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Classic 118

A mature piano hand-made in Germany

C. Bechstein Classic 118: noble sound and clear design; an award-winner that will delight you and generations to come.

The ideal proportions and timeless elegance of the C. Bechstein Classic 118 upright enchant all lovers of classical design. Despite its superlative sound and technical characteristics, this piano demonstrates its superiority with modesty from the moment you first play and hear it. Its mature action captivates pros and surprises amateur pianists as it enables them to play without effort. C. Bechstein Classic 118: harmony both inside and out. International comparative tests have shown that, thanks to its powerful sound, this mid-sized piano is absolutely suitable to Romantic and post-Romantic music.

Hand-made at Europe’s foremost piano production facility

Like all C. Bechstein uprights, the Classic 118 model integrates many elements used in the grand pianos of the Masterpiece class, which accounts for their superiority. The piano-makers at the C. Bechstein production site take their time in manufacturing each Classic 118 instrument. This piano, hand-made in Germany, mirrors perfectly the love of detail that is the pride of the great German brand. Ask your dealer about the DVDs showing the C. Bechstein production site: they reveal the secrets that make the famous Bechstein sound and help you understand why the pianos of the Masterpiece class rank among the best in the world.

Elegance 124 Dimensions
  • 118 cm / 46.5”

    Width in cm

  • 151 cm / 59.4”

    Length in cm

  • 244 kg / 583 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.