Magnetetractys / Hot Hands
The Magnetetractys is a nine string electro acoustic harp desk that explores resonance through magnetics, sympathetic strings, and transduction.
The harp itself is one large triangle constructed of three triangular resonating boxes. On each of the boxes is a humbucking pickup. In three different directions, three strings run to the opposite bridge. This creates a unique confluence of strings in the middle with 15 points of intersection.
The sides of the desk are lined with sheets of metal, through which the sound of the strings is sent using transducers.
The result is a shimmering, other-worldly sound emanating from either an instrument or a fully functional Jeffersonian style desk, or both, depending on your needs.