1959 "Black Magic" Burst
50's Les Paul's & Conversions
MUSIC IS MAGIC
and I have always been under its spell.
Black Magic Vintage Guitars is the culmination of a dream and a lifelong passion for guitar.
My quest to understand the inner workings of the instrument started at an tender age. I'm an active player and will forever be a student of the instrument. This journey has ultimately led me on a path to seek, study, educate & connect players and collectors with some of the most iconic & rare guitars ever made.
Looking back, I can recall always asking myself...
What makes these old guitars so great?
What I've surmised in my years of research can be simplified into this...
Quality - True old woods & processes that will never be seen again.
Purity (Alchemy) - wire, magnets, plastics & metals.
Craftsmanship - The Hands, Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Ingenuity - The boundary pushing experimentation & relentlessness of the conjurers in charge Les, Leo & Seth to name a few; but there always seems to be some intangible that no one can put their finger on, perhaps it is simply a little bit of
Guitars have souls; they evoke emotions, captivate the spirit & entice inspiration from the individual who wields them – John Ladas