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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zad20eblack
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Black Lacquer


John Richards <tuan_harap_ditulis@yahoo.com>
Model: zad20eblack

How did you hear about this brand?
I can't recall exactly. I think I was researching on the web about "In the year 2525", and stumbled onto what Zager has been doing since the song.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have a Korean Dobro, which is loud acoustically and fun to busk with in the street. And I had an early 1954? Japanese made Goldtop Les Paul, which was fantastic, but I never used, and might have been worth a small fortune. But,..I sold it to a young man here, with Jimmi Hendricks talent,.just so I could buy my dream guitar; A Zager. I play mostly quiet, thoughtful songs, like In the Year 2525, with picking,slowed, and the acoustic quality of the Zager is so fine. I've a few rock and roll songs, today I'll plug it in and see what it sounds like with electricity.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Rave about it in all ways. Including case, generous,& individualized service. Zager Co. is the best.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
It's the best. Guitars can be made more expensive, or encrusted with diamonds. I doubt they can be made better.

How would you rate customer support?
Wow. Impressive, so pleasing to deal with you.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
You betcha! Can't buy better anywhere.

Additional comments:
Altogether a positive, and memorable, brag about it, experience.



zad20emahogany
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric African Mahogany


Ron in Jacksonville
Model: zad20emahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
Internet surfing

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have a vintage Guild acoustic and an American Strat. I've played a variety of guitars, most recently a couple of Takamines. I bought a Takamine but didn't like the "tinny" sound. The ZAD20e has a deeper tone, more like a Gibson.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Impeccable finish, excellent setup...and the best case I've ever seen for a guitar.

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

How would you rate customer support?
Excellent response, though I've needed nothing...it was all provided beforehand.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. In my opinion, this is the best value one will find in a guitar (and it plays great!)




zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric
John Dotson <jr.son@att.net>
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I was searching eBay for a new 900 series when I found Zager products. I read their listing and then visited their website.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It has the playability of my Ovation Adamas but has a much wider range in tone, the tone I was looking for in a Martin. I knew the playability of the Martin would not be what I had been used to with the Ovation but felt I needed more tone, the Zager has both.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Obviously, the price makes this guitar very desireable but to get so much sound projection from a guitar in this price range, the tone and projection are my favorite part of the Zager.

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

How would you rate customer support?
5 out of 5 Stars, I have not had any issues with the guitar but the service before and during the sale has been OUTSTANDING! It was a true pleasure to do business with them. All email question were answered within minutes.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely, it is a great company to do business with. My guitar was shipped the same day I ordered it and arrived in excellent condition with lots of extra goodies included at no charge. Oh, by the way, they also build a great guitar!

Additional comments:
I in no way wish to knock my Ovation it is a fine instruments but the Zager gives me more of what I am looking for in a guitar. Playability along with great tone.



zad20sunburst
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Vintage Sunburst


Chris S.
Model: zad20sunburst

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?
This guitar is in a class all it's own. I can honestly say that it plays far better than any guitar I've ever owned. It surpasses even the most expensive Martin guitars I've tried in the past. The best part is that I can play for hours and my fingers don't get sore.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The playability - it's second to none!

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

How would you rate customer support?
The absolute best! My questions were answered promptly and Dennis, Jr. is a real professional - just like his father.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely! The reason is simple - the guitar is so easy to play. When a guitar doesn't make your fingers sore and causes no discomfort in any way whatsoever, you will keep playing and your skills will naturally improve. For beginners, they will keep practicing longer and not lose interest because of sore fingers or tired hands. You will sound better with this guitar and those who hear you play will enjoy hearing you even more.

Additional comments:
After playing my new Zager, all I can say is that I am totally blow away by this quality guitar. It is truly a world class instrument and I'm proud to own it. God bless Denny and Dennis, Jr. They are both awesome - as is the guitar!



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric
Rick Eudaley <rick@newenergyinc.com>
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I did a search for easy playing guitars

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I own a Les Paul that was purchased prior to the ZAD80ce. I wanted an easier playing guitar so I spent a lot of time at Guitar world trying just about every acoustic guitar they had available - regardless of price. Then I decided to order the Zager (no risk with their return policy) and - well the rest is history. The Less Paul is in storage.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I like the ZAD80ce for two reasons. One is the easy playing part and the other is the vibrant tone. Honestly I think my Martin sounds a litte dead compared to the Zager.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Based on what I paid for previous guitars, the ZAD80ce would be $3k plus.

How would you rate customer support?
Dennis has been extremely helpful with any issues I have had with my purchase. They alway respond promptly and take care of any problems in a professional manner.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would and have recommended Zager guitars to others simply because I think it is without a doubt the best value in a great guitar. And you don't have to worry about being left out in the cold if you have a problem or even if you don't like the guitar after a trial period.

Additional comments:
When I was much younger, I played a Fender Jazzmaster. At that time that was by far the easiest playing and best guitar on the market. I quit playing for about 30 years and when I decided to take it up again, I needed something easy to play to accomodate my short, stubby, and somewhat slower fingers. I think the Zager fits my needs perfectly.



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


J.D. Brown
Model: parlorsizemahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
I have read several reviews over the years online, in magazine,and word of mouth about Zager Guitar.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar is EASILY the best quality guitar for the cost available.The Customer support provided by Zager is something that should/could be taught in Bussiness School. Now a days real Customer Support is a myth, like a unicorn. But it definitely is alive and real with this company.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The guitar looks, plays, and sounds fantastic.For a smaller model it plays unbelievably easy, and the sound is BIG.This is exactly what I wanted. Mr.Zager definitely puts alot of time in ensuring this product is quality, and lives up to the reviews.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$800-1200 USD.

How would you rate customer support?
Every company on this planet should learn from the customer support provided from Zager. I have never been treated as good by anyone in regards to a purchase. Every question was answered thoroughly, and fast.As well as recieved my Guitar here in Afghanistan faster than any package I have ever recieved in th USA via USPS.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, I have and will recommend this guitar and purchase more in the future.

