The Basin Street Edition Thinline Archtop Guitar

Available in 6-string & 7-string guitar configuration

The Basin Street Edition Thinline Archtop Guitar (Foster Jazz Guitars)

Starting with the St. Charles Ave. guitar model as a basis, Jimmy Foster has created an archtop jazz guitar that possesses many of the most popular features available while keeping the price at a minimum. The Basin Street Edition jazz guitar is a 15″ thinline hollow body guitar that possesses a full acoustic sound while offering the comfort given by its compact design. This little cousin of the Avalon model is crafted with the finest materials available. The other outstanding feature of The Basin Street Edition guitar is its immediate availability from a Foster authorized dealer. If you prefer to deal direct, the Basin Street Edition can also be purchased from Foster Guitars. This archtop jazz guitar is availble as a 6-string guitar or a 7-string guitar.

Price starts at $4,500

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Standard Features:

  • Hand Split Carved Cedar Top with X bracing
  • 15″ Body Width (17″ width optional)
  • Select One Piece Mahogany back and sides
  • One Piece Mahogany neck joined at the 15th fret
  • Venetian Cutaway
  • Body Bound in Black Plastic Binding
  • Adjustable Steel Truss Rod
  • Solid Ebony Tailpiece, Pickguard, Bridge, Fingerboard, Headstock, Truss Rod Cover and Heel Cap
  • Beautifully Chamfered F Holes
  • Engraved Truss Rod Cover
  • Delicate Abalone Inlay on the 12th fret, headstock, and tailpiece
  • Custom Kent Armstrong Built In Pickup with Volume, Tone, and Coil Tap Controls
  • Gold Plated Tuners
  • High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • 6-String or 7-String Configuration
  • Cremona Burst or Honey Burst Finish
  • Custom Hardshell Case


  • 17″ Version – $500.00
  • Ebony Tuner Buttons – $50.00
  • Left-Handed Version – $1000.00

2 Responses to The Basin Street Edition

  1. Teloniuco says:

    I love this one. I´m left handed, and living in argentina. So, you so far from me, i´m going to cry… a little! I´m started my own handcrafted thin archtop, and this is a beautiful model to follow. Love this work of yours. I want demos of the sound, i think that in this all the luthiers have abandoned the teaching. I want to learn, i need to make the plans, the woods, but also to have a sample of the results of combining woods, because a guitar is an instrument and have to speak and be listened. Don’t make toys magicien!
    Good luck, work and life!

  2. Gary Foster says:

    Is there any place to buy a basin street 6 string guitar

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