C. BECHSTEIN – CONCERT PIANOS

C. Bechstein Concert Pianos

Bechstein Concert Pianos and the Residence Piano Series: Fabulous masterpieces for the highest demands, the ideal sound of many pianists worldwide. The perfect action renders every nuance. Unsurpassed excellence. Bechstein offers several different piano finishes; some of these include  Black, White, Walnut, Cherry & Mahogany.

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D 282
(Dimensions: W 63” × D 9’3” Weight 1148 lbs)

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C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano: The masterpiece!

The C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano is a top-class instrument. Thanks to its stupendous and beautiful sound, it’s the ideal grand for large concert halls.

The C. Bechstein engineers and master piano-makers developed the D 282 model after intensive discussions with international star pianists. This legendary instrument has set new standards with its transparent voice and unparalleled richness of tonal colors. The C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano embodies the synthesis of the brand’s legend and the demands of today’s pianists for power and dynamism.

International star pianists confirm the outstanding characteristics of the C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano: surprisingly powerful sound, elegant and high-precision action.

Main characteristics of the C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano:

Unique power: Tests performed by the Federal Institute of Applied Physics ascertained that the voice of the C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano is outstandingly brilliant and powerful thanks to the new design of the cast iron plate that provides unparalleled sound projection.

Unique action: The super-responsive and extremely precise action assembly enables you to perfectly control your play. The action includes hammerheads of unparalleled quality, made by C. Bechstein to meet the acoustic requirements of large concert halls.

Unique voice: The voice is wonderfully singing, richly colored and without any metallic character. Thanks to its outstanding brilliance, even those sitting in the last rows can hear the slightest pianissimo. And thanks to its lyricism, cantilenas and impressive sound volume, the unique voice of the D 282 model is suitable for all styles of music.

C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano: a masterpiece hand-made in Germany.

C 234
(Dimensions: W 62.6” × D 7’8” Weight 963 lbs)

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C. Bechstein C 234 semi-concert grand piano: impressive power, colored and transparent sound, wonderful touch

Hand-made in Germany! The C. Bechstein C 234 semi-concert grand piano is a sensational instrument of the Masterpiece class developed by the C. Bechstein R&D department, a facility unique the world over. The making of this instrument takes several years and the result is a pure musical diamond. The C. Bechstein action and acoustic specialists confer regularly with great artists and international piano professionals.

The C. Bechstein C 234 semi-concert grand piano is an incredibly subtle instrument with a wealth of power in reserve. This grand of the Masterpiece class will charm you with its extremely colorful timbre, its sound versatility and its fantastically precise action. The C 234 model boasts nearly the same transparent and richly nuanced voice as its “big brother”, the C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand. This is a very welcome characteristic when it comes to interpreting complex compositions. The C. Bechstein C 234 semi-concert grand piano enables you to express a wealth of nuances with serenity.

Characteristics of the C. Bechstein C 234 semi-concert grand piano

Brilliant sound: the frame cast in top-quality iron is provided with a capo bar and a C. Bechstein duplex scale to optimize the sound diffusion.

Powerful touch: the hammerheads made by C. Bechstein perform very well, especially in concert halls.

High precision: the extreme precision of the C. Bechstein action fires even the most demanding pianists with enthusiasm.

Universality: the C. Bechstein C 234 semi-concert grand piano is ideal for mid-sized concert halls; moreover, it is suitable for all styles of music, especially chamber music.

B 212
(Dimensions: W 61.4” × D 6’11” Weight 880 lbs)

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An exceptional parlor grand piano!

The engineers in the C. Bechstein R&D department developed the B 212 parlor grand piano in close dialog with numerous pianists and conservatory teachers. Many features of this wonderful instrument are similar to those of the C. Bechstein C 234 and D 282 concert grands.

The C. Bechstein B 212 parlor grand piano generates unrestricted playing pleasure and is the ideal everyday companion of pros and advanced amateurs in search of the very best. This parlor grand piano suitable for recitals is frequently found in conservatories and private music rooms.

