original guitar, really no comparison.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I like the sound, followed by the playability and the looks.

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

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is fantastic and Dennis Jr. gets in touch within a day.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
If someone want an easy to play, handsome, great sounding guitar, this is for you.

Additional comments:
The case is also beautiful.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50 OM Size Acoustic


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50 OM Size Acoustic
Dennis <stonebrinkdennis@yahoo.com>
Austin, Texas
Model: zad50om

How did you hear about this brand?
I happened upon Zager guitars on ebay while looking at affordable guitars.. reading reviews and such

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This is ...well ..I like this guitar better than any i have had before...I have had gibson WM-45 and a lower end martin...lots of Yamahahs and other guitars in this class...this guitar is just a perfict fit for me...way easy to play and the sound is very very good..I was playing a Loar LH 220 before this..sounded like it was packed with wool..I often just play without a pick...this guitar will still ring when picking with just fingers..that Loar would not..just sounded dead

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I like most everything about this guitar ..i would like it in sunburst but what the hey..size wise it is extremly comfortable..The playability is extremly good..It gives me what the heck i want in a guitar.. I have been threw so many in the past 44 years..could never afford one of them real expensive ones..so i am comparing it to a lot of guitars i have had over the years..If i ever decide to get another guitar it will be one made by these folks

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
well i would expect to be an expensive guitar..I have never shopped for a guitar in what i would expect would be its price range...I feel this a real guitar not a want to be...it is a musicians guitar

How would you rate customer support?
well i haven,t needed much yet.. but I did change my order from an zad 20 to a Zad 60om..and it was easy.. Dennis hooked it up and it all went well and i didn,t even loose any time..I have a feeling that if i ever have any problem i can count on these folks

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
OH Ya.. already have...have grand kids.. when it is time this will be what i suggest

Additional comments:
very happy with the guitar..there have been times when i got a new guitar and was not happy about it..this is not the regular guitar i have experinced before...I was pretty shaky about ordering one on the net like i did.. unseen.. untried.. unheard of...took the gamble and am real glad i did



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric
Bob Thomson <bob@keepsakephotography.com>
Shreveport, Louisiana
Model: zad50ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
Google & Ebay

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It's much easier to play and to be able to play for longer periods of time!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The smaller neck, the wider nut and the glorious sound when it's plugged in!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1000-$1200

How would you rate customer support?
The best on the planet.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would definitely recommend a Zager guitar and frankly, already have several times to friends. It's a great sounding, good looking, easy to play guitar for a reasonable amount of cash. And if by rare chance there is a problem, their customer service remedy's the situation very quickly and without any hassle!

Additional comments:
I had a problem with the first guitar that was sent to me but after a few emails, you sent me a new one really quickly and provided a UPS call tag for the old one. Thanks for the awesome service!



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Reed Copsey <reed@ctech.com>
Knoxville, Tennessee
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
Google Search

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I'm a beginner and bought this guitar because of its claim to be easier to play. Read the additional comments below.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
SOUND, ease of play, simplicity without sacrificing quality

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1500-2500

How would you rate customer support?
I've only had the instrument a week, but so far wonderful.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
No recommendations needed. Just let them play it.

Additional comments:
All joking aside, last night was the acid test. My best friend (Jim Franklin) was a semi-professional musician who has recorded a few albums of Hawaiian music (never particularly popular except in Japan!). The Epiphone was loaned to me by him. He came over for dinner last night and noticed the closed Zager case immediately. He picked up the instrument and before he started playing it, I told him that I had selected it because it was supposed to be particularly easy to play. His look was quite skeptical. And then he started playing....and playing....and smiling....and saying WOW! He has quite a few quitars. The two he plays the most are an Ovation and a Martin. He immediately started comparing it to the Martin (which he mentioned cost ~$2200 10-15 years ago). "This is just as nice as my Martin". And he kept playing. "I haven't played this much in months." "I've been bored with the sound of the Ovation and the Martin" "I like this more than my Martin"....."I haven't wanted a new guitar for years" I wish Denny had been a fly on the wall. Thanks again. This instrument delivers on its promise.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Acoustic Electric Special Edition


MATT PALMER <PALMERMATTHEW51@YAHOO.COM>
St. Petersburg, Florida
Model: zad50cespecial

How did you hear about this brand?
ON EBAY--I LOOKED AT THE GUITAR AND WATCHED THE VIDEOS PROVIDED BY DENNY ZAGER.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
THERE IS NO COMPARISON TO THE MARTIN GUITAR THAT I WAS PLAYING. MY ZAD 20CE SOUNDS SO MUCH BETTER, PLAYS EASIER, AND IS A MORE ATTRACTIVE GUITAR THAN THE MARTIN. MY ZAGER GUITAR IS THE BEST GUITAR THAT I HAVE EVER OWNED OR HAD THE PLEASURE TO PLAY. IT IS SO EASY TO PLAY AND I CAN PLAY IS SO MUCH LONGER AND FASTER THAN I EVER THOUGHT I COULD.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
IT IS HARD TO SAY IT IS JUST ONE THING. MY ZAGER PLAYS SO EASY AND IS SO EASY ON YOUR FINGERS. THE STYLE OF THE NECK AND THE HEIGHT OF THE STRINGS MAKE IT SO THAT I CAN NOW PLAY BAR CHORDS WITH EASE. THE WOODS THAT ZAGER GUITARS USES ARE BEAUTIFUL IN SIGHT AS WELL AS SOUND. THE SOUND IS SO CLEAN AND CRISP, IT IS EXCELLENT, UN-PLUGGRD OR PLUGGED IN TO MY SYSTEM. THE GUITAR COMES WITH THE FISHMAN 60, AND IT IS GREAT.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
2,000.00---3,000.00

