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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zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Ralph
Cincinnati, Ohio
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I saw an ad on Ebay. I then did a search for the Zager guitar website.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I play mostly electric guitars. Although I do have a couple of cheap acoustics, but I had been looking for a nice acoustic electric. I had been looking at some mid to high end Martins etc. when I found the Zager. I think my Zad-80CE is just as nice or nicer looking than the others, but I believe it is easier to play and the tone is incredible.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It is a beautiful guitar and it stays in tune better than any guitar I have ever owned.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would compare it to what I was looking at before buying my Zager...Around $2500.

How would you rate customer support?
A++ They go above and beyond expectations! I have Emailed Dennis on a few occasions. Dennis always replies right away, usually in just a few minutes.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have already recommended this guitar to others. I have a friend that plays professionally, I had him play it....He was totally impressed!






Paul <kmanixk@cox.net>
Vallejo, California

How did you hear about this brand?
I bought a Sigma Martin DR-42 and found out it was modified with the Zager E-Z play system. The guitar played and sounded great so I researched Zager on line.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I own a Martin D-15 which I love, but the Sigma Martin DR-42 with Zager EZ play sounds great and plays much easier. I also own a couple of Alvarez acoustics. The Sigma Martin with Zager EZ play system has a very crytal bell like sound and projection and the set up makes it the best playing guitar I own...If I'm going to play for a long time this is the guitar of choice. Everyone who sees this guitar asks about it...I just let them play it and watch their response..which is usually a smile and a look of bewilderment...no kidding.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The overall resonance of the guitar...has very clear balance tone and the string winding on the tuners is very innovative...makes a big difference, so much so I started restringing all my guitars this way even electrics.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
The guitar has a solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides..with abalone inlays and rosette. I would say a guitar with this sound and features would cost $700 - 1000 range.

How would you rate customer support?
When I sent an email to ask about the string winding, I got a prompt response and an email link that showed the restringing process and the reasoning behind it, quite unique and interesting approach.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
While I don't own a Zager, just a Sigma Martin modified with Zager EZ play ...I have to say if they're like the guitar I bought, I would highly recommend it.

Additional comments:
The Zager videos are simple and homespun but within them are some great little gems of information that I can't believe I never knew. After playing for 30+ years...its great to find out there are some guitar basics that I never thought of before, information that makes a difference....and best of all its free. I lucked into the Sigma Martin Dr-42 with Zager EZ play that I own...hopefully you luck into one too...btw...great molded Zager case with the guitar.



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Chris W <seaw8@epix.net>
Aurora, Illinois
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I came across a model 20 being sold online and researched the name. I was very impressed with the website and the independent reviews. The more I read, the more I knew this was the guitar (and company) for me.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have tweaked my old Yamaha FG340 over the years to be very comfortable as a practice and travel guitar. My Martin M-36 is also quite comfortable to play but niether of them compares to the Zager for ease of play, intonation, and sound. The 80CE compares to the higher end Martins, Bedells, Breedloves, and others I have played in stores.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It is difficult to pick just one thing but the excellent quality will describe both the construction and the sound.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1800 to $2500.

How would you rate customer support?
AAA. Absolutley the best I've ever encountered.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
YES! And I have already. The reasons? Superb quality, exceptional value, unbeatable customer service.

Additional comments:
Thanks to Denny Sr, Denny Jr and Jill.



zad50om
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50 OM Size Acoustic


Don VanHandel <whatsupkenpo@yahoo.com>
Mobile, Alabama
Model: zad50om

How did you hear about this brand?
I researched the internet for 2 weeks before I made the decision to buy a Zager.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I've only tried guitars in stores. This one felt like it fit me just right. It was a lot easier for me to fret the strings because they are a little farther apart. And I really liked how it felt solid and the finish looked like master craftsman work!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I don't have to press as hard on the strings because of the lower action.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Just from what I had seen in stores I'd say around a thousand bucks!

How would you rate customer support?
I've never had customer support from anything I've ever purchased that's as good as Zager. FAST response to questions, and the 2 things I had questions about got solved to my satisfaction and quickly. Other companies should use Zager as a benchmark for the service quality.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Heck YES! Mine is over 2 years old with lots of newbie beginner playing and handling and it still looks new. Very good quality. I have a neighbor with a Martin and when I go over she wants to play mine because she likes the tone better. I have a couple of other friends who said they can't believe the tone is so good in this price range. One of them bought a Zager ZAD80 because of the tone alone.

Additional comments:
I was 64 when I bought this from Zager, a total beginner on guitar. After 3 months I was able to play a few songs along with a friend (chords only). I don't think I could have done that in that time period if I'd had a different brand thanks to the EZ Play of the lower action and the strings being a little farther apart. It's enjoyable to practice as I can play longer. The finish on this Sunburst model is excellent and I've had comments on how nice it looks. I've seen another Zager that wasn't a Sunburst and the finish looked incredible!



zad900ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD900CE Professional Acoustic Electric


Frank Bennett Sr
Olathe, Kansas
Model: zad900ce

How did you hear about this brand?
A fishing buddy of mine who used to live in Nebraska has been telling me for over a year now that I should try one of the Zager guitars because they are a high quality guitar sold at a moderate price.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
At the present time I have 7 guitars that range in price from around $ $699.00 to over $3,000.00. Among those is a Gibson,a Martin, a Gretsch, a Takamine & a Framus that I've had for 41 years. I recently purchased a 900ce Zager acoustic/electric From Dennis Zager JR. & from the time I opened up that great looking hard case and saw that absolutely beautiful guitar it was love at first sight! The 900ce is as close as a guitar will ever come to being a fine piece of art. I can honestly say that it plays as good as it looks and it comes with a 100% satisfaction Guarantee that I certainly didn't get with any of my other guitar's. It was a pleasurable experience buying the guitar from Zager and I hope they keep up the great work they are doing for you and me.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Sorry but I don't have a favorite part. I love everything about this guitar from the quality woods used,the fine finish, the tone and easy playability. I just don't see how you can top this guitar. I used to think my Gibson J185 was great but it is going to take a back seat to this 900ce.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Well my Gibson was over $3000.00 and the 900ce is a far better quality guitar so I would guess between $4,000.00 and $5,000.00.

How would you rate customer support?
I haven't had the need to try customer support as yet except when I ordered the guitar and as I said earlier that was a pleasurable experience done by e-mail & hearing back immediately from Dennis Zager Jr & also Jill.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I not only would but already have recommended it to a friend of mine because it is my personal opinion that you are going to have to go a long ways to find a guitar of this quality for the price I paid for it.

