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A unique instrument with a compact body and authentic sound.

Venova is Yamaha's new line of wind instruments that feature simple fingering similar to a recorder, while offering expressive power like the saxophone. As indicated by its name - combining "ventus", Latin for wind, and "nova", Latin for new - this instrument was developed with the aim of providing a new way to enjoy wind instrument performance.

The Venova is a lightweight and portable instrument with ABS resin body. This robust material choice means it is also water washable, making it easy to keep clean. And easy to take anywhere.

With fingering similar to the familiar soprano recorder, anyone can enjoy the ease and genuineness of performing with this wind instrument. Carry it in its storage case strapped to your shoulder so that it is nearby even during outdoor sessions.


Unique branched pipe design - The Venova sounds the way it does because of the unique "branched pipe" tube that's added to the body. This extra piece changes the tone from a cylindrical instrument (like a recorder) into the sound of a more conical instrument like a saxophone.

Meandering pipe - The body of the Venova is bent into a "meandering pipe" structure. This shortens the distance between the tone holes and makes it possible to play all the notes with very few keys. The result is a simpler fingering system that's similar to a recorder and easier to learn even for people who've never played a wind instrument before.

Durable, easy-to-care-for materials - The ABS resin body is durable and can be washed with water. In addition, the included mouthpiece, synthetic resin reed, and synthetic pads are also water-safe, so cleaning the Venova is easy.

Easy to learn - The Venova Owner's Manual and the "Let's Play Venova!" guidebook include tips on posture, sound production, and controlling pitch and tone. The guidebook also contains sample songs to help you get started. Even if you're completely new to wind instruments you can have fun while learning.


• Mouthpiece (equivalent to the standard Yamaha 4C soprano saxophone mouthpiece)
• Mouthpiece cap and ligature
• Synthetic (resin) reed
• Cleaning swab
• Owners manual
• Let's Play Venova! (guidebook)
• Case with strap

Key: C (fully chromatic 2-octave range)

Body Material: ABS resin

Colour: White

Dimensions: L 460mm , W 90mm, H 55mm (with mouthpiece and cap)

Venova Weight: 180g (with mouthpiece and cap)

Case Dimension: L 507mm , W 125mm , H 68mm (with strap)

Case Weight: 508g (with strap)

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
I got this instrument thinking it would be more like a recorder.. I was mistaken. This is a difficult instrument for a beginner, and there are no books online or music to learn. If you already play reed instruments and want something cheap you can have fun with, this is for you. It does have more of a recorder sound than a sax which is also disappointing.
Posted by Joe on Oct 22, 2018
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