Black Creek

product types: 

  • bass guitars
  • electric guitars


Black Creek Musical Instrument Company was founded by Chris "Lumpy" Hofschneider. Hofshneider was from upstate New York and had gained experience building instruments with guitar makers in the Woodstock area such as Stuart Spector, Harvey Citron, and Joe Veillette. Hofschneider was also a long time associate of Michael Tobias  and a guitar tech for Richie Sambora. He built NYS electric guitars to custom order, costing around $2500 circa 2001. Also made Time Square branded guitars (used by Walter Becker of Steely Dan and Richie Sambora). Chris Hofschneider passed away in 2016.

Source: Black Creek Musical NYS Guitar. Lisa Sharken. Vintage Guitar Magazine. January 2001

Source: R.I.P Chris Hofschneider. MTD website (June 2016)

Source: Property from the estate of Walter Becker. 2019


Black Creek Musical Instrument Co.
RR3 Box 84, Hauverville Road
12122 Middleburgh , NY
United States
New York US