Additional comments:
I just wanted to thank my fishing buddy Skip for telling me about Zager guitar's. You were justified in bragging about what a great guitar Zager is making.



parlorsizemahogany
Zager EZ-Play 4/5 Folk Size Acoustic Mahogany


Bill Stahl
Fort Collins, Colorado
Model: parlorsizemahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
Previous experience.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Compares very favorably with my Zager ZAD 20 and that is a good thing! Could not find anything in the stores that can match it.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The shorter scale. I have a shoulder problem that makes a full size dread uncomfortable.For me the Zager Parlor fits just right and still has the playability and quality of my ZAD 20.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$700 to 900.

How would you rate customer support?
Excellant. Have not had any problems but any questions have been answered very promptly.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Certainly. I would recommend the Zager line to anyone.




zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Toby Mai
San Diego, California
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I stumbled across a Zager guitar in an online auction.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I love my Zager! It is my first acoustic guitar with this nice of build quality, playability, and incredible sound. Doesn't hurt that it is so beautiful as well!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
How nice it feels to play and the overall quality.

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

How would you rate customer support?
Awesome!!! Can't believe how great Zager is to deal with. They have been so helpful and generous to me. Really incredible especially since I got the guitar used.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, without question. It is an awesome high quality guitar for an incredible price. I know I paid less since I got it used but now that I know about Zager and have played one I would definitely purchase a new one from them and it still would be a bargain. Add on top of a truly excellent guitar you have a great company with exceptional customer service backing the guitar, what more could you want.

Additional comments:
If you're looking for a guitar get a Zager, you won't be sorry!



zad50ceom
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Britney Shull <casey.shull@att.net>
Stamford, Connecticut
Model: zad50ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
My Dad was doing an internet search to try and find a guitar for him and he bought one for me.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I am amazed at the ease in which it plays. The guitar is truly an "easy play" guitar. In addition, the sound is very strong but at the same time it is mellow and or soothing. The finish is outstanding and "pops" when you look at it. People not acquainted with guitars, sound or quality etc. see and hear the guitar for the first time and always make the statement "I bet that guitar was really expensive". I believe that is a great testimony to the quality an sound. The case is incredible as well. My Dad is going to buy one as well. We are telling all of our friends and band members at our Church. You can expect more orders. Thank you very much. Britney

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I cannot single out one specific part or item. I love everything.

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

How would you rate customer support?
A+

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I already have recommended to others because of the quality, the sound, the ease in which it plays, (no more squeaks or bleeding fingers) and the price.




zad50ceom
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Anonymous <pabearwood@yahoo.com>
Bakersfield, California
Model: zad50ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
I actually did my internet research when I first started looking for a new guitar. I was impressed with Denny's ideas. I was convinced by the online content I saw on the Zager website.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
There is no comparison between this guitar and the one I was playing before. This guitar lives up to the billing, it is incredibly easy to play. I play in church with guys who own upper line Martin's. They have all played my guitar and love it. In fact, I often allow them to use it as a back up when I am not playing. They pick it up and feel just as comfortable as playing their own.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The easy playing of the guitar is second to none. I have played a lot of guitars with very nice action, but I am always amazed when I come back to my Zager. It just doesn't get any better.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would expect the guitar to be over $1000 if I got a great deal. $1200-$1500 would still seem reasonable to me.

How would you rate customer support?
I honestly have never had a company respond so quickly to solve my issues. Second to none!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I not only would recommend Zager guitars to others, but I have. My brother purchased his ZAD 20CE less than a year ago and is just as happy as I am. He had a great buying experience. I happily recommend Zager to anyone looking for a great guitar.




zad50cespecial
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Acoustic Electric Special Edition


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Acoustic Electric Special Edition
Bill Thompson <artist2007@mac.com>
Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
Model: zad50cespecial

How did you hear about this brand?
Internet Search.... Google

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This is a much nicer made guitar then any i have owned.... Neck plays so much easier on my hands. Great looking guitar!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Easy play and lovely wood grain...

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
1,000.00

How would you rate customer support?
5 Stars.... they go out of there way to get all of your questions and concerns answered

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would recommend this all beginners to intermediate plays.... Best Price - Performance I know of.

Additional comments:
Thanks for making this fine acoustic Guitar



zad50cespecial
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Acoustic Electric Special Edition


JIM DODD <JDODD106@AOL.COM>
Killeen, Texas
Model: zad50cespecial

How did you hear about this brand?
FOUND YOU ON THE WEB AND GLAD I DID!

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
THIS GUITAR IS AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN SOME OF THE MORE EXPENSIVE GIUTARS I HAVE TRIED. THE ACTION IS WONDERFUL

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
BEING A SENIOR AND HAVING ARTHRITIS IN MY HANDS, I WAS NOT ABLE TO PLAY AS MUCH AS I WANTED DUE TO PAIN. SINCE I HAVE RECEIVED YOUR GUITAR I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PLAY AS LONG AS I WANT TO, NO PROBLEMS.THE LIGHT ACTION IS TRULY E-Z PLAY BUT WITHOUT GIVING UP ANY SOUND QUALITY.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
IT WOULD BE IN THE 1500 RANGE OR BETTER

How would you rate customer support?
GREAT TO DEAL WITH DENNIS JR ALWAYS ANSWERED MY EMAILS QUICKLY AND WAS VERY HELP FULL. ALSO THE HELP VIDEOS ARE VERY INFORMATIVE

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I ALREADY HAVE. IT IS BUILT BY A COMPANY THAT HAS A GREAT LOVE OF MUSIC AND CARES ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS, A RARITY IN THIS DAY AND AGE.

Additional comments:
I DO LIKE TO BUY ANY PRODUCT SIGHT UNSEEN BUT AFTER LOOKING OVER THE WEB SITE AND READING THE REVIEWS I DECIDED TO TAKE A CHANCE. AFTER EXPERIENCING ZAGER GUITARS CUSTOMER SERVICE, THEN RECEIVING A PRODUCT THAT IS TRULY A QUALITY INSTRUMENT. ALL I CAN SAY IS YOUR COMPANY IS THE REAL DEAL. INTEGRITY AND SERVICE AGAIN THANK YOU DENNY AND DENNIS JR.



zad20esunburst
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Vintage Sunburst


Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Vintage Sunburst
Berni <berni8804@earthlink.net>
Athens, Georgia
Model: zad20esunburst

How did you hear about this brand?
had purchased a guitar from zager before for my mom and loved the guitar

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
the sound is equal to my Gibson J45 but i can tell there is a distinct difference in the two guitars......great sound!!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
it's easy to play and fingers are less sore....but the guitar is a great looking instrument and i love the sunburst color.

