Veena an instrument of music notably called the Queen of instruments.It has an interesting character. It is a four feet long, carved and hollowed structure made of wood, generally, jackwood. Good quality Veenas are carved from a single block of wood. Its tapering hollow neck contains metal frets set into wax on wooden tracks. One more resonator is present on the top of the long neck of the Veena. This is used as a stand in the positioning of the instrument.
The technique of playing a Veena involves the left hand playing on the frets, controlled pulling on the strings to achieve higher tones and glissandi through increased tension and finger flicks, all to reflect the characteristics of various ragas and their ornamentation (gamaka).