How would you rate customer support?
.EXCELLANT--ZAGER WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO MAKE MY PURCHASE EASY AND FRIENDLY. THEY EVEN GREAT////ZAGER GUITAR WENT TO THE TROUBLE TO SEND ME PHOTO'S OF MY GUITAR BEFORE THEY SHIPPED IT TO MAKE SURE IT WAS TO MY LIKING. DENNY TOOK THE TIME TO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS AND TREATED ME AS IF I WERE A VALUED CUSTOMER. I BELIEVE THAT THE DENNY ZAGER GUITAR'S TRUELY APPRICATED MY BUSINESS AND I LIKE DOING BUSINESS WITH SUCH A PERSON LIKE DENNY ZAGER, THAT HAS SO MUCH CLASS.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
YES////ITS SOUND, PLAYABILITY, AND IT OVER-ALL QUALITY OF THE ZAGER GUITAR MAKES IT STAND OUT. IT IS ALSO A BEAUTIFUL GUITAR THAT I AM PROUD TO CALL MINE AND WILL PLAY IT WITH ANYONE. I ALREADY HAD FRIENDS THAT HAVE TRIED OUT MY ZAD-20CE STATE THEY WERE GOING TO BUY ONE VERY SOON.

Additional comments:
YOU HAVE TO BUY ONE OF THESE ZAGER GIUTARS. YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW GOOD IT PLAYS AND SOUNDS. IF YOU WANT TO BE A VALUED COSTOMER AND NOT A NUMBER, GET YOU A ZAGER GUITAR AND SEE IF I AM TELLING THE TRUTH..



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Acoustic Electric Special Edition


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Acoustic Electric Special Edition
PAUL BLANKENSHIP <pblank1957@live.com>
Downey, California
Model: zad50cespecial

How did you hear about this brand?
FROM FRIENDS AND OTHER GUITAR PLAYERS .

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
THERE IS NO COMPARISON THIS GUITAR IS AS GOOD SOUNDING AND LOOKING AND STRUCTURED AS ANY MARTIN OR GIBSON AND IS ALOT LOT CHEAPER. IT IS JUST A FANTASTIC GUITAR.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
EVERYTHING I LOVE THE WAY IT IS CHORDED AND IT DOES NOT HURT YOUR FINGERS TO PRESS DOWN ON THE STRINGS IT IS TRULY A EASY PLAY GUITAR

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
AROUND $3500.00

How would you rate customer support?
THEY TREAT YOU LIKE FAMILY . IT WAS A GREAT TRANSACTION AND DENNIS IS VERY HELPFUL.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
YES AND I WILL PURCHASE MORE IN THE NEAR FUTURE

Additional comments:
IF YOU WANT A GREAT GUITAR AT A GREAT PRICE BELIEVE ME GET YOU A ZAGAR THEY ARE GREAT SOUNDING LOOK LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS AND YOU CAN NOT DEAL WITH BETTER PEOPLE , WHEN YOU BUY ONE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE PART OF THE ZAGAR FAMILY, AND THEY KEEP IN TOUCH AFTER THE SALE TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE SATISFIED.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Kerry Shrode <kerryshrode@gmail.com>
San Jose, California
Model: zad50ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
I ran across Zager while looking for a new guitar through my numerous websearches, and on eBay. Found Zager on eBay. I was actually looking for an "easy to play" guitar too, and have had fairly good luck on my own over the years, but nothing ever truly came close to what I wanted in sound and playability. My own setup, which it seemed EVERY guitar I bought needed, was good. Then WHAM, here is Zager with EZ Play. Well, this seemed right up my alley. SO I did the usual amount of several days of research into them and their guitars. Other than some crabby SNOB appeal guitar reviews, all HONEST players seemed to love their Zagers, and OVER and OVER praised the EZ Play system. I was hooked.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have never owned a steel string acoustic before. I have played nylon string classical and Flamenco since I was 13 and have had many guitars in that genre. I currently have a hand-built Gracia, Segovia model, from Brazil, and recently bought an A6 Godin because of it's so called "playablity." I still had to do some setup on the Gracia. I have tried NUMEROUS guitars in stores over the years and was never truly satisfied with the setups or sound. I even delved into the world of the $3000+ guitars and was STILL not completely happy with the playability of them. RIGHT out of the box, the Zager immediately showed me its worth. (LOVE the onboard tuner.) I did some minor tuning, and hit it. WOW! It IS easy to play. I have had arthritis in the left index finger for many years, so my inability to chord well was a HUGE issue for me. Right away, without strain or pain I could chord again. awesome. Whatever Denny is doing in his setup absolutely kicks ass over any guitar I have played or owned. Playing has become a joy again. The sound quality is wonderful; very full, with a beautiful resonance, even with this smaller body guitar. I know as the guitar ages the sound and playablity will only improve. How often do you ever get to have a GREAT purchase get even better? I am selling ALL my other guitars.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
This question isn't fair. LOL. Gee - A great price for a guitar with awesome playablity and terrific sound, customer service equal to none....dang, I'm stuck. OH YES. My favorite part of the guitar is Dennis Zager. Without him I wouldn't be writing this review, or playing this fabulous guitar. He took HIS dissatisfaction with a entire industry and put his time, energy, and personal touch to work. I know what it takes to setup up a guitar. Denny has gone SO FAR BEYOND the extra mile in offering guitars of this quality to the public, I can't thank him enough. He could have just setup his own guitars and been done with it. Instead, he has given ALL of us the chance to play with an ear to ear smile on our faces. Ok, Sainthood might not be in order, but, dang. Find me a Better guitar than this and I will eat it, then buy one. It ISN'T out there folks. I have looked for years, decades even, barring spending over $10,000. Stop looking and buy this.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
That's kind of a loaded question. But I will put it this way - PRICELESS. That fact that I CAN play again, WITH ease, and WITH joy, goes beyond value for me. It is a beautiful instrument, that played "like butter" right out of box. You get customer service like NO ONE ELSE has in this industry. There is NO price you can put on playing with joy for the rest of your life. I have never played a guitar in ANY price range that overall compares to the Zager and what their company offers.

