my latest piece just completed
High End Guitar Amp
Heavy Magic Soulfilled Sound Machine
Why does your musical soul have to come from a "black box"
why not "Music For The Eyes"
Why Not a Temple?
I wanted to make an amp that had as much love and soul or more put into it's building and looks,
as the musician was putting through the electronics.
so I dreamed it up,and with all my heart soul built it.
peace to all and keep bringing the magic from your heart
Completion time: 1 year of complete dedication of my life spread through
research into resources needed,
all wood is exotic
African Bubinga, Walnut, Black Ebony
3 pearl inlays
all Hardware is Precious Metals
carved in wax by me, and recast in metals.
The Pod is the first site I have posted pics since completion.
more pics will be on my new site HMSSMC.COM once I finally get home from Boulder where the final month and a half assembly took place.
Initial concept art:
ALL Original Concept/Designs By: Will Cascio/Heavy Magic
Amp: Ultra-Fine TWO-ROCK Custom Signature Reverb
Speaker: 12" Austin Speaker Works"Alnico Elegante"
Exotic Wood Features:
sides made from handpicked 16'single board of Exotic African Bubinga Hardwood
choice cut, to flow the matching grain continually around both, Amp Head and Cabnet.
Back Amp Panel is African Bubinga wrapped with Walnut strips
Back Cab Panel is African Bubinga wrapped with Walnut strips
Amp & Cab sides feature Bob Epstein art deco Brass inlays
all exterior Hardware is handmade in Precious metals, except Brass Acorn nuts.
Amp Head and Cab Features:
Amp Top Dave Nicholes Custom Pearl inlay.
Amp Front Dave Nicholes Custom Pearl inlay in Handpicked Black Ebony Hardwood.
Amp Faceplate is Custom made,Laser engraved in an early 1900's Engraver's font.
Amp Knobs are two piece Will Cascio Hand carved 40 gram Sterling Silver Knobs, over Hand carved Brass Bases.
Amp Head "Breezway Grill" is WC custom design, cut/watterjetted from 1/8" steel & finished in Jet Black powdercoat
Amp & Cab Face features 117 WC handcarved and cast Sterling Silver and Brass studs
Amp & Cab Features 16 decorative WC metal corners, hand engraved & carved from Wax
then recast in Bronze with matching motif sterling silver studs.
Speaker Grills are a WC design Art Neveau/Tribal Mix
cut/watterjetted from 1/8" steel & finished in Jet Black powdercoat
Outer Speaker Ring Features an eight Petal Flower Motif,
made from 16 petal pieces Hand carved by WC
in Wax,and cast in two piece 40gram Sterling Silver Petals
Overlayed on Cast Bronze Petals
Back of Amp and Cab feature
Custom trademark old world design Heavy Magic Badge & Namplate with Model,serial number,
and completion date which is handstamped upon completion
back panels are attached with 16 countersunk heavyduty brass machine screws
This beautifully designed and meticulousy handcrafted piece is structually overbuilt to stand the test of time.
All of the craftsmen involved genuinelly gave everything they have for the love of the craft.
I truly believe this love and soul becomes a part of the piece ,
and is the very essence of what takes a work of art, into the level of what I call "Heavy Magic."
peace to your souls.