Cimar Jazz Bass Natural Mahogany 1982
Cimar J bass, made in Japan in 1982. Cimar is an offshoot of Ibanez, made in Japan from 1976 and into the 80s. This model, the 2072MH, only seems to appear in the 1982 catalog as a cheaper version of an equivalent Ibanez model. The star of the show here is the mahogany body; it's on full display under the satin natural finish. It lends the bass a big, throaty warm sound, it's instantly likeable and very versatile. The slim maple neck is cooperative and solid, it's nicely made and easy to play. For a bass of this age, this really is in outstanding condition, it could pass for being only a few months old, not 35+ years. If you're looking for a practical working J that punches way way above it's price back, look no further.
Model: Cimar 2072MH
Made: Japan, 1982 (no serial, based on catalog)
Finish: satin natural mahogany
Neck: maple with maple board, block inlays
Mods: ashtray covers removed
Pickups: Cimar 2072 single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: Minor finish wear. There's a couple of extra holes from where the ashtray bridge and pickup covers are removed. There's a handful of dings and small scratches on the back, and a couple of minor marks on the front, really nothing noteworthy. There's very minor wear on the chrome and pickguard, barely anything. Overall: excellent condition (8.5/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. Frets have almost negligible wear, heaps of life left, 9/10. All electrics tested and working properly. Set up with fresh 45/105s.