veena (Family of ancient Indian lute-like chordophones)
One of the two subfamilies of Indian chordophones, the South Indian gourd lute used in classical Carnatic music has a single gourd music-box (sometimes a secondary small resonator gourd) with an often hollow neck.
Commonly called just "veena" or "vina", the representative is Saraswati veena, and credits to just "veena" are usually that.
|derivations:||sitar (Indian long-necked fretted gourdlute)|
|related instruments:||bīn (Family of ancient Indian stick zither chordophones)|
|consists of:||chitra veena (Large South Indian fretless Carnatic slide lute)|
Saraswati veena (Ancient Carnatic veena lute)