Manufacturing secrets

The manufacturing processes of the C. Bechstein B 212 parlor grand piano include secrets gathered by the brand’s piano-makers since 1853, as well as the latest discoveries of the C. Bechstein R&D department. Perfect mastering of the tensions within the acoustic assembly imbues each instrument with its own distinctive personality. The soundboard of a grand piano in the C. Bechstein A C. Bechstein Masterpieces have soundboards that reacts like a vibrating acoustic membrane and transforms the tones into long-lasting pleasures that unfold like blossoms. Moreover, the cast iron frame was redesigned to optimize both the sound duration and the acoustic energy.

The pin block’s nine layers of high-quality wood ensure extra-precise regulations of the tuning pins and long-lasting tuning.

At the German C. Bechstein manufacturing site, the high in-house production depth ensures the high quality of all piano parts, including the hammerheads. This is why the C. Bechstein B 212 parlor grand piano boasts such a professional, high-precision action assembly.

A 192
(Dimensions: W 60.2” × D 6’4” Weight 772 lbs)

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High-end piano hand-made in Germany
An instrument with a marvelous singing voice made for professionals and advanced piano players.

A mid-sized yet very powerful parlor grand piano, the C. Bechstein Concert A 192 model is made to meet the requirements of music conservatories and demanding piano players. A professional action and a lyrical voice with wonderful colors, singing treble, powerful bass and perfect register transitions make the C. Bechstein A 192 irresistible.

The C. Bechstein A 192 model is a versatile parlor grand piano that boasts all the manufacturing details typical of a concert grand. Although this model meets the requirements of recording studios and music conservatories, its convenient dimensions and sound volume make it just as suitable for playing at home.

A jewel of a parlor grand piano

The mid-sized C. Bechstein A 192 parlor grand piano is ideal for finishes in noble veneers or marquetry that make it a feast for the eyes. Don’t hesitate to ask your dealer for veneer samples and special finishes.

Like all C. Bechstein grand pianos, the durability of the A 192 model is world-renowned and stems from manufacturing processes that involve a wealth of craftsmanship and last for several years. Rest assured that your children and grandchildren will love your A 192 as much you will. Its membrane-soundboard-system, for example, retains its excellent tension and vibration characteristics for decades. Ask your dealer for an in-depth presentation of the system developed by C. Bechstein for managing the sound and energy cycle of the soundboards hand-made in Germany.

L 167
(Dimensions: W 60.2” × D 5’6” Weight 699 lbs)

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C. Bechstein L 167 baby grand: a genuine masterpiece

The C. Bechstein L 167 has always been considered the best baby grand piano ever built. Despite its relatively small size, this professional baby grand piano enables you to express any musical idea brilliantly. The C. Bechstein L 167 boasts all the features of the larger models, including a duplex scale, as well as a pleasant touch and an amazing sound resonance. This explains why it’s considered worldwide the most professional baby grand piano, with the finest voice.

The C. Bechstein L 167 baby grand is backed with a long tradition, as it descends from the “Model L” (short for “Liliput”) built before World War II. Thanks to their outstanding sound which results from unique manufacturing concepts, the instruments developed by C. Bechstein in recent years have revived the golden age of piano music. As the company’s R&D department continuously optimizes the materials and production processes, each C. Bechstein piano is a masterpiece with its own sound personality, a jewel born of months and years of manufacturing in a facility that implements a wealth of craftsmanship. The magic of the sophisticated voice that has charmed generations of great musicians is not chance, but the result of more than 160 years of experience in building high-end uprights and grands.

C. Bechstein combines this brilliant tradition with the requirements of modern pianists. While numerous artistic directors of festivals and music halls rave about the comeback of the great grand piano tonality, today’s pianists praise the smooth, precise and sparkling touch of instruments in C. Bechstein’s Masterpiece class. C. Bechstein L 167 baby grand piano: a delight for all your senses that will inspire you day after day.

Concert 8
(Dimensions: H 51.6” x W 60.6” × D 26.3” Weight 562 lbs)

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C. Bechstein Concert 8: an unsurpassed professional piano, in keeping with all the C. Bechstein instruments favored since more than 160 years for their unique sound, touch and durability.

