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Scott F. Guinn

Scott F. Guinn

Scott F. Guinn ("Great Scott!") is a former full-time professional magician (now a full-time pastor and part-time pro) from Star, Idaho (near Boise). Scott has been entertaining and amazing audiences throughout the US and Canada since 1978. In addition, he performed regularly in Boise-area restaurants several nights per week over two decades, and he has had numerous television appearances.

Scott’s corporate clients include food and beverage giants like Nestle, Heinz and Coca-Cola, as well as companies from many other fields, such as Hewlett-Packard, Micron Computers, Dollar and Hertz car rental agencies, Bank of America and many more. For many years, Scott earned his living from performing magic.

In addition, Scott has written many books on magic, and starred in a DVD teaching his material, all of which have received rave reviews from organizations, magazines, and individual magicians, both amateur and professional.

"Your success is well-deserved. I read a lot of stuff that is either poorly structured or just doesn't have anything 'new' about it. Your ideas have structure and I can immediately see that they will work in the real world. Some guys put out stuff that will only work one-to-one or for YouTube. I like the fact that you cover the routine by writing up your patter and all the inside bits, unlike sometimes when I read a routine and I can't make out how it will play because all they do is give a basic explanation of the effect and then a very bland explanation of the method. You know what you're doing and it's a pleasure to read." - Greg Arce

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The Value of a Dollar by Scott F. Guinn

To prove that we really do understand the value of YOUR dollar, we're dropping the price of this routine to just $10!

Longtime professional magician and popular magic author Scott F. Guinn is back, and he's hit this one out of the park! The Value of a Dollar (VOD) is a professional and commercial multi-phased routine with a borrowed bill.

As you talk about the changing value of the dollar over the decades, the bill changes repeatedly, finally turning into a coin, which then turns into a lime in midair! The lime is given to the person who loaned you the bill. He cuts it open and inside...

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Three-Piece Combo by Scott F. Guinn

#4 in Scott F. Guinn's "Sit-Down Coin Magic" Series, Three-Piece Combo is a coin routine that really packs a punch. This professionally routined, multi-phase coin routine flows from one sequence to the next in a magical ride building up to a knockout climax!

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From a coin purse clasp (no bag attached) three silver coins are visually extracted. One of these changes into a Chinese coin with a hole in the center.

The two silver coins travel, one at a time, to magically join the Chinese coin in your closed fist. Next, all three coins are seen and heard to be placed in your closed...

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None of the Above: one coin routine by Scott F. Guinn

None of the Above is Scott F. Guinn's anytime, anywhere coin routine that uses just one coin and nothing else; no extra coins, no tricky coins, no gimmicks, no secret utility devices. (The only utility device required, if you want to call it that, is that you must be wearing a shirt or jacket with a left breast pocket.) It includes the complete, commercial con man/hustler-themed storyline that will hook your audiences and reel them in. Like all of Scott's books, the writing is thorough, understandable, and conversational, accompanied by clear and helpful photographs.

From the introduction: ...

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Canned Dunbury by Scott F. Guinn

A comedy card on seat routine with a twist.

This one is an absolute killer! Scott's Comedy Card on Seat routine uses a different method from the well-known Chuck Fayne or gaffed chair routines. The audience participant joins you up front and sits in an ordinary chair. Then, while you look away, he selects and signs a card, replaces it anywhere he wants in the deck and thoroughly shuffles the deck before returning it to you. After some fun, and very amusing byplay, the card vanishes, followed by a kick-in-the-head moment that NOBODY sees coming, before it is revealed that he is SITTING on...

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Calling Cards by Scott F. Guinn

A feature show-stopping mentalism routine

NOTE: While the description below describes the effect using a seven-digit phone number, it can also be done with ten or more digits to cover area codes and country codes if required. Scott explains this in the ebook, as well some other options.