How would you rate customer support?
The best I have experienced. And I have worked in the customer service industry most all of my life, so I know first hand what it takes. It doesn't get any better than this.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Without hestitation, unless you're looking for name brand axe with major snob appeal. See the above points, and re-read them again. If you think I am over embellishing this, TOO BAD. It is absolutely the truth. Usually you don't get a chance to rant for something wonderful. OK, you might need to spend $10000+ if you are a concert Classical guitarist, or a rock star gone insane. STOP wasting your time reading this and buy a Zager. You will not regret it.

Additional comments:
What else can I say? Thank you Denny Zager. Why couldn't I have discovered you 40 years ago? This kind of "happy" doesn't come along everyday with any product you buy sight unseen, let alone one you can see, test, and compare. A wonderful product with the best service. Too bad all purchases aren't like this.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Vintage Sunburst


Michael Whitehead <hawg_w@sbcglobal.net>
Little Rock, Arkansas
Model: zad20esunburst

How did you hear about this brand?
internet research

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar plays easier and sounds better than any guitar I have ever owned.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It has such a big, full, rich sound foe playing it so gently. There in no need to be heavy handed to get it to resonate.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1200-$1500 unbelievable value for the money. In today's world that is very rare!

How would you rate customer support?
12 on a 1-10 scale

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Without a doubt, There is nothing on the market with this quality for the price point.

Additional comments:
Michael Whitehead 4720 S Wall Ave Joplin MO 64804



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural


Nat Williams <natw@mail.com>
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Model: zad20e

How did you hear about this brand?
Not really sure. Believe I saw something on the Internet.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have owned mid-level acoustic guitars all my life, including Ovation, Takamine, Alvarez, Fender and Epiphone. This is by far the best I've owned, and probably the best I've played, and I've "window shopped" many times, trying out dozens of Gibsons or Martins.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It's difficult to pick out one thing, but I guess it would have to be playability. With every other instrument I've owned, it always seemed like I was fighting the guitar (or vice versa). The Zager has a smooth, breezy feel. It's more a partner than an opponent. The best way I could describe it is like a knife through butter. But everything else about the guitar is top-shelf also. The sound is tremendous and it stays in tune. Another thing: I was blown away by the case I purchased with this guitar. It is of the highest quality, and in my opinion has a value at least twice its cost.

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

How would you rate customer support?
So far I haven't needed any, but I can tell from my pre-purchase experiences that Zager is truly a musician's company, and keeps its customers up front and personal. I have no doubt that if and when I need help I will get it with no problem.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. Once you own a Zager, you'll never have a desire to buy another acoustic.




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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Warren M.
Los Angeles, California
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
Purchased a Zager several years ago.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This is the truth,I own martins D28,18,00028,35 also own Martins and even a 6k Blueberry,but 99 percent of the time when I go to my music room I pick up my Zager.I have a true love for that guitar and would not sell it for any reason...

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Sound,durability and so easy to play.I swear you could play all day and the guitar is as smooth as when you first pick it up..

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Right now I have a 50 and not knowing,I would guess it at around a 12 to 15 hundred guitar...

How would you rate customer support?
Perfect,great comunication,Mr.Zager trats me as if I were an old friend...

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

Additional comments:
1 to 10 rating for sound,build,durability,and looks,I would give it a 10...



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Vintage Sunburst


Harold MILLER <e.miller4141@yahoo.com>
Escondido, California
Model: zad20esunburst

How did you hear about this brand?
found it on the internet.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have two other guitars, but this impresses me more than the other two when it comes to ez playing.the electronics is really good and I don't have to carry a tuner cause there is one on guitar. the workmanship is suburb. the neck is more user friendly andand I highly recommend this guitar to beginners and pros alike.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The ease of playing , the tone,and the perfect construction. this is truly a beautiful instrument.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
After looking at a lot of guitars I would estimate it to cost 1000.00 to 1200.00 dollars

How would you rate customer support?
customer support is second to none. email them and ask questions and find out for yourself.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
yes I would , and already have.

Additional comments:
If you are thinking about a new guitar, you owe it to yourself to check them out or better yet ,buy one and see for yourself. If you don't like it send it back. 100 percent guarontee.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Allan Hanscom <allanhanscom@yahoo.com>
Burbank, California
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
I found Zager guitars while shopping on Ebay about a year ago and still I think that is the only place I have seen them, I bought my Zad20 at that time and have never been happier about money I have spent on anything! the Zad20 is truly a gem and gets better each time I pick it up.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar is in a class all by itself, I have owned Takamines, Sigmas and now own a Martin D-1 along with the Zad20 that I bought about six months ago and would sell tomorrow if I could recover my $900.00 that I wasted on it, it can't hold a candle to the Zad20, I only wish I could have spent the money on another Zager Zad80 and will if I ever get the chance to sell the Martin.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Firstly it would have to be the sound, the sound is head and shoulders above anything I have ever played and the easy of play would be next, I can play this guitar for hours and not put it down.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would expect to pay in the $1200.00 to $1500.00 dollar range for this guitar easily.

