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Solid body and all is GREAT, but I think 3/16" makes all the difference!
I’m a larger man (including my hands) and I’ve played guitar for many decades. I have an African mahogany Martin that keeps sounding better and better over the yeas and I love it, HOWEVER: As I age, I realize that the Martin's neck is too narrow for my big, old, well-used hands. I’ve been choosing my less desirable nylon string guitars because of their wider necks. I often prefer finger style. I missed playing my steel string martin which has a “standard” nut width because I’m UNABLE to play many of my favorite songs on the beautiful sound...ing Martin. I discovered that 3/16 of an inch makes all the difference, by playing a hybrid width nylon string. My search for a wider nut steel string replacement, with solid body and reasonable price was unsuccessful, until: Noticing a share on Facebook, I became aware of Zager and made inquiries (the family responded promptly, even on the weekend). I looked at the comparison video. I was pleased to see that they had a solid body African Mahogany Zager guitar ready to go. I bought it and it arrived in the dead of winter in perfect condition! My nervousness about buying a guitar was calmed by the return policy which would have included shipping. I now have a music mojo boost, with a solid body guitar more than reasonably priced! So far everything I’ve tried to play, finger style or not, up the neck or not, is playable on my new Zager. Probably not a negative, but I expected the mahogany to have a less shiny appearance, but everyone agrees it looks and sounds great. I’m sure the cedar and spruce guitars' appearance would have been as expected. The grain on my new Zager looks outstanding and with the solid body, I get to play it into even better sound! Everything is as represented. I’m sure that 3/16 of an inch at the nut made all the difference! The thin neck, solid feel and other features are perfect and are as represented.
I'm impressed with this 14 year old zager 80 omce
I recently bought this guitar sight unseen from guitar center, first time buying one without playing it first so I was a little worried, when it arrived to day's later I was impressed with the quality and shape it was in it needed new strings and the action adjusted ,once I did that it sounded and played beautifully, just wanted to tell Denny thanks for a job well done,,,
I couldn't be happier. Let me explain why.
The guitar arrived, perfectly set up right out of the case. No fret buzz anywhere. It arrived unblemished . Its beautiful to look at. Neck is incredibly smooth. Sounds terrific plugged in as well as unplugged. You can tell this guitar was made and not mass produced. It also came with a
beautiful very well constructed hard shell case. Take my word for it. You will be very hard pressed to find anything on the maket with this quality and sound. In ending, i would like to also point out that the service i received, including timely correspondence to my questions was very good. Thank you Zager. My next acoustic will also be a Zager.
Even for a simple Chord Strumer
Holly sing a long, after years of playing for sing a longs, 99% Chord playing, I treated myself to a real guitar. My new Zager 900 is beyond what I ever thought I would be strumming along to my favorite tunes with. Even my wife, who has herd my sing every Johnny Cash song ever written had something nice to say about by new Zager " Voice sounds as bad as ever but your guitar sounds a lot better" And now with the on board electronics and a little amp I can add just enough echo/feed back I can sit and add melody notes with my chords and actually sound like I am playing something...
I am a collector and I started looking at Zager's for the novelty of having a guitar built in my beloved home state of Nebraska and crafted by a local legend Denny Zager. After sorting through countless reviews and videos of all sorts, some negative but most overwhelmingly positive, I decided to take the plunge and ordered two. I did mention that I'm a collector right? I figured with the 100% money back guarantee at least I could give them a thorough look over and get some hands on playing. The first of the two arrived today. I have to say I a...m impressed to say the least. The pictures and the videos really do not do them justice. I have guitars in my collection that everyone know s by their numbers 18 and 45... I would put this guitar up next to either of them in a craftsmanship and sound comparison. Truly a great instrument, that as advertised is easy to play.
Awesome High quality guitar
It plays very loudly and clearly. Playability is also amazing.
I have a taylor (lower end 600 dollar guitar), martin (lower end 500 dollar guitar) and this guitar sounds very good.
I am glad I made this purchase.
Thank you to all employees in zager for making this a positive experience. The packaging was also good and delivery was also good.
Zager Guitars, the real deal. I purchased a ZAD50 and it's everything that it was advertised to be. I would stack this guitar up against the Martin D18 all day long, and it's half the price! Good people, good product, good service. Don't be fooled by the price! If you're looking for a quality guitar with awesome sound, looks, and playability, check out Zager Guitars! Even the guitar cases are exceptional. They are the real deal! Kurt K
New Zager Guitar
Today I received my new Zager guitar. It came very fast and was packaged well. The guitar is very high quality and is set up as described. I am a beginner and find that it is easier to play than other guitars I have used. Now I have no excuses. The customer support was fantastic. I changed my order and was helped out courteously and quickly. I am extremely happy with the entire experience. I would highly recommend Zager guitar to anyone that would like a fantastic guitar and a wonderful buying experience.
