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Concert 8

With its dream touch and finest sound diffusion, this model is probably the best professional piano worldwide.

C. Bechstein Concert 8: an unsurpassed professional piano, in keeping with all the C. Bechstein instruments favored since more than 160 years for their unique sound, touch and durability.

The C. Bechstein Concert 8 professional piano is a non plus ultra upright that clearly surpasses many run-of-the-mill grands. Its acoustic assembly, sound volume and colored voice, as well as its precise and highly responsive action, surprise even the most demanding musicians who are used to the touch and sound volume of grand pianos.

Nearly a grand and hand-made Germany

The acoustic assembly of the C. Bechstein Concert 8 upright is similar to that of the grands in the Masterpiece class. Among the features found in both the Concert 8 model and the C. Bechstein grands are the sophisticated dynamics, the colorful and even more subtly graduated timbre, and the optimized sound development. Moreover, the sound profile of the C. Bechstein Concert 8 upright has been improved and is now even more singing and enduring. Such outstanding characteristics explain why several great artists, including Simon & Garfunkel, Sir Simon Rattle and the Beatles, made this exceptional professional piano their favored working instrument. Ask your C. Bechstein dealer and find out about the finest-quality woods used for the piano parts and many other details that make up the exceptional quality of these top-class instruments. And if you visit the C. Bechstein production site, you’ll be fascinated as you discover the secrets of the making of the Concert 8, the “king of uprights”.

D 282 Dimensions
  • 131/ 51.6”

    Width in cm

  • 154 / 60’6”

    Length in cm

  • 255 / 562

    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)
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.