Perfection in the art of piano making
A top piano for your music room
“A noble, inexhaustible, and sympathetic fulness of tone, together with an exquisite action which admits of the utmost variety of shade, bear testimony to the fact that the manufacturer has attained the utmost degree of perfection in the art of instrument making” – as Rubinstein once noted.
Still holding true today, the new C. Bechstein Concert pianos are easily being mistaken for a grand piano. Not only by sound, but also by its unique action that comes amazingly close to a grand piano action.
Conveniently sized and full of rich tone, the C. Bechstein Concert C 6 will adorn your music room and bring you endless moments of joy.
Fabulous masterpieces for the highest demands, the ideal sound of many pianists worldwide. The perfect action renders every nuance. Unsurpassed excellence.
C. Bechstein Concert upright 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) - 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.
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.
Concert C 6 Dimensions
H 49.6" /126 cm × W 60.6'' / 154 cm × D 25.6'' / 65 cm Weight 560 lbs / 254 kg