I'll put my new ZAD900CE up against anything Martin makes or has made in the past.
I have a martin DC-16 gte with the aura system I don't like the aura system but the guitar sounds very sweet after 10 years. But I had to have a neck reset after 6 years and it does not play as easy as my zagers.
I'd put my Zager up against anything, including a Martin D-18... I owned one 40 years ago. Playability is superior.
Yes. I have a Martin D-35. It is a good guitar and has a very nice tone.
No, I have 2 entry level Martin's that are beautiful guitars and I love them, but this one is nicer and plays easier. It sounds amazing. Just a beautiful all around guitar!
Yes now. The 50CE is a great comparable guitar to the Martin D-18
Yes it is the Zager 900 AE custom made full-body... incredible, fully guaranteed sound & craftmanship
My Zager ZAD900-OM is one of the best acoustic guitars made in the world!
I believe it is more playable and has better tone.
I just bought a Zad80. I sounds better than the Martin D18s play by other bluegrass players in the jam sessions I attend.
I Bought the 900CE... In my view it surpasses the Martin d-18.