Additional comments:
If you are looking for a REAL quality product, with great customer support, and even better cost. You can not beat Zager for a guitar.



zad20black
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Black Lacquer


Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Black Lacquer
Bob Poirier <rhpoiri@gmail.com>
Model: zad20black

How did you hear about this brand?
I was browsing Martin guitars on eBay, and saw several that were described as 'EZ-Play Modified'. That piqued my curiosity, so I did some research on the internet and found the Zager web site.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Easier to play, and, much nicer tone quality.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The totally musical tones it produces. Awesome-sounding guitar!

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

How would you rate customer support?
Exceptional. I've asked Dennis several questions via email, and response is always lightning-fast.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. Because of it's playability and remarkable tone quality.

Additional comments:
I'm glad I followed my curiosity and checked Zager out. I'm extremely pleased with my new guitar. I suspect that, at some point, my ZAD20 will be handed down to my son and I'll return for a ZAD80. The gifts included with my guitar were also a very nice touch. I particalarly like the picture of Denny playing my black ZAD20 before it shipped out. I'm a huge '2525' fan, and I consider it quite special that Denny actually worked on and played my guitar.



zad20
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural
drew decker <deacondecker@gmail.com>
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
Searching on Ebay

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I can hardly believe this guitar. I'm so fortunate to have found you. This guitar is really amazing. This is hard to say, but I think it's even better than my stolen Martin D35 which I had for 41 years. I'm feeling alive again, lol. Thank you sooooooooo much.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Everything, so far. The intonation is perfect. I can't wait for the wood to settle. The volume is about the same as my Martin D35 and should get even better

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
At least $1500 or more!

How would you rate customer support?
Thes folks are on top of it!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
No because I want to be the only one to have one, lol. Yes, of course I would and will.




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


JP
Model: travelsizemahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
I first heard about Zager Guitars via ebay. I then went on line and read many positive reviews which motivated me to buy the Travel Mahogany.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I am small and petite and had purchased a Dean Gypsy which is a nice guitar, but the Travel Mahogany just fit right in my hands. It is very easy for me to hold and easy to play especially being a beginner.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
My favorite part in not having any sore fingers. I gave up trying to learn to play the guitar because I could not handle the sore fingers. Not to mention this is a beautiful guitar. Although I bought this guitar as a blemished model and got it at a reduced price which was great. You can not see the blemishes, it looks like a perfect guitar. Awesome deal!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$500 to $600

How would you rate customer support?
The best customer service. I had some questions before buying the guitar and sent Mr Zager an email on a Saturday and literally in minutes I received a response. He also sent a follow up email after I purchased the guitar.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. Great product and great customer service.

Additional comments:
Thank you!!!





Anonymous <mmanning6@cox.net>

How did you hear about this brand?
Of all places, EBay.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar fits me like a good suit, I just cannot hack into this guitar. It reminds me of the blues great Freddie King saying 'you have to caress it like a woman to really play a great solo' I feel the same about this guitar,I have to come to know the guitar.It sits there comfortable waiting for someone to play it. It is great for fingerpicking as it is so well balanced. I have had other expensive guitars and I spent a lot of playing time getting the overall balance.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It is like a baby, like it has a life of it's own. The workmanship has made a real musical instrument waiting to be played

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Going on what I have paid before, around the $2,000

How would you rate customer support?
10/10

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
It is a great,great guitar for so little money. That is what a pro muso thinks of. Beside the money aspect. It would stand up with the best I have owned, that is yamaha and Martin. It stands and betters a Martin as now I can just concetrate on the music.

Additional comments:
Keep up the good work and many thanks.



zad20
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Jon <jonhood@ymail.com>
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
Looking for a guitar on ebay and "string science" caught my eye. I started researching what this was and it lead me to Zagar guitars.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I do not even pick up my old guitar anymore. This Zager just feels so comfortable and natural, the only time I want to pick my old one up is if I want my hands to hurt.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
So easy to play. I thought there would be a trial period in there for it, but there was no need for that. Right out of the box it was ready to go. When you get yours, plan for some time to play because you won't want to set it down. For beginners it gives you confidence to try the chords you normally don't like to.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would say right at $1000.

How would you rate customer support?
Amazing!! Immediately after ordering I got an email and I had to have it shipped to Germany so Dennis Jr. confirmed my address to make sure it would get there alright.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely! Friends of mine that play my guitar love it as much as I do and cannot believe the price I paid for it. Once again for beginners it gives you confidence to play and lets you play longer without your hands hurting.

Additional comments:
Great guitar!!



zad20e
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural


Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural
Isaiah <Stepheng7x@gmail.com>
Model: zad20e

How did you hear about this brand?
I was searching on google one day for a new guitar and a blessing in disguise; Zager guitars website popped up in the search. It immediately caught my eye because of the familiar/well respected name. Such a intresting selection of quality guitars on this site.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have a Crestwood Acoustic/Electric Cutaway which is no comparison to Zager guitars! Blows my old one out of the water and considering i've played some of the top of the line guitars in Guitar Center. Higher end Martins. The ZAD20E out performs the pricey ones I played and just so stylish.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The shiny sleek look and the sound so bright and clear. It just feels so great in your hand!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1000-1600

How would you rate customer support?
A perfect 10 out of 10

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, and I have already spread the word! Regardless if you're a Beginner or Professional guitar player these guitars will be best in price and better in quality for your money.

Additional comments:
Thank you Denny for your amazing guitars you build! Keep up the great work! ZAD80CE is next on my list ~God Bless



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Bob Macleod <bobishkindguy@gmail.com>
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Googling "how to buy the right guitar". Pretty soon I came upon people recommending Zager guitars.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I like my Yamaha FG-441S, but this is a completely superior product. As soon as I picked a few notes, the tone and sustain on this guitar was wonderful.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I think I'm in love. The action, machine head gear ratio, the finish, tone, sustain, all perfect.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I've never owned a "high end" guitar, so I can only say that this 80ce is far superior to any other guitar I've owned. I currently have 4 other guitars - Ovation Celebrity Deluxe, Godin LG electric, Godin Fretless Acoustic A5 Bass, and Yamaha FG-441S.

