C. Bechstein L 167

Professional perfection in compact format.

A piano that many consider the best baby grand ever.

About C. Bechstein L 167

The C. Bechstein L 167 has always been considered the best baby grand piano ever built. Despite its relatively small size, this professional baby grand piano enables you to express any musical idea brilliantly. The C. Bechstein L 167 boasts all the features of the larger models, including a duplex scale, as well as a pleasant touch and an amazing sound resonance. This explains why it’s considered worldwide the most professional baby grand piano, with the finest voice.

 

A living legend, hand-made in Germany 

The C. Bechstein L 167 baby grand is backed with a long tradition, as it descends from the “Model L” (short for “Liliput”) built before World War II. Thanks to their outstanding sound which results from unique manufacturing concepts, the instruments developed by C. Bechstein in recent years have revived the golden age of piano music. As the company’s R&D department continuously optimizes the materials and production processes, each C. Bechstein piano is a masterpiece with its own sound personality, a jewel born of months and years of manufacturing in a facility that implements a wealth of craftsmanship. The magic of the sophisticated voice that has charmed generations of great musicians is not chance, but the result of more than 160 years of experience in building high-end uprights and grands. 

C. Bechstein combines this brilliant tradition with the requirements of modern pianists. While numerous artistic directors of festivals and music halls rave about the comeback of the great grand piano tonality, today’s pianists praise the smooth, precise and sparkling touch of instruments in C. Bechstein’s Masterpiece class. C. Bechstein L 167 baby grand piano: a delight for all your senses that will inspire you day after day.

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Weight: 317 kg

Specifications

C. Bechstein Concert grand piano

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Work Hours

15 months, 420 – 500 hours (depending on model)

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Overall Character

Concert instruments with perfect voice and touch that offer maximum sound volume and freedom of interpretation.

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Soundboard (Wood)

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)

Each soundboard is formed as a membrane with its projection surface adjusted to the instrument’s specific acoustic assembly, just like in violin-making.

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Acoustic Assembly

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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Resonator System

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.

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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.

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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.

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Wood Joints

Reinforced wood-dovetail joints between rim-posts and the inner rim.

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Pinblock (Material)

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.

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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 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.

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Action Assembly (Hammerheads)

The hammerheads made by C. Bechstein Germany deliver the best dynamics and finest nuances for concert standards.

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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)

Ultra-precise touch-weight distribution of the masses and spring force for each individual tone.

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C.Bechstein Individual Voicing

Optimal individual voicing by Concert Master Piano Makers gives the musician additional aspects of quality.

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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 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.