Yamaha Venova

Venova

  • Key: C
  • Range over two octaves
  • Handle like a recorder - German and baroque handles possible
  • Made of ABS plastic
  • Including a soprano saxophone mouthpiece with reed and case with strap

Further Information

Material Plastic
Double Holes No
Keys Yes
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What an instrument!
Chronos, 16.05.2017
This "thing" is a genuine fun instrument! The sound it produces is in between a clarinet and a saxophone, whilst using finger holes of a recorder style

Pros:

The instrument is played like a recorder which makes learning it very simple (..at least for me).

There is an adaptor in one of the finger holes that can be removed, and allows you to play German or baroque style.

It's very comfortable to hold as it is so light. the way its been made means your fingers (and thumbs) fall into the right places each time.

The sound is somewhat like a clarinet or saxophone depending how you play it.

Cons:

The construction is plastic, which although is light and seems durable, I would like to see if a metal version in the future.

There isn't much body to the sound. It's loud, but doesn't really have much character

Conclusion:

I have bought this instrument because I enjoy trying new things. If you have any experience playing a reed instrument and a recorder you will probably instantly be able to play this. I would recommend this to anyone, especially those who like to travel light with their instruments. I would buy again if they make a metal version!
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solo... un giocattolo?
vici, 12.06.2017
Bel suono, nonostante la plastica! Certo, occorre prestare molta attenzione a non "pestare" pesantemente le chiavette premute dal mignolo destro, anch'esse in plastica, e forse l'ancia andrebbe sostituita con una di canna (per cercare di ottenere un suono più corposo). Per un flautista, poi, è davvero agevole suonare lo strumento, dal momento che la diteggiatura (portavoce escluso) è quella del flauto diritto barocco. Se uscirà una versione in metallo del Venova, sarò il primo a comprarlo!
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Gute Alternative zu einem C-Melody Sopran-Sax
Rainer J., 04.05.2018
Manchmal würde ich für klassische Stücke, eher selten, ein C-Sopran-Sax brauchen. Ich habe ja 2 Sopran-Saxophone, natürlich Bb, aber bei Tonarten mit mehreren Kreuzen in der C-Stimme eine Herausforderung. Nun sind die auf dem Gebrauchtmarkt erstens äußerst selten und wenn man ein gut renoviertes findet, dann würde der hohe Preis in keinem Verhältnis zu meiner Anwendung stehen. Zufällig war ich im Thomann Ladengeschäft und habe dieses nette Instrument entdeckt und gleich mitgenommen.
Und in der Tat: es ist leicht, spricht gut an, die Stimmung passt, es stimmt in sich im gesamten Tonumfang - fast ein richtiges Sopransax und dann in der Stimmung C. Der Klang passt auch. Sicher nicht 100% wie ein echtes Saxophon aber schon nah dran. Vom Handling und der Griffweise ist es auch sehr gut. Schließlich haben wir alle ja mit der Blockflöte angefangen und können damit gleich spielen.
Hervorzuheben ist noch, dass es ein richtiges Yamaha Saxophon-Mundstück hat. Vom äußerst attraktiven Preis muß man nicht reden. Oder doch: vor allem für Kinder, Anfänger, Hobbymusiker sehr interessant, ohne groß im Voraus investieren zu müssen.
Trotzdem - kein Spielzeug sondern ein Musikinstrument das Spaß macht.
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Mucho trabajo, pero merece el esfuerzo
Miguel León, 12.10.2019
Saxo soprano, un poco. Flauta dulce, demasiado... lo de tapar dos agujeros para generar semitonos es algo bastante complicado, y no permite agilidades excesivas en la interpretación.
La boquilla Yamaha de serie es espantosa, y pedí a Thomann una sencilla Bari Esprit que, en principio, quedaba holgada y no encajaba...¡mas dificil todavía! La boquilla es de un paso no standard. Un poco de cinta de electricista blanca en la conexión, et ¡voilá!¡Una mejora impresionante! Ahora puedo alcanzar los agudos sin demasiada dificultad.
Hay que decir que mantuve la abrazadera de Yamaha, porque la de Bari es horripilante, parece un cinturón de castidad medieval para instrumentos de viento-madera...
El hecho es que no voy a poder tocar Bebop con este paqueñín, pero para crear capas de sonido tiene una calidad muy interesante, no me arrepiento de la compra, aunque al principio resulta bastante frustrante si, como es mi caso, se le exige algo que le cuesta dar en principio...
Se puede llegar lejos con algo de práctica, es una cuestión de paciencia, y su precio queda muyyy por debajo del de un saxo soprano. Todo depende del nivel de exigencia, hacia el instrumento y hacia la música que se pretende tocar...
Lo recomiendo vivamente, de cualquier modo.
El servicio de entrega de Thomann, impecable, como de costumbre!
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