Residence R 4 Classic Residence R 4 Classic C. Bechstein Concert C. Bechstein Concert 60'' / 120 cm cm 24.2'' / 120 cm cm 481 lbs / 218 cm 47.2'' / 120 cm kg Eine Hommage an Ausgewogenheit und klassische Klavierbaukunst. new Upright

Residence R 4 Classic

C.Bechstein Residence

An homage to balance and traditional piano design.

This acoustic instrument is Bluetooth MIDI capable.


Residence R 4 Classic

C.Bechstein Residence

An homage to balance and traditional piano design.

This acoustic instrument is Bluetooth MIDI capable.


Variants: Black

The medium-sized C. Bechstein Residence R 4 Classic is the epitome of balance. The very feeling of playing this upright piano is one of extraordinary refinement and effortlessness. The sound is elevated by wonderfully balanced overtones. This balance is also maintained externally: The piano’s proportions are perfect, and its classic profile blends elegantly yet modestly into almost any interior.

Sublime to the ear, exquisite to the touch

Besides its grand pianos, C. Bechstein is known all over the world for investing a lot of development time and craftsmanship in upright pianos. You can hear and feel this from the very first note. The Residence R 4 Classic instantly produces a pure, sublime sound and a uniquely singing, melodic line. This extraordinary sound is wonderfully easy to shape and experience thanks to the extreme responsiveness and the large dynamic range.

Classic aesthetics that inspire generations

The C. Bechstein Residence R 4 Classic boasts a classic shape and clear, elegant lines. At the same time, the perfectly refined construction and harmonious architecture of the piano are designed to optimise the preservation of its action, so you can be sure that every subtle nuance of your music is accurately transformed into wondrous C. Bechstein sound.

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


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 4 Classic Dimensions

Dimensions   H 47.2'' / 120 cm ×  W 60'' / 120 cm ×  D 24.2'' / 120 cm   Weight   481 lbs / 218 kg
C. Bechstein Concert Residence R 4 Classic

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C. Bechstein Concert Residence R 4 Classic
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 170 years of piano-making expertise are a testimony to continuity and reliability.

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