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El Duco

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El Duco
BornChrister Gustavsson
November 2, 1941
DiedSeptember 30, 2008 (age 66)

El Duco (Christer Gustavsson) founded El Duco's Magic in 1978.

Gustavsson wrote several books and invented more than 200 original magic effects. He also contributed to Apocalypse, Genii, and Magic Manuscript. He helped organized many conventions, including FISM in Stockholm.

In December 2008 the business was sold to Gycklaren Magic Marketing AB. El Duco's Magic is now a division of Gycklaren Magic Marketing AB, which is a private incorporated company based in Halmstad, Sweden.


  • Out of My Hands (1978)
  • El Duco Impromptu (1982)
  • Simple Ideas in Magic No. 1 (1983)
  • Simple Ideas in Magic No. 2 (1986)