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Millenium 116 K

Outstanding design and sound

C. Bechstein Millenium 116 K: a highly successful upright, winner of several international design awards. Excellent musicality and incomparable quality. An instrument both classical and modern.

The C. Bechstein Millenium 116 K is a modern and puristic designer piano with more to it than meets the eye. It includes a traditional acoustic assembly that boasts all the quality features of the Masterpiece class. Moreover, this piano has won three prestigious international awards: the Good Design Award, the IF Product Design Award and the IF Gold Design Award. In each case, the jury considered such criteria as form, material, design, usability, aesthetics, functionality, creativity, originality and innovation.

A designer piano with a case developed by Rommel & Schoen

The Rommel & Schoen design studio based in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, developed the case in close collaboration with the C. Bechstein R&D department. As a result, the C. Bechstein Millenium 116 K combines high musicality and a modern product design, so that this model is in a class of its own.

You’ll fall in love with this compact and powerful designer piano that stands out for its colorful voice and wonderful action. A genuine jewel, the C. Bechstein Millenium 116 K fits perfectly into all types of interior designs.

Elegance 124 Dimensions
  • 116 cm / 45.7”

    Width in cm

  • 150 cm / 59.1”

    Length in cm

  • 233 kg / 551 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.