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 ;