C. Bechstein D 282
A concert grand piano of superlatives, provided with a fantastic sound and a perfect action.
About D 282
The C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano is a top-class instrument. Thanks to its stupendous and beautiful sound, it’s the ideal grand for large concert halls.
The C. Bechstein engineers and master piano-makers developed the D 282 model after intensive discussions with international star pianists. This legendary instrument has set new standards with its transparent voice and unparalleled richness of tonal colors. The C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano embodies the synthesis of the brand’s legend and the demands of today’s pianists for power and dynamism.
International star pianists confirm the outstanding characteristics of the C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano: surprisingly powerful sound, elegant and high-precision action.
Main Characteristics of C. Bechstein D 282
Unique power: Tests performed by the Federal Institute of Applied Physics ascertained that the voice of the C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano is outstandingly brilliant and powerful thanks to the new design of the cast iron plate that provides unparalleled sound projection.
Unique action: The super-responsive and extremely precise action assembly enables you to perfectly control your play. The action includes hammerheads of unparalleled quality, made by C. Bechstein to meet the acoustic requirements of large concert halls.
Unique voice: The voice is wonderfully singing, richly colored and without any metallic character. Thanks to its outstanding brilliance, even those sitting in the last rows can hear the slightest pianissimo. And thanks to its lyricism, cantilenas and impressive sound volume, the unique voice of the D 282 model is suitable for all styles of music.
Weight: 521 kg
C. Bechstein Concert grand piano
15 months, 420 – 500 hours (depending on model)
Concert instruments with perfect voice and touch that offer maximum sound volume and freedom of interpretation.
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).
Each soundboard is formed as a membrane with its projection surface adjusted to the instrument’s specific acoustic assembly, just like in violin-making.
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 B, C and D models are provided with an adjustable cast-iron resonator that optimizes both the timbre and the radiating force of the treble strings.
Agraffes / Capo Bar
Agraffes ensure a precise positioning of the bass and middle section strings. The treble strings rest on a capo bar that is part of the cast-iron frame.
C.Bechstein Bridge Calibration System (BCS)
The bridges are made of high-quality vertically aligned sycamore maple layers using state-of-the-art CNC technology. Precision down to a hundredth of a millimeter guarantees perfect transmission of sound and frequencies to the soundboard.
Reinforced wood-dovetail joints between rim-posts and the inner rim.
Superior quality picn-block with only a few crossed North-American hard-maple layers. Cast-iron frame without dowels, a traditional and high-quality process direct torque for concert pianos.
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 and highly complex professional action made up of 2,000 parts specifically calibrated to concert standards. Designed in accordance to C. Bechstein’s Keyboard and Action Engineering and Concert-stage, Geometry standards for performers.
Action Assembly (Hammerheads)
The hammerheads made by C. Bechstein Germany deliver the best dynamics and finest nuances for concert standards.
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.
C.Bechstein Dynamic Touch Balancing (DTB)
Ultra-precise touch-weight distribution of the masses and spring force for each individual tone.
C.Bechstein Individual Voicing
Optimal individual voicing by Concert Master Piano Makers gives the musician additional aspects of quality.
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 where a highly professional technique is used in applying high-gloss lacquer, followed by a longer drying process. Then, with numerous applications of hand-crafted sanding, from rough to very smooth, with different grains of abrasive material, the cabinet finish receives a texture close to the smoothenss of skin. With a number of polishing steps employing different waxes and polishing materials, a superior high gloss finish is finally achieved.