How would you rate customer support?
I haven't needed to use the customer support but have talked via the internet with Denny Zager, when visiting their website and the emails are answered within an hour or two of sending them one.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would recommend this guitar above any other because it is the best guitar on the market in my opinion, bar none.

Additional comments:
If you are in the market for a new guitar do yourself a favor and try a Zager you won't be sorry, I know I haven't been. And with their 100% satisfaction guarantee you don't have anything to lose, I asked myself how they could make this kind of claim but when I got my guitar I could understand, I highly doubt they get many returns.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric
JB/MaddArt Studios <maddoxbaker@msn.com>
New Haven, Connecticut
Model: zad50ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
I already have the Zager ZAD20CE. I wanted a smaller body and I prefer mahogany over other woods.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I still have my 1972 Guild all mahogany D25--and I get a similar kind of Travis folksy sound out of my Zagers. I have some shoulder issues from too many years on a big box and tried a Martin--it plays great and the sound is ahhh--okay acoustically. The Zager 20ceom plays as easy as the T5 but the sound is so much richer.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The size and the sound. The electronics are superb and the notch filter is a must if you are going to be playing in different sound systems. I also have a Fishman AURA blender and Zoom A2 pedal and neither improved the outstanding sound all that much. I am a very light touch player and this guitar is like it was custom made for me. Plugged in there is not a lot of volume adjustment between finger and pick.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
In the $1500-2000 price range given the looks and playability. I played a 9k McPherson last week and frankly this guitar plays better and sounds better to me--just my taste.

How would you rate customer support?
You can't beat it. Who else has so much confidence in their product and work they will give a lifetime guarantee and pay for return shipping? Denny has a lot of videos on how to set up, restring, etc. your guitar. I found that this guy knows what he is talking about when it comes to setting up the best playing guitar. I changed things I had been doing for 40 years.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I do recommend Zagers. When people come over to the studio, I let them play one and they are amazed at the sound and how well they play. I know two people who got Zagers for sure and others said they were looking in to it. I ask Denny for extra picks and he sends them so I can hand them out.

Additional comments:
If you play several hours a day or at a sitting, and you love the acoustic sound, I don't think you can touch these instruments. I have hybrids like the Parker Fly, and Ovation VXT--the Zagers play as good or better and sound so much more acoustically rich. The only people that might not like a Zager are heavy handed players.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Monty E. <specsoft@cheqnet.net>
McAllen, Texas
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
I had been thinking about a new guitar and stumbled on the Zagers online. I did some research and read some reviews about the guitars. I was somewhat skeptical at first but knowing that Denny is a professional musician put a lot of my fears to rest. After communication with Dennis I decided to take a chance and haven't been disappointed.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have owned Gibsons, Fenders and an Ovation that I still have and my zad20 comes out on top. I have played Martins, Washburns and some custom built guitars and this guitar compares extremely favorably with all of those. In my opinion it is better sounding and easier playing than the lower end Martins. I recently played a $1600 Martin acoustic electric in a local music store and after comparing it to mine as far as tone and ease of playing I wouldn't have traded it for the Martin even if they offered me an extra $1000 on the trade. I have shown this guitar to several friends who are professonal musicians and everyone of them was very impressed with the tone and ease of play. I also showed it to the music director of our local high school who had heard of the Zagers and was curious about them. His first comment when I took it out of the case was, "beautiful guitar." After losing himself playing it for 20 minutes his next comment was, "I'm a little bit jealous."

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Besides the great price and excellent case this guitar has an amazingly full tone. The highs are bright and lively and the lows are mellow and full and with a good punch. It is very easy to get an easily heard sound out of this guitar without amplification. It does a good job of filling a small room with a very rich sound. The fit and finish on this guitar is also excellent.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
After comparing it to the $1600 Martin I would have expected it to be at least $2000-2500. Seriously.

How would you rate customer support?
The customer support from Zager Guitar is outstanding. Anytime I have emailed Dennis I have gotten a reply within an hour. Most of my communication was prior to buying the guitar because there have been absolutely no issues with it since I received it. I buy my strings from Zager and besides the free shipping I usually get them in 2-3 days. And at $7 a set delivered to your door that can't be beat. I just e-mailed Dennis this morning about finding a battery for the humidity meter in my case and to my surprise and amazement he said those were covered for life also and was mailing them today. How much better can it get than that?

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely, with no hesitation whatsoever. The price, all around quality of the guitar, and what is probably the best customer service in the industry.

Additional comments:
If you are looking for a guitar for a beginner or a professional musician Zager has a price range and quality range for pretty much any budget. As a matter of fact I believe if you buy 1 Zager you will keep coming back to them for any additional acoustic guitars. I know I am looking very closely at the zad80ce.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric
Ralph Gutierrez <rgutierrez51@gmail.com>
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Model: zad50ceom

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?
Superior, I have owned, Ovation, Yamaha, Acoustics and the Zager is better in Sound and Craftmanship.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The Woods and Craftsmanship.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
1,800-2,000

How would you rate customer support?
On a scale of 1-10. A Ten

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, Service,Quality, Warranty, unheard of!

