The C. Bechstein B 212 Sterling Grand Piano -A Dream of Sound and Silver
A parlor grand piano for connoisseurs
Hand-made in Germany! The engineers in the C. Bechstein R&D department developed the exceptional B 212 parlor grand piano in close dialog with numerous pianists and conservatory teachers. Many features of this wonderful instrument are similar to those of the C. Bechstein C 234 and D 282 concert grands.
The C. Bechstein B 212 parlor grand piano generates unrestricted playing pleasure and is the ideal everyday companion of pros and advanced amateurs in search of the very best. This parlor grand piano suitable for recitals is frequently found in conservatories and private music rooms.
The manufacturing processes of the C. Bechstein B 212 parlor grand piano include secrets gathered by the brand’s piano-makers since 1853, as well as the latest discoveries of the C. Bechstein R&D department. Perfect mastering of the tensions within the acoustic assembly imbues each instrument with its own distinctive personality. The soundboard of a grand piano in the C. Bechstein A C. Bechstein Masterpieces have soundboards that reacts like a vibrating acoustic membrane and transforms the tones into long-lasting pleasures that unfold like blossoms. Moreover, the cast iron frame was redesigned to optimize both the sound duration and the acoustic energy.
The pin block’s nine layers of high-quality wood ensure extra-precise regulations of the tuning pins and long-lasting tuning.
At the German C. Bechstein manufacturing site, the high in-house production depth ensures the high quality of all piano parts, including the hammerheads. This is why the C. Bechstein B 212 parlor grand piano boasts such a professional, high-precision action assembly.
C. Bechstein B 212 parlor grand piano: a magic instrument with a wonderful, subtle touch and a noble, transparent and richly nuanced voice. Discover this masterpiece for yourself!
Fabulous masterpieces for the highest demands, the ideal sound of many pianists worldwide. The perfect action renders every nuance. Unsurpassed excellence.
C. Bechstein Concert grand pian
| WORK HOURS
||15 months, 420 – 500 hours
| OVERALL CHARACTER
||Concert instruments with perfect voice and touch that offer maximum sound volume and freedom of interpretation.
| SOUNDBOARD (WOOD)
||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).
||Each soundboard is formed as a membrane with its projection surface adjusted to the instrument’s specific acoustic assembly, just like in violin-making.
|ACOUSTIC ASSEMBLY (MATERIALS)
||Finest spruce, mahogany, pine and sycamore maple.
The special composition of the cast iron and the particular form of the frame dampen its vibrations, boost the string energy and improve the transmission speed.
The extremely smooth frame surface and the optimized arrangement of all sound-amplifying elements guarantee harmonic partials with the highest possible frequencies.
||The B, C and D models are provided with an adjustable cast-iron resonator that optimizes both the timbre and the radiating force of the treble strings.
|AGRAFFES / CAPO BAR
||Agraffes ensure a precise positioning of the bass and middle section strings. The treble strings rest on a capo bar that is part of the cast-iron frame.
|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.
||Reinforced wood-dovetail joints between rim-posts and the inner rim.
||Superior quality picn-block with only a few crossed North-American hard-maple layers. Cast-iron frame without dowels, a traditional and high-quality process direct torque for concert pianos.
Durable, resilient keyboard with a lever ratio that is ideal for concert performances.
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.
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 (HAMMERHEARDS)
The hammerheads made by C. Bechstein Germany deliver the best dynamics and finest nuances for concert standards.
|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.
Elegant finish in every detail where a highly professional technique is used in applying high-gloss lacquer, followed by a longer drying process. Then, with numerous applications of hand-crafted sanding, from rough to very smooth, with different grains of abrasive material, the cabinet finish receives a texture close to the smoothenss of skin. With a number of polishing steps employing different waxes and polishing materials, a superior high gloss finish is finally achieved.
Dimensions W 61.4'' / 156 cm × D 6'11'' / 212 cm Weight 880 lbs / 399 kg
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.