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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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Knuckle Massaging Card Techniques by Scott F. Guinn

This photo-illustrated ebook contains two powerful utility sleights that are easy to do and naturally motivated:

  1. The Automatic Bottom Palm is a completely covered, completely automatic palm that anyone can do. If you've been afraid of palming, this is the move for you!
  2. The Spread Turnover Switch is a utility switch that allows you to openly and naturally swap a card or cards for a completely different card or cards. Switch four indifferent cards for four aces, cleanly and naturally. The best part: It's EASY!

1st edition 2010; 16 pages.

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Assertive Positive Negative by Scott F. Guinn

A new and improved version of this effect is Positive Increases. The original version will remain available at a reduced price.

Impromptu mentalism with nothing but a pen and your business card! Based on an effect by the remarkable Max Maven.

You write something on the back of your business card and set it aside. You give your participant three imaginary coins. She chooses one and then flips it into the air. She tells you whether it landed heads or tails up. You turn over your card, revealing that you wrote which coin she would choose and its orientation.

This ebook has been rewritten in much more depth,...

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Great Scott! It's Magic! (for resale)

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Great Scott! It's Magic! (for resale) 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 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 routines...

 
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Designated Driver by Scott F. Guinn

Scott F. Guinn is back with another commercial card routine!

You explain that you have a sure-fire way to decide which person in a group enjoying a few drinks should be the designated driver. After a deck of cards is thoroughly shuffled, one person selects a card. Three different people look at this card and commit it to memory. When you ask them all to tell everyone which card they saw, you get three different answers--each person names a different card! The card is turned over and shown that it doesn't match any of the cards named. In fact, none of the named cards are even in the deck! ...

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Great Scott's Ambitious Card Routine by Scott F. Guinn

The Ambitious Card is visual, impossible, and engaging. It breaks the old "never repeat a trick" rule - in fact, it becomes stronger when repeated, especially as the conditions become more stringent along the way.

This ebook teaches Scott's Ambitious Card routine (no surprise there, eh?). He explains not only what he does, but why he does it--why each phase goes where it does, etc.

A lot of you will be adding the finale to your own routines; it's free, quickly constructed, easy to use, and it creates the same illusion as some pretty expensive marketed gaffs. It is also much cleaner and...

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The Working Pro's Bill in Lemon by Scott F. Guinn

"THE PERFECT CLOSER!"

This is quite possibly THE SINGLE STRONGEST ROUTINE in Scott's arsenal. A clean, magical, and effective Bill in Lemon routine that is audience tested and approved.

A spectator's dollar bill (verified as the same bill at every step of this process) is identified, such that everyone in the audience knows it is HIS bill. The bill is then openly (no envelopes) burned by the same spectator. Another spectator has been holding a package since before the show started. He brings it forward. The first spectator opens it and removes its contents: some napkins, a lemon, and a...

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Clairvoyant Joker 2.0.1.0 by Scott F. Guinn

Scott has been using this diabolically simple routine for over twenty years. How can something so easy play so strongly?

Effect: You deal five cards to the table. A spectator mentally chooses a number from one to five. You turn your back, and he looks at the card that fell at his number, then replaces it. The cards are gathered and shuffled and placed in your shirt pocket. After a few moments of focused concentration, you remove the cards one at a time. Finally, you reveal the card that the spectator merely thought of, proving you also knew his number! But you're not done yet... The rest...

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Great Scott's Ring and Rope Routine by Scott F. Guinn

Another routine that has helped to earn Scott's reputation, both in the magic community and with lay-audiences. Combining some well known moves with some that will be new to you, this is a multi-phased routine where a solid metal ring magically penetrates on and off an ordinary rope. The penetrations become progressively more clean and amazing, leading up to a killer finale!

The ring and rope are completely unprepared and may be examined. The ring is never just put on or taken off the rope--it goes on magically, and then it comes off magically. It is also modular, so you can do the whole...

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Having A Ball: Three Ball Routine by Scott F. Guinn

Scott's version of the classic 3-Ball routine, with some fun twists and turns along the way, including color changes, perpetual productions from the mouth, and more! A lot more variety than most routines of this type.

Scott's clear writing style, combined with tons of photos accompanying the text, will have you ready to perform this in the very near future.

This is a strong, commercial, professional routine, and it is unlikely that your audiences have ever seen anything like it. It's a great routine to put in the middle or at the end of your set, and it doesn't use cards or coins! Modular,...

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McCall of the Wild: A Wild Card Routine by Scott F. Guinn

“Wild Card” is an icon of card magic. Most close up magicians have purchased some version of it somewhere along the way in their journey through magic. And yet, you almost never see it performed. Why? It can’t be because it is “hackneyed”--as just stated, one almost never sees it performed, so how could that be the case?