Additional comments:
I will recommend your Co. to others musicians,and Amigos.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural


Chuck Blake <blake57@comcast.net>
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Model: zad20e

How did you hear about this brand?
I was surfing other guitar related finger picking web sites, and reading reviews. I came across somebody that mentioned to the guiter teacher that he should check out the Zager Guitars for the ease of use for his beginner students!! I thought hey, thats me. I immediately looked up your web site.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Thats an easy question. The similarityis that they had six strings and were CALLED guitars. The current one that I'm replacing is made by Global (made in Korea) that I picked up on sale years ago.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
That's very hard for to answer because there is so many top attributes that fit in my favorite catagory, but if I had to choose only one, it is the way that it plays so easy. The fret height and string spacing are a tremendous difference from all the others that I've tried. Running a close second is the incredibly rich sound.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
From what I have been looking at in a music guitar store, I would place it among their top of the line sellers for acoustic/electric guitars, which is from $1500 to $2000, to get close to the same feel and sound.

How would you rate customer support?
In my short time dealing with Dennis and Zager Guitar I would like to say that the support and advise were excellant, timely and made me feel that they really cared what I thought. They treated me more like a friend than a new customer.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would not hesitate to recommend Zager Guitars to anyone that I knew was looking to get the best guitar for their money. It is truely an investment, and made in the USA.

Additional comments:
I was also pleasantly surprised when I saw the Zager Guitar case. It realy is remarkable and has a digital humidity/temperature indicator along with its high density construction. I didn't expect something that sturdy. I'm looking forward to my free guitar lesson which I also did not expect. If I lived closer to Zager I would take lessons in person.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural


Anonymous <jsl62@yahoo.com>
Portland, Oregon
Model: zad20e

How did you hear about this brand?
I first saw it on bottom off the martin guitar site

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Well it sure is easier on fingers sound has nice bass tone , tuner works great wish little larger letter for these old eyes . I have played, own sold many guitars sence,, i first started to play 6 years ago . Urs is much nicer clear sound nice elec adjustments easy to work fast to set . I also play a martin D-35 this one will also be one that will go to lots jams,, church in cold months ahead in ny . IT IS TOP SHELF GUITAR

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Now what a question to ask me i like everypart of this american made guitar for such fair price . Neck and easy playing i have to say is best point fact for me

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?
10 doesnt do guitar justice

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes i would and already have few my friends came by to jam and yep eash one took turn with it and no one point about it did that not like . Most are Martin players or gibson but that might change for second guitar for them .

Additional comments:
Well all i can say is thank u for all ur help Dennis jr i did have few questions and i got straight honest answers with out sale pitch just plan facts , made me what to order one check out for myself i didnt have one thing to lose seein i could send back and get my money back . SO thats it job well done people my hats off to u all jack



zad20emahogany
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric African Mahogany


tony <tbporter83@yahoo.com>
Knoxville, Tennessee
Model: zad20emahogany

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?
Very easy to fret. The neck is not meaty in your hand, which is a plus for those of us who have short thick fingers

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Sound, without a doubt. Plus the craftmanship



Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
At least 1000.00

Additional comments:
Very pleased with all aspects of my new Zager zad20e. Proffessional buisness dealings all the way through the buying process.Intend to keep for life and hope to pass down to my grandson.



zad900
Zager EZ-Play ZAD900 Professional


Jeff Maxwell <maxstc@aol.com>
St. Petersburg, Florida
Model: zad900

How did you hear about this brand?
Originally, through some research while looking for a new acoustic. I'm now a dedicated customer and advocate of Zager instruments.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Quality and workmanship is second to none. Tone is bright up and down the scale. Mid-high harmonics add a to a very rich tone.

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

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$3000 +

How would you rate customer support?
Awesome. You do it right!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes. The 900 is a very playable instrument with tone that is very clean. And you'll not find better quality. On top of that, it's a great looking guitar.

Additional comments:
I am now the owner of a 80 and 900 (pure acoustic). The 900 is in a different class. It's brighter tone yet still warm. If you are considering a 900,I'd recommend you make the jump. You'll not be disappointed!



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Dale Tienhaara <dtienhaara@wwest.net>
Independence, Missouri
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Looking for guitars on ebay.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have acquired several other 6 string acoustics over the years--Takamine, Tacoma, Ovation, Larrivee, Washburn. This guitar is far superior to all of them except the $3000+ Larrivee. (I think I paid $695 for the Zager in 1994.)I really can't hear any difference between them, but the Zager has electronics, so I give it the nod. If you compare prices, though, the Zager is a far better value.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I can't decide my favorite part. The guitar is absolutely beautiful, sounds wonderful, stays in tune, and is so easy to play.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Maybe $1500 to $2000.

How would you rate customer support?
Perfect.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, and I have. Anyone who has played this guitar is very impressed.

Additional comments:
I have had a number of guitar players who have played 10 to 40 years play my ZAD80CE. Everyone is impressed. One particular guy, who had played for about 25 years said this was the best guitar he ever had in his hands. Note: I purchased the Larrivee after the Zager, for twice the price (used) thinking I would get a much better guitar. That was not the case. Don't get me wrong--the Larrivee is a nice guitar, but I don't feel it is any better than the Zager, and for the price, there is no question which is the better value.



zad20black
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Black Lacquer


Judy M.
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Model: zad20black

How did you hear about this brand?
My friend told me she bought a guitar on line. So I went to look at ebay and happened to see the Zager guitar with EZ play advertised along with some other guitar listings. Advertising how much more kind it was to tender fingers, easy to play, and sounded just as good as Martinsor better. I thought maybe that is the answer I have looking for, being concerned for tender fingers of my children just starting guitar lessons.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
The Zager guitar sounds so absolutely wonderful, just like the higher end Martin guitars we tried in the stores. The Zagger seems to have a special sound. You can feel the made with love, care, and pride.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
That it seems to be made by a man with a calling. Like a German craftsman clock maker.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
1,000- 2,000 dollars

How would you rate customer support?
Absolutely superb! Friendly and easy to talk with.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Oh yes, because of the fine craftmanship, and easy playability.

