The Crescent City Classic Archtop Guitar

Available in 6-string & 7-string guitar configuration

The Crescent City Classic Archtop Guitar (Foster Jazz Guitars)

The Crescent City Classic archtop guitar model features all of the same specifications as the Crescent City while adding many attractive additions. This archtop guitar has the looks, tone and feel of a classic high end archtop jazz guitar while maintaining a moderate price. Several options and color choices allow the Crescent City Classic to be the customized instrument of your dreams. This archtop is availble as a 6-string guitar or a 7-string guitar.

Price starts at $8,000

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Standard Features:

  • Hand Split Select Sitka Spruce with Parallel Bracing or X Bracing
  • Book Matched Select Domestic Figured Maple Back With Matching Sides
  • Three Piece Figured Maple Neck
  • Venetian Cutaway
  • Adjustable Steel Truss Rod
  • Select Ebony Fingerboard, Tailpiece, Bridge. Headstock Veneer, Pickguard, Truss Rod Cover, Heel Cap, and Volume Knobs
  • Classic Style Inlay on the Headstock and Tailpiece
  • Body Bound in 5-Ply plastic binding
  • Neck and Head bound with Single White plastic binding
  • Chamfered F holes
  • Gold Plated Tuners
  • Custom Kent Armstrong Floating Humbucker with Adjustable Pole Pieces
  • High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Standard Color Choice
  • 6-String or 7-String Configuration
  • TKL Hardshell Case


  • Block Inlay – $275.00
  • Quilted Maple – $500.00
  • Master Grade Domestic Spruce Top – $300.00
  • European Spruce Top – $500.00
  • Master Grade Domestic Maple Back – $300.00
  • European Maple Back and Sides – $600.00
  • 18″ Body Width – $1,000.00
  • Ebony Tuning Keys – $50.00
  • 25″ scale – $150.00
  • Coil Tap Switch – $75.00
  • Left-Handed Version – $1000.00

One Response to The Crescent City Classic

  1. Jim Lichens says:

    In 1997, Jimmy built his guitar #147 for me—custom order for basic archtop in spruce/mohogany. I now live in Colorado—very dry climate. I need a plastic (non-wood) case to protect this guitar from the climate here. I’m having trouble finding a case to fit—please give me your recommendation(s). Thank you!! –Jim Lichens

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