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Classic 124

A fortepiano for life

C. Bechstein Classic 124: wonderful classical case and sound. A good investment. A musical partner for a lifetime.

The C. Bechstein Classic 124 model is a high-end fortepiano with a timeless case design. Thanks to its clear lines and harmonious proportions, this piano fits easily in any interior. Moreover, it stands out for its distinctively superior action and its colored and richly nuanced voice.

In an article dedicated to the C. Bechstein Classic 124, the French music magazine Diapason once stated: “Pleasant touch and charming sound with powerful bass. This distinguished piano makes an excellent overall impression.”

The C. Bechstein Classic 124 boasts a puristic, fine and serene design and, like all pianos of the Masterpiece class, it delivers excellent musical performances. The use of the most valuable materials, together with manufacturing processes entrusted to expert piano-makers, guarantees that this fortepiano will meet the stringent requirements of several generations of piano players and be a reliable musical partner for decades.

A unique production site

All C. Bechstein instruments are made by specialists in sound and action assemblies, at a remarkable production site located in Germany. The making of each instrument takes several months, even years. Take a guided tour of the production facility and discover why every C. Bechstein piano has its own musical personality! You’ll also discover that the German site boasts a in-house production depth that is unique in Europe. Leaving nothing to chance, the facility produces even the hammerheads, which contributes to the distinctively superior quality of C. Bechstein pianos. A luxury instrument, the C. Bechstein Classic 124 is also a testimony to your good musical taste. Treat yourself to the best and your daily piano training will become a pleasure!

Classic 124 Dimensions
  • 124 cm / 48.8”

    Width in cm

  • 151 cm / 59.4”

    Length in cm

  • 261 kg / 575 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.