You remove a deck of cards from its case. To preclude the possibility of any sleight-of-hand, you put it in a clear glass tumbler, holding it up for all to see, the face of the pack toward the audience. You begin moving cards, one at a time, from the back of the deck to the face, and seven audience members...

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Celebrity Poker by Scott F. Guinn

Celebrity Poker is Scott's exciting take on Alan Shaxon's "Confabulation" effect. This is a mentalism routine for parlor, platform and stage with lots of audience participation, comedy, and an extremely engaging presentation. The routine is very funny, super strong, super easy to do, and with one exception, the required props cost next to nothing at your local dollar store or Walmart. The good news: That one exception is readily available from magic dealers and it isn't very expensive--and you don't have to own it to do the routine! Scott gives complete instructions on how to do the routine...

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The Best Nest by Scott F. Guinn

The Best Nest - Scott's Borrowed Ring in Nest of Boxes routine is an absolute treasure! One of his pet performance pieces, you can use the routine with virtually any existing marketed set, or make up the DIY set as Scott explains, and save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Scott has honed this routine over decades of performances, and it shows. Every little detail and nuance is given, along with subtleties and convincers that you won't find anywhere else, including a really easy and really sneaky way of making the audience believe the nest of boxes has been freely and completely displayed...

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Dark Thoughts by Scott F. Guinn

Jean Boucher's "The Dark Card" is one of the greatest utility card gimmicks ever--you can do MIRACLES with it! In Dark Thoughts, Scott teaches seven incredible routines using the Dark Card.

PART ONE: ALONE WITH THE DARK

  • Olympic Champion: Two spectators' signed cards (with different colored backs) transpose!
  • Red & Blue Times Two: The Alex Elmsley classic, with an impossible instant repeat!
  • The Legend of Scott Star: A tale of the Old West, with lawmen, card cheats, killers, and a hangin' judge. There is magic all the way, including a poker deal, and a finish that they never see coming...
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The Guinn Utility Backslip by Scott F. Guinn

The Guinn Utility Backslip or GUB is an extremely versatile and surprisingly simple technique, which can be used to accomplish or replace all of the following sleights:

  • Control card to top
  • Control card to second from top
  • Control card to bottom
  • Control card to second from bottom
  • Multiple Shift (all of the above done with two or more cards)
  • Sidesteal
  • The Pass
  • Secret Reversal
  • Top Change
  • Multiple Top Change
  • Bottom Change
  • Multiple Bottom Change
  • Color Change
  • Lap
  • Gambler’s Cop
  • Tenkai Palm
  • False Deals
The most exciting feature of the GUB is that all of these applications are...
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Great Scott's Matrix Routines by Scott F. Guinn

Do you like the Matrix effect? Here are four versions of this classic effect of coin magic, each with "the Guinn touch", plus an entire comedy script, straight out of Scott's professional performing repertoire, meaning you're really getting FIVE routines! This fun, funny, and exciting story will grab your audience's attention and lock it in place right up to the big finish!

This ebook has recently been drastically expanded to include extra nuances and finesses. In addition, all the required moves and sleights are explained, in the lauded clear style Scott has become famous for. The table...

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Great Scott's Oil & Water Routines by Scott F. Guinn

If you're a fan of the Oil & Water plot, feast your eyes on this release, containing three takes on Oil & Water!

Ed Marlo's Oil & Water plot is a modern classic of card magic, and contrary to what some magicians say, the effect can absolutely rock laymen! Great Scott's Oil & Water Routines is a 43-page ebook with 49 photos, in which Scott teaches the following in his famously clear writing style:

  1. ELMER'S SOW - A very simple yet very magical and clean one-phase routine.
  2. SIMON'S COW - An exceptionally clean and convincing O&W routine.
  3. THE "X" ON VAL DEES - A much more technically demanding...
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Three Killers by Scott F. Guinn

THREE KILLER COIN ROUTINES FROM SCOTT'S PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING REPERTOIRE.

