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Tuntune is a stringed instrument made of wood and bamboo. This one-stringed instrument is found in Maharashtra.

TUNTUNE in Maharashtra

Material: Wood, Bamboo

The tuntune is a one-stringed instrument. It is a hollow cylindrical vessel made of wood. A bamboo stick is fixed to its outer side. The bottom of the vessel is covered with skin. The metal string tied to a small piece of stick passes through the center of the skin. It is fastened to a peg on the top. The string is plucked with a small piece of a stick held in the right hand. Tuntune provides drones and also rhythm. An instrument similar to tuntune appears in a Badami sculpture of the 7th or the 8th century A.D.