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60 years of playing, performing and teaching guitar has given Denny an advantage over the majority of guitar builders today. Denny understands the demands of the professional player because he is one. He discovered there are certain key elements that make a great guitar, and with that knowledge he created the Zager ZAD20 Series (Zager Advanced Design). Elements like high quality hardware, a custom neck design that feels good in your hand, string spacing that allows you to move faster on the fret board, that simultaneously prevents buzzes and rattles, combined with a special bracing system that produces one of the best sounds in the guitar industry today. If you read customer testimonials and current magazine reviews, players are saying the ZAD20 outperforms guitars from the top 2 guitar makers at twice its price. Where else are you going to find a custom hand made guitar worked on by a Master luthier for under $600? Our #1 selling guitar. 100% money back guarantee including shipping fees both ways. Life time warranty.
Features (rollover to view details)
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.
Fret Markers - Pearl Used on only the highest quality guitars in the world. Laid by hand on the fret board one piece at a time. It's a very tedious, time consuming process but the results are breathtaking.
Pickguard - Gloss Black Genuine glossy black pick guard. Standard teardrop shape. Adds beauty and protects your instrument at the same time. Lifetime warranty. After years of use we'll replace your pick guard free of charge and make your guitar look new again. This is what makes our 42 year old family owned company different from the rest...we take care of our customers and they continue to come back year after year.
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.
Tuning Machines - Genuine Grover Genuine Grover sealed tuning machines are found on only the finest guitars made. Look at tuners on $2500+ acoustics and you will see the majority have "Grovers." Unlike open gear tuners where the tuning mechanism is exposed, Grover sealed tuners contain a lubricant that keep the tuning mechanism sealed air-tight so the gears turn smooth and continue to for the life of your instrument. Lifetime warranty. If you have a tuner go bad we'll replace it free of charge for life.
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 - 41 x 20 x 11 Height: 41 inches
Box length: 20 inches
Waist: 11 inches
Widest bout: 15.5 inches
Depth: 4.75 inches
Scale length: 25.5 inches
Customer Voicemail (click to play)
Hello, I got the guitar early last month.. Took work off work to make sure someone was there. I let the guitar set for hours till it was room temp. The ZAD20 Mahogany is a beauty; nice and sleek. I checked for any imperfections and found none. The guitar was in tune, great tone and the sound was rich. Much easier to play than the breedlove I have. Very Very nice guitar and am proud to have it. Just as important is the customer support I was so impressed with the way things were done, a rarity today and I hope this will continue in the future. Anyone reading these testimonials should not hesitate on getting one of these guitars. They are what they say they are and at no risk to you. I am after the ZAD80 next as I can't imagine buying any other brand now that I own a EZ Player Zager :) :) This is a class act. Thanks guys,
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How did you hear about this brand?
I heard about it on the internet and found a link on Ebay while searching for other guitars.
How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
My Zager has better sound than the Martin that I owned. The action is way better than both of those guitars. I can play for at least an hour longer everyday and it is more rewarding to play as it is easier on the fingers. I do a lot of jams and more often than not 3-4 people gather around after the jam to try my Zager. My guitar stands out amongst the others in the jam. The sound is more crisp and the volume is great even without the amp. When I plug it into the amp people cannot believe the quality. I do not have to tune this guitar as often as the Martin and when I do it just has to be moved a 1000th of an inch to bring it right on. I have never owned a guitar that has kept tuned as nice as this one. I sit next to others in my jam sessions who have Martins and they cannot believe the quality of the sound that is coming from my guitar.
What's your favorite part about this guitar?
The quality of the sound and the quality of the guitar. I really take pride in taking this guitar out of the case and putting it on display. I am really proud to own this guitar.
If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
I would estimate this guitar to be in the 2200 to 3000 range.
How would you rate customer support?
Customer support is the best I have ever experienced. Zager takes pride in having \"delighted happy customers\". I am planning to buy another guitar from Zager.
Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
I am planning to buy another Zager. That is the best recommendation anyone can make. Its one thing to say your happy with the product you bought, its another to say your are so happy that you want to buy another one.
The quality of this guitar is amongst the finest that I have seen. The Abalone inlay is stunning. The action on this guitar is the best I have ever had. Zager has the best web site I have seen. If you want a great purchase experience an easy to play guitar that sounds awesome and the best support available check out ZagerGuitar.com. You will be a delighted happy customer. Zager does not ship to Canada so I had mine shipped to the closest US border city. I drove 120 miles to pick it up. It was worth every bit of my time and I would do it all again for my next guitar from Zager.