A popular stringed instrument without frets.
A lute with a smooth metal fingerboard whose sounding board is covered with goatskin. It first appeared in the first half of the 19th century, strongly influenced by the Afghani rabab.
Traditional Indian stringed musical instrument played by plucking with a plectrum and depressing strings on a fret-less neck, similar to a present-day sarod.
Plucked unfretted stringed instrument
A fretless string instrument played by plucking the strings; derived from the rabab.
"Unfretted, long-necked lute." (Neuman 275)
The sarod or sarode (Hindi:à¤¸à¤°à¥‹à¤¦, Bengali: à¦¸à¦°à§‹à¦¦) is an Indian classical musical instrument. It is similar to the Western lute in structure. In terms of prominence and popularity amongst connoisseurs of Hindustani classical music, it occupies a position second only to that of the sitar.