Not only are these routines powerful and commercial, they are easy to learn and perform! These are the three most-performed coin routines from Scott's arsenal--the bread and butter material he has used to make a living for years. Scott has held nothing back: the routines are masterfully explained, profusely photo-illustrated, and include all the subtleties and nuances, along with complete, professional performance scripts! The three effects can be performed one right after the other to form an entire coin set--in...

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Traveling Thru Idaho by Scott F. Guinn

Dai Vernon's "The Travelers" plot has always been one of Scott's favorites. In this eBook, Scott has compiled several of his streamlined handlings for this plot. All of them are very easy to do, and one of them is almost self-working!

In addition, Scott has included "A Visit to Boise," a routine inspired by Larry Jennings' "The Visitor" that makes a great follow-up to "The Idaho Travelers" (the first routine in the book). This book ends with "Sun Valley Serenade," Scott's super-easy handling of Jack Carpenter's "Multiplex Reset."

5 routines, 50 pages, with 52 photos

Level: Intermediate

"Idaho Travelers" is a GREAT routine...
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Two Sides of the Same Coin by Scott F. Guinn

Three powerful coin magic routines with "tricky coins"--professionally routined, complete with patter! Easy of execution, but strong and commercial!

Scott has held nothing back: the routines are masterfully explained, profusely photo-illustrated, and include all the subtleties and nuances, along with complete, professional performance scripts! The three effects can be performed one right after the other to form an entire coin set--in fact, that's exactly how Scott performs them. There is good variety between the routines, and audiences absolutely love all three.

Kung-Fooled - a twisted...

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U.N. Coin Box Routines by Scott F. Guinn

STRONG MAGIC WITH COIN BOXES!

Two powerful and commercial routines using Okito-type coin boxes (Boston Box and a Slot Box) and international coins with gaffs.

You will need a range of gaffs:

For Routine # 1:

  1. Two copper/silver coins (C/S), one side showing a US half dollar, the other an English Penny.
  2. One each of the regular matching coins--an English Penny and a US half dollar.
  3. An English penny expanded shell (EXP).
For Routine # 2:
  1. Three Chinese coins that are the size of a half dollar
  2. An expanded shell Chinese coin (CES) to match
  3. An expanded shell half dollar (EXP) ...
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Great Scott! It's Magic! by Scott F. Guinn

Routines from a full-time pro that you can (and will) do!

Scott F. Guinn is a full-time professional magician from Star, Idaho (near Boise) who has been entertaining and amazing audiences throughout the US and Canada since 1978. Scott earns his living performing for "real people" in the "real world". Scott has also written several books and ebooks which you can find here at Lybrary.com. He was also featured in publications such as The Linking Ring, MUM, and AM/PM. On this DVD, you will find material from Scott's "A List", the stuff he performs for real people in real-world paying gigs. The...

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Belgian Blockbusters by Scott F. Guinn

This is an ebook about the magic of Peter Vanspauwen. Peter's name is not well-known in the magic community--yet! This ebook has some great stuff that will get your juices flowing, and like all of Scott's ebooks, is absolutely loaded with photo illustrations. 4 card routines, 3 coin routines, a wonderful rope routine, and two more routines for parlor or platform. 226 photos. Level: Intermediate

1st edition 2003; 100 pages.

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Guinn Gone Mental by Scott F. Guinn

In this, his sixteenth magic ebook, popular author Scott F. Guinn shares a baker’s dozen of his favorite mind magic effects. Clairvoyance, predictions, intuition, second sight, and other plots await you within this work.

Nine of the effects were published in Scott’s previous (now out of print) ebooks, but these have been updated and expanded:

  • CLAIRVOYANT JOKER: The mentally selected card is the only non-Joker
  • BLIND-SIGHTED: Divine a mentally selected number & card
  • A STRONG IMPRESSION: You predict the card a spectator will name (no force)
  • FOR REAL PREDICTION: A strong and easy...
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Marked for Death by Scott F. Guinn

Scott has been holding this close to the vest for more than a decade. A small part of his do-it-yourself marked deck system was published in his long out of print book "Never Miss a Trick," but in this manuscript Scott gives you the full meal deal, explaining the entire system. Along with instructions on how to make up your own decks (in just minutes!), Scott gives you memory hooks to make learning the system as quick and painless as possible. Then he gets into the routines--and what routines they are! Killer routines that will slaughter your audience! Stuff that seems absolutely impossible...

