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Veena is a stringed instrument made of jackwood and metal. This is a traditional instrument that is found in various parts of South India. It is considered to be a principal plucked instrument of Carnatic music of the lute category.

VEENA in South India

Material: Jack wood, metal

A principal plucked instrument of carnatic music of the lute category. Made of Jackwood. Deep and round resonator, flat face fingerboard scooped out from the same log of wood and called ‘Ek Dandi Veena’. The decorative peg box is carved in the shape of a snake called ‘Vyali’. Four main metal strings and three drone strings. Two bridges – one main and one secondary. Twenty four metal frets, fitted on the fingerboard by means of wax. A popular instrument of South Indian classical music.