Darren MacEachern's Review
How did you hear about this brand?
I was checking out the specs for my new Martin D-16RGT(rosewood,gloss top) and came across the Zager Guitar website I decided to enter it on a whim and really didn't intend on buying another guitar after paying $1300.00 for my new Martin,I noticed the testimonials first and they all talked about the great sound and playability followed by the Price.then I checked out the collection of guitars. when I listened to Denny Zager talk about his "String science"(which should be called"String Magic")I was intrigued but wasn't sold and a little cautious.I couldn't stop going back to the site and settled on a Discount guitar that was damaged in shipping to another customer.(Whom later wrote his own testimonial about the stellar customer service he encountered)
How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
If I compare The ZAD50CE to my Martin.I'd say my Martin would edge my Zager in looks. Having said that The ZAD50CE is a lovely looking guitar that can only be appreciated fully by seeing it in person.Playability wise the Zager is the easiest playing acoustic ever and sounds full and balanced.This means I can play longer and still enjoy that complex and vibrant tone that only comes from a high end acoustic.My Zager just outperforms My Martin period.
What's your favorite part about this guitar?
It's hard to pick between playability and tone.It has a nice fast neck which I love and the tone has the ability to transport the performer to another level.(If I don't dig the tone.I don't dig the guitar!)I love the fact that after you stop playing,the top just keeps vibrating.All elements are in harmony with one another.
If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I've been on a mission to find a guitar like this for quite some time and have tried many different guitar's in the process.The ZAD50ce's price cannot be beat and I think you could get at least double the price for this guitar.(between $1200 and $1500 at a big ticket music store)
How would you rate customer support?
Like I said previously,I bought one of Zager's discounted guitars.It had a long crack on the upper bout.Just before shipment Jill from Zager informed me of some additional cracks near the electronics.She sent me pictures and I decided to go through with the sale.upon delivery I noticed the cracks had grown and sent an email to that effect.Jill informed me that they most likely worsened due to the harsh climate up here in Canada and sent me a confirmation for an additional discount.Now that's customer support.Prompt reply after the sale!They want their customers to be happy foremost.
Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Yes I will be recommending this guitar to anyone who'll listen. Why? Because it sounds great,plays great and looks great at a price that just cannot be beat
The people who work at Zager obviously have a passion for their art and that really comes through in their guitars and their customer service