C. BECHSTEIN – SUPER CLASS PIANOS

Bechstein represents the pinnacle of piano building in the world.  Not a single design or material decision has been made with cost in mind.  Virtually every inch of the piano is hand-made to the Nth degree.  And while other instruments may feature one or two similarities, not a single production competitor comes even close to consistently selecting the very best at every turn.

For example, it has the same soundboard material as Fazioli.  It has a similar but superior resonator design to that of Steinway.  It’s bridges and joinery are built to a higher standard than Mason & Hamlin.  And it uses a similar plate dampening design to that of Bosendorfer.

And on top of all of that, they manufacture their own bass strings and hammers, entirely in-house.  

Since the late 1800’s, C. Bechstein has dominated the premium piano market, achieving the same type of mythical standing in Europe as Steinway did in New York.  Not only do they continue to build piano which are effortless to play, and deliver the highest level of build quality possible, but the company itself is strong, independent, and focused on continued growth and prosperity.

C Bechstein 234

MANUFACTURING OF BECHSTEIN PIANOS

C. BECHSTEIN Upright PIANO MODELS

C Bechstein 116

C. BECHSTEIN – 116K “MILLENNIUM”

With the most precise design – straight from Bechstein’s famed Berlin R&D team – the 116k delivers an astounding sustain, complexity of tone, and exhilarating clarity in a manageably sized cabinet.

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C Bechstein 118

C. BECHSTEIN – 118 “CONTOUR / CLASSIC”

As with all C. Bechstein’s, every 118 is built with the finest materials, and the highest quality control in the piano industry.

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C Bechstein 124

C. BECHSTEIN – 124 “CLASSIC / ELEGANCE”

 It’s accuracy and nuance makes it a preference over most mid-range grands, and possibly higher.  It’s cabinetry and quality of build make it a pure work of art.

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C Bechstein Concert 8

C. BECHSTEIN – CONCERT 8 UPRIGHT

The Concert 8 Upright from C. Bechstein is consistently touted as the world’s finest production upright piano. With the nuance of a grand, but the footprint of an upright, the Concert 8 is truly in a class by itself.

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MANUFACTURERUPRIGHT PIANO MODELLENGTHWIDTHHEIGHTWEIGHTMSRP (USD)
24.5" (62 cm)60" (152 cm)46" (116 cm)551 lbs (250 kg)$44,267$44,267
23" (59 cm)59.5" (151 cm)46.5" (118 cm)518 lbs (235 kg)N/AN/A
24.5" (62 cm)60" (152 cm)49" (124 cm)569 lbs (258 kg)$56,000$56,000
24.5" (62 cm)60" (152 cm)49" (124 cm)562 lbs (255 kg)$58,400$58,400
24.5" (62 cm)60.5" (154 cm)51.5" (131 cm)569 lbs (258 kg)$94,133$94,133

C. BECHSTEIN GRAND PIANO MODELS

C Bechstein 167

C. BECHSTEIN – L 167

Utilizing the most advanced design and manufacturing techniques – straight out of Bechstein’s Berlin R&D shop, the 167 still manages a singing tone, an ultra-accurate touch, and unsurpassed build quality.

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C Bechstein 192

C. BECHSTEIN – M/P 192

It’s size makes it ideal for most home settings, and it’s length means that a clear, sustaining, and full bass tone is always at your disposal. Few instruments will match the long list of industry-topping design techniques used in this piano…

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C Bechstein 212

C. BECHSTEIN – B212

While this 7′ piano derives much of it’s tonal pallette from very traditional hammer making techniques, hand-selected woods for the soundboard and rim, and hand-assembled actions, it also takes advantage of laser-precision soundboard tapering and resonance modelling, precision bridge notching, and one of the most resonant frame structures in the industry.

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C Bechstein 234

C. BECHSTEIN – C234 SEMI-CONCERT GRAND

The C. Bechstein C-234 is the perfect recital hall instrument.  It’s well suited for rooms of 100-200 seats, or places of worship or academic settings.  It utilizes all of the same design advantages of the D282 but in the slightly smaller format.

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C Bechstein 282

C. BECHSTEIN – D282 CONCERT GRAND

It has consistently been counted amongst the top 4 concert grand models in the world for more than 100 years. From it’s origins as the 280 to it’s present modern incarnation the 282, this instrument utilizes virtually every best practice known to the piano building industry.

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MANUFACTURERGRAND PIANO MODELLENGTHWIDTHHEIGHTWEIGHTMSRP (USD)
5'6 (167 cm)60" (153 cm)40" (102 cm)701 lbs (318 kg)$149,867$149,867
6'4 (192 cm)60" (153 cm)40" (102 cm)798 lbs (362 kg)$176,000$176,000
6'11 (212 cm)60.5" (154 cm)40" (102 cm)917 lbs (416 kg)$219,467$219,467
7'8 (234 cm)62" (158 cm)40" (102 cm)968 lbs (439 kg)$265,866$265,866
9'3 (282 cm)63" (160 cm)40" (102 cm)1190 lbs (540 kg)$337,600$337,600

C. Bechstein Pianos features & Specifications

Many of C. Bechstein’s critical structural components are made of solid, non laminated wood.  This increases the wood’s transference of vibrational energy to the sound producing parts of the piano.  This includes the main frame posts, and the keybed.

The pinblock is the most advanced in the world, utilizing a combination of thick and thin solid plains of beech, mahogany, and maple woods, all at alternating angles.  It creates an incredibly even tension on the pin which remains consistent in different climates, and with superb durability.

The bridge notching and construction system is the most precise in the world, at 1/100 of a millimeter.  With capped, vertically-laminated bridges built to such a tolerance, virtually every ounce of subtlety is captured from the strings.

Their resonator system, the most advanced in the piano industry, takes what would normally be wasted vibrational energy from the treble section, and transfers it to the rim for additional amplification.  Few pianos in the world use such a system, and it’s fully adjustable.

And finally, the carpentry quality in the rim posts one of the top two in the world – Fazioli is the only other piano to fit the rim, posts, and frame together with such precision and beauty.  C. Bechstein’s feature triple joinery, ensuring maximum strength and energy transference.

Tapered Soundboards are planed and measured out so precisely that it adds close to 15% more sustain to the tone, vs. that of a traditionally-tapered soundboard.

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