classic 118

C. Bechstein Classic 118

A mature piano handmade in Germany!

C. Bechstein Classic 118: noble sound and clear design; an award-winner that will delight you and generations to come. 

The ideal proportions and timeless elegance of the C. Bechstein Classic 118 upright enchant all lovers of classical design. Despite its superlative sound and technical characteristics, this piano demonstrates its superiority with modesty from the moment you first play and hear it. Its mature action captivates pros and surprises amateur pianists as it enables them to play without effort. C. Bechstein Classic 118: harmony both inside and out. International comparative tests have shown that, thanks to its powerful sound, this mid-sized piano is absolutely suitable to Romantic and post-Romantic music.

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Weight: 244 kg

Specifications 

C. Bechstein Concert upright Piano

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Work Hours

8 months, 180 hours

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Overall Character

Instruments with perfect voice and touch that offer maximum sound volume and freedom of interpretation

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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).

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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.

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Acoustic Assembly

Sound bodies made of finest spruce, mahogany, pine and sycamore maple.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wood Joints

Reinforced dovetail joints.

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Pinblock (Material)

Several layers of carefully selected solid wood (5-millimeter maple layers in the Concert 8 upright).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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C.Bechstein Dynamic Touch Balancing (DTB)

Superior-precision in touch-weight distribution of the masses and spring tension for each individual tone.

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C.Bechstein Individual Voicing

Additional quality components enable optimum voicing.

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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.