Additional comments:
Dennis has been kind and very patient with me and my purchases. Many Blessings in return.



zad50om
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50 OM Size Acoustic


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50 OM Size Acoustic
TONY COYLE <TONY@GR8ROCK.COM>
Dayton, Ohio
Model: zad50om

How did you hear about this brand?
INTERNET GUITAR FORUMS.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
MUCH BETTER TO HANDLE, MORE CONFIDENCE TO PUT MORE EFFORT INTO MY PLAYING.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
EASY FRETTING, ABLE TO USE THE SADDLE END OF THE GUITAR.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
WITH THE CASE, ABOUT DOUBLE.

How would you rate customer support?
VERY GOOD.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I CERTAINLY WOULD LIKE TO HEAR AN OPINION FROM A GOOD GUITARIST. I WOULD TELL OTHERS LIKE ME, TRY A ZAGER.

Additional comments:
WELL, DENNIS GOES OUT OF HIS WAY TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE HAPPY ABOUT YOUR GUITAR, GIVES GENUINE ASSURANCE IN WHAT YOU ARE BUYING, WHO ELSE WILL GIVE YOU A GAURANTEED CASH BACK PROMISE. MY DAUGHTER IN LAW "EMMA" HAS TAKEN TO THE GUITAR. UNLIKE ME, SHE WILL HAVE A GOOD START, AND IS MORE THAN WELCOME TO GET EVEN BETTER, USING THE ZAGER GUITAR.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Mike Lampert <mlampert@ruxer.com>
Simi Valley, California
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Just happened to run accross it on-line while looking for a new Martin on e-bay

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
The sound is out of this world. It sounds better then my Martin and it is much easier to play. It looks really well made. The fit and finish is flawless.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Just holding it, playing it and admiring it. I love everything about it

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
At least $2000 to $2500

How would you rate customer support?
Second to none. Dennis is the best person in the world to deal with. I had a very minor problem that would not have bothered 99% of your customers but Dennis took care of it no questions asked. When I buy my next guitar it will for sure be Zager

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would and I already did for all the reasons I mentioned above. They're awesome guitars

Additional comments:
Without a doubt Zager guitars are some of the finest ppeople I've ever dealt with either on-line or in person. Their service is sceond to none



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Gene - Elk Grove, CA
Bakersfield, California
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I first came across one on eBay when looking at Martins, and discovered the Zager Guitars. I went to the website and began reading and watching all of the videos. I was so amazed by what I was hearing, and seeing, that I began sharing with others almost on a daily basis, and referring many people to the website.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have told my family, friends, and new aquaintances, that it is by far the best sounding and easiest to play guitar I have ever owned or played! I went to guitar center, and went in to the room where the higher priced guitars are, Gibson, & Martin, and played many guitars side by side in a 2 hr. session of comparisons. It was only when I played it against a $3,100 Martin that I feel I found it's equal in sound, but not 100% equal in playability. I realize that to each player it is subjective, but this is my strong opinion, and I put the time in in my comparison.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
What's not to love! Everything about it is my favorite! I will begin with the playability. One of the guitars I own is a Fender Newporter Vintage Acoustic with the Strat Style Neck. These are a little easier to play than your average Acoustic guitar, and I have had people play it who would agree. But, every time I let someone play it, and then play the Zager ZAD80CE, their reaction is exactly the same as mine...WOW!!!! They don't want to hand the guitar back. They say they have never played something so incredibly easy to play, and they say it makes their playing sound so much better. Easier Chord changing, and easier picking, less fatigue on our fingers and so much more enjoyable to play. When I saw the incredible workmanship of this "Made in the U.S.A! Masterpiece" I want to just keep going over and over it with my friends and children who play also, studying and critiquing the guitar, and continue to impress myself over and over again, and all at the amazingly low price that you can own this guitar & very nice case with temp & humidity Gauge. The Sounds that this guitar makes weather unplugged or Amped through my Acoustic AG30 & Behringer Ultracoustic ACX420 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier, is nothing short of amazing!!!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would assume it was at least a $2,000 - $2,500 Guitar & Case.

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is Amazing! I wrote an email after midnight, probably 3am Nebraska time, and logged into my email in the morning to find a very pleasurable response. I continued to have a dialogue through email back and forth a few times with almost immediate responses. Extremely professional, thoughtful, informative & helpful! Best in Support!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have given this guitar to my daughter, and am currently saving to buy the ZAD900CE in the coming months. I still get to play it, but only when she's not using it :-) I put the Fender Newporter up for sale because I just can't play it anymore after hearing such a difference, and also becoming frustrated with it's playability compared to my Zager ZAD80CE! I will never buy another Acoustic Guitar other than a Zager. I can guarantee that if you buy one and play it for only a Day, you will be sold on it for life, whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or Pro! Nothing for the money compares, and you would spend double to triple to even begin to find anything that even comes close. The Neck on this guitar is amazing! Great Science, Great Research and Development! Mr. Zager Really put in the time developing such fine Guitars! Kudos to the family & the Company as a whole! I can only imagine how the ZAD900CE is going to make my experience even more wonderful!!! :-)

Additional comments:
I just can't seem to say enough good things about this very fine instrument, and the wonderful people who made it possible! I am looking forward to spreading the news to as many people as I possibly can! Thank you Zager Guitars & the Zager Family!