How would you rate customer support?
Prompt, helpful, generous, dedicated. (I am a computer technical support provider since 1988, so I know when I'm getting good support.)

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Definitely, because it sounds great and is obviously very high quality.

Additional comments:
Just think about this if you're thinking about buying a Zager: In the box is a whole bunch of stuff like a free lesson, several picks - not just one, an extra set of strings, and even a custom made card on the neck to warn about possible string buzz from shipping, and what to do about it. A digital humidity meter is in the case. I am truly blown away by the product. I love giving good support to my customers, and obviously, Dennis, Dennis II and Jill love doing what they do as well. I am motivated to write these words out of appreciation for the product, by the way. I have never talked to or met these folks before.



zad20esunburst
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Vintage Sunburst


Ken Zenobi <thebreadmanhwy112@yahoo.com>
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?
The Zager blows my takamini away. It's easily comparable in looks, sound, and playability to a friends Martin, and another's J-45 Gibson. I love my ZAD20E.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The craftsmanship. Which makes the tone, sustain, playability, and looks so topnotch.

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?
100% (The best I've ever seen anywhere in retail sales)

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Oh ya! I already have. Looks, playability, tone, customer service, price. I believe you actually get more than you bargained for.

Additional comments:
I can't say enough on how much I love this guitar. I spent over a year locking for a new accoustic. I tried many top line modles. Gibson, Martin to name a few. I said I would never buy a guitar without playing it first, but with Zagers guarantee, all money back, including shipping, how could I go wrong. I'm so thankful that I found Zager Guitars. I Wouldn't go as far to say that this is the last guitar I'll ever buy, I can say it would be the last one I would ever sell. Thanks again Denny.



zad80ceom
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Ed Bartoli <Akbartoli@gmail.com>
Model: zad80ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
Surfing the web for guitars.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This Zager is much easier to play and the sound is great.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The guitar is wonderful on its own, but the support and lessons are both satisfaction pluses.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I do not know.

How would you rate customer support?
I have had a rapid response to any questions I have submitted.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes. The ease of playing is a big plus with this guitar. But even more important is the teaching method that Denny employs and the rapid progress that comes from using his technique and practicing as he describes.

Additional comments:
I received this beautiful guitar in April and resisted the impulse to instantly produce a review. Now I have had sufficient time to learn, practice and play and I am joining the numbers of very satisfied customers who are proud to show and share their guitar whith friends.



zad20mahogany
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic African Mahogany


Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic African Mahogany
Bruce Maass <bmaass50@aol.com>
Model: zad20mahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
Saw some Martins etc on Ebay and wondered what this Zager EZ Play was all about.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
My ZAD20 plays far better than my Yamaha F36S, Oscar Schmidt and, Blue Ridge and others I was test driving when I ordered a Zager.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I could say the tone, some brightness and some mellowness, a trait of Mahogany that I like, or the overall finish, or the quality of the fret work, or maybe the dimensions and fit of the neck. Then again, how easily it plays may be a favorite. It would be easier to identify what I don't like; I don't like that I waited until May 2012 to buy one. Imagine all the hours of painless playing enjoyment I have missed.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
This is an opinion thing of course. I would place the ZAD 20 easily in the $650 to $950 range.It is certainly superior to several guitars I played in that range and definitely equal to the best of them. Denny offers a quality guitar at a player's price.

How would you rate customer support?
Can't beat this. The warranty and guarantee is top notch. Add to that quick response from Dennis and staff, even accomodating my rambling retired lifestyle so the guitar arrived while I was home to receive it.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Sure I would recommend a Zager. The guitar will make a good player sound better but more importantly, a new player can concentrate on what he or she is learning rather than how much their fingers hurt or the dead or ringing strings. Their are two sources of problems with students; student problems and guitar problems. Denny has eliminated the guitar component. Addendum: Zager has my support also because of the school music program. Good!

Additional comments:
Good, a spot I can ramble in. I started playing at 11 years old; I am 64 now. I was playing in a group by 13. By 18, I was physically suffering from the stresses of performing and all it entails. I joined the military and quit playing for the next 40 plus years. 3 years ago I pulled out my old 12 string and played again. It was a good thing to do. Now one last comment on the ZAD20. Pulled it from the case and examined the guitar. Looked at the neck relief and string height. Hmmm, looks higher than I expected. but, Denny set it up so I will give it a go. Get This! No finger tension moving up the neck. Fingering was easy. Go figure that. On my Yamaha, that would have been painful. And the final stroke of wonderfulness, I played bar chords all the way to the 12th fret and not a single dead string or tinny ring. A perfect set up Denny! I don't know how it was done but I am truly impressed. The only reason I will ever part with this Zager guitar will be to buy another, guaranteed.



zad80ceom
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Rob S <paintr@mts.net>
Model: zad80ceom

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?
Quality is superior at even twice the price I paid

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It is well balanced, the tone is wonderful and it is easy to play, just like they advertise---- and looks like a million bucks!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$2500-3000

How would you rate customer support?
Best there is, one on one and all emails answered right away.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
They exceeded my expectations in all areas that would make a consumer confident the item they purchased is a quality product. You can actually talk to someone, see the instrument and play it. If you don't like it, they will take it back...but seriously, if you sent it back it would be because you are tone deaf and partially blind.




zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Freddy <freddyandtammy@charter.net>
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I actually just stumbled upon it on-line.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have only had 1 guitar that sounded better And it was a 1970's Martin.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Hard to say. I love the beauty of it as well as the sound and playability.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1,500.00

How would you rate customer support?
Second to none. It is very hard for me to imagine how many calls/e-mails that they must receive and they always respond within minutes. Unbelievable!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, as a matter of fact i already have several times. Playability/customer service and overall a GREAT value.

