Hailed as “Music For The Eyes” ™, Heavy Magic’s Soulfilled Sound Machines™ are lovingly master-crafted for the world’s most discerning musicians and collectors.
This visually stunning guitar amplifier and matching speaker cabinet design features:
dovevetailed cabinets in hand-selected tone enhancing hardwoods including: African bubinga, ebony walnut and curly maple.
Hand carved and cast hardware including: solid silver and brass knobs, solid bronze corners embelished with silver
Intricate mother of pearl and abalone inlay, by a legendary artist Dave Nichols &co.
The Cabinets are made from a single extraordinary piece of highly figured
African Bubinga, custom cut for continuous grain.
The sides are embellished solid brass Deco inlays by Bob Epstein.
HM designed and powder coated grilles, custom engraved metal faceplate.
Amp breezeway is solid African ebony.
Front speaker panel is crafted from 4 piece bookmatched curly maple.
Rear panels are hand crafted from Bubinga and black walnut.
#001 Commission was fitted with the client's preferred components of
Two-Rock Custom Signature Reverb v1™ head, and an 12” 8 ohm "Alnico Elegante™" speaker.
Far from being merely a showpiece,
"When your ready for a Road Worthy Work of Art that represents your Music and your Soul.
we're ready to help you bring your dream to life."
Photography by Annette Slade
Original Concept and Design by Heavy Magic
Two-Rock Amp & Austin Speaker Works Speaker Provided by Client.
Client Guitar Amplifier of choice: Ultra-Fine TWO-ROCK Custom Signature Reverb v1
Client Speaker of choice: Austin Speaker Works 12" "Alnico Elegante™"
Sides are made from handpicked African Bubinga Hardwood with continuous matching grain.
Four panel Curly Maple cabinet front
Removable back panels are African Bubinga with Walnut accents
Amp breezeway is crafted from Black Ebony hardwood.
Top and front pearl inlays - flawlessly executed by legendary inlay artist Dave Nichols and Co.BACK TO TOP
Side art deco brass inlays
Custom engraved amp faceplate with antique font
Hand carved and cast solid silver knobs, with brass engraved escutcheons
Black powdercoated custom grills
Amp and Cabinet face features 117 custom solid silver and brass studs
Unique hand carved two piece solid silver and bronze corners
Cabinet face features a classic design in hand carved solid silver and Bronze
Each amp and speaker cabinet is identified with a custom bronze Heavy Magic nameplate
stating model, serial number, and completion date.
" I have never in my mind thought how a vision could become a reality.
Will Cascio, of HMSSM has combined sheer imagination and brilliant talent with unsurpassed expectation.
Simply stunning is conservative in how all that has been put forth from an envisioned concept,
to visually experiencing the end result.
After speaking with Will for the first time, I had no doubt of his ability to convey his true inspiration and thought process, yet, Will's creativity is unique in that to hear and see what he imagined would transpire from his heart.
A very rare individual indeed, who, along with accomplished artist/Sculptor Bob Epstein, took my
Two-Rock™ Custom Reverb Sig V1 and created literally, Magic For The Eyes and most importantly, The Ears.
I have never heard my Two-Rock™ sound so organically beautiful.
The matching head and cabinet have become musical soul - mates.
Willy's perseverance has enabled me to appreciate artistic creation from a whole new perspective
From the moment I connect my guitar to the amp, ultimately, to the beauty "
What We Do
Using your favorite Amplifier and Speaker components, we design and build the custom cabinets and hardware of your dreams. And if you choose, you can give us a free hand to build that dream for you.
At Heavy Magic, we handpick and use the finest materials and exotic woods.
All hardware is custom handcrafted from solid silver, bronze, and brass.
Our Amp & Speaker Cabs are intentionally overbuilt to withstand the rigors of real professional
use from Studio to Stage.
We can have custom road cases built for you on request.
"So take that beauty on the road."
Pricing is based on the complexity of design and materials used.
We stand behind our quality and workmanship 100%.
Why I Do It
Art is my life, my passion.
"My heros are the driven, the ones that not only awake each morning with the guts to step over the line , but once there, equally posses the the vision and the skillset to redefine it."
Here at HMSSM I believe my appraoch is unique and creates an exceptional opportunity for my clients.
I've assembled a team of master craftsmen who love what they do and give everything they have.
Every project is invested with our heart and soul because it's in our blood.
In my experience, it is only with this kind of focused energy that you can begin to change the boundaries of
what can be done and transcend the expectations of art for entertainment.
Oldworld Craftsmanship, Heart and Soul
that's "Heavy Magic.”
Founder Heavy Magic
Will Cascio & The Heavy Magic™ Brand
The original Heavy Magic™ Brand was founded in 1995 by Will Cascio.
The self-taught visionary designer and artist built a solid reputation in his studio turning out some of the most innovative and intricate leather and silver work in the world.
The old world look and feel of his unique jewelry designs and level of detailed stitching and execution in his leather has become his trademark.
Will's Heavy Magic Leather™ creations have been an integral part of some of the best show winning motorcycles. His work has been featured on The Discovery Channel's "Great Biker Build-Off, and a Rob Report Collections article "Museum Quality", as well
as several custom Chopper magazines.
Will's graphic design pieces were featured on the covers of music CD's, concert package designs, and the Tower Records advertising and promotion for Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann's band. His graphic art has been published in several premiere magazines including: EFX ART & DESIGN, Magical Blend, and RELIX music magazine.
With more than twenty years of experience in multiple art/design media, Will has
teamed up with award winning artist Bob Epstein to take his brand of unsurpassed quality to the next level and bring music into the world of Heavy Magic™.
Bob Epstein has been a gifted artist and musician all of his life and began his career as a sculptor 25 years ago.
His appreciation of fine craftsmanship grew from his early years spent as a potter and ceramic sculptor. He eventually chose the medium of bronze as the format for his artistic expression.
Bob’s high standards and attention to detail led him to master all aspects of the bronze sculpture process, including mold making, chasing and patina finishes. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, and his work can be seen in galleries and private art collections internationally.
As a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, it was a natural progression for Bob to marry his artistic talents with his bike, and he began making custom parts for himself and his friends. His reputation for unique, unsurpassed quality bike parts grew. Now Pan-Galactic Sculpture is a world renowned source for custom motorcycle parts as well as bronze sculpture.
Heavy Magic Soulfilled Sound Machines
We look forward to building your dream.
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