Flip Hallema said it best:

“Most Wild Card routines are nice to do for magicians, but too drawn out for a genuine party-audience; too much repetition of the same move, slow tempo, and no climax, while the trick cries for [a] crescendo. In my opinion, [it] should build...

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Participant's Triumph by Scott F. Guinn

Your participant shuffles the deck, cuts it, and removes a card and signs her name on its face. She returns this to the deck at a spot of her choosing. The deck is cut in half, and one half is turned face up. Your participant shuffles the two halves together, face up into face down. You snap your fingers and spread the deck--every card is face down with one exception--her signed card is face up in the middle of the spread!

There is also an amazing kicker ending--you'll have to buy the ebook to find out what it is! You finish by allowing her to keep the deck as a souvenir.

This is the...

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Peanut Butter & Jelly by Scott F. Guinn

HERE IT IS! THE ROUTINE THAT EARNED SCOTT A WORLDWIDE REPUTATION...

With just three sponge balls, a purse frame and a "special something" (readily available from virtually any magic dealer), Scott has created a routine that is fun, charming, and extremely commercial. It has proven to be mystifying and tremendously entertaining for audiences of all ages, and has garnered praise from laymen and big name magicians alike. Many magicians have said that this is the best sponge ball routine EVER!

Thoroughly explained along with photo-illustrations, this routine teaches a couple of utility moves...

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Quicker Than The Eye! by Scott F. Guinn

The 1st installment of the "Sit-Down Card Magic" Series, Quicker than the Eye! is Scott's award-winning card to purse routine, with his full, professional script!

"The hand is quicker than the eye." This old axiom is still widely believed to be true, and most people associate it with magicians. In Quicker than the Eye!, you offer to prove this expression is true in a contest with the participant. You put up money (in the form of a silver dollar in a coin purse) that the participant gets if you lose, but you keep if you win. You fail to provide the proof, so the participant gets the dollar....

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Red Hot Mama's Lips by Scott F. Guinn

RED HOT MAMA'S LIPS IS A VERY POWERFUL CARD EFFECT. THIS ONE HAS IT ALL, A SELECTED CARD'S BACK CHANGES COLOR, TRANSPOSITION OF TWO CHOSEN CARDS, AND A GREAT KICKER ENDING THAT LEAVES YOUR SPECTATOR WITH A GREAT SOUVENIR.

What do you get when you mix Red Hot Mama with a killer presentational twist and a powerful finish! A great card routine, that's what--Scott's most performed card routine! "The Guinn Touch" applied to this Al Leech classic means an audience-pleasing presentation, motivated moves, and ease of performance with a complete script. Everything you need to put this signature piece...

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Repeat Pantsposition by Scott F. Guinn

AN AMAZING TRANSPOSITION OF TWO SIGNED SELECTED CARDS WITH AN INSTANT REPEAT!

Each of two audience members (our good friends Bob and Sue) select a card and sign its face. Sue’s card (the 3S) is placed on top of the deck, while Bob’s (the KD) is placed in your pants pocket. You put Sue’s card, reversed, in the center of the deck. After a magical gesture, the deck is spread, and... the reversed card at the center is Bob’s signed KD! Remarking that you thought you put Bob’s card in your pocket, you reach into said pocket and remove the card--only to find that it is Sue’s signed...

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Silverdusted by Scott F. Guinn

#2 in the Sit-Down Coin Magic series, this is one of Scott's most acclaimed coin routines. You introduce a saltshaker filled with “coin concentrate” (silver glitter). You sprinkle a little of the dust onto your obviously empty hand, squeeze, and a half dollar appears in your hand! You decide to demonstrate the special properties of this coin, making it vanish, reappear, penetrate the table, turn into a foreign copper coin and back to a half dollar! Finally, with a squeeze and a crumble, the coin dematerializes back into the shaker, and your hands are absolutely empty!

This routine is...

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Sparring Partners by Scott F. Guinn

#3 in the "Sit-Down Coin Magic" Series, this double coin box routine is an absolute stunner!

Two small brass boxes with lids are shown empty. The lids are replaced. After a magic gesture, one of the boxes has 4 silver coins in it! These are dumped into a spectator's hand (they can be examined) and then replaced in the box. The lids are placed on both boxes. Suddenly, the box with the coins is empty, and the other box now holds the coins! Just as suddenly, the coins jump back to the first box!

Next, the 4 silver coins instantly and miraculously change to 4 copper coins! These copper coins...

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Symphony for Ring & String by Scott F. Guinn

Scott's finger ring and string routine flows along in a harmonious blend of magic! This is strong, commercial, practical magic with ordinary items. Pure sleight of hand accomplishes the powerful magic, but it's nothing difficult to learn. This is a routine you'll be proud to include in your performing arsenal. A great routine for all skill levels and virtually any close-up performing situation!

