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A 228 (B 228) A 228 (B 228) C. Bechstein Academy C. Bechstein Academy 159 / 62,6'' cm 228 / 7'6'' cm 417 / 919 cm C. Bechstein A 228: a top-class semi-concert grand piano. High-precision touch thanks to a professional action equipped with special hammerheads made by C. Bechstein, Germany. new Grand piano
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A 228 (B 228)

C. Bechstein Academy

A powerful semi-concert grand piano. Great sound volume, technical perfection and impressive reserves.

A 228 (B 228)

C. Bechstein Academy

A powerful semi-concert grand piano. Great sound volume, technical perfection and impressive reserves.

C. Bechstein Academy A 228 semi-concert grand piano: a bravura instrument

The C. Bechstein A 228 semi-concert grand piano is a top-class instrument with an impressive sound volume and a professional action. It is available at a accessible price, even though it is not out of place on concert stages. Your gateway to the Bechstein world, the C. Bechstein Academy A 228 semi-concert grand piano enables you to enjoy at home the magic of the great German brand.

In recent years, Bechstein has been the focus of media attention like no other piano manufacturer. Journalists frequently reported on the continuous development and exceptional character of the German production site, where both the premium Bechstein pianos and the instruments of the C. Bechstein Masterpiece class are manufactured.

 

Typical features of the Bechstein sound

The A 228 semi-concert grand piano was developed at the C. Bechstein R&D department located in Seifhennersdorf, Saxony, and is rooted in the great Bechstein tradition. It is made at the adjoining production site using high technology and the best materials. For example, the case and the back frame are made using high-precision CNC technology, while a special procedure was developed to insert the soundboard with its active vibration properties into the acoustic assembly to ensure wonderful sound projection.

The professional action of the A 228 model boasts special hammerheads made by C. Bechstein, Germany. Perfectly trained piano-makers complement the high-tech processes as they perform crucial operations by hand, such as the voicing of the hammerheads or the insertion of the action into the case.

The elegant and noble character of the Bechstein sound stems from the special design of the acoustic assembly. Moreover, a slower sound transfer velocity decisively contributes to the sublime majestic voice of the instrument. As a result, the C. Bechstein Academy A 228 semi-concert grand piano is ideal for chamber music performances and playing in private music rooms.

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Specifications

C. Bechstein Academy grand piano

1 year, 250 hours

Premium quality instruments with perfect voice and touch.

Mountain spruce grown slowly at elevations between 800 and 1,000 meters.

Each soundboard is adapted to the individual models.

Carefully selected spruce, beech and pine.

The special composition of the cast iron and the particular form of the frame dampen its vibrations and boost the string energy.

Agraffes ensure precise positioning of the bass and middle strings. The treble strings rest on a capo bar that is part of the cast-iron frame.

The bridges are made of German red beech using modern CNC technology. Precision down to a hundredth of a millimeter guarantees good transmission of sound and frequencies to the soundboard.

Hardwood multiplex.

Durable, resilient keyboard with ideal lever ratio that meets professional requirements.

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

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.

 The hammerheads made by C. Bechstein Germany deliver the best dynamics and finest nuances.

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

 

 

Optimum weight and friction coefficients achieved by using the latest design technology.

Individual voicing by expert technicians for a distinct, transparent, multifaceted voice.

Case manufactured at the C. Bechstein production site from some twenty top-quality parts. Elegant finish (high-gloss lacquer).

A 228 (B 228) Dimensions

Dimensions   W 159 / 62,6'' ×  D 228 / 7'6''   Weight   417 / 919 kg
C. Bechstein Academy A 228 (B 228)

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C. Bechstein Academy A 228 (B 228)

Top-quality upright and grand pianos made in Germany. Become part of the Bechstein legend!

 
C. BECHSTEIN MANUFACTORY
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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