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C. Bechstein Academy A 124 Style: a delight to see and hear
C. Bechstein A 124 Style: a fortepiano with a profound voice and a virtuosic action, developed in Germany by the C. Bechstein engineers and sound specialists.
Stately design, voluminous sound and irresistible touch. The C. Bechstein Academy A 124 Style fortepiano is a premium instrument that meets the requirements of both professional pianists and demanding amateurs. The C. Bechstein A 124 Style is a must try if you’re in search of a top-quality instrument at an affordable price.
Fortepiano: spellbound by a select sound
A piano with ideal proportions, the A 124 Style model was developed by the engineers at the C. Bechstein R&D department, a facility unique the world over for its blending of traditional craftsmanship and high technological expertise. The A 124 Style is made by old-school piano-makers who have been entrusted with the rich Bechstein heritage, and who keep the Bechstein tradition alive and pave the way for tomorrow’s piano-making. Play this top-class instrument and get ready to be spellbound by its select sound.
Bechstein is the number one in premium piano manufacturing. Above this brand, there’s only the C. Bechstein Masterpiece class.
C. BECHSTEIN MANUFACTORY
At the C. Bechstein manufactory, experienced piano-makers build instruments of exceptional quality, each of them provided with a distinctive musical personality. More than 160 years of piano-making expertise are a testimony to continuity and reliability.
A 124 Style Dimensions
Dimensions H 48,8'' / 124 cm × W 59,4'' / 151 cm × D 24'' / 61 cm Weight 553 lbs / 251 kg
|Acoustic assembly (materials)
||Sound bodies made of carefully selected spruce, beech and pine.
||Highly complex professional action made up of 2,000 parts and designed in accordance with C. Bechstein’s Keyboard and Action Engineering and Geometry standards.
|Action assembly (design) C. Bechstein – Friction Control System (FCS)
||The Touch with optimum weight and friction coefficients achieved by using the latest design technology.
|Action assembly (hammerheads)
||Hammer heads made by C. Bechstein Germany. Materials: mahogany core covered with felt made in Germany of New Zealand wool using a secret, traditional method.
|Agraffes / Capo bar
||Agraffes ensure precise positioning of the bass strings. The middle and treble strings rest on a capo bar.
|C. Bechstein Bridge Calibration System (BCS)
||The bridges are made of German red beech using modern CNC technology, which guarantees good transmission of sound and frequencies to the soundboard.
|C. Bechstein individual voicing
||Individual voicing by expert technicians for a distinct, transparent, multifaceted voice.
|Case / Finish
||Case manufactured at the C. Bechstein production site from some twenty top-quality parts. Elegant finish (high-gloss lacquer).
||The special composition of the cast iron and the particular form of the frame dampen its vibrations and boost the string energy.
||Durable, resilient keyboard with ideal lever ratio that meets professional requirements. Keyboard designed and engineered by the C. Bechstein R&D department.
||Instruments with perfect voice and touch.
||Sound board element adapted to the individual models.
||Mountain spruce grown slowly at elevations between 800 and 1,000 meters.
||7 months, 120 hours