Yamaha Expands Family of Popular ‘Casual Wind Instruments’ with Alto Venova

Yamaha have introduced the new Alto Venova, the newest addition to the company’s family of “casual wind instruments.”

The perfect companion for camping, picnicking, hiking or wherever music takes you, theblends the simplicity of a recorder with the rich tone of a saxophone in an ABS resin body that is smaller, lighter and more durable than conventional wind instruments.

Yamaha Alto Venova

Like the original Venova introduced in 2017, the new Alto Venova features a unique branched-pipe structure that gives rich timbre with plenty of volume. Easy, recorder-style fingering makes it ideal for inexperienced musicians experimenting with a reed instrument, as compared to traditional wind instruments. Seasoned players will appreciate the addition of a real alto saxophone mouthpiece and reed which allows for better control of its sound and pitch.

Designed with a larger body, the new model is given a lower sound range with darker, richer tones than the original Venova. As a single-reed instrument, the Alto Venova is capable of playing everything from powerful passages to beautifully soft, expressive melodies.


The Alto Venova is exceptionally versatile and perfect for just about any musical situation. Play it casually with friends, bring it along on a family vacation or even take it on stage. Either way, the Alto Venova is fun — no matter where or when, it’s a joy to play. And when the session ends, the instrument is easily cleaned with water.

“With the Alto Venova, anyone can experience the joy of music-making. By incorporating an alto saxophone mouthpiece and larger body design, musicians can create richer tones and bring their music into any setting,” says Matt Kerns, accessories marketing manager, Winds & Strings, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Whether adults are looking to learn a new instrument, return to playing, or current players want something fun and unique, the Alto Venova will inspire creativity and move others to join in on the fun!”

The Alto Venova comes with a mouthpiece, ligature, synthetic reed, mouthpiece cap and a durable carrying case with a strap.

Pricing and Availability

The Alto Venova has an MSRP of $212.99 and will be available in the United States beginning in October 2019. For more information, please visit yamaha.io/AltoVenovaLaunch