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How do they get away with so much fraudulent advertising? (Oh, I know, it''s "online.")
Example: they (father & son) advertise on ebay that Denny Zager wrote "In the Year 2525."
"In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" was written exclusively, music & lyrics, by
Richard (Rick) S. Evans, U.S. ©1968 EU-47617 with renewal ©1996 RE0000730422.
Denny Zager and his son, Dennis Zager Jr. Have rendered themselves liars & frauds by making this claim. What about their guitars?

Reference: copyright.gov/records also Broadcast Music, Inc. BMI.com

asked by Rick E. on 12/14/15

16 Answers

It appears this question was asked by Rick Evans from Zager and Evans. I'm not sure how the duet broke up, but it appears someone hasn't gotten over it. As for Zager guitars, they are exquisite guitars. I have a ZAD-900CE and it is simply amazing. Any dealings I have had with them have been honest and positive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

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I am not interested in a 1969 song as much as the wonderful services and the best guitar in my own humble opinion on the market in 2019. They are truly gifted Luthers and honest men of integrity men to work with and that sir is no lie God Bless Mike A

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First, "Zager and Evans." No misrepresentation. Look it up.

Their service was awesome. My guitar is beautiful and does exactly what they say it will. Easy to play. Great feel. Nice tone.

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He never claim's to be the author; He was half of the duet. Your Premise is a Lie. These Guitar's are the Highest quality I have experienced for the money. Fret's as well as a Gibson L-10 and I own one of those too. Doc Holiday could not be paid off for an endorsement. You clearly have something else against the Zager's. Period..

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Wasting your breath here! Don't know what your beef is but you are dead WRONG! I own a zager guitar and it is everything it is advertised to be and MORE!

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In 2012, I purchased my Zager guitar. I was amazed at the action, playability, quality construction, and tone, especially for the price. I'm a 50 year pro player. All I can say is, they hit this one out of the park!

I'd be ready to testify to their quality, customer service(best in the business).

I've owned Guilds and Martins, and played many Taylor's and L'arivee during my pro career, but all take a backseat to my Zager, especially it's playability. No comparison!

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Not fraudulent at all. The guitar is very well made, sounds great and is every bit as easy to play as they say. Also, Denny and his son are very accessible and do everything they can to make their customers happy, including a full money back guarantee!

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They are not a fraud. Period. I stand by my reviews.

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Rick E, your a mean liar, or at the least a mean misleader. Everything on line and in email correspondence was fulfilled in my purchase of a superb solid body guitar, which has given my old music mojo a boost, in need because of my big old, injured, chord hand. Take your post down, you meanie!

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What ever your beef is, it's misplaced here. Zager guitars are everything they are advertised to be and more. I dont care what song he wrote or did not write. His guitars are top quality! I suggest you actually play a Zager guitar and find out for yourself.
Zager customer service is superb and next to none. They have responded promptly to any of my emails and phone calls. If you order a guitar and it doesn't meet your expectations, its an easy and free return. They have accommodated my requests without hesitation and I could not be happier with their way of doing business. And most importantly I am thrilled with my Zager guitar in every respect.
I did not choose Zager blindly. The song leader of our church choir has had one for a couple of years and has let me play it. I have always noticed its beautiful tone and fullness of sound. I was quite impressed with the ease of playability of this guitar.

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Because Denny Zager WAS the "Zager" of "Zager & Evans." There is documentation to support this all over the world wide web as well as about 20 million record covers.

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Denny Zager was the original member and half of the duo Zager and Evans who made the song ‘In the Year 2525'... that is true!

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At age 48 and with the looming coronavirus crisis I decided to reacquaint myself with guitar. I had a Big Baby Taylor hanging on the wall but rarely played more than a few strums and my fingers were sore (no calluses) within 15 minutes when I tried. So I bought an electric and thoroughly enjoyed checking out the various online and game style lessons (Yousician, Ampled, etc). The more I played the more I gravitated back to the feel and sound of the acoustic. Bought a 1930's Regal Parlor for slide, then a Yamaha CSF3M (after trying the GS mini, bought "Lower end" Martin DX1, Taylor 114ce, and ultimately went to look at a used Ovation and the seller had a vintage Guild D50 Bluegrass Special. WOW what a difference. I began my quest for a guitar that sounded magical but my other priority was one that played easily. The Martin was murder on my fingers, the Taylor not much better, and while the Guild was fabulous I thought the strings were a bit crowded for me. I kept seeing Zager pop up on my Facebook feed, reached out to the company, reached Dennis' brother, conversed with Dennis Jr by email and bit the bullet fully assured that I could try their guitar at no cost to me should I choose to return it. I went big (for me), with the ZAG900MCE Aura N. Got the guitar in (along with a bunch of included goodies), eagerly sat to check it out, and didn't put it down for over an hour. It's beautiful. Sounds beautiful. Plays like butter. Even sounds great plugged in to a fender hot rod amp. Sounds delicate and twinkle with light strumming, or big and bold when you dig in.

Still, I'm a natural skeptic, so I headed immediately after playing there Zager to Guitar Center, where I had my eye on a beautiful 1966 Gibson Hummingbird and a new Martin D-28. Played or at least strummed the 7 best guitars on the rack (2 Martin, 2 Gibson, 2 Taylor, one Breedlove) and NONE sounded or felt as good as the Zager, except the old hummingbird which was its equal in sound except a minor issue with the low E string, and which was 40% more expensive. Throughout the experience, I've emailed several questions about the guitar (shipping, warranty transferability, login to the lesson program, parlor guitar, etc) and Dennis Jr answered every email within minutes, even this weekend. Amazing job on the service end, so far. In less than two weeks, I've been more impressed with the overall service response than with any other company I've dealt with in years. Haven't begun to tune into the Included lesson vault yet, but I'm excited to do so.

I've read the many "hater" reviews and simply can't fathom why folks with no or little skin in the game are so invested in such negativity, except that this phenomena happens to me, too, in my business with manufacturing long golf clubs for tall people. But... there were plenty of reviews like the one I'm typing here, too - overwhelmingly positive, complimentary of a truly exceptional service experience (which is a significant part of the), and remindful that it the Zager family let's you buy and try their guitars at literally no risk, as they will pay return shipping if you decide not to keep the guitar. But I'll be keeping mine and have nothing but positive things to say so far

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The duo that put out the song "... 2525" was called "Zager and Evans". And if you watch one of the Zager help videos on their web site (can't recall which one) you will see the gold record for the song right behind Denny Zager's head. That is all the proof anyone should need.

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You obviously didn't correctly read what is written on the Zager website. It says that "Denny Zager is part of the legendary recording duo "Zager & Evans" who wrote "In the year 2525" You should verify what it really says before trashing someone's reputation.

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There advertising is not fraudulent. They responded promptly to my service needs.

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