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Citra Vina (Gottuvadyam)

 

 

The citra vina, also known as the gottuvadyam, is a rare South Indian instrument. Its construction is almost identical to the Sarasvati vina. The only differences are the inclusion of sympathetic strings and the playing action is done by using a glass item to ‘fret’ the string and pluck with the other.

 

UPDATED: March 12, 2012