Cimar model 387

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Hany Hayek
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Cimar model 387

Post by Hany Hayek » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:18 pm

Has any one seen, owned or played one these. Any info would be much appreciated. Is it any good
The guitar looks very interesting.
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Re: Cimar model 387

Post by Hany Hayek » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:42 pm

An update on this. This is a Flamenco Blanca and not a classical guitar. The back is probably made of cypress. I contacted the seller and he sent me more pics. But there is not much info online about Cimar guitars. I found a model 388, called Cimar Andalucia, looks like this one but probably the negra version.

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Re: Cimar model 387

Post by Big bird » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:58 pm

I found this.....
Cimar was a Hoshino Gakki guitar brand. Designs of Cimar guitars are sometimes very similar to Hoshino Gakki's Ibanez guitar brand. Cimar guitars appear in Hoshino Gakki catalogues.
From what little I can find, they are a budget brand of Ibanez Guitars in Japan. Looks like they were made and distributed in the 70's and 80's. No idea what the value is but the lack of information probably indicates they are not a collectors item. Ibanez Classical guitars fall in that $100 to $300 range now with the exception of a 7 and 8 string models that they make.

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Re: Cimar model 387

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:50 am

Wow, this guitar really does look interesting! Very nice though! Thanks for posting the pictures.

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Re: Cimar model 387

Post by Hany Hayek » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:07 am

Thanks for the replies. Here are a couple more pics. As I said, this is most probably a Flamenco blanca. It's missing a few bottons on the tuning machine, but it's no big deal. The asking price is the equivalent of USD 120.00, but I have no need of a flamenco guitar.
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Re: Cimar model 387

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:28 am

Looks like a bargain if it is only 120 USD. How's the action and playability. I have no problems whatsoever with Ibanez and the like.i played an Ibanez AR 20 steel string electric/acoustic. I wore it out over 20 years. Did you buy this?

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Re: Cimar model 387

Post by Hany Hayek » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:02 am

Laudiesdad69, I did not buy it, the seller is in Alexandria and I live in Cairo, that's 250 km. Plus I am looking for a classical not a Flamenco guitar. I am sure the action will be very low and even if I decide to travel to see it I wont be able to play it as there are few missing buttons on the tuning machine. It does look very well preserved though. I feel bad I have to let go.
Here is one more pic that should give an idea of the action
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Re: Cimar model 387

Post by MessyTendon » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:15 am

That's a rare one and yes it's worth a few bucks, if you only paid 120, it will be a nice one.

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