Yamaha Alto Venova YVS-120 Wind Instrument


The Yamaha Alto Venova is a fun, lightweight and durable wind instrument, ideal for the travelling musician or players who want something fun to play at home or on the go.


A lot of attention has gone into creating this instrument, from the odd looking "branched pipe" (integral to the tone according to Yamaha) through to a system which allows the Venova to operate either using German system recorder fingering or standard Boehm. It has a full two-octave range and maintains its tone well even on the top notes.


The sound of these horns is far more impressive than we’d anticipated - big and cleaner responding than the vast majority of instruments of this sort.


Key work is nice and smooth throughout and, all in all, it’s enormous fun to play.


Complete with a mouthpiece, reed, hard shell case, manual and neck strap



Breathe music into your life with Venova

Venova is a new type of wind instrument that can be started with ease, yet produces an authentic sound.


Easy to start

Light and compact design for portability

Washable with water and easy to clean

Easy fingering similar to recorders


Authentic sound

Rich, expressive tone like saxophones and a full blowing sensation

Spans a range of two octaves even with its simple structure


YVS-120 (Alto Venova)

Play your favorite tunes with the smooth voice of the Alto Venova

With a larger size than the YVS-100, the Alto Venova makes it even easier for beginners to make music


Use of “branched pipe”

With a "branched pipe" added to the cylindrical bore, the tone of a conical bore instrument (e.g., saxophone) is achieved in compact size.


Supplied with:

Mouthpiece (equivalent to Yamaha 4C mouthpiece for alto saxophones), Mouthpiece cap, ligature, synthetic (resin) reed, cleaning swab, owner’s manual, Let’s Play Venova! (Guidebook), Case (with strap)


Meandering pipe

A meandering pipe is used to shrink the distance between tone holes for a simplified structure to minimize the use of keys.


Easy fingering similar to recorders that is easy to play even for those who are new to wind instruments.


Durable, easy-to-handle material

The body made with ABS resin is durable and washable with water.


With a Durable resin reed and synthetic pads (for key parts), cleaning is easy.


Two-piece body

The upper and lower sections of the body can be separated for easy cleaning.


Easy to start

In addition to the owner’s manual, the “Let’s Play Venova!” guidebook includes tips on posture, sound production, and controlling pitch and tone. It also contains sample songs.Even those who are completely new to wind instruments can have fun while learning.



Dimension: L 622mm , W 157mm , H 76mm(with strap)


Weight: 868g (with strap)

Delivery & Returns



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