Those who know it as a motorcycle manufacturer are surprised at its three-tuning forks logo, but the truth is that the company founded by Torakusu Yamaha in 1887 was primarily a music instrument maker and remains one of Japan's (and the world's) greatest. The Yamaha YVS-140 Tenor Venova Casual Wind Instrument is proof that the company has never stopped innovating and trying to make music more accessible. Simply put, this is a saxophone that is as easy to play as a recorder!
Light (it's made of ABS resin and weighs a mere 438 g/14.5 oz) and with a two-octave range (one octave below and one above middle C), the Yamaha YVS-140 Tenor Venova Casual Wind Instrument offers a full sound thanks to its mouthpiece, ligature, and reed that are as real as any tenor saxophone's. But it has a simpler fingering system that you can get used to after only a few minutes of playing. If you always wanted to play the saxophone but were just too intimidated by the real thing, the Venova is a great alternative - or a great way to get your feet wet before taking the plunge with a regular saxophone!
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