Additional comments:
I have only just received this guitar yesterday. I look forward to many years of pleasure learning how to play it the way it should be played.



zad20
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Tom Sjoberg <svenguru@embarqmail.com>
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
I came across the Zager website while searching for guitars.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I purchased the ZAD-15 in 2005. I found the sound to be as good if not better than my epiphone and gibson guitars. The quality of sound and easy playing neck is the best I have heard right out of the box without setting it up. No setup needed. Great action.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The E-Z play feature. It's true the easiness of playing this guitar is by far the best feature to me.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would pay at around $300-$400 for this instrument.

How would you rate customer support?
I have called to ask a couple questions about strings and I received an answer within hours. I am totally rating the customer support at 100%.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have indeed recommeded this guitar and the website to fellow musicians and had them play this guitar and they were amazed by the full rich sound and the easiness of play.

Additional comments:
I am in the process of purchasing an acoustic/electric in the near future. I already know the quality is there. Tom Sjoberg 708 N. Lavon Ave Kissimmee, Fl 34741



zad20e
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural


James H Applei <japplei@roadrunner.com>
Model: zad20e

How did you hear about this brand?
found it on line

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
it plays as good or better than my gibson L48 i can play longer with out getting tired

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
it's easy to play and it has a great tone

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1100.00

How would you rate customer support?
who thease day's send an email with a response in 20 min. great customer service

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
oh yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all they have to do is play it!!!

Additional comments:
i'm thinking of selling my gibson for a 20 or 80 model!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



zad20
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural
Serge Laflamme <bubass162@hotmail.com>
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
Looking on you tube for good guitar sound and a blues fest in Montreal the guy had a 900 series Zager

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Let me put it this way,I have played & tried Takamines , Ovations ,Godins ,Fenders etc... in the busyness for 25 + years now , but this one has something very different ,ez-play and boy IT COST 75% LESS and it sounds like a tonne of bricks.Why spend more ??? I don't know how they pack all that sound in the guitars but man I am amazed.Pluged and unpluged

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The sound , the finish ,the ez-play , the price , the ClearWave 10 pick up and the size.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
The ZAD-20 $1200.00+ and I am shure the 80 and 90 $2400.00 + and 900 series $4000.00+

How would you rate customer support?
UPS lost my guitar and Dennis Jr was always there for me and he even shipped a second guitar to me in case UPS did not find my guitar. Soory guy's but that is more then a great service it out of this planet good. Thanks Dennis Jr

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
For shure , and my facebook wall has now Zager Guitar as my home page picture. Please try one you will find out like me how great they are at Zager Custom Guitar.

Additional comments:
Free set of string , picks , picture of the one and only Dennis Zager Kodak memory , a black & white of Zager and Evans, a certificate of authenticity and a free guitar lesson. I am part of the Zager family now and you ? Again I am amazed of the sound and finish of mt new Zager Guitar Oh yes and the Zager Guitar Case get it ,like I said before UPS lost my guitar and the box came back brused ans holes in it , but no probleme the case is solid like rock no nicks or skuff on it.



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


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

How did you hear about this brand?
Through a google search.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar is easier to play and sustains perfect pitch longer than the guitars I am used too.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The neck. It is very easy to wrap my hand around, yet the finger board has plenty of space to finger chords accurately.

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?
Flawless. Very fast response time.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I always recommend my Zager. I think name recognition is the biggest stumbling block to others when buying a guitar. Most people I talk to never heard of the Zager Guitar, and are to lazy to research and compare the Zager's quality control to that of a factory mass-produced product.

Additional comments:
My name is Jeff Gater and I purchased the ZAD80 CE Model guitar last year. I am very satisfied with the guitars playability. I am 52 years old and have not played the guitar seriously for 20 years. I believe the Zager guitar has made my entry back into playing guitar easier and very rewarding. I appreciate the workmanship of this fine instrument. Other guitar players who have tried my Zager are very impressed. Non-players always comment how beautiful the guitar is. Most Sundays I am in our church praise band backing-up the lead guiyar player. The on-board tuner and playabilility of the Zager, along with the resonating lows help me apreciate the music I am producing and play with confidence.



zad50ceom
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric
Hardy Wright <firesisle@gmail.com>
Model: zad50ceom

How did you hear about this brand?
I had recently had several guitars stolen, including a nice old Guild D-15; when I started looking for a replacement, I decided to buy a hand-made guitar; I was looking at Larrivees, when I say one that said it had been modified with a Zager EZ play system. I checked out the website, shot a few messages back and forth, and after watching a number of videos, decided to buy one.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I've played a lot of guitars... been singing and writing for over 40 years. I've owned Matrins, Guilds, and Ovations, and played a few of the high-dollar Larrivees... the Zager 20ce sounds every bit as good, and played much better than any of them. The only guitar that even comes close is a friends $4000 Martin; close, but not cigar.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Picking a favorite is hard; I've always been about tone, and the tone is superior, with a huge dynamic range from finger-picking to full on, booming strums; even chords that are strummed forcefully are clear as a bell and ring like a grand piano. It's amazing to me, that a guitar that plays so easily could be as loud and dynamic;

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I'd estimate it at $1500 - $2000, and that's conservative; I've put it head to head with some guitars in that range, and the Zager was the clear winner.

How would you rate customer support?
In my day job, I work in a call center; we're the only telecom company to have won the JD Power award 4 years in a row; I know and expect customer service, and Zager never disappoints; they have, hands down, the best customer service I've ever seen.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would definitely recommend this guitar, and frankly, any guitar Zager makes. I've had the guitar for less than a week, and I think I've already sold two more to a couple of friends.

Additional comments:
I have to truly believe that anyone who has the funds to buy a Zager, and buys something else should have their heads examined!



zad20sunburst
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Vintage Sunburst


Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Vintage Sunburst
Richard Stride <docrs47@yahoo.com>
Model: zad20sunburst

How did you hear about this brand?
On ebay

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
The sound is amazing, I sold my other guitar after playing my new Zager

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The playability and looks, amazing!!!

