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A 175

A German grand that makes no compromises

C. Bechstein A 175: the genuine pleasure in playing. With its noble, elegant and dignified voice, this premium instrument is clearly rooted in the great Bechstein tradition. This also applies to the professional, high-precision action, which is manufactured with meticulous attention. In order to make sure that the Bechstein pianos meet the brand’s high-quality standards, C. Bechstein performed investments at its production site located in Seifhennersdorf, Saxony, and now produces its own hammerheads.

Like the other premium C. Bechstein pianos, the A 175 model is made at the Seifhennersdorf production site. This German grand stands out for its precise action and richly nuanced voice. The basic parts for the C. Bechstein Academy A 175 model are made using complex processes and state-of-the-art technology, then post-processed by master piano-makers to provide each instrument with an individual voice.

Providing training is an investment in the future

C. Bechstein invests continuously in trainee positions, and the company’s trainees achieve excellent results at Ludwigsburg’s School of Piano-making. This is the way to keep the Bechstein tradition alive and pass on the expertise required to make brilliant German grands.

A 175 Dimensions
  • 152 cm / 59.8”

    Width in cm

  • 175 cm / 5’9”

    Length in cm

  • 334 kg / 736 lbs

    Weight in kg

SPECIFICATIONS

C. Bechstein Concert grand piano

Work hours
15 months, 420 – 500 hours (depending on model)
Overall character
Concert instruments with perfect voice and touch that offer maximum sound volume and freedom of interpretation.
Soundboard (wood)
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)
Each soundboard is formed as a membrane with its projection surface adjusted to the instrument’s specific acoustic assembly, just like in violin-making.
Acoustic assembly (materials)
Finest spruce, mahogany, pine and sycamore maple.
Cast-iron frame
The special composition of the cast iron and the particular form of the frame dampen its vibrations, boost the string energy and improve the transmission speed.
Resonator system
The B, C and D models are provided with an adjustable cast-iron resonator that optimizes both the timbre and the radiating force of the treble strings.
Agraffes / Capo bar
Agraffes ensure a precise positioning of the bass and middle section strings. The treble strings rest on a capo bar that is part of the cast-iron frame.
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)
Superior quality picn-block with only a few crossed North-American hard-maple layers. Cast-iron frame without dowels, a traditional and high-quality process direct torque for concert pianos.
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.