C.Bechstein Concert 8

The C. Bechstein Concert 8 concert upright piano is the non plus ultra – the best concert upright in the world.

Description

C.Bechstein Concert 8

Fabulous masterpieces for the highest demands, the ideal sound of many pianists worldwide. The perfect action renders every nuance. Unsurpassed excellence.

Model: Concert 8

Colours available: Ebony Polish

The C. Bechstein Concert 8 concert upright piano is the non plus ultra – the best concert upright in the world. For many decades the C. Bechstein Concert 8 concert upright piano has been regarded as an unattainable model. It far exceeds a normal grand piano of a middle category. Its sound system sound volume color touch everything surprises and convinces even the most demanding players who are used to the precise response and the volume of a grand piano. In addition: The C. Bechstein Piano Concert 8 upright concert piano has received a fundamentally new acoustic system which corresponds to the findings of the C. Bechstein grand piano masterspiece series. The C. Bechstein Piano Concert 8 as a concert upright piano does in fact contain the main engineering principles of the C. Bechstein current grand piano production. These include refined dynamics more gradations of tone colour development a more nuanced optimized unfolding of tone. The soundprofile of the C.Bechstein piano Concert 8 has excellent fundamental tones that are more vocal and enduring. This concert piano is the ideal working tool of many professionals musicians mention it by name – from Simon Rattle and the Beatles to Simon and Garfunkel. Find out about the details of these world-class pianos: the finest components woods and other components the months of continuous manufacturing production in Germany the many test victories in the same sector. C. Bechstein Piano Concert 8 is the piano of pianos. In case your roommates and neighbours do not indulge your enjoying the C. Bechstein Piano Concert 8’s great variety of dynamic sound day and night we are also able to install the Vario System in the C. Bechstein. Bechstein Concert 8 upright piano has a complex colorful sound spectrum and even more lyrical and enduring tones. This concert upright piano is the ideal working tool of many professionals musicians mention it by name – from Simon Rattle and the Beatles to Simon and Garfunkel. Find out about the details of these world-class upright pianos: the finest components woods and other components the months of continuous manufacturing production in Germany the many test victories in product competitions. C. Bechstein Piano Concert 8 is the piano of pianos.

A dream piano

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”.

Concert 8 Dimensions

Width: 154cm / 60.5”

Height: 131cm / 51.5”

Depth: 62cm / 24.5”

Weight: 258kg / 569lbs

SPECIFICATIONS

C. Bechstein upright piano

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)
The sound board fashioned as a membrane with its projection surface adjusted to the instrument’s particular acoustic assembly, like in violin-making.
Acoustic assembly (materials)
Sound bodies made of 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.

The high-precision coupling of the cast-iron frame and the wooden parts of the acoustic assembly keeps the frame’s resonance to a minimum.

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 German solid red beech using state-of-the-art engineering and CNC technology.

Precision down to a hundredth of a millimeter guarantees perfect transmission of sound and frequencies to the soundboard and ensure a clear sound projection.

Wood joints
Reinforced dovetail joints.
Pinblock (material)
Several layers of carefully selected solid wood (5-millimeter maple layers in the Concert 8 upright).
Keyboard
Durable, resilient keyboard with ideal lever ratio that meets professional touch requirements at the highest levels.

Black keys covered with ebony wooden tops. White keys: high-quality mineral key-tops available as an option. Keyboard designed by the C. Bechstein R&D department.

Action assembly
Precise, highly complex professional action made up of 2,000 parts, engineered and designed in accordance with C. Bechstein’s Keyboard and Action Engineering and Geometry standards for the most stringent requirements on precision and reliability.
Action assembly (hammerheads)
The hammerheads made by C. Bechstein Germany deliver excellent dynamic possibilities and a wealth of nuances.

Materials: walnut core for a colorful, voluminous, distinct and precise sound, covered with felt made in Germany of New Zealand wool using a secret, traditional method.

Action assembly (design) C. Bechstein – Friction Control System
A superior upright touch: The Optimum weight and friction coefficients achieved by using the latest engineering design technology.

Optimum repetition speed thanks to the use of highest quality materials and the ultra-precise assembly of the various parts.

C. Bechstein Dynamic Touch Balancing (DTB)
Superior-precision in touch-weight distribution of the masses and spring tension for each individual tone.
C. Bechstein individual voicing
Additional quality components enable optimum voicing.
Case / Finish
Case manufactured at the C. Bechstein production site from some twenty top-quality parts. Elegant finish in every detail. Sophisticated technique used in applying high-gloss lacquer and applying the lacquer and producing its high-gloss finish through numerous manual sanding and polishing steps.

 

Price: POA in store.

Please visit us at one of our showrooms to discuss prices and be delightfully assisted in purchasing this first class upright piano.

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