vichitra veena (Large North Indian fretless sliding tube zither)

~ String instrument


Played like a slide guitar, it has two large gourd resonators with a teak body that often ends in carved peacock heads. Fretless, it has 4 main, 5 chikari and 13 resonance strings, slide is a glass orb named batta.


used in:hindustani classical
type of:bin-sitar (Hybrid fretted stick-zither)
tube zither
part of:bīn (Family of ancient Indian stick zither chordophones)
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Wikidata:Q863302 [info]