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

How would you rate customer support?
awesome! it was a pleasure working with Dennis Jr and Jill....

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
yes....i have and will continue to do so....i know of 2 guitars purhcased from zager based on my referral, and the friend and his father who purchased the guitars also referred Zager to someone else who purchased one as well.

Additional comments:
i just love this guitar....the workmanship and finish are beautiful and am glad to finally have a Zager of my own. I love the narrow neck....my hands are small and that has always been an issue for me.....everything about the guitar is awesome! my guitars are usually up in my music/art studio room on the second level of my home, but this one is proudly displayed by my digital player piano that also serves as a amplifier since it is an acoutic electric. Denny, thanks again for coming out of retirement--i thought i had missed an opportunity to own one of your guitars!!



zad80ceom
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Joe <joe@splashpaintingonline.com>
Peoria, Arizona
Model: zad80ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
I found this Brand (Zager) on eBay.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I was looking at Tayor guitars in the local shops and played several of them. I would have to say that the Zager ZAD80CE OM that I got plays as good as if not better that the $2,200.00 Martin I was looking at.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I like everything about it. But if I had to choose one thing it would be how easy it is to play. It is alot easier to play bar chords on than most acoustic guitars and you dont have to press as hard to get the note to sound clean.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Like I mensioned above I feel like this Guitar is as good or better than the gutars I looked at in the $2000 to $3000 range.

How would you rate customer support?
Dennis helped me with in a hour after emailing him questions I had. Fast and friendly.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I do recommend this gutar to others and so does anyone I let play it.

Additional comments:
Great guitar Great price Great people! Best of luck even though you dont need it with the skill you posses.



zad20esunburst
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Vintage Sunburst


Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Vintage Sunburst
Sue Decker <pettrust1@yahoo.com>
Eugene, Oregon
Model: zad20esunburst

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?
Absolutely the best I have tried so far!! I am pretty new learner, but have tried Gibson's, Aspen, and Oscar Schmidt's and this one is without a doubt the best sounding of those, and the easiest to play.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I love the solid sound and the softness of the stings. My fingers are much happier! The case is also spectacular. Absolute quality with all of Denny's products.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
double or triple what I paid.

How would you rate customer support?
100%

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely!! I can hardly wait for a few friends, more experienced than I, to try my new baby out!




zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric
Ron Bond <rbond84@comcast.net>
Pasadena, Texas
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I have a friend who has a Zager Guitar

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
The quality of the Zager guitars is a good or better than anything on the market.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
How easy it is on my fingers. I play on our church's worship team and I have to play 3 services on the weekends. I have never played a guitar that was so easy to play.

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

How would you rate customer support?
Zager has the best customer support I have ever dealt with.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
The guitars are top of the line, easy to play and if there is a problem it is taken care of immediately, no questions asked. The other guitar players at my church are going to buy Zager guitars after playing mine.

Additional comments:
This is my second Zager guitar. I had a problem with the electronics on my recently purchased guitar and Zager sent me a new guitar as soon as I told them about it. I have never heard of customer service like this. Also, when you send a email to Zager, Dennis usually answers back within just a couple of minutes no matter what time of day or night. Awesome!!!!



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Anonymous
Provo, Utah
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I found one on ebay and read really great reviews about it.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It has very close to if not better sound quality than any guitar i've played and plays much more smoothly

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
by far, the ez-play

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?
1-10... 10

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
yes, because its an affordable diamond in the guitar world




zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Anonymous
Buffalo, New York
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I found one on ebay and read really great reviews about it.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It has very close to if not better sound quality than any guitar i've played and plays much more smoothly

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
by far, the ez-play

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?
1-10... 10

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
yes, because its an affordable diamond in the guitar world




zad20eblack
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Black Lacquer


R Hayton <hayton55@hotmail.com>
Salem, Oregon
Model: zad20eblack

How did you hear about this brand?
Surfing the web

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It sounds so much better than what I have, feels much lighter and easier to handle than those Iève tried in stores.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The feel.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Ièm guessing around $1000

How would you rate customer support?
Fantastic, Dennis Jr. was great to work with.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Already have, because I think it is a great guitar for the money.

Additional comments:
PO Box 2000 Ogdensburg NY 13669-2000



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Charles Wright <wcschw@aol.com>
McAllen, Texas
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
On eBay while searching for acoustic electric guitars, I came upon one being auctioned. And, I did a search and was pleasantly surprised at the find.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar has a better sound and feel than more expensive ones that I have sampled in the guitar stores.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I really love the sound of this guitar, especially the bass,

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would have guessed that the price would have been 50-100% more,

How would you rate customer support?
I haven't needed customer support, but they have offered quick support should I need it. And, I believe that they would.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. I would and have recommended Zager guitars for their sound, quality and playability.

Additional comments:
I feel vwery fortunate to have found Zager guitars when I was close to purchasing a lesser quality one for the same money.



zad20esunburst
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Vintage Sunburst


Karolina <kabedacht@sbcglobal.net>
Denver, Colorado
Model: zad20esunburst

How did you hear about this brand?
I was looking for guitars on ebay. Followed the trail to the Zager site and began exploring.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar - saying amazing doesn't fully explain the craftsmanship, the sound, the ease of playing cannot be overstated. The people behind the Zager name are quality as well. I haven't played guitar in years and fixed up my Alvarez-Yairi to begin playing again, the familiar painful fingers/hand cramps were right back. I picked up this guitar and it was literally effortless. I was struggling with a particular cord and I could do it easily on the Zager. I cannot wait to work up to my next Zager. You WANT to play this guitar, the instrument works with you not against you. The sound is beautiful. The electronics are great too.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It is hard to pick one thing. If I had to choose it would be the play ability. Quickly followed by the beauty/sound of the instrument.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Well over $800 maybe higher looking at the quality of the materials used in the product. I cannot wait to play the instrument. I have been looking at a lot of guitars over the past month and this one beats them all in quality, pricing, and performance.

