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Classic 118 Classic 118 C. Bechstein Concert C. Bechstein Concert 151 / 59.4'' cm 23.2'' / 59 cm cm 538 lbs / 244 cm 46.5'' / 118 cm kg The C. Bechstein Classic 118 upright is hand-made in Germany. Demanding piano players praise its pleasant touch and wonderful sound. new Upright
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Classic 118

C. Bechstein Residence

Classical design with clear lines, powerful and singing voice, delicate touch, harmonious architecture.

Classic 118

C. Bechstein Residence

Classical design with clear lines, powerful and singing voice, delicate touch, harmonious architecture.

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A mature piano hand-made in Germany

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.

Fabulous masterpieces for the highest demands, the ideal sound of many pianists worldwide. The perfect action renders every nuance. Unsurpassed excellence.

Specifications

C. Bechstein Concert upright piano

8 months, 180 hours

Instruments with perfect voice and touch that offer maximum sound volume and freedom of interpretation

Soundboard made of mountain spruce grown slowly at elevations of 1,000 meters and higher in Val di Fiemme, Dolomites (similar to the tonewood used by Antonio Stradivari).

The sound board fashioned as a membrane with its projection surface adjusted to the instrument’s particular acoustic assembly, like in violin-making.

Sound bodies made of finest spruce, mahogany, pine and sycamore maple.

The special composition of the cast iron, its materials and the particular form of the frame itself dampen its own vibrations and boost the string energy, thereby warranting the the transmission of sound at high speed.

The high-precision coupling of the cast-iron frame and the wooden parts of the acoustic assembly keeps the frame’s resonance to a minimum.

Agraffes ensure precise positioning of the strings for all 88 tones. This solution in use for 163 years contributes to the exceptional richness of the C. Bechstein pianos.

The bridges are made of high-quality German solid red beech using state-of-the-art engineering and CNC technology.

Precision down to a hundredth of a millimeter guarantees perfect transmission of sound and frequencies to the soundboard and ensure a clear sound projection.

Reinforced dovetail joints.

Several layers of carefully selected solid wood (5-millimeter maple layers in the Concert 8 upright).

Durable, resilient keyboard with ideal lever ratio that meets professional touch requirements at the highest levels.

Black keys covered with ebony wooden tops. White keys: high-quality mineral key-tops available as an option. Keyboard designed by the C. Bechstein R&D department.

Precise, highly complex professional action made up of 2,000 parts, engineered and designed in accordance with C. Bechstein’s Keyboard and Action Engineering and Geometry standards for the most stringent requirements on precision and reliability.

The hammerheads made by C. Bechstein Germany deliver excellent dynamic possibilities and a wealth of nuances.

Materials: walnut core for a colorful, voluminous, distinct and precise sound, covered with felt made in Germany of New Zealand wool using a secret, traditional method.

A superior upright touch: The Optimum weight and friction coefficients achieved by using the latest engineering design technology.

Optimum repetition speed thanks to the use of highest quality materials and the ultra-precise assembly of the various parts.

Superior-precision in touch-weight distribution of the masses and spring tension for each individual tone.

Additional quality components enable optimum voicing.

Case manufactured at the C. Bechstein production site from some twenty top-quality parts.

Case manufactured at the C. Bechstein production site from some twenty top-quality parts. Elegant finish in every detail. Sophisticated technique used in applying high-gloss lacquer and applying the lacquer and producing its high-gloss finish through numerous manual sanding and polishing steps.

Classic 118 Dimensions

Dimensions   H 46.5'' / 118 cm ×  W 151 / 59.4'' ×  D 23.2'' / 59 cm   Weight   538 lbs / 244 kg
C. Bechstein Concert Classic 118

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C. Bechstein Concert Classic 118

Fabulous masterpieces for the highest demands, the ideal sound of many pianists worldwide. The perfect action renders every nuance. Unsurpassed excellence.

 
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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