C. Bechstein grand pianos Range Model Length cm Weight kgs Concert D282 282 521
W Hoffmann pianos are produced in the Czech Republic and cater to the mid-range market. The company’s entry-level brand, Zimmermann, is manufactured in China, with quality control overseen by Bechstein technicians from Germany.
Pricing of uprights in the C. Bechstein Concert range starts at £14,990 for the Milennium 116K. The L167 is the smallest of the C. Bechstein grands and can be purchased for £66,000, while the company’s flagship D282 concert grand costs £136,900. Special finishes and art cases are also available at an additional cost.
Vario Duet Bechstein’s Vario Duet system allows acoustic instruments to be muted and played digitally via headphones. It also includes a free app that supports practicing, recording, and sharing music. This system can be fitted to any of Bechstein’s current models.
Digital pianos Bechstein does not produce its own digital pianos, but has collaborated with Casio to allow sampled sounds from the C. Bechstein D282 concert grand to be used in Casio’s Grand Hybrid instruments.
C. Bechstein upright pianos Range Model Height cm Weight kgs Concert Concert 8 154 255
Elegance 124 124
Classic 124 124
Contur 118 118
Classic 118 118
Millenium 116K 116
Academy A124 Style 124
A124 Imposant 124
A114 Compact 114
A114 Modern 114
WHAT ARTISTS SAY
‘The Bechstein is and remains perfection – the artist’s ideal’ Leopold Godowsky (1884-1914)
‘This piano gives me everything I need. It has brilliance, warmth and a real singing tone’ Saleem Ashkar (b 1976)
Visit the C Bechstein YouTube channel for performances, artist interviews and more: youtube.com/c/Bechstein/videos bechstein.com www.international-piano.com
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