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B 116 Compact B 116 Compact Bechstein Bechstein 149 / 59'' cm 59 / 23'' cm 235 / 518 cm 116 / 45.5'' kg Bechstein B 116 Compact: an upright made in Germany by C. Bechstein. Fine and balanced voice. Perfect craftsmanship. And a surprisingly affordable price. new Upright
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Top-quality upright and grand pianos made in Germany. Become part of the Bechstein legend!

Finest sound and touch

Bechstein B 116 Compact upright: a premium instrument made in Germany by C. Bechstein. Unequalled quality, voice, touch and sound volume.

The B 116 Compact piano boasts all characteristics of the premium uprights made in Germany – the best pianos worldwide, except for the C. Bechstein instruments of the Masterpiece class. The B 116 Compact piano perfectly demonstrates the expertise of the German engineers. A market leader in the top segment for more than 160 years, Bechstein can rely on its unique R&D department to build a bridge between the Bechstein legend and state-of-the-art production processes. Using high technology, Bechstein makes wooden and metal parts of unequalled precision that form the base of the brand’s pianos, which are famous for their exceptional durability and beautiful voice. The final hand-processing of the action and sound assemblies further enhances the instruments’ quality, like the brilliant cut that transforms a gemstone into a jewel.

 

Insist on the best when selecting your new piano!

The Bechstein B 116 Compact piano applies the latest findings on material strength and sound optimization. As to the third crucial factor in your purchasing decision, value for money, the B 116 Compact model is surprisingly affordable, even though it satisfies all requirements of a full-fledged quality piano: perfectly balanced voice, pleasant touch and compatibility with all styles of music. Moreover, the Bechstein pianos are famous for imparting a modern flair to the noble and traditional Bechstein brand.

Bechstein: a legend that moves with the times.

B 116 Compact Dimensions

149 / 59''

Width in cm

116 / 45.5''

Height in cm

59 / 23''

Depth in cm

235 / 518

Weight in kg

Bechstein B 116 Compact

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Specifications

Bechstein upright piano

Work hours
7 months, 120 hours
Overall character
Instruments with perfect voice and touch.
Soundboard (wood)
Mountain spruce grown slowly at elevations between 800 and 1,000 meters.
Soundboard (design)
Sound board element adapted to the individual models.
Acoustic assembly (materials)
Sound bodies made of carefully selected spruce, beech and pine.
Cast-iron frame
The special composition of the cast iron and the particular form of the frame dampen its vibrations and boost the string energy.
Agraffes / Capo bar
Agraffes ensure precise positioning of the bass strings. The middle and treble strings rest on a capo bar.
C. Bechstein Bridge Calibration System (BCS)
The bridges are made of German red beech using modern CNC technology, which guarantees good transmission of sound and frequencies to the soundboard.
Pinblock (material)
Hardwood multiplex.
Keyboard
Durable, resilient keyboard with ideal lever ratio that meets professional requirements.

Keyboard designed and engineered by the C. Bechstein R&D department.

Action assembly
Highly complex professional action made up of 2,000 parts and designed in accordance with C. Bechstein’s Keyboard and Action Engineering and Geometry standards.
Action assembly (hammerheads)
Hammer heads made by C. Bechstein Germany.

Materials: mahogany core covered with felt made in Germany of New Zealand wool using a secret, traditional method.

Action assembly (design) C. Bechstein – Friction Control System (FCS)
The Touch with optimum weight and friction coefficients achieved by using the latest design technology.
C. Bechstein individual voicing
Individual voicing by expert technicians for a distinct, transparent, multifaceted voice.
Case / Finish
Case manufactured at the C. Bechstein production site from some twenty top-quality parts. Elegant finish (high-gloss lacquer).

 
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SEIFHENNERSDORF, SAXONY

At the C. Bechstein manufactory, experienced piano-makers build instruments of exceptional quality, each of them provided with a distinctive musical personality. More than 160 years of piano-making expertise are a testimony to continuity and reliability.

 

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