How would you rate customer support?
Unprecedented in many ways. Who stands behind their produce with a money back guarantee like Zager's? Dennis Jr., answered my questions quickly, found me a guitar in my budget, shipped it out promptly and continues to answer all questions regardless of content. I have a friend with arthritis in his hands, he had to give up guitar. I am planning to take my new Zager to him and have him try it. I am so convinced that he will be able to play it pain free.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes I would recommend this guitar and I have commented as to why throughout the feedback. Anyone who stands behind their product like Zager does believes in it. If you want a quality guitar without risk, call them today. You have zero risk. They will work with you. I have complete confidence in that statement. I also appreciate the post sale support with videos to care for your instrument, tips, and general guidance. This is a complete transaction, not a music store chain guitar sale. This is a relationship with the guitar/customer at the center.

Additional comments:
Mr. Zager Sr.and Mr. Zager Jr., thank you for the experience.



zad50ceom
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric
Van Fayard <vanfayard@centurytel.net>
Alexandria, Virginia
Model: zad50ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
Internet advertisement

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
No comparison. Other acoustic guitars I've played made my fingers get numb and fatigued. Because of my small hands I could never play a bass note with my thumb. With the Zager I don't get finger fatigue or the numbness as easily.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The ease at which I can change from chord to chord

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

How would you rate customer support?
Out of this world! Always get a response and within minutes

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Already have and I don't have to give a lot of detail once they play it!

Additional comments:
Keep up the good work!



zad20sunburst
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Vintage Sunburst


Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Vintage Sunburst
Paul m Misken <bchglfr@aol.com>
Laredo, Texas
Model: zad20sunburst

How did you hear about this brand?
I came across it while searching the internet for other brands of guitars.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have 12 acoustic guitars, 6 are vintage. I've been playing guitar for more than 43 years. I would have to say I would compare the ZAD20 Sunburst with my 1968 Grammer G-10 (spruce top and brazillian rosewood back and sides). I always compare guitars that I've played to my Grammer. That is Martins and Gibsons that cost in the range of $1000.00 to $2000.00. Although some of these guitars have been very pleasing to look at but very hard to play. The ZAD20 Sunburst plays and sounds like my vintage Grammer. Easy to play with a very sweet tone!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I love every bit of it. The workmanship on this guitar is outstanding. It is very pleasing to the eye and sounds as good as it looks.

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

How would you rate customer support?
I would rate the customer support with a 10. Denny Jr always answered my e-mails within a timely manner, and he answered all my questions about the ZAD20 Sunburst.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, I would recommend any of the Zager Guitars to my friends. The workmanship is great, the tone is wonderful and you can't beat the price.




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Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Wayne <wdbrunson@verizon.net>
Chicago, Illinois
Model: zad50ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
Surfing the web one night.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
No compareson, this guitar playes better than some of my best guitars, like my Guild, Martin.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The ease to play and it stays in tune what more could one ask of a new guitar.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
at least $1000.00 to $1500.00

How would you rate customer support?
100%

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
yes I would because it is so easy to finger the tone of the guitar.






Sharon <kodiak@npgcable.com>
Clarksville, Tennessee

How did you hear about this brand?
I found your guitars on ebay the first time I saw them.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This is the easiest guitar I've ever played!! The action is incredibly low and the string spacing keeps me from accidentally touching the other strings. i love playing it! I have had it for 5 years and have never been able to match its playability.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Once again its super easy to play.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
My particular model it would guess around $700.

How would you rate customer support?
The best customer support. I had free shipping. Life time warranty. I couldn't go wrong buying this guitar, even if I hadn't heard of this brand before. My emails have all ben answered promptly and courteously.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Again I would recommend this guitar to anyone, new and seasoned players. The action and tone are great.

Additional comments:
Thanks--you guys are great



parlorsizemahogany
Zager EZ-Play 4/5 Folk Size Acoustic Mahogany


Anonymous <jwbarrett@tds.net>
Dallas, Texas
Model: parlorsizemahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
My friend, Ed Boye recommended a Zager guitar when I had trouble sustaining enough pressure on the strings of my 'learner' guitar.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
There is no comparison to a Zager. I went to a local music store to find a strap and I shared with owner the ease of playing the Zager. He began showing me his line of guitars, saying that his had the same features for less money, then asked if he could try mine. He began playing for a few miuutes then handed it back saying, "You keep this guitar, honey, you,ve got a good one."

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
In order, my favorite part of the Parlor is--well, I can't decide -- the size, the craftsmanship, the sound, or the way the strings rarely need tuning, but probably the pride I feel in owning and "playing" such a quality instrument.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I don't have enough experience to make a price comparison, but my impression is that I certainly found a bargain!

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support has beeb top notch. The most outstanding feature of the Zager customer service is the personal touch I have felt.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I will and have already recommended the Zager based on the pleasure I am experiencing with my Zager Parlor mahogany, the quality craftsmanship, the comparative ease of playing, the ease of the online purchase and someday, the sound of the music coming from it.

Additional comments:
Thanks to Dennis Zager, the designer and craftsmam, and to Dennis, Jr., Jill and anyone else who makes this business so pleasant.



zad50ceom
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Jerry L. Schlegel <schlegel@hughes.net>
Knoxville, Tennessee
Model: zad50ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
I was on the internet, looking to buy a guitar. Your web site told a good story, the product looked great, warranty was impressive, and your price was great.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I feel the Zager plays easier, the fit and finish is awsome. The dreadnot body produces a great sound, even with out using a amp, however I do use my amp at gigs. I don't know why, but it is easier to play.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The playability, fit and finish looks great, and price.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Based on my looking around here at home, I would say $1200.00

How would you rate customer support?
Wonderful, courtious, and quick response. thank you

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes. I already have. If I like a product, I am not bashful about spreading the word. I am 70 years old, and have been in retail all my working years. A happy customer is the best advertisement.

Additional comments:
I am enjoying playing more, and with a great guitar it makes it so much fun. I just lost my wife to a 4 year battle with lung cancer. Your guitar has made those caregiving days more bareable. Now we are playing 6 gigs per month for Mo. Veterans Home, Senior center, and a nursing home. It's lots of fun, and a worthy cause.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural


Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural
Darrell Taylor <darshardar@yahoo.com>
Baltimore, Maryland
Model: zad20e

How did you hear about this brand?
I was searching online for guitars. I have always loved guitar music and had tried my hand at trying to learn the guitar some years back, unfortunately with a far inferior product. My enthusiasm to learn was dashed because of the difficulty to play the instrument I had. When I saw Zager easy-play, I had to check it out because my love of guitar music never diminished.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Its like comparing a burro with a race horse. The race horse of course being the Zager.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Since I am a beginner, and still not knowing the difference between the sound of the cords or anything else, my favorite part of the guitar is it's appearance and the fact that it has an auto tuner.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Just looking at the guitar I would guess it would be above my price range.

