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Classic 124 Classic 124 C. Bechstein C. Bechstein 152 / 60'' cm 62 / 24.5'' cm 258 / 569 cm 124 / 49'' kg C. Bechstein Classic 124: a fortepiano with a splendidly precise action and a richly nuanced voice. High-end quality from the distinguished German manufacturer. new Upright
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Fabulous masterpieces for the highest demands, the ideal sound of many pianists worldwide. The perfect action renders every nuance. Unsurpassed excellence.

A fortepiano for life

C. Bechstein Classic 124: wonderful classical case and sound. A good investment. A musical partner for a lifetime.

The C. Bechstein Classic 124 model is a high-end fortepiano with a timeless case design. Thanks to its clear lines and harmonious proportions, this piano fits easily in any interior. Moreover, it stands out for its distinctively superior action and its colored and richly nuanced voice.

In an article dedicated to the C. Bechstein Classic 124, the French music magazine Diapason once stated: “Pleasant touch and charming sound with powerful bass. This distinguished piano makes an excellent overall impression.”

The C. Bechstein Classic 124 boasts a puristic, fine and serene design and, like all pianos of the Masterpiece class, it delivers excellent musical performances. The use of the most valuable materials, together with manufacturing processes entrusted to expert piano-makers, guarantees that this fortepiano will meet the stringent requirements of several generations of piano players and be a reliable musical partner for decades.

 

A unique production site

All C. Bechstein instruments are made by specialists in sound and action assemblies, at a remarkable production site located in Germany. The making of each instrument takes several months, even years. Take a guided tour of the production facility and discover why every C. Bechstein piano has its own musical personality! You’ll also discover that the German site boasts a in-house production depth that is unique in Europe. Leaving nothing to chance, the facility produces even the hammerheads, which contributes to the distinctively superior quality of C. Bechstein pianos. A luxury instrument, the C. Bechstein Classic 124 is also a testimony to your good musical taste. Treat yourself to the best and your daily piano training will become a pleasure!

Classic 124 Dimensions

152 / 60''

Width in cm

124 / 49''

Height in cm

62 / 24.5''

Depth in cm

258 / 569

Weight in kg

C. Bechstein Classic 124

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Specifications

C. Bechstein upright piano

Work hours
8 months, 180 hours
Overall character
Instruments with perfect voice and touch that offer maximum sound volume and freedom of interpretation
Soundboard (wood)
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).
Soundboard (design)
The sound board fashioned as a membrane with its projection surface adjusted to the instrument’s particular acoustic assembly, like in violin-making.
Acoustic assembly (materials)
Sound bodies made of finest spruce, mahogany, pine and sycamore maple.
Cast-iron frame
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 / Capo bar
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.
C. Bechstein Bridge Calibration System (BCS)
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.

Wood joints
Reinforced dovetail joints.
Pinblock (material)
Several layers of carefully selected solid wood (5-millimeter maple layers in the Concert 8 upright).
Keyboard
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.

Action assembly
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.
Action assembly (hammerheads)
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.

Action assembly (design) C. Bechstein – Friction Control System
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.

C. Bechstein Dynamic Touch Balancing (DTB)
Superior-precision in touch-weight distribution of the masses and spring tension for each individual tone.
C. Bechstein individual voicing
Additional quality components enable optimum voicing.
Case / Finish
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.

 
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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