Mohan Veena

Mohan Veena Mohan Veena, is a type of string instrument that is greatly used in Indian classical music. This particular instrument gets its name from its inventor named as the Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

The Mohan Veena actually looks like a modified Archtop guitar and also consists of 20 strings viz. three melody strings, five drone strings strung to the peghead, and twelve sympathetic strings strung to the tuners mounted on the side of the neck. A Tumba or a gourd is screwed into the back of the neck for improved sound quality and vibration. It is also held unto the lap like a slide guitar. The Mohan Veena is under tremendous tension; the total strings pull to be in excess of 500 pounds.

Some of the popular performers include its inventor Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, fusion artist Harry Manx, former Counting Crows bassist Matt Malley, and Pandit Satish Khanwalkar.