How would you rate customer support?
I just received my guitar today, 7-29-11, and to date the customer service has been first rate. Couldn't ask for more.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would recommend,and will recommend, this guitar to any and everyone who is looking for a fine guitar which also looks like a fine work of art.




zad50cespecial
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Acoustic Electric Special Edition


Nathan Eaton
Newport News, Virginia
Model: zad50cespecial

How did you hear about this brand?
I ran across it on ebay

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Great, it plays and sounds better than most Martins.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The price

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

How would you rate customer support?
5 Star!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
absolutly. Plays great, sounds great, and cheap. Not cheaply made.




zad80ceom
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE OM Size Acoustic Electric
Dave Wladaver <dwladaver@aol.com>
Memphis, Tennessee
Model: zad80ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
I already owned a Zager ZAD80CEOM, but owning two houses about 600 miles from each other, I grew tired of carrying my Zager back and forth. Since I play a lot, and do some entertaining at both homes, I wanted to have my favorite guitar at each place. So I bought a seond ZAD80CEOM.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This is a superior guitar, and not only has the best sound I have ever heard, is the easiest to play. It makes me sound better than I am.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I have no one favorite part. Tied for first is the beautiful sound it makes, the ease of playing, especially the more complex chords, and the fantastic look of the instrument.

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?
First rate. The response is so quick I feel like I am in a conversation with the Zager people, even though I am in Florida and they are in Nebraska.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
The ease of playing Zager guitars allows you to improve your playing ability, because the action is so player-friendly. And the sound is almost heavenly.

Additional comments:
When I needed another guitar I never considered any other brand, nor did I go to a music store and try any guitars. I just went to Zager.



zad50om
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50 OM Size Acoustic


James D. Holland <vbug01@comcast.net>
Santa Clarita, California
Model: zad50om

How did you hear about this brand?
Found it online searching for guitars.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I will not purchase another brand of guitar.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The sound and playability are far better than the higher dollars guitars made by another manufacturer that I regularly play with.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
At least twice as much as they cost.

How would you rate customer support?
200%!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes because you will not find a better playing or better sounding guitar or even quality for no where near the cost of a zager.

Additional comments:
Thanks again for taking enough pride to sell and support such a fine guitar!



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Farren O'Bleness
Arlington, Texas
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I was searching for a guitar on Ebay when I saw one offered with the Zager modifications. This got my curiosity up so I searched Zager Guitars on google and found your site, read the testimonials and decided not to waste my money on a inferior product.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Easier to compress the strings and form cords. I have large fingers, so the spacing is great.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Over all look and sound. I really like the built in tuner.

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

How would you rate customer support?
110%

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Already have.

Additional comments:
I loaned my Zager to a friend who is playing with an up and coming artist Zhen, who will be playing at the Monterey Reggae Festival July 30 and 31, 2011. They (members of the band) love it so much their taking it with them to the festival. Looks like we're going to have a fight on our hands or I'm going to have to buy another Zager!



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Steven Shorkey <steven.shorkey@gmail.com>
West Valley, Utah
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I heard about Zager guitars doing research on the internet and reading all the impressive reviews about the high quality and great playability of Zagar guitars at a very affordable price. I bought a ZAD-15 "Travel" for my youngest son 7 years ago. Finally bought a ZADCE80 for myself in Feb 2010 after Denny began making them again.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Easily the most playable and best sounding guitar I've owned. To be fair, it is also the most expensive guitar I've owned, so comparing it to my others is really no contest. But that is not to say it is very expensive. It is a great price for the quality of guitar you get. It easily stands up against far more expensive guitars I've played.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The sound, to be sure, but also the looks. It is just a great looking guitar. Now that I've been playing it daily for about 15 months, the sound is opening up and it just keeps sounding better.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
If I didn't know better, I'd put it in the range of $3-4,000 guitars.

How would you rate customer support?
Zager Guitars wouldn't be Zager Guitars without Dennis Jr. The customer support is tremendous.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have recommeded it to many other guitarists. Many times I don't have to say a thing after the borrow it and play it for a bit, they automatically say they want one.

Additional comments:
I've read many reviews were a Zager owner states that a friend that owns a high-end Martin guitar plays their Zager and then says that the Zager (especially the ZADCE80) plays better than their Martin. While I wasn't necessarily skeptical, I didn't think it would ever happen to me. Then my son's friend, who is a talented acoustic guitarist and who recently bought a high-end acoustic-electric Martin, played my ZADCE80 and loved it and actually said he thought it sounded better and played easier than his Martin. How about that?! Now he likes to grab it and play a bit whenever he is at the house.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Black Lacquer


Adrian Lizotte <ilbcnu13@aol.com>
Portsmouth, Virginia
Model: zad20eblack

How did you hear about this brand?
Searched on the internet as I saw them on EBAY and remembered the Zager name

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It plays great, stays in tune, the tuner onboard works great by the way, I hear all kinds of comments re how great my guitar sounds out front, I love that the most.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I feel I can count on it, you have to be a musician to understand what I am saying, you just get to know the guitar, and I know mine.

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

How would you rate customer support?
Never used it but this first contact is very impressive

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes for the same reasons above not to mention value for the dollar

Additional comments:
Adrian Lizotte 8606 Lydia Lane, Cicero, NY 13039



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Black Lacquer


Adrian Lizotte <ilbcnu13@aol.com>
Inglewood, California
Model: zad20eblack

How did you hear about this brand?
Searched on the internet as I saw them on EBAY and remembered the Zager name

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It plays great, stays in tune, the tuner onboard works great by the way, I hear all kinds of comments re how great my guitar sounds out front, I love that the most.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I feel I can count on it, you have to be a musician to understand what I am saying, you just get to know the guitar, and I know mine.

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

How would you rate customer support?
Never used it but this first contact is very impressive

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes for the same reasons above not to mention value for the dollar

Additional comments:
Adrian Lizotte 86906 Lydia Lane, Cicero, NY 13039



parlorsizemahogany
Zager EZ-Play 4/5 Folk Size Acoustic Mahogany


Mark <mark.ayers.sr@gmail.com>
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Model: parlorsizemahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
Ebay search for guitar. Selected highest price and saw Denny's original Yamaha and read the complete auction and glad I did.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
My Zager Parlor Mahogany plays as well as guitars in the $1000.00 range and actually to get the same bass response and projection I'd be playing a guitar over $2000.00. I have a Takamine G series and while I rally like it, it has a much brighter sound and not close in the bass response. I have played over 40 different guitars at a local store of a national guitar chain and this guitar surpasses most of them in sound quality to me. The play-ability too is so much better.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
First of all what's not to like. The sound quality, the way this guitar projects. The solid wood mahogany gives this Zager Parlor a real rich deep sound that is not well matched in lesser quality guitars. I bought it because of the EZ play feature but fell in love with he sound quality. The way the sound resonates and fills my body as I play

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Based on the quality sound this guitar produces I'd say at least $1500.00 based on cpmparison to the ones I have played at the store

How would you rate customer support?
World class, a rare asset that sets Zagar guitar apart from many companies no matter the industry. I have had some questions and Dennis has been quick to respond and make sure all is well.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes. The sound quality for the price, the ease of play and the beauty plus quality of the guitar.