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Dr. Ray Waldner
Tampa, Florida
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Web surfing. Before deciding to purchase a Zager I followed up by reading all of Zager's online literature, perusing reviews posted on several independent websites, and sending questions to Dennis Zager, Jr..

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I've been playing guitar for well over forty years. In my youth, I played in a band that won the South Florida Battle of the Bands and played guitar in a high school stage band with a friend who is now one of Nashville's top studio guitarists. I've owned guitars manufactured by Gibson, Fender, Epiphone, Paul Reed Smith, Washburn, Martin, and Simon & Patrick, amongst others. In short, I'm not a novice at playing guitar. While most of my guitar playing has involved electric instruments, the Zager 80CE looks and sounds better than any acoustic I've ever owned, even though some others have cost considerably more.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Although the Zager 80CE has many excellent features, its tone is my favorite part. The dreadnought body produces an extremely smooth, rich sound. Individual notes are clear and sharp, while chords resonate beautifully. This has to be one of the nicest-sounding acoustic/electric guitars I've ever heard.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
This is difficult to say exactly but, based on Martins with comparable features, I'd guess this guitar would be priced in the $2000. to $3000. range.

How would you rate customer support?
Absolutely exceptional! Any company that offers a true no-cost return policy, free strings and other bonuses, and is as quick to respond to inquiries and questions as Zager is deserves every accolade it receives. I can honestly state that Zager's customer service is the best I've ever experienced from any company, and that's saying a lot!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Without question! Based on my recommendation, one friend has already purchased a Zager and raves about it; I've recommended Zager guitars to several other players, as well.

Additional comments:
If you purchase a Zager guitar, definitely get a Zager case to go with it. The case is a bargain for the price, and it's absolutely the highest-quality case I own. When I look at it, the phrase "bazooka-proof" comes to mind - and who else includes a digital thermometer/humidity meter with their cases? Zager doesn't appear to cut corners when it comes to quality.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural


James H Applei <japple@roadrunner.com>
Topeka, Kansas
Model: zad20e

How did you hear about this brand?
online

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
as good and some cases much better in term of playable and cost!!the best thing about this company is made in the usa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
ease in palying for long periods of time

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$900 -$1000

How would you rate customer support?
5 stars with 1 as the worst 5 as the best

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
allready have!!!!!!!!!!!!

Additional comments:
i would really like to try the zad 80ce with the cedar top!!! but will have to sell my martin 1st!!! but who knows christmas is coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



zad20emahogany
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric African Mahogany


Gary
San Bernardino, California
Model: zad20emahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
Have been looking for a new guitar for a month or so. Found your site while surfing the net.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Really no comparison between it and my old guitar. This one is so much better! I have played a lot of different guitars recently ( some very pricy ones ) and this one is my favorite.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
So far I love everything about it! But if I had to pick just one it would be it's ease of play.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1000-$1500

How would you rate customer support?
As pleased as I am with the guitar, I would have to rate the service I have received even higher!! I emailed Dennis back and forth with numerous questions while trying to make up my mind on the purchase. Always received a prompt, honest and personal answer. Honestly the most pleasurable transaction I have had in some time!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Already have. For the price and quality, I don't think you could go wrong with a purchase from the Zagers.

Additional comments:
Again, I want to thank Dennis for his prompt and honest assistance with my purchase. He seemed to always be available. Never had to wait over 15 minutes for any of my questions to be answered. Also a big thank you to Denny for his quality craftmanship on my beautiful guitar!! I wish you guys nothing but success in the future.



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Jeff Gater <jkgater@bellsouth.net>
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I found Zager Guitar while shopping for guitars on the internet. Zager came up in a google search.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have a classical guitar and a 12 string acoustic. In May of this year I started sitting in with my church praise band. I have not played the guitar seriously in 20 years. Learning old chords, new chords and bar-chords was very difficult on the two guitars I own. I shopped for a guitar for two months, making regular visits to the local Guitar Center. The Zager is much easier to play than the lower end Martins I was considering buying. The ZAD80CE has a tonal quality which is rich and resonating, like guitars I looked at from $1700 to $3000.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I have three favorite parts, the tonal quality, the playability and the flawless craftmanship and finish my Zager has.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
This guitar would sell for twice the web-site price, $2000.

How would you rate customer support?
Customer service has been fast, responsive and very friendly.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have recommended this guitar to others. So far everyone who tries out the Zager is impressed with the neck and action of the strings.

Additional comments:
I was really sold on the quality control standards of Zager guitar. Each guitar is built by the same person, inspected and re-inspected. The workmanship and finish are really impressive when you first open the case. I can tell these guitars are made with a passion for perfection and precision. The craftmanship of the Zager truley surpasses any guitar I have played at any music store.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Acoustic Electric Special Edition


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Acoustic Electric Special Edition
Alan Hawkins <Alan Hawkins>
Jersey City, New Jersey
Model: zad50cespecial

How did you hear about this brand?
I first found Zager guitars on E-bay in 2007

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have had Gibsons, Epiphones, a Goya etc and it is much easier to play than any of them. I tried many guitars in stores, but I couldn't find one with a wide enough neck at the nut.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
My favorite part of this guitar is how easy it is to play up the neck on the 9th,10th, 11th fret. It is so easy to articulate every note when I play a passage in the upper register. I am also amazed at how much voice this guitar has. It projects enough to fill a room.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
If I picked this guitar up in a store and it had no price tag I would think it had to be no less than $1,000 and that would seem like a good deal.

