vichitra veena (Large North Indian fretless sliding stick 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.
|type of:||bin-sitar (Hybrid fretted stick-zither)|
|part of:||bīn (Family of ancient Indian stick zither chordophones)|