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
900.00

How would you rate customer support?
Totally amazing. I had a problem with the guitar I bought, they sent a new one of higher quality, before I sent the original back. I can't say enough about the awesome customer service. I am amazed

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
With out a doubt. Great service, incredible value, amazing sound

Additional comments:
Thank you so much for your great service and incredible product.



zad20eblack
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Black Lacquer


Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Black Lacquer
Denis Gessing <olteller@gmail.com >
Model: zad20eblack

How did you hear about this brand?
On line.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Amazing. Right out of the box my new Zad 20e sounded as seasoned as my thirty year old Blue Ridge and real close to my '61 Martin0018.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Immediate playability. Make that easy playability. Have to remind myself it's not necessary to fret so hard.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Somewhere in the 7-8 hundred dollar range.

How would you rate customer support?
Great. I had questions before making my purchase and, like every other question since, it was answered in depth by Dennis.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. The sound, playability, looks. And if you still don't like it, send it back as the have a generous guarantee policy

Additional comments:
Can't wait to spring the "Black Beauty" on my mates, next jam session. I had been laid up for weeks and so had ample opportunity to research my next guitar. I was going to buy an acoustic electric. There are thousands out there. But I only found one place, Zager, that would guarantee my satisfaction. This is the only outfit on line that I would trust when making a sight unseen guitar purchase. It arrived earlier than promised, there were no unpleasant surprises only unexpected good ones. They make you feel like their only customer. They remind me of days long gone when a small outfit took pride in their work, put their name on their work and stood by it. My only problem is how to stave off the urge to buy the Zad 20ce.



zad20
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Natural


Anonymous <rcbaums@fidnet.com>
Model: zad20

How did you hear about this brand?
ebay

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
this makes my 5th guitar. the ez play is very true. my best guitar yet.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
the neck and string prosition, plus, a very nice looking guitar, well finished.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
looking at other guitars,i would of guested maybe $795 to $1000.

How would you rate customer support?
100%

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
yes! looks and tone and most of all ez to play. very very reasonable priced.

Additional comments:
i bought this guitar solely on the ad EZ TO PLAY. have never regretted it. love it, love it! money well spend.



zad20emahogany
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric African Mahogany


Ryan Hoemke <hoemke@sbcglobal.net>
Model: zad20emahogany

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?
this guitar is by far the best guitar ive picked up very easy to play and beautifully made.

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

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
well over 1000.00 dollars

How would you rate customer support?
some of the best ive delt with this is what customer support should be like.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
yes hands down the prosses was so easy the guitars and great and hand made and very easy to play.




zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


J. Kelly <j_kelly4@hotmail.com>
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
A family member purchased a Zager last year and having played it recently ( and being very impressed ) I got interested and started researching the brand.

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 other guitars that I've owned or played in stores. The quality of instrument for the price is unbelievable!The more I play it the more I want to play it.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The playability of the guitar is the first thing that stands out. You can play notes with ease that previously would have been challenging. It makes you want to practice ! Also, the sustain of the notes and chords have to heard to be believed!This is quite simply a beautiful guitar.

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

How would you rate customer support?
Exceptional! Dennis Jr was very helpful and patient when answering questions. He really makes you feel comfortable when purchasing the guitar, especially as you are purchasing a guitar that you have never played.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely, it is a pleasure to play, look at and listen to!






Randall Fincher <randallgfincher@bellsouth.net>

How did you hear about this brand?
on the internet

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
sweetest guitars i have ever played both sound and playability are just heads above most guitars out there today.the finish is just beautiful.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
its hard to say but the sound is just great.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
at least 2500 to 3000

How would you rate customer support?
a #1. 10 or above amazing people to deal with.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I recommend these guitars to all my friends and even players i dont know.

Additional comments:
dennis again i want to thank you and your dad especially for these amazing guitars, I have just recieved my zad20 and my zad20 I already own the zad 80. The quality on all 3 is amazing just beautiful.



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Frank Hamrah <f105@sbcglobal.net>
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
On the radio.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
My old guitar is nice but compared to the ZAD80CE there is no comparison. The Zager is beautiful. My old guitar was no nearly as easy to play as the Zager. I don't have to press down, like a vise, on the frets to get a beautiful sound. Speaking of sound the Zager is much better. There is something about the neck; it seems thinner so I can get my hand around it easier.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The ease of play and the sound, not to mention it is a beautiful.

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

How would you rate customer support?
In every instance my questions were answered promptly. The Zagers are top notch in this area.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would recommend this guitar to everyone, especially beginners. The ease of play, and sound, are just great.

Additional comments:
For the dollar you just can't get a better quality, easy playing, beautifully sounding guitar.



zad20mahogany
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic African Mahogany


Stephan Walton !664 Daansen Rd. Palmyra NY 14522 <bultacowally@yahoo.com>
Model: zad20mahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
Found them while surfing the internet.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
At or near the top. Very much a novice guitar player so not a great authority on the subject but plays and sounds as good as or better than anything else I have ever tried, and I have picked up a few higher end Martins before that I was quite impressed with. In my opinion Zagar guitars can absolutely compete with those for way less money.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Tough question...so many fantastic qualities...I guess it would have to be the fact that they play so nice.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Probably about a grand.

How would you rate customer support?
So far absolutely fantastic!!!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely...probably THE best guitar buy out there.

