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1988 AFD5SP WR
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The AFD5SP 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. AFD5SPAM-Z or AFD5SPWR-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 AFD5SP'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 AFD5SP has a mahogany body with a three piece bubinga and quilted maple top bolted to a mahogany and maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot 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 solid 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 AFD5SP was produced only in 1988.

Specifications

Specifications for AFD5SP
Year(s) produced: 1988
Sold in: Europe
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Amber (AM) / Wine Red (WR)
Body
Body type:
Solid
Body material:
Mahogany w/ bubinga and quilted maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
HQ tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Artfield
Neck material:
5-piece mahogany/ maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
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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