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1988 AFD5CT TB
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The AFD5CT is a Artfield series solid body guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. It was made in Japan by Iida Gakki. The model name was also listed with a "-Z" suffix, which was applied after the finish code, e.g. AFD5CTAM-Z or AFD5CTTB-Z.

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

The AFD5CT'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
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The AFD5CT has a mahogany body with a quilted maple top mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with Tree of Life vine position markers. Components include dual DiMarzio-made IBZ/USA humbucking pickups, an HQ synchronized tremolo bridge and Gotoh locking tuning machines.

The AFD5 is a similar model with a bolt-on neck and dot fretboard inlays.

The AFD5CT was discontinued after 1989 along with the entire Artfield series.

Specifications

Specifications for AFD5CT
Year(s) produced: 1988–1989
Sold in: Europe
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Amber (AM) / Transparent Blue (TB)
Body
Body type:
Solid
Body material:
Mahogany w/ quilted maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
HQ tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Artfield
Neck material:
5-piece mahogany/ maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of Life
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA F1 (H)
Neck pickup:
IBZ/USA F1 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle / Series/parallel toggle

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