Additional comments:
I could only afford to buy one of the "slighty damaged" discount guitars that Dennis sells, but after I recieved it I e-mailed Dennis Jr. and told him that it was obvious that Zagar Guitar Co. takes great pride in their workmanship, and me being in the machine shop business for almost 40 years that was something that was drilled into my head at the early stages of my career that can only lead to success, so I lived by that fact ever since, and the fact that Zagar Guitar Co. has that attitude , along with their almost unheard of fantastic customer support can only mean a top rated business.



zad20sunburst
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Vintage Sunburst


Marv Harley Albers <clydeheavyhorse@yahoo.ca>
Model: zad20sunburst

How did you hear about this brand?
I found the Zager Guitar on the web. while I was searching for quality guitars.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have a older Marlboro Martin, The Zager 20 is so much easeir to play . The sound of the Zager 20 is comparable to the Martin 28 . I have played a Martin and i prefer the sound of the Zad 20 though.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The best part of the Zad 20 is how easy it is to play as well as the quality and workmanship that goes in to the Zad 20.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I have been shopping for a new guitar for some time and if i was to see a Zad 20 in a music store I would experct to pay well over $1500.00

How would you rate customer support?
Dennis was great to answer all my questions and he was able to do this with in minutes.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would recommend the Zad 20 to any and all of my friends. The quality that goes into the Zager guitars is outstanding.

Additional comments:
I have always wanted a good quality guitar, Now I Have One. In time if i upgrade to a Zad 5o or 80. I will still keep my Zad 20 Sunburst it is a work of art.



zad50om
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50 OM Size Acoustic


Randall Fincher <randallgfincher@bellsouth.net>
Model: zad50om

How did you hear about this brand?
I heard about it on line.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
There is no comparison, it is easier to play and the tones are just superior! And i own eight more guitars.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
the sound. But i also love the finish, it is just a beautiful guitar.

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

How would you rate customer support?
10 stars. Outstanding

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have already recommended it to my friends at record heaven, the Luthier who did work on my old Martin D35, and several of my friends.I would rscommend these guitars to anyone that loves playing a fine guitar and those just starting out on the guitar.

Additional comments:
I told all my friends dont waste your money on another guitar, come to my house and you can play my Zagers, then make up your mind.



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Randall Fincher <randallgfincher@bellsouth.net>
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
I heard about it on line.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
There is no comparison, it is easier to play and the tones are just superior! And i own eight more guitars.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Undoubtely the sound. But i also love the finish, it is just a beautiful guitar.

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

How would you rate customer support?
10 stars. Outstanding

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I have already recommended it to my friends at record heaven, the Luthier who did work on my old Martin D35, and several of my friends.I would rscommend these guitars to anyone that loves playing a fine guitar and those just starting out on the guitar.

Additional comments:
I told all my friends dont waste your money on another guitar, come to my house and you can play my Zagers, then make up your mind.



zad20black
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic Black Lacquer


Sandy Andersen
Model: zad20black

How did you hear about this brand?
I heard about this brand from looking at other guitars on Ebay. I had already purchased a new Guild GAD 20 (natural) with case on Ebay but kept searching to see what else was out there and that's when I discovered the Zager Guitar.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I haven't had time to try my Guild guitar yet and I just received the ZAD20 yesterday

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I love everything about this guitar as it is a beauty and knowing that it will be easier to play without getting sore fingers is a plus as I type at work and I can't afford to have sore fingers. I really can't believe you can get a good quality guitar for the price that they're asking. Unbelievable.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Just from looking and comparing guitars on Ebay and other guitar websites, I would say around $1200-$1500.

How would you rate customer support?
Zager's customer service is outstanding. I have never dealt with any customer service as good as theirs. They are so friendly, very helpful and get back to you right away.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would definitely recommend the Zager guitar to anyone because of the great price for a quality guitar and because it is a EZ play guitar.

Additional comments:
I can't believe what a wonderful experience it was to purchase my guitar and case from Zager Guitars. I wish I would have found them sooner.



zad20mahogany
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic African Mahogany


Ron Gunkel <rgunkel@bellsouth.net>
Model: zad20mahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
I heard about Zager guitars on a blog, which stated that they are great for people who have "fat fingers" like me.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
My Zager allows me to play clear chords. It was virtually impossible to play clear chords with my original guitar. In addition, my Zager guitar is definitely richer looking and sounds better.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Although this guitar looks and sounds fantastic, my favorite part is that I can now play clear chords relatively easily.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I really can't say because I didn't shop other brands; however, numerous reviewers say Zager guitars compare to those costing several times more.

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is fantastic! Dennis responded very fast to my emails and Denny's Help Videos are very informative. I've learned a lot already.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes, I will definitely recommend Zager guitars to others because they are easy to play and look and sound fantastic.

Additional comments:
10801 Fall Creek Drive West, Jacksonville, FL 32222



zad20e
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural


S. Rush <stan@northeastrepos.com>
Model: zad20e

How did you hear about this brand?
Internet reviews and Ebay.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Very favorably. It sounds better than any other guitar I have owned that cost less than $1,000. I was particularly impressed with the level of fit and finish for a sub $200 guitar. It looks as good as anything I have seen, played, or handled by ANY manufacturer costing less than $1,000.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Without a doubt the tonal quality of the instrument. It gives off a crisp clean tone with well rounded range. It is also the easiest guitar I have played in a long time. The action is fantastic and I find that I can play it longer and faster than my other guitars.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$900.00 or more.

How would you rate customer support?
Very good. Dennis Jr. was very responsive to e-mails and questions. I usually got a reply within an hour or two. He was also helpful in answering questions about the set up of the instrument and accessories available with the guitar.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. I bought this guitar based on the many favorable reviews I read on the internet, hoping that if it were 75% of what people were stating, it would be a bargain. I am happy to say that it has been everything I had expected and have yet to find a real gripe with this guitar. My only criticism, as small as it may be, is that the hygrometer (that comes included with the purchase of the Zager hard case)is not permanatly mounted in the case. It arrived laying loose in the accessory compartment of the case. I would have liked to have seen it embedded into the lining of the case.

