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Classic 118

A mature piano hand-made in Germany

A modern piano, an enviable understatement, confidently stylish, up-to-date yet classical. Bechstein makes instruments to meet the requirements of both music lovers and demanding piano players. This model seduces the eye as well as the ear!

Persuasive lines in glossy black. Delicate chrome lines underscore a slender silhouette and bring elegant, simply structured surfaces to life. Discreet chamfers set off the fall and the top panel, making them easier to open. Additional chrome lines redefine the piano’s profile.

Shadow grooves and subtly soft edges make the pure style agreeable. Chrome toe blocks accent the case. A true work of art, too beautiful to stand in the corner!

A modern piano with a beautiful case and a beautiful voice

The C. Bechstein A 114 Modern Chrome Art upright is an eye-catcher with an incomparable voice. Take your first step in the world of the C. Bechstein Academy class! Designed to meet the demands of advanced piano players, this compact instrument will surprise you with its impressive sound volume.

It goes without saying that, like all instruments in the C. Bechstein Masterpiece class and the C. Bechstein Premium class, this modern piano is made in Germany and meets the highest standards of workmanship and longevity.

A 114 Modern Chrome Art Dimensions
  • 114 cm / 44.8”

    Width in cm

  • 151 cm / 59.4”

    Length in cm

  • 57 cm / 22.4”

    Depth in cm

  • 231 kg / 509 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.