Shankar-Guitar

Name: Shankar-Guitar.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Inventor: Dr. Kamala Shankar 2001.

Description: The Shankar-Guitar is a modified Hawaiian guitar, a similar development to the Chatturangui, Hansa Veena & Mohan Veena. This instrument arrived a year after the Hansa Veena was introduced. The Shankar Guitar has 8 playing strings and 13 sympathetic strings.  Similar in approach to the Mohan Veena the sympathetic strings parallel underneath the playing strings.

Citations: Websites: Dr. Kamala Shankar

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