The St. Charles Avenue Thinline Archtop Guitar

Available in 6-string & 7-string guitar configuration

The St. Charles Avenue Thinline Archtop Guitar (Foster Jazz Guitars)

The St. Charles Avenue archtop guitar is a hand carved 15-inch or 17-inch archtop guitar that is capable of producing a clear acoustic sound with great volume while delivering a classic mellow tone with excellent sustain when amplified. The St. Charles is a versatile performer with a lightweight and compact design, which makes it ideal for concerts, travel, and studio work. This jazz guitar is priced with minimal appointments and a long list of options which will allow The St. Charles Ave. to be the customized guitar of your dreams. This archtop is availble as a 6-string guitar or a 7-string guitar.

Price starts at $5,000

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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
  • Single white body binding
  • Venetian Cutaway
  • Adjustable Steel Truss Rod
  • Solid Ebony Tailpiece, Pickguard, Bridge, Fingerboard, Headstock, Truss Rod Cover and Heel Cap
  • Beautifully Chamfered F Holes
  • Custom Kent Armstrong Built In Pickup with Volume and Tone Controls
  • Gold Plated Tuners
  • High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • 6-String or 7-String Configuration
  • Custom Hardshell Case


  • Block Inlay – $275.00
  • Fleur De Lis Inlay (Finger Board – $600.00) (Head & Tail Piece – $500)
  • Elite Style Head and Tail Piece Inlay – $300.00
  • Inlays on the Heel, Truss Rod Cover, and Bridge Base – $75.00 each
  • Rear Headstock Veneer – $175.00
  • 17″ Version – $500.00
  • Floating Pickup with Fingerboard Extension- $600.00
  • 25″ Scale – $150.00
  • Ebony Tuner Buttons – $50.00
  • Coil Tap Switch – $60.00
  • Body Binding – (5 ply – $350.00)
  • Bound Fingerboard (single white) – $275.00
  • Bound Pickguard (single white) – $75.00
  • Bound F Holes (single white) – $250.00
  • Sunburst Color Choice – NC
  • 5 Piece Mahogany Neck – $300.00
  • Wood Binding – Please Inquire
  • Exotic wood appointments – Please Inquire
  • Cedar Creek Custom Case – $350.00
  • Solid Carved Sitka Spruce Top – $150.00
  • Solid Carved European Top – $500.00
  • One Piece Maple Back and Sides – $500.00
  • Left-Handed Version – $1000.00

One Response to The St. Charles Avenue

  1. DJ Collard says:

    How long would it take you to make a 17″ version with block inlay and what would it run for all together? And if I were to order one, do you do national shipping or just local? I live in Utah. Thanks and you make Beautiful pieces of art!

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