The Mohan veena is a stringed musical instrument used in Indian classical music. It's named after Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. The instrument is a modified Archtop guitar and consists of 20 strings viz . three melody strings, five drone strings strung to the peghead, and twelve sympathetic strings strung to the tuners mounted on the side of the neck. A gourd (or tumba) is screwed into the back of the neck for improved sound quality and vibration. It is held in the lap like a slide guitar.