Additional comments:
I picked this guitar up used and even so I am still being treated as if I am the original owner.



zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Anonymous <mojm@aol.com>
Dallas, Texas
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Former boss, Bus.Mgr., CPA ( for whatever this is worth)recently retired as the Eliot Ness of NJ, and guitar enthusiast. I went to web site and ordered.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Mostly been a rocker with a Fender Strat, but always loved the full sound of the full dread nought size. Played many, but they never felt right or were too rough on my calloused fingers, so I never bought one thinking none were right for me.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Plural answer OK? Since purchase I've been playing it like my Strat with flat pick and my self-styled finger picking. The 20CE plays just as well, BUT tuning with the Grover heads is makes staying in tune a breeze, though the only time I really need to is when I put on new strings. Love the on-board tuner and equil...

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
If I saw a price tag of, say, $1500-2000, I'd probably say, 'What's not to love?' After all, the only expense I put into this guitar was $18.00 for a strat button on the neck.

How would you rate customer support?
A+++ I feel like I'm emailing a friend

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes - playing is believing

Additional comments:
Next week, I'm going to 'band camp' actually National Guitar Workshop (5 days) for the 4th year,working on serious finger picking for 2-3 years now and I'm bringing this guitar with me to a class (2 of the days)with David Bromberg. Great neck and string spacing.



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


jon borer <jonborer@sbcglobal.net>
Jackson, Mississippi
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I was ready to by something decent from guitar center but something told me to do more research. Lo and behold I got lucky and stumbled on to your web site by looking for easy to play guitars

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have never owned a quality guitar before the purchase of my Zager. The ease with which it plays and the sound it produces keep me interested and motivated. I am a novice hand drummer and my drums rarely get used anymore....the guys I jam with don't dig it but I am having fun.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
As mentioned, the guitar looks and sounds fantastic but I really dig the uniqueness of this instrument. The Zager may be popular elsewhere but I haven't run across them in my neighborhood. I love surprising people with this awesome American made treasure.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I am no aficionado but to me this rivals the $2000 guitars that I have strummed in the store. It is much more handsome then pricier guitars.

How would you rate customer support?
Your service is top notch. I have always received prompt and courteous responses.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I don't often make large purchases sight unseen. I am lucky, I have done it twice, my Zager and my dog, both turned out beautifully. I have already recommended your product to numerous people and will continue to do so.

Additional comments:
jon borer 8740 e banner ridge dr. anaheim, ca. 92808



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


jon borer <jonborer@sbcglobal.net>
Columbia, South Carolina
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I was ready to by something decent from guitar center but something told me to do more research. Lo and behold I got lucky and stumbled on to your web site by looking for easy to play guitars

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have never owned a quality guitar before the purchase of my Zager. The ease with which it plays and the sound it produces keep me interested and motivated. I am a novice hand drummer and my drums rarely get used anymore....the guys I jam with don't dig it but I am having fun.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
As mentioned, the guitar looks and sounds fantastic but I really dig the uniqueness of this instrument. The Zager may be popular elsewhere but I haven't run across them in my neighborhood. I love surprising people with this awesome American made treasure.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I am no aficionado but to me this rivals the $2000 guitars that I have strummed in the store. It is much more handsome then pricier guitars.

How would you rate customer support?
Your service is top notch. I have always received prompt and courteous responses.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I don't often make large purchases sight unseen. I am lucky, I have done it twice, my Zager and my dog, both turned out beautifully. I have already recommended your product to numerous people and will continue to do so.




zad20black
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Black Lacquer


Anonymous <dbarnes@anomaly.com>
Olathe, Kansas
Model: zad20black

How did you hear about this brand?
Researching my first guitar purchase online. Wanted something good for a beginner.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
No previous guitars to compare it to, but I'm thrilled with it. Wish my playing lived up to it, but I'm getting there.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I love the tone itself. I love the quality construction that is apparent, even to someone relatively new to guitars. And I love your company's integrity and personal commitment to its customers.

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

How would you rate customer support?
Consistently excellent.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. I'm a living example of a novice player that feels encouraged (rather than discouraged) to play every time I pick it up. There is an ease of playing and quality sound that makes every practice session a treat.




zad20
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Amy <amyricekc@yahoo.com>
Shreveport, Louisiana
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
from a friend

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I was/am a classacal guitar player, used to nylon strings. I needed a steel string guitar for some special music and a friend recommended a Zager as a transition guitar. I bought my Zager ZAD 20 OM several years ago and it is my favorite acoustic guitar. I have since acquired several other nice acoustic guitars including a Breedlove,a Dean, and a Larrivee acoustic electric. I am now going to purchase a Zager acoustic electric as I am playing longer gids and appreciate the ease of playing plus the sweet tone of Zager guitars.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I love the ease of playing Zager guitars, and the sweet tone-- almost piano like at times.

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

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have recommended Zager to others. You can play them for long periods without fatigue and they look and sound great plugged or unplugged.




zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Donald Johnson <donrjohnson@digitalpassage.com>
Salinas, California
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Searching for easy play guitar enternet.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Plays as easy as my D-28 that has perfect action.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Easy play, good quality built.

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

How would you rate customer support?
The support from this company is out of this world. They do what they say they will do and more. They are always giving me something free.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
If I were buying one guitar it would be a Zager. Quality and service are second to none.

Additional comments:
I have three Zager guitars of differant models each is of great quality. They sound differant due to size and model but, all are great guitars with the best action. You might not believe all the reviews but, let me tell you it is not hype. Contact me I will tell you about how good Denny and Dennis Zager are to their customers. Best price on strings and best quality trings I have found. Fast shipping. Your guitar will not sit in a hot truck for days. Two days from shipping and you are playing it.



