veena (Family of ancient Indian chordophones)
Two subfamilies, The North Indian 2 gourd stick zither used in classical Hindustani music and the the South Indian single gourd lute used in classical Carnatic music.
Generally separated into two subfamilies:
The North Indian which are stick zithers with 2 gourds used in classical Hindustani music.
The South Indian which are pear shaped lutes with a single gourd at the peg end used in classical Carnatic music.
Saraswati veena (Ancient Carnatic veena lute)
chitra veena (Ancient South Indian fretless Carnatic slide lute)
rudra veena (Ancient large North Indian tube zither)
tritantri veena (Indian three-stringed long-necked lute)
sitar (Indian long-necked lute)