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My Best To You: Cards by Scott F. Guinn

Fifteen of Scott F. Guinn’s best card effects from his out of print books, edited, expanded, and updated. Unique plots and twisted classics, all audience tested in the real world!

  • BOXING A JOKER
  • OPEN FLIPPIN’ PREDICTION
  • A COUPLE OF BANDITS
  • RANSOMED BACK
  • WHAT THE DEVIL
  • WHAT IN THE WORLD
  • FACE-OFF
  • KINGS’ NITE OUT
  • UNPREDICTABLE
  • WAKE ME AT TEN
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE
  • UNIVERSAL APPEAL
  • COLOR MY WORLD
  • A TRIUMPH IN PLASTIC
As always, profusely photo-illustrated, written in the clear, conversational style Scott is known for.
"If you want real workable routines that play...
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My Best To You: Coins by Scott F. Guinn

This is Volume Two in the "My Best to You" series. Containing 13 gems of coin magic excerpted from Scott's long out of print books, this material has been edited and updated, with loads of tips, finesses, new handlings, and additions that weren't in the originals.

Contains:

  • SUCKER TRICK
  • GLASS ACTION SUIT
  • WORMHOLE
  • INTO THE FOURTH DEMENTIA
  • EYE-CON
  • POUCHED CSB
  • SHEEPISH THIEVES
  • NORTH AMERICAN JUMPING COINS
  • UN COINS THRU TABLE
  • STRUCK, PACKED, & PITCHED
  • SHELLED, FOLDED, & HOOKED
  • STACKED, WAXED, & HIJACKED
  • GREAT SCOTT’S FLURRY
Unique plots and twisted classics, all...
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My Best To You: Close-Up & Stand-Up by Scott F. Guinn

The 3rd and final installment of this series, volume three contains great magic from Scott's early books Great Scott! It's MORE Magic! And Magishing My Way. This is stuff Scott has been making a living with for over a decade! No filler here!

5 close-up routines that don't use cards or coins, 4 routines for parlor/platform, and three routines for kids shows!

CONTENTS

CLOSE-UP ROUTINES:

  • STICK AROUND - ring & stick
  • JELLIS - Ellis ring
  • RINGS OFF...RINGS ON - keychain rings & string
  • STRUNG OUT - borrowed finger ring & string
  • A TRUNK FULL OF NUTS - 2-in-hand, 1-in-pocket
STAND-UP...
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Not Your Ordinary Card Tricks by Scott F. Guinn

Are you tired of the same old card tricks? You know what I mean...

“OK, I’ll deal down three rows of seven cards each, and you just tell me which row contains your card...”

or...

“Was this your card? No? How about THIS one?”

or maybe...

“Now, the fifth way I’ll find the four aces is...”

or even...

“Look! For the 22nd time, your card has risen to the top of the deck!”

Sometimes it’s good to get off the beaten path. Sometimes, you just want to do something different. Sometimes, you want to take a deck of cards and perform some routines that are not...

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A Little Something by Scott F. Guinn

In this ebook you will find material that entertains and amazes, but more importantly, it is material that 'mere mortals' can actually do. Two dozen incredible routines. Cards, coins, and parlor/platform material is included.

Nothing is duplicated from Scott's other ebooks, lecture notes, or DVD--with one exception, and that has been greatly expanded and updated.

These routines bear the Guinn trademarks of clever thinking and thoughtful construction, from a man who has been called "one of our best close-up and stand-up performers" (Aldo Colombini, in The Linking Ring) and "one of the best writers in...

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