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  8. chordophones
  9. lutelike chordophones
  10. lutelike chordophones: plucked
  11. [lutelike chordophones with long neck: plucked]
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Scope note
Plucked lutelike chordophones of the northern Indian subcontinent with four or five melody strings, three to six drone strings, and 11 to 16 sympathetic strings, all of metal, a broad, unfretted metal-covered neck, and a bowl-shaped skin-covered soundbox; often a small second resonator of metal, wood, or gourd is fixed behind the pegbox. They are played with a triangular wood plectrum.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024