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Zager Guitars Review by George Rose July 9, 2010

Product: Zager ZAD 50 OM
Submitted by George Rose
Email:gmrdmr at comcast<dot>net

Features : 9
Gloss finish OM style body
Grover sealed non locking tuners
Fast neck. Scale seems shorter that the 251/2 Most of my arsenal has. and this is good for me
20 total. 14 at the joint
Solid Spruce top
Mahogany back/sides with neck and body bindings. Abalone inlay rosette

Sound : 9
I play finger pick mostly. Very suitable for me
when used Fender Frontman 15G.
It is acoustic. Not noisy at all.
Rich and vibrant sounds. Somewhat sensual. Unususal for ex light strings.
Great action and fast nrck. Small waist good features for me.
Zager guitars recommends these strings but I like them a little heavier.

Action, Fit, & Finish : 9
Action is very low. Zager Guitar is a luthier. He set it up and customized the nut, saddle and frets for remarkably easy playing
top is solid spruce. cannot see any divisions or seams.
This guitar was subjected to above average crqftmansship. It was very clean and well polished

Reliability/Durability : 8
Only time will tell if it will stand road work. I use it in my studio.
Grover tuners (sealed) The name speakes for itself
Only one strap button. I would have preferred none
I play for my own enjoyment. I would put it in front of a crowd but only with frsh strings. The guitar structure is mechanically sound and well braced. It should hold up as long as you use it to make music, not war.
I gave it an 8 only because I would expect it to hold up but dont know factually that it will

Customer Support : 10
Emailed them twice. They were very polite and responsive

Overall Rating : 10
Started in 1965. I never asked about scale but as it turned out it is not an issue. Should have asaked about he string guage recommendation. These strings atr a little too light for me. It is probably part of their “String Science” modification they do.
I will definately buy another. I want the 80CE
I wanted to try the EZ Play system they incorporate. I really have enough guitars. Now I want more. No comparison was made to any except the Martin OM series. This is my first OM soo I wanted to keep my investment down. I would have bought it with onboard EQ and pickup.Nothing else to tell at this time. I just plain like playing it. I find it easier to fret than my D28.

 

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