ZAD50CE OM Size Acoustic Electric

Price Paid: USD 595.00
Submitted by Infinite Voyager

Features : 10
Gloss finish, Orchestra Model w/cutaway, Grover tuners, Thin neck, Fishman Electronics Tuner/Equalizer, Rosewood fretboard, Mahogany back and sides with a spruce top.

Sound : 10
It works great for for flat or finger picking country. Has a rich sound but not as much volume, because of the smaller body size of the Orchestra Model. But if I need more volume than that, it gets plugged into the amp. So far, I like everything about it.

Action, Fit, & Finish : 10
Denny Zager personally sets these guitars up one at a time himself, and does an excellent job. I can’t speak for anyone else, but mine came with no visible flaws at all and was in perfect tune when it arrived. The only thing at all and it was very minor. The nut had somewhat of an edge to it and was rubbing on my index finger on certain chords a little more than I like. Just a little light smoothing took care of it easily. Other than that it was excellent. Great action and no buzzing.

Reliability/Durability : 10
I haven’t played with it professionally yet, but see no reason why you couldn’t. It is a well constructed guitar that looks as good as it plays. I feel it will be a dependable instrument for years to come. Plus the fact that the Zager guarantee is very good. As honest as these people are, I feel they would make it right if it fell apart unnecessarily due to faulty workmanship. As far as the finish, it looks great, but it will take time to find out true durability.

Customer Support : 10
Zager guitars have as good of warranty as you will find. Besides the 100% money back guarantee, they will pay shipping both ways. Over the telephone they were very helpful with everything, and their email correspondence is equally good. Very quick response.

Overall Rating : 10
I have played off and on since 1982. I bought this guitar mainly because of such high ratings, curious if it had the quality and was easy to play like many were saying in their testimonials. If it were stolen would I buy it again? Absolutely. I honestly feel dollar for dollar you won’t find a guitar that plays or sounds better. I am still amazed at what you get for your money with this instrument. If you need bragging rights, go spend several thousand on a top name guitar, and have one that plays probably no better than this one. Give any of the Zager guitars a fair try, and I think you’ll find the quality and value is there. They are really quite user friendly.

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