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric
Justin Schulz
Modesto, California
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I was searching online for a new guitar and ran across Zager. I would buy something that I had tried in a local shop if I found the same thing at a better price, but was initially sceptical at trying a guitar I had never played. But after reading all the great reviews, especially the ones from players with much more training and skill than I have, I was persuaded to give Zager a try. Am I ever glad I did.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I played a number of guitars in the the $2000-3000 range. This one easily matches those. The only guitar I tried that was about equal was $2300 without electronics; and I did not find one that I thought was distinctly better until I tried one from a small luthier that cost $5200. I loved this guitar so much that I decisded to sell my Martin D-21 (with Brazilian rosewood back and sides) that I had played for over 35 years. Brand new, my ZAD80CE had much better sound than the D-21 with thousands of hours of playing on it. And it was so much easier to play! I was able to sell the D-21 for more than twice what I paid for the ZAD80CE.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I love the playability and the sound. Great, even volume from bass through treble. Lovely tone. The ZAD80 is much easier to play than the Martin D-21 I played for 35 years.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
If I walked into a guitar or music store and tried this guitar without knowing anything about it, I would guess that its retail price was $1900-2300. This guitar is really a great value, bringing wonderful quality to those who might avoid $2000 guitars.

How would you rate customer support?
Superb. Friendly, prompt, and eager to make it a pleasant experience, almost like being in a small, personal luthier's shop.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I heartily recommend Zager guitars! While it can seem a little odd to try a guitar without playing it first, the no-questions-asked-we'll-pay-the-return-shipping-if-you-don't-like-it policy makes this a true no risk way of getting wonderful instruments at a great price.

Additional comments:
I play for friends, including a retired music professor, Charlie. Charlie never commented on my Martin or my Guild 12-string, but the first time he saw and listened to my ZAD80CE he commented on both the appearance and sound quality.



zad50ceom
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Ed Petrick <swift_eddie@yahoo.com>
Aurora, Colorado
Model: zad50ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
While researching guitars online.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar is set up to play with much less effort. I was able to play chords on it on my first try whereas on my older guitar, I often muffled adjoining strings on these chords.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Its ease of playing, but it looks beautiful, too.

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?
Excellent. Even prior to the purchase, Dennis Zager, Jr., was patient and kind enough to answer a whole host of questions that I had. Once I decided to buy the instrument, I asked that its shipping be delayed as I was going to be out of town. This was not a problem, and everything took place as arranged.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. After struggling as a beginner to play certain chords and complete exercises associated with lessons, the ease of executing on the Zager guitar was immediately apparent.

Additional comments:
Upon receiving the guitar, I began to try certain chords that were problematic for me on my older guitar, and I was able to play them clearly on my first try. The guitar was almost completely in tune right out of the box; I had to adjust strings 4, 5, and 6 minimally. Strings 1, 2, and 3 were dead-on. I emailed Dennis Zager, Jr., to advise him that I recieved the guitar and how excited I was once I got my hands on this beautiful instrument. In that email, I told him that I would be sure to advise anyone whom I knew that was interested in buying a guitar to check out the Zager Guitars on the web.



zad50om
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50 OM Size Acoustic


Ray Bunch <raybunch@infostations.com>
Clarksville, Tennessee
Model: zad50om

How did you hear about this brand?
I found out about Zager guitars as I was searching the internet.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I currently play a 000 rosewood guitar and a martin d-18. The Zad 20 is equivalent to the martin and a little less bass than the 000. The quality is much better than the lower priced martins I have played. Fit and finish is about the same as the 2000 to 2200 martins.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Being a professional antique furniture repairman. I appreciate the quality of the joinery and the setup. The finish is nice but uses modern materials so it won't approach the finish on older guitars.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Probably in the 1000 to 1500 price range.

How would you rate customer support?
I purchased my Zager used although it had never been played and still had the film cover on the top so I have had no experience with customer support. I expect that I will have some contact with them when I purchase an 80 model.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
This guitar is a good buy and it comes with an excellent setup. Other guitars I have had all came from the maker requiring a 100 to 200 setup charge from a local luthier.




parlorsizemahogany
Zager EZ-Play 4/5 Folk Size Acoustic Mahogany


Judy Morrill <Twoponyranch@yahoo.com>
Lubbock, Texas
Model: parlorsizemahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
I've been playing the guitar since 1967. Now that I'm older I have arthritis and carpal tunnel problems and just about gave up playing because of it.A sales person at a Sam Ash store suggested I try a nice 00 Martin they had for about $2200. Well the Martin was very nice, and expensive, but I wasn't thrilled. I started to seach for a used B.T. on Ebay and bumped into a link for the Zager web page. I'd call it the happiest of accidents in retrospect.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I've had an Ovation, Epiphone, Aria, and Guilds for acoustics, Fender, Gretch, and G&L for electrics. The Ovation was my favorite acoustic for ease of play, and the Guild is a vintage Westerly mahogany dreadnought which has a big deep voice. The Zager Parlor has an even lighter touch than the Ovation, almost approaching that of a good electric right out of the box. I tweaked it a little more with a very slight neck adjustment and removed a shim that was under the saddle. I emphasize that the neck adjustment was light and probably due to the temperature(90+) from sitting in a hot UPS truck and the removal of the shim was due to a personal preference due to my stlye of play. Ease of play is incredible.It is easy to bend notes, hammer on, or pull off. In fact I'm having to consciously lighten up and try not to be too heavy handed.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The finish is beautiful. The volume and tone is amazing for a guitar this size and price. I read some reviews that criticized it for it's lack of bottom tone. I disagree. It has plenty of bottom voice. Not as big and fat a sound as a good dreadnought, but for it's size it's amazing. So let's compare apples to apples. It out sings a Martin hands down, and completes with plenty others costing twice as much. Oh, the wood is gourgeous too by the way,obviously high grade.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$500 -$600. There are some solid mahogany high quality, not fancy, baritone ukeleles out there that cost that much.

How would you rate customer support?
Personal, attentive, very responsive and appreciative of your business. The guarantee cannot be beaten which is what helped me decide to try one. When a company stands as firmly behind their product as Zager does it's a good bet that it is a quality product or they would go broke taking back returned guitars. The guarantee speaks for itself.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely! I have already recommended them to a friend of mine who has the same hand problems I do. These guitars would be immediately appreciated by an experienced player who has a lot to compare it to, and would keep a beginner from getting too easily frustrated. Another thing that was important to me is that it was MADE IN THE USA.

Additional comments:
Playing the guitar is something that has always been a meditative, trancendental kind of thing for me, so being able to play again goes way beyond just finding a decent guitar. Thanks Denny and Dennis!