The C. Bechstein Concert 8 professional piano is a non plus ultra upright that clearly surpasses many run-of-the-mill grands. Its acoustic assembly, sound volume and colored voice, as well as its precise and highly responsive action, surprise even the most demanding musicians who are used to the touch and sound volume of grand pianos.

Nearly a grand and hand-made Germany

The acoustic assembly of the C. Bechstein Concert 8 upright is similar to that of the grands in the Masterpiece class. Among the features found in both the Concert 8 model and the C. Bechstein grands are the sophisticated dynamics, the colorful and even more subtly graduated timbre, and the optimized sound development. Moreover, the sound profile of the C. Bechstein Concert 8 upright has been improved and is now even more singing and enduring. Such outstanding characteristics explain why several great artists, including Simon & Garfunkel, Sir Simon Rattle and the Beatles, made this exceptional professional piano their favored working instrument. Ask your C. Bechstein dealer and find out about the finest-quality woods used for the piano parts and many other details that make up the exceptional quality of these top-class instruments. And if you visit the C. Bechstein production site, you’ll be fascinated as you discover the secrets of the making of the Concert 8, the “king of uprights”.

Elegance 124 Residence
(Dimensions: H 48.8” x W 59.4” × D 25.2” Weight 573 lbs)

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C. Bechstein Elegance 124: a top-class German piano


The C. Bechstein Elegance 124 upright is a top-class German piano with a magic sound, a fantastic action and a pleasing design.

The C. Bechstein Elegance 124 upright is a feast for eye and ear, a piano that meets the most stringent requirements. Its discreetly elegant case design boasts flowing lines and sophisticated details. One of the best-sold C. Bechstein uprights, this German piano stands out not only for its precise action that delivers a comfortable touch, but also for its richly nuanced voice. Inside this instrument that makes a harmonious synthesis of elegance and durability is the award-winning Model 11 acoustic assembly, the epitome of outstanding German piano-making for several decades. Highly qualified specialists build the instruments of the C. Bechstein Masterpiece class one by one at the German production site. As the Elegance 124 upright integrates many parts also found in the C. Bechstein grands, this German piano with a timeless design is clearly a valuable investment.

Tailored to your requirements

You can tailor the look of your C. Bechstein Elegance 124 upright precisely to your requirements. Among the many options available for the case, you can choose from noble veneers such as mahogany, cherry, vavona or burl wood. Everything’s possible, just ask your C. Bechstein dealer! Moreover, this model is equipped with an action that delivers an elegant touch, and a wonderful acoustic assembly that provides plenty of room for the sound to unfold. No doubt: this stunning German piano of gorgeous dimensions will become the focal point in your home.

Classic 124 Residence
(Dimensions: H 48.8” x W 59.4” × D 25.6” Weight 575 lbs)

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C. Bechstein Classic 124: wonderful classical case and sound. A good investment. A musical partner for a lifetime.

The C. Bechstein Classic 124 model is a high-end fortepiano with a timeless case design. Thanks to its clear lines and harmonious proportions, this piano fits easily in any interior. Moreover, it stands out for its distinctively superior action and its colored and richly nuanced voice.

In an article dedicated to the C. Bechstein Classic 124, the French music magazine Diapason once stated: “Pleasant touch and charming sound with powerful bass. This distinguished piano makes an excellent overall impression.”

The C. Bechstein Classic 124 boasts a puristic, fine and serene design and, like all pianos of the Masterpiece class, it delivers excellent musical performances. The use of the most valuable materials, together with manufacturing processes entrusted to expert piano-makers, guarantees that this fortepiano will meet the stringent requirements of several generations of piano players and be a reliable musical partner for decades.

A unique production site

All C. Bechstein instruments are made by specialists in sound and action assemblies, at a remarkable production site located in Germany. The making of each instrument takes several months, even years. Take a guided tour of the production facility and discover why every C. Bechstein piano has its own musical personality! You’ll also discover that the German site boasts a in-house production depth that is unique in Europe. Leaving nothing to chance, the facility produces even the hammerheads, which contributes to the distinctively superior quality of C. Bechstein pianos. A luxury instrument, the C. Bechstein Classic 124 is also a testimony to your good musical taste. Treat yourself to the best and your daily piano training will become a pleasure!

