tritantri veena (Indian three-stringed long-necked lute)
~ String instrument
Originally played in court, it consists of a 1m long piece of wood with a small intricately carved soundbox. It has 16 frets and 3 metal strings. Legend has it, the Persian Ameer Khusrau made some alterations and created the Persian sehtara (setar).
According to legend, the Persian Poet Ameer Khusrau made some alterations to the tritanti veena and created the Persian sehtara (setar).
That then influenced the name of the Indian sitar.
Tritantri veena and Persian setar are both lutes with long necks, small sound boxes and three strings - the sitar is a short-necked large bodied lute
setar (Persian three-stringed long-necked lute)
veena (Family of ancient Indian chordophones)