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Possibly the most fun to play guitar we offer. Denny designed the Big Baby for players who love the feel of smaller guitars but not the smaller sound. The Zager Big Baby provides you with excellent playability due to it's 2 inch shorter scale neck design (same as our smaller 3/4 size Baby) making it easier for smaller players, but Denny gave it a slightly larger box so sound rivals our OM size guitars. This guitar is small enough to pull in close while playing on the sofa, but large enough that it provides good bass response unlike most smaller guitars on the market today. The 2 words we hear from players when describing the Big Baby are "comfortable" and "fun".
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Top - Mahogany The most important part of an acoustic guitar is its top. The top acts like a speaker. When a string is plucked energy is transferred to the top and the top starts to move. Mahogany has all the characteristics of a great tonewood; its weight and strength allow for well-defined ranges of tone as well as strong volume. It's a little harder wood with better projection and real character in the grain. It works easily and displays beautiful figure, everything from straight-grained to flamed, quilt, curl, and mottled.
Back & Sides - Mahogany One of the most popular tone woods used on acoustic guitars today. If you’re looking for punchy bass, solid mids and sparkling highs mahogany is the wood you want on your next guitar. Acoustic guitars in general tend to live in the midrange portion of the sound spectrum, and mahogany in particular displays this characteristic best. Mahogany's tendency to emphasize midrange tones gives this guitar a rich full sound no matter the playing style. You can fingerpick, strum, or flatpick and mahogany always delivers.
Neck - Mahogany Mahogany—one of the most popular tone woods used on acoustic guitars for the last 50 years.
Headstock - Mahogany Mahogany is lightweight yet strong, and its timeless look is used on many quality guitars.
Rosette - Abalone Abalone type inlay is found on only the highest quality guitars. Laid by hand one piece at a time, the color and translucence of each piece changes with different amounts of light. Not only does it add to the look of your guitar, but it also adds to the value.
Finish - High Gloss High-gloss finish provides excellent protection but at the same time is extremely light and elastic. This is a crucial point in both the sound of the guitar and its ability to age—which is what makes a guitar sound better year after year. A thick finish muffles a guitar's vibration and blocks aging.
Truss Rod - Custom Adjustment Setting Denny designs his guitars with a truss rod adjustment setting that allows you to dial in your guitar to your particular playing style. In this way if you're a heavy handed player you can set the action higher so you can "get on it" a little for more power, and if you're lighter handed touch player you can dial in the action low so you can move faster and play longer with less fatigue.
Nut - Zager Hand Carved Denny hand carves each nut for each individual guitar so the strings are set lower with custom spacing. Lower string heights make it easier to press down to form chords and it also increases finger speed. Custom spacing allows you to move faster with less buzzes, mutes, and rattles because you’re no longer bumping adjacent strings. Custom string spacing makes it easier for all hands sizes big and small. Lifetime warranty. Break a nut and we'll replace it free of charge for life.
Saddle - Tusq Hand Carved Denny hand carves each saddle for each individual guitar. Denny also adjusts the intonation settings to bring the guitar harmonically in balance with itself. This not only makes your guitar easier to play, but it also makes it sound more powerful. Customers say our guitars fall into tune easier and stay in tune longer...this is one of the reasons why. Denny uses only genuine "Tusq" brand saddles on his guitars which you generally only find on higher dollar acoustics . Lifetime warranty. Break a saddle and we'll replace it free of charge for life.
Strings - Zager Custom Lights (by Martin) Denny only uses genuine Martin guitar strings on all of his guitars. Ask any pro player who makes the highest quality strings in the world and 9 out of 10 will say Martin…since 1833. We have customers using all brands and gauges of strings on our guitars with excellent results but this is the string that Denny sets all of his guitars up with.
Frets - Zager Soft Touch (hand filed) Denny hand files each fret one at a time on every guitar that leaves our shop. By filing the frets Denny achieves two important things. When sliding up and down the neck your fingers will no longer get irritated and sore and you won't suffer from what we call "String Bite" and overall finger fatigue. Secondly, when you file the frets by hand each fret will have the same uniform height. 9 times out of 10 when you have a buzzing string it has nothing to with your playing, it’s because you have a guitar with a fret that’s sitting away from the fret board hitting a string.
Warranty - Lifetime Our warranty is simple. Lifetime on all guitars. A quality guitar should be made to last a lifetime and if it doesn't it wasn't a quality guitar to begin with.
Dimensions - 38 x 19 x 9.75 Height: 38 inches
Box length: 19 inches
Waist: 9.75 inches
Widest bout: 14.75 inches
Depth: 4 inches
Scale: 23.5 inches
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Clearly excellent sounding, this guitar is definitely easier to play than my son’s Baby Taylor; I only really noticed this after about 2 hours of strumm’n’ and pick’n’… no noticeable discomfort, and then I started playing with less force on the fret board and that worked nicely too. The workmanship is quite excellent, beautiful in all regards not already mentioned: finish is very good, smooth and consistent, sustain is far better than the Baby Taylor, and noticeably better than most guitars I’ve been able to get my hands on. I pretty much can’t tell you anything you don’t already know! Just confirming all the great things I’ve read, and now seen with my own eyes, and held with my own hands. I’m sure I’ll appreciate it more and more going forward. Couple that with the great experience and personal touches during the transaction, and I will definitely purchase another, probably an 80 CE after a while of learning on this one. I can’t imagine any reason if I buy another acoustic, it would not be another Zager. (I’ve already ‘tuned’ several of my friends on to your site and guitars.) All the Best!
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