Custom 7-String Baritone Archtop Guitar

On January 27, 2011, in News, by Jimmy Foster

I just finished this guitar! It’s a 7-string baritone guitar based on my St. Charles Avenue model. Anyone else out there play a 7-string baritone guitar? There’s not too many of them out there in archtop form. That’s for sure!

Guitar Neck Repair On An Archtop Guitar

On January 27, 2011, in News, by Jimmy Foster

This neck was broken with a vertical break that is very hard to repair. I had to make a special fixture to be able to clamp the head and compress it horizontally and vertically at the same time.

Custom St. Charles Avenue Archtop Guitar (6-String)

On January 27, 2011, in News, by Jimmy Foster

I recently finished this St. Charles Avenue archtop guitar. It’s a 6-string archtop guitar adorned with Cresent City Elite headstock and tail piece inlays. This guitar also features a fully bound headstock, neck, and body binding. It has a 5-piece neck with Goto Delta Series tuning keys and a cranberry burst finish.

Video: Stompin’ At The Savoy

On May 3, 2008, in News, by Jimmy Foster

In this guitar lesson video from Foster Guitars, Jimmy performs Stompin’ at the Savoy on a 7-string archtop guitar.

Video: Ruby

On May 3, 2008, in News, by Jimmy Foster

In this guitar lesson video from Foster Guitars, Jimmy performs ‘Ruby’ on 7-string archtop guitar.

Video: Playing Bass, Rhythm & Melody on a 7-String Guitar

On May 3, 2008, in News, by Jimmy Foster

In this guitar lesson video from Foster Guitars, Jimmy gives a few tips about 7-string guitar technique. Everyone wants to know how to play rhythm, bass, and melody simultaneously. That is the art of 7-string guitar.

Video: Angel Eyes

On May 3, 2008, in News, by Jimmy Foster

In this guitar lesson video from Foster Guitars, Jimmy performs ‘Angel Eyes’ on a 7-string archtop guitar.

Video: 7-String Jazz Guitar Tips & Techniques

On May 3, 2008, in News, by Jimmy Foster

In this guitar lesson video from Foster Guitars, Jimmy gives a lesson in the 7-string jazz guitar method. With an additional seventh string on the guitar, there is a new realm of chord voicings to pursue, and you have the ability to play bass, rhythm, and melody on any given song.

Video: Playing 7-String Guitar on a 6-String Guitar

On May 3, 2008, in News, by Jimmy Foster

In this guitar lesson video from Foster Guitars, Jimmy wants to show you how you can find out if you’d be a good candidate for the 7-string guitar style.

Video: Yesterday

On September 25, 2007, in News, by Jimmy Foster

In this guitar video from Foster Guitars, Jimmy performs ‘Yesterday’ on solo 7-string archtop guitar.

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