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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:03 am:   

what trhe ell is it
ibanez or cimar?
lil help here
anyone here of ciamr?
yet it still has ibanez write on the head also
strat type of guitar
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:03 am:   

I remember seeing one Cimar in late 70's. It was one of the most wonderful Japanese guitars of that era. It looked like a Stratocaster but, if my memory serves me well, it was equipped with either H/S/S or H/H. Beautiful wood grain, all natural and very, very light. I remember picking that guitar up and being amazed how light it is. Oh, just remembered what to compare it to: natural Schecter.

As for the sound, damn I don't have a clue. I was too young to know what a good sound is. I just know that nobody wanted that guitar because it is too light and folks in 70's Europe believed that higher weight of an instrument gives better sound. They simply didn't give a damn about anything else. If the guitar doesn't match original weight of a Fender or Gibson, then forget about it. Of course, didn't see it here but in Europe.

It seems to me like company made some instruments during 70's and they were kind of popular (in Europe) and then they simply disappeared. Knowing how hard it is to build a new name Ibanez probably decided to buy that somewhat recognizable name and here we go. Now, I am just presuming this and I don't have a clue if Ibanez was indeed the original owner of Cimar during 70's and simply decided to revive that name again.

So there we go, Cimar seems to be for Ibanez what Epiphone and Squier are nowadays for Gibson and Fender.
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:03 am:   

my earliest catalog by cimar/ibanez is a 1977
acoustic and 1982 electric
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:03 am:   

thanx for that info...i bopught my ciamr at a local music store in cost me 350$...the sound is excellent.....a strat has humbucker in front.....humbucker in middle and a double in is fairly light compared to other guitats i played....

The sound is compared to a is just as good or even better....i have the cimar and my freind a strat and the cimar is better in sound...i just got it and i have no information on how long it was last me but so far its holding up pretty good...and seems to be reliable
Mark Munchenberg (Munch)
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2001 - 3:14 am:   

Cimar guitars are quite common here in Australia. They bear a marked resemblance to the Ibanez Silver Series and RoadstarII models.

They seem to be exactly as Malden states a cheap version of bonafide Ibanez product.

Does anyone know the story behind these guitars??



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