concert

Piano News: C. Bechstein produces its own hammer heads

Carsten Dürer, chief editor of the magazine Piano News, covers the new C. Bechstein hammer head production in Seifhennersdorf / Saxony in the current issue of the well known journal.

Regardless of their production depth and with just a handful of exceptions, all European piano manufacturers traditionally outsource some processes. This particularly applies to the action assembly and the hammer heads. Nonetheless, C. Bechstein has now ventured into uncharted territory by producing its own hammer heads at its factory in Seifhennersdorf, Saxony. We wanted to witness this with our own eyes and experience how it has changed the “Bechstein sound”.

Download the complete article (PDF)