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1988 AFD25 AM
AFD25 Amber (more images) Red copyright sprite

The AFD25 is a Artfield series solid body guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. The model name was also listed with a "-Z" suffix, which was applied after the finish code, e.g. AFD25AM-Z or AFD25TB-Z. It was made in Japan by Iida Gakki.

The short-lived Artfield series was a line of premium guitars which offered innovations such as the new All Access neck joint, multi-ply necks and locking tuners along with three new body shapes in exotic woods.

The AFD25's body shape is an arched-top, offset double-cutaway design with square shoulders and a short, pointed lower horn and a longer pointed upper horn. The lower horn has an aggressive bevel in the top to ease access to the upper frets. The overall shape is reminiscent of the Artist series body, but with a longer upper horn.

1988 AFD25 profile
AFD25 side view Enlarge sprite

The AFD25 has a mahogany body with a quilted maple top bolted to a mahogany and maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual humbucking pickups, an HQ synchronized tremolo bridge and Gotoh locking tuning machines.

The pickups are listed variously as Ultrasonic Ref 6 or IBZ/USA.

The AFD5 is a related model with similar components but a different body shape with short, symmetrical horns.

The AFD25 was discontinued after 1989 along with the rest of the Artfield models.

Specifications

Specifications for AFD25
Year(s) produced: 1988–1989
Sold in: Europe
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Amber (AM) / Transparent Blue (TB)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ quilted maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
HQ tremolo
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Artfield
Neck material:
5-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
635mm/ 25"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ultrasonic Ref 6 or IBZ/USA (H)
Neck pickup:
Ultrasonic Ref 6 or IBZ/USA (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle / Series/parallel toggle for bridge pickup

Images

1988 AFD25 TB
AFD25 Transparent Blue Red copyright sprite

Sources

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