Cimar 370-12 Hummingbird Style 12-String Acoustic Cherry Burst 1976
Cimar 370-12, made in Japan mid 1970s, cherry burst. This is a lovely old thing. Cimar was owned by the same company as Ibanez, so they were making cute little vintage style instruments in Japan in the mid 70s. This is a copy of the Gibson Hummingbird 12 string. It's held up remarkably well: the top is basically flat, the action is low, the original bridge still functions perfectly, the tuners are original... it's in top shape. It's fairly easy to play for a 12 and the tuning stability is very respectable. If you want to fill the 12-string hole in your stash with something tasty that won't scare your accountant too much, here's a friendly bird with plenty of songs still to sing.
Model: Cimar 370-12
Made: Japan, mid 1970s (serial 60820)
Finish: cherry bust
Body: laminate spruce top, laminate mahogany back and sides, dreadnought shape
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, 15" radius, 25.5: scale
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some marks on the end and scuffs on the back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has a few light scratches and scuffs around the body, no major marks. The sides are very clean, light scuffs only. The front is also nice and clean, just some dimples behind the bridge and light play scratches on the guard and horns. Overall: vey good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Top is flat, no major structural repairs. Frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh strings.