';
side-area-logo
A 190

A parlor grand piano with a professional profile

The C. Bechstein R&D department developed the premium Bechstein pianos taking into account the brand’s great tradition. Accordingly, all Bechstein instruments stand out not only for their wide dynamic range and noble voice, but also for their fantastic, professional-quality action that boasts special hammerheads made by C. Bechstein, Germany.

An incredible wealth of nuances! C. Bechstein Academy A 190 parlor grand piano: your gateway to the magic of the Bechstein world.

Professional manufacturing

The Bechstein pianos are manufactured in Germany taking into account the latest discoveries in the field of material technology. Long-term testing performed at the C. Bechstein production site determines the effect of even the slightest alteration of the original design, so that every acoustic assembly corresponds exactly to the targeted ideal. Nothing is left to chance thanks to automatic communication between the various machines, while manual post-processing of the action and acoustic assemblies make a jewel out of every A 190 parlor grand piano. Bechstein: the epitome of durability, beauty of sound and playing comfort.

Several DVDs are available that illustrate the unique production processes used in manufacturing Bechstein pianos.

Bechstein instruments are tailored to the needs of demanding piano players, and have been inspiring music lovers the world over for more than 160 years.

D 282 Dimensions
  • 153 cm / 60.2”

    Width in cm

  • 190 cm / 6’3”

    Length in cm

  • 348 kg / 767 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.