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Residence R 2 Millenium Residence R 2 Millenium C.Bechstein Concert C.Bechstein Concert 60.6'' cm 22.8'' cm 511 lbs / 232 cm 45.9'' kg Unique beauty stemming from full sound and puristic design. new Upright

Residence R 2 Millenium

C.Bechstein Residence

Unique beauty stemming from full sound and puristic design.

Residence R 2 Millenium

C.Bechstein Residence

Unique beauty stemming from full sound and puristic design.

Variants

Simply world-class in the art of building artisan-made pianos

The small C. Bechstein Residence R 2 Millenium upright piano features an impressive and unique combination of compactness and sonorous tone. You will be delighted by its rich colours and wonderful playability. The visual clarity and reduced lines are perfect for an interior that tends to favour understatement.

The C. Bechstein Residence models are simply world-class when it comes to the art of building artisan-made pianos. That’s because in each of these individual pieces, the principles of C. Bechstein grand-piano construction are integrated in many fine details. 

Whether for private use by real piano connoisseurs or professional use at universities or in music studios, a piano from the Residence range will satisfy all of your demands. The subtlety in sound and playability is also rooted in the stable architecture: due to their absolute resilience, Residence pianos are truly appreciated by frequent private players and professionals alike. 

 

Individual piano designs for your interior

Besides the beauty of the sound, Residence pianos also radiate visual beauty with the design variants Classic, Contur, Elegance, Millenium and Style. Whether classic silhouettes or elegant details, timeless shapes or modern, award-winning design, each of these pianos is unique and allows you to choose the ideal model to suit your interior

All these features make C. Bechstein Residence upright pianos the best of their kind. You cannot fail to be enchanted by these complete works of art that represent the finest in German piano design!

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.

Residence R 2 Millenium Dimensions

Dimensions   45.9'' ×  60.6'' ×  22.8''   Weight   511 lbs / 232 kg
C.Bechstein Concert Residence R 2 Millenium

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C.Bechstein Concert Residence R 2 Millenium
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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