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A 124 Style

A delight to see and hear

C. Bechstein A 124 Style: a fortepiano with a profound voice and a virtuosic action, developed in Germany by the C. Bechstein engineers and sound specialists.

Stately design, voluminous sound and irresistible touch. The C. Bechstein Academy A 124 Style fortepiano is a premium instrument that meets the requirements of both professional pianists and demanding amateurs. The C. Bechstein A 124 Style is a must try if you’re in search of a top-quality instrument at an affordable price.

Fortepiano: spellbound by a select sound

A piano with ideal proportions, the A 124 Style model was developed by the engineers at the C. Bechstein R&D department, a facility unique the world over for its blending of traditional craftsmanship and high technological expertise. The A 124 Style is made by old-school piano-makers who have been entrusted with the rich Bechstein heritage, and who keep the Bechstein tradition alive and pave the way for tomorrow’s piano-making. Play this top-class instrument and get ready to be spellbound by its select sound.

Bechstein is the number one in premium piano manufacturing. Above this brand, there’s only the C. Bechstein Masterpiece class.

A 124 Dimensions
  • 124 cm / 48.8”

    Width in cm

  • 151 cm / 59.4”

    Length in cm

  • 251 kg / 553 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.