Contur 118 Residence
(Dimensions: H 46.5” x W 59.4” × D 23.2” Weight 542 lbs)

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A versatile instrument with a charming voice and case, the C. Bechstein Contur 118 upright is your ideal partner for practicing and for private performances.

The C. Bechstein Contur 118 upright boasts a very slim, particularly attractive silhouette. Brass inlays at the bottom of the legs further enhance its elegance. Its charm also arises from its curved lines and perfect proportions.

Thanks to its medium size, the C. Bechstein Contur 118 upright piano fits easily into your living room. It boasts a surprisingly powerful and versatile voice with a wealth of nuances, thus offering a wide array of sounds that makes it suitable for all styles of music. The C. Bechstein Contur 118 piano achieved outstanding results in international comparative tests thanks to its acoustic performance and effortless touch.

Uprights inspired by grand pianos

C. Bechstein is the world leader in the market for high-end upright pianos: the many elements of the brand’s grands that are also found in the uprights of the Masterpiece class provide these instruments with a multifaceted character and the most beautiful sound. Your piano dealer will be happy to give you insight into the complex world of C. Bechstein’s piano-making. From the meticulous care given to the high-quality materials to the careful maturing process to the development of a well-balanced sound and energy cycle, a look behind the scenes at the production site will show you why every instrument is a masterpiece that embodies the passion that C. Bechstein piano-makers have for their profession..

Classic 118 Residence
(Dimensions: H 46.4” x W 59.4” × D 23.2” Weight 538 lbs)

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C. Bechstein Classic 118: noble sound and clear design; an award-winner that will delight you and generations to come.

The ideal proportions and timeless elegance of the C. Bechstein Classic 118 upright enchant all lovers of classical design. Despite its superlative sound and technical characteristics, this piano demonstrates its superiority with modesty from the moment you first play and hear it. Its mature action captivates pros and surprises amateur pianists as it enables them to play without effort. C. Bechstein Classic 118: harmony both inside and out. International comparative tests have shown that, thanks to its powerful sound, this mid-sized piano is absolutely suitable to Romantic and post-Romantic music.

Hand-made at Europe’s foremost piano production facility

Like all C. Bechstein uprights, the Classic 118 model integrates many elements used in the grand pianos of the Masterpiece class, which accounts for their superiority. The piano-makers at the C. Bechstein production site take their time in manufacturing each Classic 118 instrument. This piano, hand-made in Germany, mirrors perfectly the love of detail that is the pride of the great German brand. Ask your dealer about the DVDs showing the C. Bechstein production site: they reveal the secrets that make the famous Bechstein sound and help you understand why the pianos of the Masterpiece class rank among the best in the world.

Millenium 116 K Residence
(Dimensions: H 45.7” x W 59.1” × D 22.8” Weight 551 lbs)

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C. Bechstein Millenium 116 K: a highly successful upright, winner of several international design awards. Excellent musicality and incomparable quality. An instrument both classical and modern.

The C. Bechstein Millenium 116 K is a modern and puristic designer piano with more to it than meets the eye. It includes a traditional acoustic assembly that boasts all the quality features of the Masterpiece class. Moreover, this piano has won three prestigious international awards: the Good Design Award, the IF Product Design Award and the IF Gold Design Award. In each case, the jury considered such criteria as form, material, design, usability, aesthetics, functionality, creativity, originality and innovation.

A designer piano with a case developed by Rommel & Schoen

The Rommel & Schoen design studio based in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, developed the case in close collaboration with the C. Bechstein R&D department. As a result, the C. Bechstein Millenium 116 K combines high musicality and a modern product design, so that this model is in a class of its own.

You’ll fall in love with this compact and powerful designer piano that stands out for its colorful voice and wonderful action. A genuine jewel, the C. Bechstein Millenium 116 K fits perfectly into all types of interior designs.

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