A 120 Select (B 120 Select) A 120 Select (B 120 Select) C. Bechstein Academy C. Bechstein Academy 151 / 59'' cm 61 / 24'' cm 243 / 536 cm 120 / 47.5'' kg C. Bechstein A 120 Select upright piano: premium sound, touch and design. An affordable top-class instrument made in Germany. new Upright
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C. Bechstein Academy A 120 Select: Premium German pianino

C. Bechstein A 120 Select: a piano made at the C. Bechstein production site, where German engineering is coupled with the great Bechstein tradition to produce premium instruments.

The A 120 Select model is made for demanding music lovers. You’ll love this premium pianino for its modest dimensions, well thought-out design, musical quality and affordable price.

Several DVDs are available that present the Bechstein piano-making philosophy. Get inside information on the unique Bechstein production site, where traditional craftsmanship and high technology are combined in making the A 120 Select model and the other Bechstein instruments. This premium pianino with its trend-setting features mirrors not only the secrets kept by the leading German piano manufacturer for more than 160 years, but also the latest developments in the C. Bechstein R&D department. The basic components are processed with precision, then post-processed individually and manually to achieve the finest acoustic quality.


A pianino with elegant details

The C. Bechstein Academy A 120 Select stands out for its design. Thanks to various details, such as the special legs and rounded contours of discreet elegance, this pianino is a real eye-catcher in your private music room. Moreover, this model boasts a perfectly balanced action assembly and a voice with a wealth of nuances. With its wonderful sound, the A 120 Select model is clearly a genuine C. Bechstein instrument.

A 120 Select (B 120 Select) Dimensions

151 / 59''

Width in cm

120 / 47.5''

Height in cm

61 / 24''

Depth in cm

243 / 536

Weight in kg

C. Bechstein Academy A 120 Select (B 120 Select)

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C. Bechstein Academy 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.
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).


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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