A string is held at both ends and the loop is dipped into a purse clasp (coin purse with no bag). When the string is lifted out of the clasp, a ring is dangling from the loop! The ring penetrates off...

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Table-Hopping Cups and Balls by Scott F. Guinn

This is an exceptionally hard-hitting and very magical routine. Scott developed it with the Table-Hopping environment in mind, but it isn't limited to table-hopping venues--Scott also performs this with full sized cups in a variety of different performing conditions! If you work in the real world…this is definitely worthy of your consideration.

The Cups and Balls is probably the most-performed effect in magic's long history. However, it is rarely seen by the public these days, especially by table-hopping close up performers. Table-hopping magicians aren't willing (or able) to dedicate so...

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That's How We Do It! by Scott F. Guinn

You begin by explaining and demonstrating an old stunt known as “coin snatching.” You explain that this is actually a very competitive pursuit, complete with its own competitions and world records. You relate an experience you had at one such competition, demonstrating the action as you proceed:

A cocky New Yorker claimed he had a new, much more challenging technique for coin snatching, going horizontally rather than vertically. After successfully demonstrating his technique with a stack of quarters, you remark that he then exclaimed, “I’m from Brooklyn, and that’s how we do it!” ...

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Treasure Valley Twist by Scott F. Guinn

4 cards turn face up one at a time, then all at once, and then magically... each of the four cards has a different back!

This is a powerful, professional routine that builds to a mind-blowing climax. Written in Scott's crystal clear, conversational style, this is a 12 page manuscript with 15 photos.

Level: Easy

"Because I live and perform in the same market as Scott, I have a rule not to perform his material. With 'Treasure Valley Twist', I break that rule! It's that good!" - Darrin Cook (Raymonde Crow)

1st edition 2009; 12 pages.

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Twilight Passage by Scott F. Guinn

This is the first installment of Scott's "Sit-Down Coin Magic" Series. Combining two classic plots of coin magic ("Twilight" and "Coins through Table"), Scott has come up with a powerhouse of coin magic that Guy Camirand called "A beautiful routine!"

A large silver dollar is dumped from an elegant box, and the box set aside. A mirror is held up to the coin. The coin's reflection is pulled out of the mirror--there are now two coins! The two coins are placed in front of the mirror. One at a time, each coin and its reflection are pulled away, leaving you with FOUR coins! The coins magically...

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The World's Worst Card Player by Scott F. Guinn

This is the 10-card poker deal that is getting raves from the magic community. This routine is lots of fun, has a strong presentation, and it takes the "sting" out of things for the audience participant.

Scott's full professional script is included. This is a very funny, entertaining routine that will endear you to the audience and make the participant look like a hero. EVERYBODY wins! 15 pages of Scott's now famous crystal clear instruction, complete with the thinking behind the routine.

Yep, this is definitely a real winner!

Level: EASY!

Dear Scott, Thank you very much for your...
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Pro-Mega by Scott F. Guinn

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Scott F. Guinn tips every detail of Pro-Mega, his blockbuster multiple location routine for parlor, platform and stage!

Seven audience participants each freely select and sign a card. The cards are lost in the deck and then each card is found in a progressively more impossible way. The amazement and amusement grow to an unbelievable crescendo with the revelation of the last card, which has been in full view in an impossible location since before the show began!

Scott is a seasoned pro who has used this pet routine in his professional performing repertoire for decades,...

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Vicissitudes by Scott F. Guinn

From the professional repertoire of popular author Scott F. Guinn comes a powerhouse six-phase feature card routine, Vicissitudes. The meaning of "Vicissitudes" is "a succession of alternating changes," and that is exactly what happens in this magical routine. Two cards repeatedly change places in very visual and shocking ways:

1. The JH changes into the 10C in midair and then the JH suddenly and visually appears on top of the deck.

2.The 10C is at the face of the deck, the JH inserted, reversed, in the middle. Suddenly the JH is at the face and the 10C reversed in the middle.

3.Both...

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Positive Increases by Scott F. Guinn

Some of the biggest names in magic and mentalism have raved about Assertive Positive Negative, Scott F. Guinn's improvement of Max Maven's "Positive Negative." Luminaries such as Ron Bauer, Richard Busch, Dr. Bill Cushman, and Richard Webster have been effusive in their praise. It would have been perfectly understandable, then, for Scott to have rested on his laurels and let the routine alone.

But Scott felt there was room for improvement, particularly on one part of the handling. For months and months, he tinkered and fiddled with the routine. And finally, much as with the epiphany that birthed APN, a very simple and elegant solution occurred...

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