kachva sitar (Flat-cut gourd sitar)
~ String instrument
Flat-cut gourd sitar with 16 frets, 2 steel & 3 brass strings. In the 1820s it was used by Ghulam Mohammed to develop the surbahar.
Mistakenly re-named "Kachapi vina" in the 19th century by Tagore, that instrument was actually an ancient unrelated short-necked pear-shaped lute.
|type of:||sitar (Indian long-necked fretted gourdlute)|
|derivations:||surbahar (Bass sitar)|