Type: Chordophones > Veena > Chatturangui.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.222.5/6
Inventor: Debashish Bhattacharya.
Patent Number: 194031
Manufacturer: TIG Instruments.
Acquisition Source: Debashish Bhattacharya.
Description: the chatturangui is a modified arch top Hawaiian slide guitar invented and patented as 194031 by Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya who studied as a pupil under This instrument was a the result of development originally from a six stringed slide guitar having a raised nut and two additional chikari [plucked drone strings]. The Chatturangui and its close relative the Mohan Veena as played by Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt share the same dependency from same original design played by Pandit Brij Bushan Kabra.
Design and String Arrangement:
Citations: Bibliography: Websites: Debashishbhattacharya.com ;