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A 114 Compact

Finest sound and touch

C. Bechstein A 114 Compact upright: a premium instrument made in Germany by C. Bechstein. Unequalled quality, voice, touch and sound volume.

The A 114 Compact piano boasts all characteristics of the premium uprights made in Germany – the best pianos worldwide, except for the C. Bechstein instruments of the Masterpiece class. The A 114 Compact piano perfectly demonstrates the expertise of the German engineers. A market leader in the top segment for more than 160 years, Bechstein can rely on its unique R&D department to build a bridge between the Bechstein legend and state-of-the-art production processes. Using high technology, Bechstein makes wooden and metal parts of unequalled precision that form the base of the brand’s pianos, which are famous for their exceptional durability and beautiful voice. The final hand-processing of the action and sound assemblies further enhances the instruments’ quality, like the brilliant cut that transforms a gemstone into a jewel.

Insist on the best when selecting your new piano!

The C. Bechstein Academy A 114 Compact piano applies the latest findings on material strength and sound optimization. As to the third crucial factor in your purchasing decision, value for money, the A 116 Compact model is surprisingly affordable, even though it satisfies all requirements of a full-fledged quality piano: perfectly balanced voice, pleasant touch and compatibility with all styles of music. Moreover, the Bechstein pianos are famous for imparting a modern flair to the noble and traditional Bechstein brand.

Bechstein: a legend that moves with the times.

A 114 Compact Dimensions
  • 114 cm / 44.8”

    Width in cm

  • 151 cm / 59.4”

    Length in cm

  • 235 kg / 518 lbs

    Weight in kg

SPECIFICATIONS

C. Bechstein Concert grand piano

Work hours
8 months, 180 hours
Overall character
Instruments with perfect voice and touch that offer maximum sound volume and freedom of interpretation
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).
Soundboard (design)
Sound bodies made of finest spruce, mahogany, pine and sycamore maple.
Acoustic assembly (materials)
Finest spruce, mahogany, pine and sycamore maple.
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.
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.
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.
Wood joints
Reinforced wood-dovetail joints between rim-posts and the inner rim.
Pinblock (material)
Several layers of carefully selected solid wood (5-millimeter maple layers in the Concert 8 upright).
Keyboard
Durable, resilient keyboard with a lever ratio that is ideal for concert performances.
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.
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)
Optimum weight and friction coefficients achieved by using the latest design technology.
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
Cabinets manufactured at the C. Bechstein production sites from some twenty top-quality parts.