bīn (Family of ancient Indian stick zither chordophones)
One of the two subfamilies of Indian chordophones, the North Indian stick zither used in classical Hindustani music has two (or more) large gourd sound resonators and a stick or tube body.
Commonly called "bin", "been" or "bean", the representative is rudra veena, and credits to just "bin" are usually that.
|consists of:||rudra veena (Ancient large North Indian tube zither)|
tritantri veena (Indian medieval three-stringed stick zither)
vichitra veena (Large North Indian fretless sliding tube zither)
|has hybrids:||bin-sitar (Hybrid fretted stick-zither)|
|related instruments:||veena (Family of ancient Indian lute-like chordophones)|