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A 114 Modern

Form and sound in harmony

The C. Bechstein A 114 Modern upright was developed by the engineers of Bechstein’s R&D department in Saxony. A modern Bechstein legend.

An elegant and aesthetic designer piano

An eye-catcher with perfect proportions, the C. Bechstein A 114 Modern designer piano is the most beautiful of all compact instruments: every line and every contour will seduce you. It boasts not only a contemporary yet timeless design, but also a voice to satisfy a connoisseur. A designer piano in keeping with today’s taste, attractive and innovative, the A 114 Modern upright will take center stage in your home and your life with its sophisticated, understated aesthetics. The C. Bechstein Academy A 114 Modern: a must-have for those who love exquisite music and interiors.

More than just a designer piano

Despite its small dimensions, the C. Bechstein A 114 Modern upright stands out for its brilliant voice. Take your first steps in the world of premium Bechstein pianos! This pleasingly compact instrument will surprise you with its impressive sound volume. The A 114 Modern model boasts all the quality features of the great Bechstein piano tradition.

While C. Bechstein has been the epitome of piano-making for more than one and a half centuries, the C. Bechstein Academy pianos are premium instruments offering excellent value for money. Both brands are made in Germany.

A 114 Modern Dimensions
  • 114 cm / 44.8”

    Width in cm

  • 149 cm / 58.7”

    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.