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The hansa veena is a kind of Indian slide guitar with five main guitar strings, three drone strings and 13 sympathetic strings.
The position of the notes is marked with inlays for easy playing. Sound quality and workmanship are of professional standard. We do not always keep hansa veenas in our store, but we are ready to order them any time upon request.
Dark stained toon wood, glossy varnish, eight main strings on mechanical pegs, 13 sympathetic strings on wooden pegs, tailpiece made of brass, carved swan head at the end of the pegbox, floral design carving around the top, including stainless steel slide and artificial leather case.
The shape and design of the hansa veena were invented by Barun Pal in cooperation with Monoj Kumar Sardar. The strings are plucked with fingerpicks and the melody is articulated with a stainless steel slide. The technique is basically the same as on other Indian slide guitars like the Mohan veena of Vishwa Mohan Bhatt or the Chaturangui of Debashish Bhattacharya.