I got the 900 series cut away
My name is Mark Faber from Michigan and I just purchased the Zager 900 series cut away and I have Gibson ,Martin and Ovation guitars and I have played this Zager for about one month now and it is one of my favorite playing guitars, and absolutely the best price too.All the other guitars were double this one in price and the sound and playing of this guitar is unbelievable, I love it. Thanks to the Zager Family
Beautiful guitar that looks great and sounds great
I just received my ZAD80 guitar from Zager. Opened the shipping box immediately and couldn't be happier. The craftsmanship is apparent at first glance, but the closer you look at the details, the better it becomes. Couldn't wait to play my new ZAD80 and it was everything I expected. Beautiful tone quality. This guitar is everything that I wanted from a top-quality guitar. I look forward to playing it for many years to come. The folks at Zager are very helpful, they will answer any questions you may have. If you are thinking of buying a guitar, check out their website.
The first strum brought a little smile to my face. I retired last month, after building custom made surfboards for over 30 years, so I know a little bit about craftsmanship. The hands don’t work as well as they used to, and I wondered if this guitar would deliver all it promises. It has, hands down. The sound is fantastic, and attention to construction detail obvious. When you pick it up it “feels” like a quality instrument. I definitely recommend Zager guitars.
Thanks for help with string buzz.
I finally got the humidity up to a little over 80 in the case.
I got the guitar out after four days and what a difference.
I have had the guitar a little over three years now and think this is like the third set of strings.
I had gotten into the habit of leaving the guitar out, I will be keeping it in the case.
Anyway just wanted to let you know, with the new strings and I guess it has had enough time to season a bit.
It is really sounding good,could not be happier with it.
Thank you again for your help, you were right on with the fix.,
Excited for my new ZAD80CE guitar
About 2 years ago I discovered Zager guitars...I bought the ZAD50 OM/CE because they claimed it was “EZ” play...as I was a beginner and frustrated with my previous experiences...and they promised to pay for shipping both ways and refund if I wasn’t happy... I bought one...today I can easily say everything they promised was true, and even more...EZ to play, fantastic service (always an email away), beautiful guitar, genuine quality...great sound...wonderful experience...I then also bought a Zager parlor mahogany acoustic electric and now bought the ZAD80CE...I’m very happy and glad to have found Zager guitars
EZ play for sure.
Tweaked the truss rod a bit and holy cow the action is like my Tele. After playing the Zager for awhile and going to my Taylor and then back to the Zager, I think I like the Zager in some respects better. I never had any acoustic play as good. Nothing plays like a Zager. I've had Yamaha, Gibson, Alvarez, Epiphone, Martin's and Taylor's with pro setups and nothing plays like it. Also getting help and advice from the Zager website is so easy and helpful. You would never get service like this from any other guitar seller.
My Zagar Travel Guitar has great sound.
I just received my Zagar Travel Guitar and as a engineer by education and profession I always do a detailed inspection of new products I purchase with flashlight and magnifying glass. I was extremely impressed with the build quality of my new Zagar guitar. The weight and looks of the all solid wood construction gave it a good feel of sturdiness. It's is a looker too with the abalone, gloss finish and the African mahogany body. I am not partial to the rough matte finish that some companies produce. I have been searching for a wood travel guita...r and played all the well-known Baby's and JR's and even bought one of the baby's and swapped pins and put on handmade strings and while I made it better, it still had that tinny sound that made it so unsatisfactory. My new Zagar Travel has a great balanced sound with a full throat of low's. You really would not know that it is a Travel Guitar without looking at it. My Zagar Travel Guitar compares very close to the Baby Collings that i tried here in Nashville. I actually definitely prefer the looks of the Zagar Travel Guitar, as far as sound I actually think the Zagar captures a little more of the low's. So check'em out.
My new Zager ZAD80CE Guitar
After careful and lengthy research and reading many reviews, I bit the bullet and ordered my 1st “real guitar”. I couldn’t be more pleased. I rate it my #1 guitar I have ever played or owned. And I currently own 7 guitars. A Taylor T5, a Washburn Custom Prairie Song, an Ibanez, Michael Kelly electric, Oscar Schmidt Delta King and a Rogue Bass guitar. My Zager is by far the easiest playing of ALL guitars I have played. The quality of everything from the guitar, case, strings, picks and Customer Service is OUTSTANDING. Dennis Zager Jr. responded ...immediately to my many questions. My best friend was a long time Martin, Taylor, Gibson dealer and is in awe of the sound and playability. I absolutely have no buyers remorse on this purchase and would, and may, order again.
This definitely has to be the easiest guitar I have ever played. The craftmanship is at the top of the industry and ranks up their with more expensive guitars. Customer service is great. They are quick to answer any questions or concerns you might have. It is also nice to know you are actually dealing with the Zager family directly. I highly recommend Zager guitars.
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