Guitar almost plays itself
I am only a beginner guitarist, having played for a year now. I now own four guitars, and my most recent before this current purchase of a Zager 900CEOM is a 1993 Special Edition Martin D28. I love this Martin but it has no electronics (I play a little in public) and it's size is too large for my occasionally painful shoulder (ie reaching around the body). Further, I am struggling mightily with bar chords and losing the battle. So when I saw the ads for this guitar, with its money back guarantee, I ordered the smaller (Orchestra Model) siz...e in the hopes of reducing pain, getting a plug in system and most importantly, getting better at my playing, especially those bar chords. I will most certainly not return it! I doubt I will purchase another guitar in my lifetime. It is stunning to look at and hold and it makes me happy just seeing it's beauty and workmanship. It is truly so much easier on my fingers, and my bar chords are doing much better thanks to this. (Sadly, it didn't work a miracle, though!) The Aura Fishman is so beyond what I need I cannot comprehend it all yet, but I am loving the tuner. The only disappointing thing about this purchase is my fault- I didn't compare the size of the body of the OM with the larger size, and to my sadness they are the same in the lower part of the guitar, which is what causes the problem with my shoulder. That pain is a bit lessened on this guitar but not absent like it is on my Yamaha Parlor guitar. Customer service during the ordering/receiving process was outstanding. In sum, I am thrilled with this guitar and this company.
Surprisingly excellent guitar!!!!
I have to admit I was skeptical when I ordered the ZAD80CE. I already own an Alvarez and a Gibson J-15 acoustic electric. Over the years, I have owned Takamine, Seagull, Martin and Taylor, among others. There are many excellent guitars out there. The Gibson J-15 is easy to play and has excellent tone. It has been my favorite out of all the guitars i have owned. Having set the groundwork, let me tell you about the ZAD80CE. It is even easier to play than the J-15, especially as you move down the neck making chords. Frankly, I didn't think that wa...s possible. You may ask what is sacrificed in tone and sound to accomplish this? I would have to say nothing. The J-15 has excellent tone and is a joy to play. But, I actually believe the tone is better balanced across all 6 strings on the ZAD80. You, also, have to remember my J-15 is 3 years old. The ZAD80CE is brand new. It will only get better with age. I am in no way bad mouthing the J-15. It is an excellent guitar. I feel the ZAD80CE is better. Oh, the electronics on both are excellent, but once again I give the edge to the ZAD80CE. I think there is so much emphasis on the "Easy Play" feature on these guitars, with good reason, that excellent materials, craftsmanship and tone is overlooked or assumed to be lacking. They shouldn't be. They will more than hold there own against anybody and beat most. They happen to be a first class guitar that plays easy.
EZ Play? Playing is believing!
I received my guitar yesterday, and cant tell you how much I love it! Both the look and sound is beautiful. I really didnt know what to expect about the claim of being EZ Play, but playing is believing! (Parlor -electric)
Im totally a beginner at playing rhythm guitar and have been frustrated learning barre chords with my old guitar. I picked this up the first time and was able to play the f chord out of the box! It is amazing.
If you are a beginner.. Zager will help you improve your playing quicker and make you want to play more!
Customer service is as good as the guitar! I asked a question on Sunday night at 6 Pm and had an answer in a few minutes!
Thanks for my forever guitar!
No Martin, sounds like a tin can to me!
Thank goodness for the free return shipping. I bought the cedar top model 80 and put it back in the box after 5 or 10 minutes. Cedar is know to produce a mellow tone but this thing sounded like a tin can. They put a pick on the thing that says's Zager USA but this thing must be made in China or Bangladesh. The guitar label does not say were it was made and I can't find it on Zagers website either. The return shipping label sent it back to California. In my opinion, don't waste your time with this junk!
The best guitar I have ever played or owned !
I am a 66 year old disabled guitar player. I started playing when I was 13 years old. My first guitar was a 12 string made by Kay that my father found in a pawn shop. It was hellishly difficult to play, but, it could take a beating, sounded good, and it was a beginning of my love for music and guitar. Over the years, like most serious players,I have owned many excellent guitars. Martin D18, Martin D28, Taylor 600 series, Taylor 800 series, a hand made Goya, and other fine instruments. About 5 years ago, my last purchase was a Zager model 80. I ...heard about their "EZ play" guitars from a friend. He couldn't be more positive about his Model 80. I played his and decided I hade to have one. My guitar arrived "set-up" perfectly, ready to play. This is the easiest playing guitar I've ever played. The High and low tones were powerful, and clean, without overwhelming of the mid tones. And there is a sweet balance, of power, sustain and projection and it is oh so easy to play. Without question the easiest playability I have experienced. I play faster, more accurately, with less fatigue than with any of my other guitars. It also holds it s own or is better sounding than any of my other guitars. This guitar is also beautiful! It is the work of a master craftsman, made with the finest materials and modern design and production techniques. For the money, you cannot find a better buy, even in much more expensive instruments. Zager will also let you try your guitar at home. If you don't like it, return it, shipping is on them BOTH ways. Finally, it Zager guitars come with a lifetime warranty. A warranty that even covers repairs and your shipping to the factory and back home to you. If you are looking for an acoustic guitar that plays and sounds like a dream, that is actually affordable to purchase, and has an incredible Lifetime warranty, start with Zager guitars. They have a model that will fit with almost and budget Get one now, you will be happy you did!! Michael Tyree
Stunning build and easy playability with brilliant tone
I love the gloss finish, Fishman pickups, and easy playing neck and fretboard. The tone is rosh and vibrant and the projection beats all other guitars in my collection. I can't wait to write new music every week for Danny Hauger podcasts with this wonderful depth of tone and brilliance at My side.
