Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Zager ZAD-80 reviews by nbui

all ratings are based off of a perfect guitar. i.e. Martin- OMJM Custom made guitar, solid ceder w/ laminated indian rosewood back and sides. the laminated back and sides are what brings this down to a 9. High quality tuners, abalone inlays in the sound hole and outer bindings. Custom Frets
Action, Fit, & Finish:
Action is quite nice but not as good as the hype. There are glue smears every where! on the neck and higher frets. The wood is nice and polished whistle clean, it squeaks in my case. Custom set up is worth the money.
Sound Quality:
I'm not feeling the sound, it seems muffled when i do heavy picking and the mid seems to over power the high. Relatively good sound, but i expected better. John Mayer would not approve.
Well built, i'm sure the overused glue will keep everything in tact. Inlays are nicely done, i'm sure I will keep this guitar for at least 10 years. Btw, be prepared to baby your guitar, it's just so beautiful :)
Customer Support:
Defiantly the best i've ever encountered, it's like the Nordstrom of the guitar world. Ask them anything and they will reply with pleasure and promptly.
Overall Rating:
I did my own appraisal for this guitar. I've played 90% of the expensive martins, taylors, etc. so i have some credibility. the sound ranges in the $1,200-1,600 area.Action ranges from $1,000 - 6,000 i guess. (kind of hard to estimate that). Wood, features such as 3 piece back and grover tuners, $2,500-3,000 guitar. So I firmly believe this guitar is worth at least $2,000-2,300 if sold in guitar center with Martin slapped on the headstock.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Zager Bigbabymahogany Guitar Review by Grage Peter

How did you hear about this brand?
Through Boyd Moon a local Luthier.

How does this guitar compare with your old guitar, other guitars, or guitars you've tried in stores?
It is my first guitar. It is much easier for me to play than my husbands Guitars. He has a 1968 Martin D28, a new dreadnaught Epiphone, an Alvarez classical guitar,(my next favorite after the Zager) and a $20 Ensenada.I tried a friends new small size Loar last week and I like my Zager much better.

What's your favorite part about this guitar?
How easy it is to play without loss in sound quality.

If you didn't know the price of this guitar what would you estimate the price to be?
$700 or $800.

How would you rate customer support?

Would you recommend this guitar to others…if so why?
Oh yes!Because it is so easy to play and sounds great and is very competitively priced.

Additional comments:
It is also a very beautiful looking guitar and the case is real high quality too.I loved the little extra things that came with it-picks, tee shirt, strings guitar lesson, etc.