1988 AFD5 CS
AFD5 Cherry Sunburst (more images) Red copyright sprite

The AFD5 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. AFD5CS-Z or AFD5AM-Z.

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 AFD5's body shape is a sculpted double-cutaway design with short, symmetrical, pointed horns and rounded shoulders. The overall shape is reminiscent of the Artist series body, but the cross-section is more similar to the Radius series design.

1988 AFD5 profile
AFD5 side view Enlarge sprite

The AFD5 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 F1.

The AFD5SP is a similar model with a 3 ply bubinga and quilted maple top. The AFD5CT is a similar model with a set-in neck with Tree of Life fretboard inlay. The AFD25 is a related model with similar components but a different body shape.

The AFD5 was produced only in 1988.


Specifications for AFD5
Year(s) produced: 1988
Sold in: Europe
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Amber (AM) / Cherry Sunburst (CS)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ quilted maple top
Neck joint:
HQ tremolo
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
5-piece mahogany/ maple
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
24 / jumbo
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ultrasonic Ref 6 or IBZ/USA F1 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ultrasonic Ref 6 or IBZ/USA F1 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle / series/parallel toggle


1988 AFD5 AM
AFD5 Amber Red copyright sprite


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