Fabulous masterpieces for the highest demands, the ideal sound of many pianists worldwide. The perfect action renders every nuance. Unsurpassed excellence.
A fine figure of a piano
A versatile instrument with a charming voice and case, the C. Bechstein Contur 118 upright is your ideal partner for practicing and for private performances.
The C. Bechstein Contur 118 upright boasts a very slim, particularly attractive silhouette. Brass inlays at the bottom of the legs further enhance its elegance. Its charm also arises from its curved lines and perfect proportions.
Thanks to its medium size, the C. Bechstein Contur 118 upright piano fits easily into your living room. It boasts a surprisingly powerful and versatile voice with a wealth of nuances, thus offering a wide array of sounds that makes it suitable for all styles of music. The C. Bechstein Contur 118 piano achieved outstanding results in international comparative tests thanks to its acoustic performance and effortless touch.
Uprights inspired by grand pianos
C. Bechstein is the world leader in the market for high-end upright pianos: the many elements of the brand's grands that are also found in the uprights of the Masterpiece class provide these instruments with a multifaceted character and the most beautiful sound. Your piano dealer will be happy to give you insight into the complex world of C. Bechstein's piano-making. From the meticulous care given to the high-quality materials to the careful maturing process to the development of a well-balanced sound and energy cycle, a look behind the scenes at the production site will show you why every instrument is a masterpiece that embodies the passion that C. Bechstein piano-makers have for their profession.
Contur 118 Dimensions
151 / 59.5''
Width in cm
118 / 46.5''
Height in cm
59 / 23''
Depth in cm
235 / 518
Weight in kg
C. Bechstein Concert upright piano
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.
Precision down to a hundredth of a millimeter guarantees perfect transmission of sound and frequencies to the soundboard and ensure a clear sound projection.
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.
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.
Optimum repetition speed thanks to the use of highest quality materials and the ultra-precise assembly of the various 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
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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