Really, Really, Love it
Just received my ZAD20 today and Love it, Been playing for 55+ years and have owned several medium to high end Gibsons, Ovations, Epiphones, and several lower end guitars, This ZAD20 has a wonderful sound, and the playability is outstanding. Very nice action, chording is so much lighter and clearer than even with the Gibson Hummingbird ("74), Denny thanks for the quality that you have built in this ZAD20...John Hughes, Macon, Georgia
Just an AMAZING INSTRUMENT!!!!!
Got my "Zager" today and ihave to say that I am overwhelmingly pleased with this gorgeous intrument!!!! Just gorgeous! And plays like "Butter"!!!!! Just keys sooooooooooo easily, it truly is an "Easy playing" guitar!
Oh and the case, with a built in hygrometer is awesome! Im just so happy im ready to jump outa my skin!!!!
This guitar can stand up to a "Martin" any day of the week, and I just got the cheaper one! I cant even imagine what mr zagers more expensive models play & sound like! I can only dream!
Hands down, the nicest guitar I have e...
A very proud guitarist, finally!!!
Received my Zager Zad50ce Im so impressed of the true craftsmanship of this musical instrument. Easy play as advertised, you bet ya!!! Just a very beautiful guitar, as is the overall sound. I wanted a rich earthy tone and Im so delighted, fantastic playability. Thank you Zager Guitar Co. November 2019.
I ordered the ZAD 50 guitar from Zager guitars, it arrived a day early and is absolutely beautiful. Fit and finish is fantastic, and sounds amazing. I chose Zager for the easy play feature as I am a beginner, I wanted something easy to chord. It takes a very light touch to achieve chords with full tone and without buzz. I absolutely love it.
The best guitar I've ever touched.
I just recently received a Zager Zad80ce and I can't begin to explain how perfect this guitar is. It's absolutely beautiful, plays better than any guitar I've played (including electrics) and the sound quality is as good if not better than any of the big brand names. I 1000% recommend a Zager to anyone looking for a new acoustic.
I have tried for years to play guitar with different brands and gave up. My husband talked me into getting this guitar as he bought a mandolin. I was skeptical but got it anyway. Well let me tell all you folks, I am actually making progress. I also love the tuner that is provided and the lessons that come with it are teaching me how to use the right hand as well. In a short time I have made more progress than with my guitar teacher in college. I am 66 years old and I say never give up. This is the best guitar I have ever owned.
It's so easy to play, I felt like I was reciting a commercial.
I've been playing a Martin Dreadnought for about 23 years. As it ages, it has BIG sound, but is getting harder and harder to play. I've had the neck and string height adjusted by a pro. I've gone to light strings. Still, my 60 year old fingers feel like they're on a cheese grater when I play it for long, which means I don't play it as often as I'd like. My wife offered to get me a new guitar and I started researching. I came across Zager. "In the Year 2525," is among my favorite songs, so I was intrigued right away. Reviews were great, and with...a money back guarantee, it was hard to lose. I ordered a ZAD80CE. My wife and I opened the package together. We were both stunned at how beautiful it is. As I began to play, I loved the way it felt in my hands. The action is amazingly good. I probably said, "It's so easy to play," 10 times in the first hour. Tone is nice and I know it will get deeper with age. This may be the last guitar I ever buy. I love the thought of it mellowing along with me. Having listened to "2525" about 200 times on a road trip with my parents in 1968, the slight connection to Mr. Zager is pretty special for me. He definitely builds a beautiful instrument and has made playing enjoyable for me, once again.
Repair of my Zager 80CE
I had an issue with my guitar. I hadn't kept it humidified so the top of the body went down and the base of the saddle began to pull away from the body. I thought this one guitar tech could fix it but he made matters worse. He shimmed up the nut and the saddle was too high now so the action was too high. I paid $180.00 for him to screw up my guitar. He turned the Easy Play Guitar into a standard Hard-To-Play Guitar.
So I sent the guitar into Zager (which I should have done to begin with!) They humidified the guitar, put on a new nut and saddle...
My ZAD50CE arrived two weeks ago so Iv'e had some time to play and this is a great guitar. The build is flawless and the clarity, sustain, and tone is wonderful. The string spacing definitely makes this "easy play". I adjusted the string height down slightly by following Dennis Jr"s instructions and it worked perfectly. In addition, the customer service at Zager is great. I highly recommend Zager guitars!
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