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Instruments previously produced in Japan during the 1960s. Distributed in the U.S. by the Gar Zim Musical Instrument Corporation in Brooklyn, NY.
Zim Gar instruments were distributed by U.S. importer Gar Zim Musical Instrument Corporation of Brooklyn, New York. During the 1960s, Zim Gar offered the shorter scale beginner's solid body electric guitars and basses. The Japanese manufacturer is currently unknown.
Zim Gar budget electric guitars were available through Kmart stores during the 1960s. The two-pickup model had a list price of $29.95 while the three-pickup model was $39.95. Source: Roland Lozier, Lozier Piano & Music, and Michael Wright, Guitar Stories, Volume One.

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