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ZAD80 Electric

Regular price $1,595.00 $1,395.00 Sale

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  • Solid Cedar/Indian Rosewood, Maple Binding, Abalone and Pearl Inlay.
  • Fishman Presys Electronics System and Onboard Tuner
  • Cedar is softer than spruce, and that softness translates into a sense of sonic warmth.
  • Compares with Martin D28, Taylor 7/8 Series

PREMIUM COMPONENTS, RICH SOUND, EFFORTLESS TO PLAY

Chosen by artists over 3 decades for use on stage and in studio, the Zager 80 Series is the “go to” guitar for the touring musician or veteran player wanting a professional grade lifetime instrument. Consistently rated in the top 5% of acoustics in national and international publications competing with guitars 2 and 3 times its price, yet costs 30% less since you’re buying direct from our workshop in Lincoln, Nebraska. If you enjoy the deep rich bass that’s common in rosewood guitars, a solid cedar top takes it to the next level providing a very mellow, sweet response. Combined with legendary Zager playability and you have a guitar that will go head to head with any acoustic on the market today…regardless of price.

60 years of playing, performing and teaching 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 ZAD80 Series. Elements like solid wood construction, 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.

Most of our customers buying our 80 Series are touring artists and veteran musicians coming from high level Martin, Taylor, Santa Cruz and Gibson. Unlike our 50 Series guitars that are built from spruce and mahogany giving them a punchy bright character, the 80’s are constructed using East Indian rosewood and red cedar giving them a deeper, richer, more mellow tone.

For 2017 Denny called his good friend Bob Fishman at Fishman Electronics (the #1 rated guitar electronics company in the world) and ordered the Fishman 60 Series electronics package. The electronic transducer system and automatic tuner allow you to plug into any amplifier or PA system and play it like a full blown electric. The on board equalization package provides infinite sound possibilities with a built in professional grade automatic tuner that tunes your guitar in a fraction of the time it takes using conventional methods. When you’re tired of electric simply unplug and you’ll have the full traditional sound of a pure acoustic with zero sound loss.

Players using the 80 Series say it matches or betters $3000 instruments, but with easier playability and a lower price since you’re buying direct from our workshop in Lincoln, Nebraska. Be sure to read artist comments and magazine reviews on the 80 as it consistently rates in the top 5% of acoustics made world wide. 100% money back guarantee including shipping fees both ways. It’s a lifetime instrument so it comes with a lifetime warranty. Truly a work of art with a stunning sound that will get better year after year.

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


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.

Hand-Scalloped Bracing


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.

Maple Binding


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
Body Material Indian Rosewood
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Finish Lacquer
DIMENSIONS
Height 41 inches
Waist 11 inches
Depth 4.74 inches
Scale length 25.5 inches
Nut width 1.74 inches
E to E 1.52 inches
NECK
Number of Frets 21 frets
Nut Material Bone
Tuners Grover 18:1 Gold Tuners
Bridge Material Tusq

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.

WARRANTY

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 dennis@zager.com 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.