Only been playing for 18 months. Mainly fairly simple stuff from TAB books purchased in music stores. No band....certainly not yet !! Very much admire Beatles, Stones, Clapton...Cream, Creedence, etc....that era. Clapton is safe...doesn't have to worry about me for a while.
Walked into local music store and paid cash..AUD $300. Took the advice of the salesman who was very good and in no doubt that I had never picked a guitar up before. The deal included bag, tutorial CD and tuner...a great deal!! Believe these now cost abt AUD $350.00 in 2007.
Seems to be very well constructed for this price range. It has good volume and when set up correctly offers very good "playability."
Not much. It required another set up abt 8 months after I bought it....the neck required adjustment and the action needed fixing but this was easily acieved by a technician at reasonable cost.
This was made in China (what isn't?) but that certainly doesn't detract from it at all. No glue spots and the overall finish is very good. Tuners appear to be good quality as well. Stays in tune very well if housed in a case. Solid and well presented.
For this sort of money an excellent entry level guitar... although I have seen a guitarist play one in a band at a local hotel so that must also say somethng about it. If it died or left home tomorrow I would buy another.
Good value for money, there would be a lot worse out there.
While surfing E-Bay I came across the Zager
Guitar. Read about Denny's new system of modifing his guitars(Martins and Washburns)
to make them easier to play. Always wanted to learn but never took the time to ck it out until that day!!!!!!The price was well
under $400.00, that alone helped me decide
to buy the Zager guitar.
Its a beautiful guitar, solid spruce top,
solid mohagony back and sides. Rosewood frit/bridge. I took it out of its case and
I strummed it for the first time and was so
amazed at the sound,,,,WOW!!! The ease of
holding down the strings compared to my sisters guitar is really a world of difference....I am looking forward to start
The only thing I can come up with is that
they didn't make left handed guitars in all
styles. I am not the least bit unhappy with
mine, won't give it up.
As I have said before its beautifully constructed. I've looked inside of the sound hole and see the bracing on the back
and in back of the sound hole. I wanted to
buy a very good guitar for my first and only one, and I strongly believe I did just
All I can say is you can't go wrong buying
this unit or any other one from Zagar Guitar. Its a family business and you get one on one service. Like right now from Denny himself. I'am just a beginner and had
questions and emailed them and got immediate reponse. They have a full + shipping return policy if not satisfied. What more could you ask for. I know now why
they offer that because once you use the system you won't go back.Thanks again for such FAST and understanding service. J. Elwood, Downers Grove, IL
Purchased from my local Sam Ash music store. Paid $199 (they also sell it for the same price at www.samash.com)
The local store is a better deal because they helped me pick one with the best spruce grain. They tuned it and checked the action. I looked at Yamaha, Takamine, Olympia and a few others. They all produced good guitars in this price range. The Washburn D10-S had a slightly wider fretboard making it a little easier for my fat fingers. It also had (in my opinion) a richer sound than the others.
Bang for the buck! This guitar sounds great and costs only a few dollar more than most spruce plywood top guitars. The quality of materials and workmanship is suprisingly good. The tuners are good. It has inlay on the back and around the sound hole.
I can't over emphasize how good this guitar sounds. The solid spruce top makes this $199 guitar a steal. I can see why it has been rated the best guitar under $500.
I wish it had a satin finish instead of a glossy finish. Other than that, I can't find anything I don't like.
This is a very good guitar. The quality of materials and construction are better than I expected. The inside of the D10-S is clean, with good wood and no excess glue. The frets are straight and even. The bridge and nut will last for years. The tuners are smooth with no backlash. The finish is free of defects.
There are many $200 guitars on the market. I have no doubt you can find worse ones. I don't think you will find a better one.
Bought it at a local music chain store, paid $300 with a hard case. Including tax license, dealer prep, a new set of strings, and the optional white sidewalls.
I have small hands, so I love the thin neck and low action. The sound is nice and even, although a little "thin" on the bottom end.
I don't care especially for some of the fit and finish. The inlay pattern on the back isn't even at all, and the grain of the wood on the top is not as tight as I'd like, but hey, it was a cheap guitar!
I had to have new strings put on and have the neck adjusted to eliminate a really bad buzz on the second fret eliminated before I bought it. Other than that, it's played well. Stays in tune pretty well, too.
I was looking for a beginner guitar that would sound nice, look okay, and not break the bank. I narrowed my choice down to the Washburn or an equivalent Dean, and decided on the Washburn ONLY because the Dean didn't have a pick guard. But I've been satisfied overall.