Name: Hansa Vina.
Type: Lute > Chordophone.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Inventor: Pandit Ravi Shankar, 2000.
Region: South Asia.
Description: The Hansa Vina is a modern musical instrument as played in Indian Classical Music. The Hansa Vina is the result of a collaborative project between Pandit Ravi Shankar, Vishan Das, M/S Rikhi Ram and Sons of Dheli. Also influenced from the adaptation of the slide guitar, the Hansa Veena is played with a slide. Both the bridge and nut are raised. Has 13 sympathetic strings on the left side of the instrument.
Citations: Barun Pal [Hansa Veena page]