- 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: Property from the estate of Walter Becker. 2019