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Contur 118

A fine figure of a piano

A versatile instrument with a charming voice and case, the C. Bechstein Contur 118 upright is your ideal partner for practicing and for private performances.

The C. Bechstein Contur 118 upright boasts a very slim, particularly attractive silhouette. Brass inlays at the bottom of the legs further enhance its elegance. Its charm also arises from its curved lines and perfect proportions.

Thanks to its medium size, the C. Bechstein Contur 118 upright piano fits easily into your living room. It boasts a surprisingly powerful and versatile voice with a wealth of nuances, thus offering a wide array of sounds that makes it suitable for all styles of music. The C. Bechstein Contur 118 piano achieved outstanding results in international comparative tests thanks to its acoustic performance and effortless touch.

Uprights inspired by grand pianos

C. Bechstein is the world leader in the market for high-end upright pianos: the many elements of the brand’s grands that are also found in the uprights of the Masterpiece class provide these instruments with a multifaceted character and the most beautiful sound. Your piano dealer will be happy to give you insight into the complex world of C. Bechstein’s piano-making. From the meticulous care given to the high-quality materials to the careful maturing process to the development of a well-balanced sound and energy cycle, a look behind the scenes at the production site will show you why every instrument is a masterpiece that embodies the passion that C. Bechstein piano-makers have for their profession.

Elegance 124 Dimensions
  • 118 cm / 48.8”

    Width in cm

  • 151 cm / 59.4”

    Length in cm

  • 246 kg / 542 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.