Additional comments:
My 12 year old son loves playing this guitar so much that I may actually have to consider buying another one and giving him this one. Perhaps a ZAD 20 or ZAD 80 is in the future.



zad20mahogany
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic African Mahogany


Richard Stride <docrs47@yahoo.com>
Model: zad20mahogany

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?
The finish is impeccable. The sounds quality and playability, is astounding.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The quality of the finish

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

How would you rate customer support?
100% top notch

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
In a NewYork minute

Additional comments:
I just want to thank you for making this guitar buying experience a joy and a genuine positive experience



zad20mahogany
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic African Mahogany


Richard Stride <docrs47@yHoo.com>
Model: zad20mahogany

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?
The finish is impeccable. The sounds quality and playability, is astounding.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The quality of the finish

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

How would you rate customer support?
100% top notch

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
In a NewYork minute

Additional comments:
I just want to thank you for making this guitar buying experience a joy and a genuine positive experience



zad50cespecial
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50CE Acoustic Electric Special Edition


Eric Finley <drericfinley@hotmail.com>
Model: zad50cespecial

How did you hear about this brand?
Internet research before buying. Model is actually ZAD20CEBK purchased in 2005.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
Beautiful finish and beautiful tone, has aged very well sounding better every year.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
My favorite feature is that the guitar is easy on the fingertips without compromising a full sound

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

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is excellent. Instantly responsive and always exceeds expectations in resolution of the issue.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Definitely recommend. Great looking, Great sounding, easy to play and affordable.

Additional comments:
Tuning machines better than most $2000 guitars I've tried. Fishman electronics and tuner also a nice feature.



zad20eblack
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Black Lacquer


les <les.gourlay@gmail.com>
Model: zad20eblack

How did you hear about this brand?
Found Zager guitars through their web site after doing some research to find all guitar makers A-Z. Found the web site interesting as I'm old enough to remember Zager&Evans record 'in the year 2525'. Curiosity got the better of me and on going thru the web site I was really impressed by the range of guitars from Denny Zagers' company. Spent some time looking at reviews, videos and previous customer comments. The comprehensive range of guitars and services off the back of the web site really did impress so I got tempted and after some emails back and forth, I was convinced that I'd like to try one of the guitars.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have many guitars including 5 acoustics. My favourite two are Gibson J160e for general acoustic flatpicking and an Ayers AS for sweeter fingerpicking style. Both these are great guitars for what they do but I just got tempted for something new. Since getting the Zager I must say that the action on the Zager is lower and much easier on the hand than the J160e all the way up the neck and much zingier than the Gibson. The Zager on fingericking is also good way up to the 12th fret still keeping a decent volume. It's a different type of guitar to the Ayers AS which has a much wider neck than a normal acoustic so the sounds are quite different, the Zager being powerful and projecting with a pick, whereas the Ayers is more for sweet finger style. The Zager is still however for the price is well up there in construction, looks and sound for the money. I really cannot believe the low smooth action all the way up the neck. I have tried some really big name acoustics in local shops and I could not justify paying £1200 plus to own a M****n or a G***d when they are not as comforable to play, nor are the sounds significantly better. ( overall sound being subjective and personal anyway ) Zager is as good as anything I've tried whether acoustically or amp'd up thru the pickup.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Apart from the looks and the excellent sound that comes out this thing, I am really pleased aboout the action and how easy it plays. Maybe it in my head but I do feel my chord changes have become cleaner and I've checked all my other dreads and I'm sure there is a slightly wider string spacing on the Zager at the nut,??. I;m convinced this does help with achieving cleaner notes.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
If this guitar were hanging on a wall in a guitar shop I'm convinced it would be in the high end section beside the big names not in the mid price section where the price point actually is. Buying direct obviously avoids a retailers additional profit and taxes so considering this I really have got a high end guitar for a bargain price.

How would you rate customer support?
Emails back and forth between myself and Dennis Jr before I made the decision to buy were real friendly, and gave me confidence that I was a one to one customer. Questions were answered, special shipping was costed back to UK and I was invoiced personally to arrange. Quick and simple but with a personal touch gave me the confidence to buy from USA to UK.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Its a great looking, great sounding and very, very easy guitar to play. The neck has obviously been well designed, well set up and made very playable. The whole sale process had that bit of TLC from people that are in the business of selling you their product , their name and their reputation. All too rare nowadays.

Additional comments:
Glad I found myself doing some research on 'all guitar makers' to have got all the way through to the lette 'Z' and to have come across Zager. It was meant to be !!!!!



zad20e
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural


Phil Jones <philp030@centurytel.net>
Model: zad20e

How did you hear about this brand?
I heard about Zager guitars from a colleague who had recently purchased a ZAD20E, was using it as his screen saver image, and was extremely satisfied with his new sunburst model.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
My new Zager ZAD20E Sunburst guitar is noticeably more playable than my vintage Washburn given its amazing action and relatively narrow neck. The tone easily rivals my vintage Gibson.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
My favorite part is the neck.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would estimate the price to be in the $1200.00 to $1800.00 price range.

How would you rate customer support?
I would rate the customer support a 10 out of 10, especially since I mistakenly ordered the wrong model initially, but the Zager guitar company paid for my return shipment cost of the first guitar even though the mistake was mine, not Zager's.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes. It's a screamin good deal.

Additional comments:
I greatly appreciate the personal touch in this guitar purchase from Dennis Zager and his family owned company.





Carole Caron <carcaron@cgocable.ca>

How did you hear about this brand?
my brother

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I already have a pretty expensive Guitar (Boucher). I would have to say that my new Zager guitar is very very close to the sound of what I have.So that means it sounds great!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Fretboard... the sound and I must add the look it's beautiful :)

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

How would you rate customer support?
the best!! 100% +

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes! I sure would... for all of it's quality,the way it sounds,I find it light,easy to play, once you try it, you will want another one and plus they are so affordable! You can play for hours without having sore fingers, the cords have such en easy touch

Additional comments:
I really got a good quality sound guitar great service at a really go price! I have no regret's and happy that my brother found Zager Guitar. TRY IT YOU WILL LOVE IT!



zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Anonymous <mrtnhse@mygrande.net>
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
word of mouth

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I own some Martins,Guild, and Alvarez and they match or surpass most of them

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The clear bell type tone

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1800 to $2200

How would you rate customer support?
10

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would and have.It is a good value.




zad20e
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural


Zager EZ-Play ZAD20E Acoustic Electric Natural
Ed Biskind <eib@intercapital.net>
Model: zad20e

How did you hear about this brand?
ebay....of all places. Then researched it. After what I read online and heard from the master himself it made too much sense not to try. All the issue he hit were right on.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
No comparison. It's setup just the way I would have done it had I the skills and know how. And the sound is incredible. Bright and full - abundant musicality. I've owned Gibsons and Martins before and nothing outshines this.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Well, it arrived a day before DJ said it would which was a great surprise. And then it just smells great coming out of the case. It gleams. It's just so cool to have the built in tuner and then it's ready to go as if I has been breaking it in for years.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
Donno how to guess this one. But at least three times what I paid, if not much more. Really, this is not BS. It's a great feeling axe that looks and sounds perfect. Just wish I were a better player - but now I have even more reason to get back to playing.

