“My go to guitar”Johnny Cash guitarist Dave Roe
“What a great guitar!”Celine Dion guitarist Andre Coutu
“The only guitars we use in the studio”Doc Holiday, Founder Mega International Records
“Best sounding guitar made today”Garth Brooks guitarist Mark Greenwood
“Zager really is easier to play”2016 Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee
“Touch is incredible”Bruce Springsteen guitarist Garry Tallent
“My Zager has never let me down”Blood, Sweat & Tears guitarist Tom Bowes
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Dreadnought Size DimensionsHeight: 41 inches
Box length: 20 inches
Waist: 11 inches
Widest bout: 15.5 inches
Depth: 4.75 inches
Scale length: 25.5 inches
Neck width at nut: 1.74 inches
Distance from E to E strings at nut: 1.52 inches
Full Body StyleDreadnaught is the most popular size of guitar in the world. If you want a guitar with bass, volume and power the full size "dread" is the only way to go.
Western Red Cedar TopThe 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. Cedar is softer than spruce, and that softness translates into a sense of sonic warmth. Cedar guitars sound warmer, deeper and slightly richer. Used on only the highest quality acoustics in the world.
Indian Rosewood Back-sidesOne of the most popular and traditional guitar woods of all time. Where mahogany lends itself to the midrange, rosewoods sonic profile is deeper in the low end. Not to take anything away from mahogany as many players will find it difficult to tell them apart, but the dedicated ear will notice a deeper, richer, sweeter tone coming from a rosewood guitar.
Indian Rosewood HeadstockIndian rosewood is commonly found on high-end guitars. This wood is heavier and more dense than mahogany and also is very stable and resonant. East Indian Rosewood is dark brown with sometimes purple-brown streaks giving a pleasant figure. The guitar head stock configuration is a registered trademark and is used under license from C.F. Martin & Co. Inc. of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA
Zager Design (Hand Scalloped) BraceworkThe technique of scalloping or shaving the braces can have a huge impact on the power and tone of an acoustic guitar. By shaving or reducing the thickness of the brace, it becomes more flexible and therefore lets the top move more freely. When done by a Master Luthier the brace maintains its structural integrity, while making the top more efficient. The result is faster attack, longer sustain, more bass, more power, and an overall improvement in the whole tone system.
Full Abalone InlayAbalone 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 overall look of your guitar, but it also adds to the value. Our 900 Pro Series guitars have an inlay rosette around the sound hole in combination with inlay around the entire face as well as small cross fret markers going up the fret board
Pearl Cross Fret-markersUsed on only the highest quality guitars. 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
Zipper Stripe Back detailLaid by hand one piece at a time. Adds to the overall beauty and sets off the color of the wood. Found on only the highest quality guitars in the world.
High Gloss FinishHigh-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.
Custom Adjustment Setting Truss-rodDenny 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.
Genuine Grover (gold) Tuning-machinesGenuine 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.
Bone Hand Carved NutDenny hand carves his nuts from bone for each 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
Bone Hand Carved SaddleDenny 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 bone 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.
Zager Custom Lights StringsZager custom strings are designed by Denny exclusively for his Guitars. We have customers using all brands and gauges of strings on our guitars with excellent results (Elixir, Martin, Fender, Gibson, D'addario) but these are the strings our customers seem to like the most on our guitars. Hand wound daily in our shop in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Zager Soft Touch (Hand Filed) FretsDenny 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.
Lifetime WarrantyOur 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.
Premium Grover Tuners
The #1 rated tuning machines used on acoustic guitars today. Grover tuners provide exceptional tuning stability and long-term reliability. The 18:1 ratio provides for finer tuning and greater stability.
Custom String Spacing
The nut is standard width, and the neck is not wider than any other acoustic, but the string spacing is, which make Zagers an absolute pleasure to play, almost as easy as an electric guitar.
Full Abalone Inlay
Laid by hand, the color and translucence of each piece changes depending on the light. The caliber and quantity of inlays in our high end Zager models rival those of guitars three times their price.
Indian rosewood’s dramatic frequency range at both ends of the tonal spectrum has made it one of the most popular and musically versatile tonewoods for guitar bodies. Clear highs and deep lows.
When done by a master builder the brace maintains its structural integrity, while making the top more efficient. The result is faster attack, longer sustain, more power, and an improvement in tonal clarity.
Figured Maple binding is not only beautiful to look at but it also protects your guitar from bumps and nicks in daily use. Found generally on guitars exceeding the $2,000 price point.
|Body Material||Indian Rosewood|
|Scale length||25.5 inches|
|Nut width||1.74 inches|
|E to E||1.52 inches||NECK|
|Number of Frets||21 frets|
|Tuners||Grover 18:1 Gold Tuners|
100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
Zager Guitars is a 47 year old family owned guitar company that does most of its business from friends referring friends and family. We like our customers happy and this is why we’re the only guitar company with a true 100% money back guarantee that includes all shipping fees (both ways) within 14 days of the purchase date. We are musicians and we understand you need to take time with an instrument to see if you’re comfortable with it. And that's why we include our 14 "Try Before You Buy" Guarantee. If you're not absolutely impressed with the quality, sound and playability of your guitar, simply contact us to arrange return shipping. No restocking fees, no hidden charges, no nonsense. This means you can try one of our guitars without risking a penny.
