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Gettu Vadyam is a stringed instrument made of wood, bamboo and steel. This rare instrument is found in Tamil Nadu. Majorly used as a drone instrument while sometimes also used as a rythmic accompaniment.

GETTU VADYAM in Tamil Nadu

Material: Wood, steel, bamboo

An instrument with round wooden resonator, long neck and bent peg box ending with a lion motif. Also contains an extra resonator. Strings four in number, made of steel, are struck with a bamboo blade and stopped by another blade, used as a drone cum rhythmic accompaniment. A rare instrument.