The Crescent City Elite Archtop Guitar

Available in 6-string & 7-string guitar configuration

The Crescent City Elite Archtop Guitar (Foster Jazz Guitars)

The Crescent City Elite is the crown jewel of the Crescent City Series. It is also my most popular model. Only the most select domestic tone woods are used in the creation of a Crescent City Elite. As with all Foster guitars, only the highest grade ebony, abalone shell, tuners, and pickups are selected to be used on the Elite. This archtop is availble as a 6-string guitar or a 7-string guitar.

Price starts at $10,000

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Standard Features:

  • Hand Split Very Select Sitka Spruce Top with Parallel Bracing or X Bracing
  • Book Matched Master Grade Figured Domestic Big leaf Maple Back with Matching Sides
  • 7 Piece Laminated Maple Neck with Fancy Walnut Center Stripes
  • Venetian Cutaway
  • Adjustable Steel Truss rod
  • Very Select Ebony Fingerboard, Front and Rear Headstock Veneers, Bridge, Truss Rod Cover, Tailpiece, Pickguard, and Heel Cap
  • Abalone Block Inlay for the Fingerboard
  • Crescent city elite Abalone Inlays adorn the Headstock, Tailpiece,Truss Rod Cover, Bridge Base, and Heel Cap
  • Body Bound with 9 ply multi-lined binding with 4 ply side purflings
  • 5 ply Binding with side purflings for the Neck and Headstock
  • Single Bound F Holes and Multi-Bound Pickguard
  • Gold Plated Tuners with Solid Ebony Tuning Keys
  • Custom Floating Kent Armstrong Pickup with Adjustable Poles
  • High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Standard or Sunburst Color
  • 6-String or 7-String Configuration
  • TKL Hardshell Case


  • Master Grade European Cello Wood Top – $500.00
  • Master Grade German Fiddleback Maple – $600.00
  • Quilted Maple Back – $500.00
  • 18″ body – $1000.00
  • 25″ scale – $150.00
  • Left-Handed Version – $1000.00

One Response to The Crescent City Elite

  1. Joseph Romano says:

    August l9,2011. Today is a very sad day for me as I just heard of Jimmy”s passing. I met him l2 years ago at a New York Guitar show. As a matter of fact my grandson who was then 10, heard him playing his guitar was fascinated. I played his guitar and fell in love, I had to own one..Well I am a proud owner of the Crescent City Elite since Nov, 2000. I flew out to see Jimmy and pick up my guitar.. We had a blast playing together and staying in touch and friends through the years. Jimmy they don,t make them like you. I could go on and on..You surely will be missed.
    Joe Romano
    No. Babylon Ny

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