Our warranty covers everything except for damage from neglect. Our electronics are fully warranted for 2 years just like Taylor, Martin, Fender and Gibson. We even go the extra mile so in the event there was some neglect we’ll help get your guitar working again. Almost all of our business these days comes from friends referring friends and family, so we like to know our customers are happy.
Is There A Case Included With My Guitar Purchase?
Yes, we include an ultra-light hardshell case with all new guitar purchases. These cases include a humidity sensor, to help you maintain your instrument. We have two types of cases and offer them at wholesale cost on our cases page, if you would like to purchase one separate from a guitar.
If I Order Today, When Will It Arrive?
If you order Monday through Friday we have most guitars out the same day after Denny's final inspection, and average ship time is 3 business days. Saturday and Sunday orders are shipped Monday. If you need a guitar faster, just contact us and we'll get you an exact quote. Average 2 day is $89, overnight $135. International shipping ranges from 5-7 days depending where you are located.
Is There A Catch To The 100% Money Back Guarantee?
No. Zager Guitars is a 47 year old family owned guitar company that does most of its business from friends referring friends and family. We like our customers happy and this is why we're the only guitar company (that we're aware of) with a true 100% money back guarantee, that includes all shipping fees within 14 days of the purchase date. No restocking fees, no hidden charges, no BS. This means you can try a guitar without risking a penny. We are musicians and we understand you need to take time with an instrument to see if you're comfortable with it. This cannot be done in a noisy music store with a salesman hovering over your shoulder trying to make a sale. Buying online also saves you money because you're buying directly from the builder, bypassing the retail store and their middleman price mark up. This is why if you were to see Zager guitars in stores prices would be double.
Do You Build Left Handed Models?
Yes. Denny builds a small amount of left handed models annually, so we do have them, but they're limited. If you're interested in a left hand model, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll check our inventory and provide a list of our left hand models available.
What Is The Shipping Cost To Alaska, Hawaii, APO & International?
We've been sending guitars around the world for over 47 years. If you provide your shipping address we'll get you an exact shipping quote, with no mark-up. My father truly appreciates our customers around the world and as a way of offsetting higher shipping fees we provide our international clients a lifetime membership to Denny's Guitar Instruction Library free of charge ($200 Value) and a years worth of free Zager strings ($89 Value).
What's Covered Under Your Lifetime Warranty?
My father has the same warranty on his guitars as the other high end acoustic guitar makers. Our warranty covers everything except for damage from neglect. Our electronics are fully warranted for 2 years just like Taylor, Martin, Fender and Gibson $10,000 guitars. We even go the extra mile so in the event there was some neglect we'll help get your guitar working again. Almost all of our business these days comes from friends referring friends and family so we like to know our customers are happy.
Where Can I Try A Zager?
My father only offers his guitars direct from our website meaning there is no middleman price mark up. In this way quality control is perfect since he’s the last one to handle your guitar before it’s delivered to you, and our prices are 50% less since you’re buying direct from our workshop in Lincoln, Nebraska. To remove all risk we're the only guitar company in the world with a true 100% money back guarantee, meaning you can try a guitar in your home instead of a crowded noisy music store, with your own equipment, and without risking a penny.
What Makes A Zager Easier To Play?
If you look at our guitars closely you’ll notice some key characteristics that you won't find on other guitars. One is a very comfortable natural neck design that's easy to get your hand around. You’ll also notice lower string heights and much lower string pressures. This allows you to come over the strings at a more perpendicular for better accuracy and you can form chords with much less finger pressure which allow you to move faster on the fretboard. Another thing you'll notice is custom string spacing which creates room for your fingers so when you're forming chords you're not accidentally touching other strings creating buzzes and rattles. You'll also see a special fret design with softer material that takes away string "bite" and overall finger fatigue, as well as a custom nut and saddle design, and a custom bracing system which produces one of the best sounds in the acoustic world today. It's because of Denny's lifetime of research that Zager guitars receive some of the highest ratings in the guitar world today.
Why Can't I Find Zager In Retail Stores?
If you were to see our guitars in retail stores prices would be double. Many people don't realize that when you buy a guitar in a retail store almost half the money you're paying is going to the retail store...not your guitar. Retail stores need to pay for their bricks and mortar buildings, their salesmen, their advertising and all the expenditures that go into operating a retail location. By buying direct from the builder you get twice the guitar for your money and your guitar goes from straight from Denny's hands to your hands which ensures perfect quality control.
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Zager Guitars is a 47 year old family owned guitar company that does most of its business from friends referring friends and family. We like our customers happy and this is why we’re the only guitar company with a true 100% money back guarantee that includes shipping fees both ways. No restocking fees, no hidden charges, no BS. This means you can try a guitar without risking a penny.Choose Your Zager