Carnatic Mandolin

Name: Carnatic Mandolin.
Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Inventor: Uppalapu Srinivas
Tuning: x G C G c g
Country: India.
Region: South Asia.

Description: Developed over time by U. Srinivas as a result of experimenting with mandolin for use in Carnatic [South Indian Classical Music]. However this particular instrument and its construction is more inline with an electric-guitar as it is solid bodied and does have a pickup.