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

Limited Edition Yellow Venova

From the beginning, yellow has been the official color of the Venova, used on packaging, manuals, and official literature. To capture this unique look a special edition Venova with a beautiful yellow finish will be available in the winter of 2018 (model YVS-100YL). This model will only be produced in limited quantities, so don’t miss your chance to own this unique piece of Yamaha history!

Don’t just think about it. Making music is fun!

Now there’s an instrument simple and durable enough to take anywhere. Just breathe into it and have fun making this wind instrument sing! More powerful than it looks, the Venova can also handle delicate melodies. The more you play, the more you’ll discover its wide expressive range.

With your Venova, the music and smiles never stop!

A light, compact musical instrument. you'll want to take everywhere

Whether out for the day or going on a trip, it’s easy to carry. And with the Venova you'll have more fun!

Simple to clean and you can even get it wet

Liven up the mood wherever you go—at the beach, a BBQ, or even out camping.

Play casually with friends, at music sessions or even live performances

Venova lets you blast powerful notes or produce beautiful soft melodies, offering a rich range of musical expression. As versatile as the performer, it’s great for any type of music.


A unique instrument with a compact body and authentic sound achieved through innovative technologies.

Sound and size made possible by innovative technologies

Yamaha’s original branched pipe structure and meandering pipe design give Venova a surprisingly rich saxophone-like tone and an amazingly compact size.

Lightweight, compact design that's easy to carry

Length 460mm, weight 180g.

*The case is 507mm long and weighs 508g.

Made from durable materials

The durable ABS resin body is water washable, with a simple structure that’ s easy to clean.

Easy fingering similar to a recorder

The fingering is simple and easy even for beginners.

A rich, expressive tone and authentic blowing

Like the saxophone, the Venova is a single-reed instrument that achieves various sound nuances according to the way you blow. The full two-octave range lets you enjoy playing a wide variety of tunes.


Venova Jam Session

Session movie and score available

The original tune "Venova Jam Session“ jammed by Kenta Fukui (Sax), Kei Suzuki (Sax), and Naoyuki Takano (Clarinet) is open.

You can download the score and enjoy playing with Venova peers.


Master the basics and enjoy playing!

Let's play Venova!

The movies provides important tips on how to hold and play Venova.

In addition, the “Let’s Play Venova!” guidebook and the “Owner’s Manual” 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.


Venova (YVS-100) has been acclaimed for their design.

Venova receives Good Design Grand

Venova won the Good Design Grand Award in the "Good Design Award 2017" competition. This was the first time for Yamaha to win the top Good Design Grand Award. Moreover, this was the first time for the musical instruments to receive the top award.

Design for Asia Award

Received a Grand Award with Special Mention 2018

German Design Award 2019

Received a German Design Award