How would you rate customer support?
Haven't needed it. But Jr has been right there with every question. I haven't had to wait long for an email answer.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutely. No hype or BS about it. Just a fantastically player friendly instrument that looks and sounds wonderful.




zad50om
Zager EZ-Play ZAD50 OM Size Acoustic


Anonymous
Model: zad50om

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?
It is well made as good as my 2 Martin's. The sound is right on, it's in it's own class.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The sound, period.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$1000 - $1250

How would you rate customer support?
Not needed so far so I can't really say.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes with out a doubt. For the money you can NOT buy a better guitar.




zad80ce
Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD80CE Acoustic Electric
Gerald P.
Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Found it on eBay; went to the website for more info, and bought from Zager direct.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
My new ZAD80CE is the best playing guitar I've ever touched in my 45+ years of playing. The fit and finish are outstanding - second to none.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It is truly the easiest guitar to play that I've had in my hands. My fingers were hurting at first because I was using the same pressure that I've used on my other guitars. You have to relax and accept the fact that it is not going to be difficult to depress the strings. What a great feeling! Then you see what a guitar is supposed to feel like.

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

How would you rate customer support?
These folks appear to redefine "customer support," two words that usually make me cringe. I have been treated like family, even though I have made a pest of myself.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
YES. I was a Yairi disciple. My favorite '82 Yairi (bouht new) was stolen, and I stumbled onto this site when looking for a similar, vintage replacement Yairi. I saw the sample video lessons and knew that I may well have found the "true path" to my musical growth. I now have the guitar in my hands, and I can tell you that Zager is the real thing, guitars and system. I will soon get another Zager as a back-up. Who knows? Somebody may steal my favorite guitar.

Additional comments:
If I had had this guitar when I was 12 years old instead of that old Kay arch-top, I know that I would be a much better player today than I am. If I had had the system, too, I would already be the player that I want to be. Thank you, Denny and Dennis!



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Zager EZ-Play ZAD900CE Professional Acoustic Electric


Zager EZ-Play ZAD900CE Professional Acoustic Electric
Eric Dearie <ericdearie@live.com>
Model: zad900ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Nostalgia! I googled Zager & Evans hoping to locate their 60s single "In the Year 2525," and stumbled on Denny's website - I Also located "In the Year 2525"...double bliss!!

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have 1991 Ovation and a 2003 Takamine, both electro-acoustic. Both are good guitars and I will still love playing them, but it is the sound quality and volume of the sound that makes the ZAD900ce stand out.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Early days and still finding out, but so far the ease of playing, and low string action. The acoustic sound is exceptional.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
£1200 ($1900)

How would you rate customer support?
This is where this company stands out. I live in Scotland, and although I liked the guitars I saw on the website, I was wary of shipping all the way from the USA. I needn't have been. I made an initial e-mail enquiry and got an immediate reply form Dennis Zager Jnr. He reassured me about shipping abroad and walked me through my purchase. The whole experience was quick, efficient and painless, and the added reassurance of a lifetime guarantee is exceptional.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes. The whole package is exceptional. The ZAD900ce is a quality guitar at a very reasonable price. If you are looking for a guitar I would certainly recommend the Zager brand. Go on give it a go, you won't be sorry...I'm not.

Additional comments:
I've been playing guitar now for about 40 years and have played several models, favouring my Ovation above all so far for its low action, narrow fretboard and ease of playing. The Ovation will always have a place in my heart, but I'm enjoying my ZAD900ce and I'm sure it will mature into a wonderful playing instrument.



zad20mahogany
Zager EZ-Play ZAD20 Acoustic African Mahogany


Anonymous <dennis@targetsunday.com>
Model: zad20mahogany

How did you hear about this brand?
Reference from a friend.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
This guitar is great. It is easy to play. Looks stunning. Sounds great!

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
Actually, I love the feel of this guitar when I play it. I feels alive. Not dead.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I don't see how you could get the quality and sound for under $900.

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is amazing! That is definitely a highlight of this company. They definitely back up what they say! I had an issue with the first guitar I purchased. They told me how to fix it myself and also pointed me to videos to help as well. When that didn't work, they ask me if i would be willing to have them replace that guitar with another one in the same model. They go out of their way to have satisfied customers! Amazing!

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
In a heart beat! You get a great guitar and outstanding customer service! It's a win-win!






James Houston <jlhouston@hotmail.com>

How did you hear about this brand?
A fellow Musician had a ZAD80CE

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
I have a Martin D-41, made in 1973. It has been my instrument of choice for all these yearas. The Zager ZAD80 is a close resemblence to the Martin D-35 in style, tone and playability. I also have a NMI 1976 vintage, however, there is not comparison between this guitar and the Zager.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
I must say, ease of playing. When I recieved this guitar, I opened it, tuned the b string and played it for 2 hours sraight. Absolutely, playability is my favorite part however there are many other great things about this instrument.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would place the price of this instrument in $2500-$3000 range

How would you rate customer support?
I have worked on the phone and via email with Zager Guitars and I must say I was always assured that the most important thing to Zager was that I had the right guitar and that I was completely satisfied with their products. I am.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I would definetly recommend Zager to others--if for no other reason, my personal experiences with the instrument and the people at Zager





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