C. Bechstein A4

The talented all-rounder

About C.Bechstein A 4

 

A versatile talent for every repertoire 

Music has an endless array of styles. From baroque to hard rock. From Gregorian to jazz. Musicians – in particular those with wide-ranging repertoires who deliberately choose not to settle on a single style – need an instrument that can accommodate and embrace this variety. It is with these musicians in mind that the new C. Bechstein Academy A 4 piano was conceived. Its completely new design allows the player to bring out the true essence of every musical genre. 
 

A virtuoso across the board 

C.Bechstein Development Department and piano makers have absolutely outdone themselves and we couldn’t be happier with the result! The C. Bechstein Academy A 4 sounds wonderfully distinguished and elegant – and yet fresh and impulsive at the same time. This unique sound profile and the outstanding action of the Academy A 4 mean it can be used for any kind of musical requirements, be it for personal use or as a working instrument for professional use. 
 

The design – A tribute to clarity 

This tonal versatility has been purposely housed inside a design that represents a calm counterpoint: clean lines, understated, timeless, modern. This results in an overall package that embodies a truly consummate harmony and balance.

 

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Weight: 243 / 536 kg

Specifications

C. Bechstein Academy upright piano

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Work Hours

7 months, 120 hours

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Overall Character

Instruments with perfect voice and touch.

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Soundboard (Wood)

Mountain spruce grown slowly at elevations between 800 and 1,000 meters.

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Soundboard (Design)

Sound board element adapted to the individual models.

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Acoustic Assembly

Sound bodies made of carefully selected spruce, beech and pine.

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Cast-Iron Frame

The special composition of the cast iron and the particular form of the frame dampen its vibrations and boost the string energy.

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Agraffes / Capo Bar

Agraffes ensure precise positioning of the bass strings. The middle and treble strings rest on a capo bar.

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C.Bechstein Bridge Calibration System (BCS)

The bridges are made of German red beech using modern CNC technology, which guarantees good transmission of sound and frequencies to the soundboard.

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Pinblock (Material)

Hardwood multiplex.

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Keyboard

Durable, resilient keyboard with ideal lever ratio that meets professional requirements.

Keyboard designed and engineered by the C. Bechstein R&D department.

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Action Assembly

Highly complex professional action made up of 2,000 parts and designed in accordance with C. Bechstein’s Keyboard and Action Engineering and Geometry standards.

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Action Assembly (Hammerheads)

Hammer heads made by C. Bechstein Germany. Materials: mahogany core covered with felt made in Germany of New Zealand wool using a secret, traditional method.

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Action Assembly (Design) C. Bechstein - Friction Control System (FCS)

The Touch with optimum weight and friction coefficients achieved by using the latest design technology.

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C.Bechstein Individual Voicing

Individual voicing by expert technicians for a distinct, transparent, multifaceted voice.

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Case / Finish

Case manufactured at the C. Bechstein production site from some twenty top-quality parts. Elegant finish (high-gloss lacquer).