How would you rate customer support?
I would rate customer support as A-One. The first guitar I received was damaged in shipment by UPS. I called Dennis Jr. on the phone and he told me to have UPS pick it up and he would send another at no cost to me. Within one week I had the second one arrive in perfect condition with no additional cost.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would absolutely recommend this guitar and have done so. The materials and workmanship are excellent. After owning mine for four years it is obvious to me this guitar sounds better as the wood cures. I have confidence that like Gibsons, Martins and the like this guitar will no only keep it value but increase as time goes by. This guitar is suited to somebody just starting to play as well as the seasoned professional.

Additional comments:
I would love to see a Zager archtop acoustic with carved top. Well, I can dream can't I?



zad80om
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80 OM Size Acoustic


John Anthony Sloan <rosemp@bellsouth.net>
Madison, Wisconsin
Model: zad80om

How did you hear about this brand?
I, literally, accidentally stumbled upon it searching on e-Bay for electrics with very highly figured facewoods ala PRS, Michael Kelly, etc;

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
As to my background, I have been playing guitar since I was 10 years old and will be 61 on October 7th. I'm a professional singer/songwriter (who works in medicine on the side, lol). I played a solo professionally around the Memphis area and on the road nationally for about 16 years before going into medicine. I've owned 5 different "high-end" Martins, and, only one (an actual prototype I lucked up on in '79 from Martin and Kurt Listug's first "Okay, we've built these, now let's go try and sell em' on consignment to music stores around the country road trip" in the late 70's)had remote similarities in tone to this guitar...but it had a jumbo body with Brazilian rosewood back and sides. I've also had 3 Larrivee's, but only one, a $4700.00 L-10QMC made for the '94 L.A. NAAM show, had remotely near the same resonant tone of this instrument in that it, too rang like a bell...but it was bottom heavy...and this guitar is as close to perfectly balanced as I've ever been lucky enough to find. There have also been several Tak's, Strats, Pauls, and myriad other "work guitars" along the way blah, blah, blah. My point is simply that I'm no novice by a long shot. That being said, this is easily one of the best guitars I have ever played! I swear to god I actually caught myself on tape night before last remarking to myself while in my studio assessing this guitar that I felt like I'd stolen one of James Olsens!", lol! In the end, I suppose that the best recommendation I can give for what you are doing Mr. Zager is to add that I'm unloading every single guitar and piece of gear I don't need just to enable me to buy a few more examples of your work in different body styles. I have never enjoyed playing a guitar any more nor suffered so very little for playing for so many hours on end!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The playability combines with the tonality to, literally "chime" as if the guitar had some kind of ingrained "vibrato-ish" trait. That's rather nice;) And the overall build quality and attention to detail rivals that of anyone out there. Really beautifully done green heart-of-abalone binding as well that, by all rights at this price point, shouldn't even be there.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Having paid several times more than this for accoustics, I have never had anything that really rivaled this particular instrument so, $4000-5000+ I suppose. Collings-ish. Froggy Bottom-ish. This one, at least, is absolutely in that league of guitars. That's where it belongs.

How would you rate customer support?
Denny, Jr.'s tactful professionality coupled with an apparently genuine concern for whether you are pleased, happy, and, informed as a customer ranks the entire experience a ten. As to all the praise for the promptness of Denny Jr.'s replies to online queries, it's all warranted and well-deserved. In short, the entire experience was a very pleasant and impressive!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have, needless to say, already done so as I have several friends that are session players that I've already forwarded the website to and will take mine along to each and every opportunity to turn any guitarist friends on to these because, if this one's an indication, they'll simply sell themselves. If enough of a semblance of this sound and playability gets imparted to the other guitars he builds as a result of the uniqueness of his bracings, tweakings, and general "String Science" set-up to allow them to all have these same sorts of characteristics, I don't know how anyone could possibly go wrong with buying his work.

Additional comments:
Speaking as a person with a life-long love of guitars and the playing of them, I sincerely hope my sheer joy at discovering Denny Zager's affordable genius somehow results in helping to sell a few more of these guitars because by turning out instruments of this caliber, he's certainly got it coming!...Very Sincerely, John Anthony(Tony)Sloan



zad50om
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50 OM Size Acoustic


Gary <gs4000@gmail.com>
Mesquite, Texas
Model: zad50om

How did you hear about this brand?
Searched the internet when buying my first guitar.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This was my first one, I had not played before. I didn't know what to look for other than to follow the advice of not getting too cheap a guitar, nor going way overboard to start out.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I bought this guitar in 2007 and began my journey of learning this instrument. At first it was hard to tell much about the playability and quality but now after steady practice I can ssy this guitar is great. I've now had the chance to try others and the feel of the Zager is just so much easier to finger and the sound is really nice. I've been told by others that the playability is better than many guitars. The finish is top quality. I find I can play this with less strain on my fingers.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$750-1,000

How would you rate customer support?
First rate, everything you hear about the quality of service is true. All those testimonials on their site are there for a reason.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, because from a beginners perspective, this guitar helped me learn easier and more enjoyable.





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