Name: Mohan Veena.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Manufacturers: Concord Instruments, India.
Region: South Asia.
Description: The Mohan Veena is a recent development modelled after the Hawaiian slide guitar. Having 12 sympathetic strings, the sympathetic strings were added in addition to the original instrument.
Construction: This instrument is modelled after the arch top guitar. 12 Sympathetic strings were added in the development of this musical-instrument. The Mohan Veena is under considerable tension in the access of 500 Lbs / In line with the Hawaiian slide guitar this instrument has a raised nut and bridge. Sympathetic strings are laid underneath the playing strings.
The drone strings are lower in height than the melody strings to allow for unrestricted playing of the melody strings. Professional quality Mohan Veena’s are built from a carved spruced top, mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck, and a flat, fretless, rosewood fingerboard.