Zager ZAD-80CE Review from Bert

Bert <****ahoot@frontiernet.net>

Zager ZAD-80CE

Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
First saw it on EBay as i was looking for used Martin’s.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you’ve tried in stores?
Nothing I have ever had, compares to this guitar.

What’s your favorite part about this guitar?
First the sound of this guitar is beyond excellant. Next the finish is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you didn’t know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
You would need to be in the 3K plus rage to duplicate this guitar.

How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is the most responsive I have ever recieved from any vendor I have bought anything from before. KUDO’S

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I already have. When the product and experiance exceed my expectations I always share.

Additional comments:
I played this guitar for 4 hours the first day and my fingers don’t even know it! THANK YOU!

Zager ZAD-80CE Review by Bob Damron

Bob Damron <****damron@msn.com>

Zager ZAD-80CE

Model: zad80ce

How did you hear about this brand?
Came across it on E-bay and clicked on the link to the site.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you’ve tried in stores?
I own a 30 year old Japanese Dixon, and have owned a vintage Kay. Also have tried out many guitars of every brand in my search to get the right guitar. I was looking at top of the line Martins, Taylors, ovations, Gibson, etc. New and vintage models and the prices ranged from 2,400 to several thousand dollars. I can honestly say that there was not a single guitar I tried that played any easier or sounded better than my Zager.

What’s your favorite part about this guitar?
Parts. I cannot pick just one, its playability is first, second is the sound, and on top of it all it is absolutly beautiful. It also helps that everyone that sees and plays it turns green with envy.

If you didn’t know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
4,500.00

How would you rate customer support?
Unbelievable. I have never dealt with any company who not only is as customer minded but is as personally involved as Zager guitars. I could not be happier and tell everyone about the care, and attention that was paid to my questions and purchase. Not only before the sale but after.

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Absolutly!!! There is not a better guitar for the money anywhere and the customer relations are fabulous.

Additional comments:
I spend time everyday playing my guitar. Not only is it very relaxing but it sounds amazing and I can play for hours without it hurting my hands. I feel like the luckiest guy in the world for having found the link to Denny’s site and making one of his guitar’s mine. I had never seen or played one of his guitars, and am a firm believer in the old addage if it sounds to good to be true it probably is, but there were so many great reviews of his guitars I took the chance and boy am I glad I did. I am saving now to get the ZAD 900CE and I can hardly wait!

Zager ZAD-80 Reviews

zager guitarsProduct: Zager ZAD-80
Submitted at 12:22pm by Nancy Blazis

Features : 10
Full size dreadnought box, solid cedar top, sealer “Grover” tuning gears, full abalone inlay, abalone inlay rosette, tortoise shell pick guard, gloss finish, hand carved custom nut, hand carved custom saddle, hand filed frets, scalloped X-bracing, rosewood fret-board, rosewood bridge, rosewood back & sides, genuine “Martin” strings, Zager EX-Play Modified, Lifetime warranty, 100% money back guarantee.
Sound : 10
My music style is easy listening folk, some Spanish guitar. This guitar has a superior rich and full sound. The kind of sounds and variet the guitar can make is only limited to the player’s ability! I like the feel and looks of the guitar– there is nothing to dislike.
Action, Fit, & Finish : 10
Zager guitar was lovingly set up in person by Denny Zager who inspects every guitar he sells. There are no flaws; the action is superb, nothing is wrong with this guitar.
Reliability/Durability : 10
Of course, this guitar will withstand live playing. I have no doubt that it will last forever, and I can depend on the finish to last forever– it will stand up just fine in a gig without a backup.
Customer Support : 10
There is a lifetime warranty on all Zager guitars– I feel as if I know Denny Zager personally– and his staff– that’s how smooth my buying transaction went– the communication was excellent.
Overall Rating : 10
I’ve been playing off and on since the 60′s– plan to jump right back in again. If stolen, I would replace it with the exact same model. I compared it with a similar Martin– chose this one because of the EZ-Play feature. (I’m a little bit older than I was in the ’60s)

Zager ZAD-80 OM lenny purnell

Price Paid:$ 845

Features : 10
My Zager Zad 80 om (orchestra model) Its a small body. Was made 05/10. It has 20 frets. Solid cedar top. The body and back are rosewood. Rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge. The neck seems thinner than std to me. This guitar is not electric. It has all the features I need.

Sound : 10
I really like this guitar. It fits me really well. Its a small body so its not quite as loud as a full size. I play fingerstyle blues on it. Robert Johnson,Jorma Kaukonen,Missisippi John Hurt,Rev Davis.Roy Bookbinder,Brownie McGee

Action, Fit, & Finish : 10
I don’t think the action can be any better on any guitar.The saddle the nut are hand made by Zager. He also hand files the frets. I purchased a blem model. Theres a flaw in the finish somewhere. It looks good to me. Its a very pretty guitar it has abalone rosette.Also abalone all around the edges. Check out the pics at Zager guitar.

Reliability/Durability : 10
It has sealed grovers gold plated. Not worried about it lasting. Its got a lifetime warr. I think they just replace the whole guitar if you have a problem. It has a nice gloss finish. Yes I would use it without a backup. It comes with 1 strap button. If you want to use a strap,he shows you online where to locate the other one for the best balance. It seems solid to me.

Customer Support : 10
They are very nice online. They get back to me quick. I can ask some trivial questions. Like I said I read testimonials of a few people who had a problem. Mr Zager just sends them another one. Then pays shipping to get the 1st one back. If you put any strings other than extra lights you will void the warr.

Overall Rating : 10
I’ve been playing thirty years. I also own a Martin J-40, Gibson dobro, Fender 52 reissue tele Epi Les Paul,Danelectro single pickup,Ovation balladeer,Aria Pro 2 Strat style. I would purchase again,in a second.Don’t hate anything I woulda sent it back if I did. They pay shipping both ways. I wanted a Gibson L-1 they are $2199.00 at Musicians Friend . I really thought it was a crazy idea to order something I’d never played. So I read some ebay feedback no negatives out of 498 sales. one neutral. Then I started reading these testimonials at Zager guitar.Most if not all have the persons email address. So I emailed the Zagers they were very helpful. The first night I really sat down with it I couldn’t put it down.I ended up playing it for 5 hrs. No muscle pain at all. I wasn’t used to a small body,by the end of the night I was very comfortable with it. My Martin J-40 is 11yrs old I’ve worn the frets down. the sound board has a crack in it. I always used Martin lights . I dont know if thats why it cracked or not, but I know it cost $1600.00 used. No warr. The Zager is made overseas at the same factory they make the Sigma Martins. He also sells modified Sigma’s. I think the Zager model is a better deal. He has them make it to his specs. If you buy a guitar you also get free video online lessons. THey are cool! I would like to have a full sized one too. Before you lay down some serious bucks Give Zager a try.