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric
Alan Harris <rhillon3@yahoo.com>
Jacksonville, Florida
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I found out about Zager guitars several months ago while looking around on-line at guitars. I was interested in a Martin thinking I would have to spend around 2200 or more to get a great guitar. I unpacked the zad80ce today and wow, this is one very nice guitar.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
The playability of this guitar easily rivals a 3,000 guitar. Smooth action and no buzz. I had an Epiphone which was stolen quite a few years ago and thought it was a great guitar but it was not this nice.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Crisp, full sound and tuning is a breeze with the Fishman system. (Can you really fall in love with a guitar?)

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
If I didn't know the price I'd say it was easily in the 2,000 to 3,000 range.

How would you rate customer support?
I am impressed! It's difficult to get good customer support but you guys rock! Dennis always answered my questions with real professionalism and never pushed. Kind of rare these days in sales support.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would absolutely recommend this guitar. If you want a high end guitar without the high end price, a guitar you can be proud of and that is very playable and will make you sound better as a player, this is it.

Additional comments:
Denny, thanks for a great guitar! Dennis, thanks for all of your quick email responses over the last few months while I did my research and "checking things out". I don't want to leave out the on-line lessons either, nice to have that available. I signed up for them on the first day and spent over two hours practicing. With the Epiphone I would have had sore fingers and I don't. (You gotta love that!)



zad80
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80 Acoustic


Jeff Maxwell
Denver, Colorado
Model: zad80

How did you hear about this brand?
Some recent research on acoustic guitars through the internet lead me to your website. Didn't really plan to purchase but one thing led to another and now I'm the proud owner of a ZAD80. Very happy about that as well.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Over the years, I've played a number of acoustic guitars; Martin, Ovation, Gibson and an Epiphone that is approaching fifty (my first guitar). The ZAD80 is superior in action and definitely on par for tone with some higher end guitars.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Playability. I haven't quite figured out why but in general it's an instrument that plays easy. Not really sure how to describe.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1500-$1600

How would you rate customer support?
Outstanding. Almost instant reply to messages.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, for your attention to detail and quality. The instrument I recently purchased was discounted due to a cosmetic flaw. I'd give the guitar to anyone and challenge them to find it. That says something about your quality control.

Additional comments:
You are a pleasure to deal with. Thank you.



zad20
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Guy <gatlaw@aol.com>
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
I first heard about Zager when I was researching guitars in 2004-2005.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
First let me point out that the guitar I purchased from Denny was a ZAD-20, not a 20, but there was no option to choose that model. I used a 3/4 size Guild when I was in College (in the 70's) and purchased a Madeira from a local NYC shop that was closing it's doors in the 80's. The Madeira was definitely NOT an EZ play guitar...and it was probably what kept me from playing a lot more in those years. I bought a few lower end Washburn models off the internet and the ZAD-20 outshines them all...soundwise and playability. I gave the Madeira and one of the Washburns to my son but closely guard the ZAD-20 as my favorite. I may update that from Denny's collection soon as I am slowly becoming more adept at this instrument. I can play for hours now (calloused fingers help) and my wife actually enjoys my "concerts". I have NOT spent a lot of hours playing guitars in the box stores (Sam Ash, Guitar Center, etc.) but I intend to do so. I do NOT think I will find anything near the price I paid for the ZAD-20 (or the updated model prices) that will sound so sweet and play so easily.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Definitely the ease of playing. The sound is a function of the strings against the frets and unless you can get a clean contact the sound will never be good. I don't have to worry about it when I am playing the ZAD-20.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would say around $750 or so. My son is a musician and lives with several guitarists. I have played their Gibsons and various other models and I would say my ZAD-20 is right up there with their instruments.

How would you rate customer support?
I have never had a problem so I would not know. I did write to Dennis Jr. and got a response within the hour which was a pleasant surprise.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes. You cannot beat the price and the unlimited warranty including shipping both ways is simply the best testimonial to the Zager line.

Additional comments:
Pretty finish as well. I am sorry I rubbed off the signature on the back but after years of use it was to be expected. May Denny can come to NY and re-sign it?



zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric
Terry Davis <tdavis12@gmail.com>
McKinney, Texas
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I did research. I am in IT, network admin, network security, so I am in front of a computer 24/7. lol

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It was my first guitar. i now have a 65 Epiphone 335 (dot) and a Gibson VOS 1957 Goldtop. I had it rewired with 4 push/pull pots. Vol pots turn humbucker into single coil, tone pots take it out of phase, and put it in series. very versatile guitar. I have NO need for another acoustic. lol

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
All of it. and the fact that everyone that plays it is blown away. Friend of mine has a Martin, nice guitar... Until he played mine. He was amazed at the tone and playability. I played his Martin. Did I say play? I mean I fought his Martin.

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

How would you rate customer support?
A+

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have already

Additional comments:
Gotta remember, this was my first guitar. I did my research (It had the highest rating on Harmony Central of all Acoustic Guitars) My neighbor just finished playing it, I put new strings on it today, and he was blown away. I asked him if I should use a Medium string, he said "dont fix it if it isn't broke" lol He said the SP martins are made for that guitar. He wants to borrow it for church, funerals, etc... Now I guess I need a case for it... lol Terry Davis 239 Badger Circle Roxboro, NC 27573



zad50ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Full Size Acoustic Electric
Terry Davis <tdavis12@gmail.com>
Arlington, Virginia
Model: zad50ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I did research. I am in IT, network admin, network security, so I am in front of a computer 24/7. lol

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It was my first guitar. i now have a 65 Epiphone 335 (dot) and a Gibson VOS 1957 Goldtop. I had it rewired with 4 push/pull pots. Vol pots turn humbucker into single coil, tone pots take it out of phase, and put it in series. very versatile guitar. I have NO need for another acoustic. lol

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
All of it. and the fact that everyone that plays it is blown away. Friend of mine has a Martin, nice guitar... Until he played mine. He was amazed at the tone and playability. I played his Martin. Did I say play? I mean I fought his Martin.

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

How would you rate customer support?
A+

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have already

Additional comments:
Gotta remember, this was my first guitar. I did my research (It had the highest rating on Harmony Central of all Acoustic Guitars) My neighbor just finished playing it, I put new strings on it today, and he was blown away. I asked him if I should use a Medium string, he said "dont fix it if it isn't broke" lol He said the extra light SP martins are made for that guitar. He wants to borrow it for church, funerals, etc... Now I guess I need a case for it... lol Terry Davis 239 Badger Circle Roxboro, NC 27573




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