1. Late Mysore Sri.Doraiswamy Iyengar, 2. Late Smt.Kalpagam Swaminathan, 3. Late Sri.Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer, 4. Late Sri.Trivandrum R.Venkataraman, 5. Late Sri.K.S.Narayanaswamy, 6. Late Sri.Emani Sankara Sastri, 7. Late Sri. Vasa Krishnamurthy, 8. Late Smt. Ranganayaki Rajagopalan, 9. Late Sri.Chittibabu
Above are selected recordings of a few of the many yesteryear legends who were acclaimed and great Saraswati Veena ( original/acoustic) artistes. Today, there are very few original Saraswati Veena stage performers due to the invasion of Electric Guitarish "Veenas" ( made of Red Cedar wood ) Saraswati Veenas are made out of the sacred Jackfruit wood, the resonance of which is enhanced by acoustic contact mike or pickup. The resonance of the trendy Electric "Veena" is enhanced by magnetic pickups/ contact mikes which do not pickup the acoustic nature of the Veena and is totally detached from vibrations generated by the Jackfruit wood.
Watch for further detailed and investigative articles revealing all there is to know bringing to light how the trendy electric "Veena" and the original acoustic Saraswati Veena are not one and the same.