A German grand that makes no compromises
Bechstein B 175: the genuine pleasure in playing. With its noble, elegant and dignified voice, this premium instrument is clearly rooted in the great Bechstein tradition. This also applies to the professional, high-precision action, which is manufactured with meticulous attention. In order to make sure that the Bechstein pianos meet the brand’s high-quality standards, C. Bechstein performed investments at its production site located in Seifhennersdorf, Saxony, and now produces its own hammerheads.
Like the other premium Bechstein pianos, the B 175 model is made at the Seifhennersdorf production site. This German grand stands out for its precise action and richly nuanced voice. The basic parts for the Bechstein B 175 model are made using complex processes and state-of-the-art technology, then post-processed by master piano-makers to provide each instrument with an individual voice.
Providing training is an investment in the future
C. Bechstein invests continuously in trainee positions, and the company’s trainees achieve excellent results at Ludwigsburg’s School of Piano-making. This is the way to keep the Bechstein tradition alive and pass on the expertise required to make brilliant German grands.
Bechstein grand piano
1 year, 250 man hours
Premium quality instruments with perfect voice and touch.
Mountain spruce grown slowly at elevations between 800 and 1,000 meters.
Each soundboard is adapted to the individual models.
Acoustic assembly (materials)
Carefully selected spruce, beech and pine.
The special composition of the cast iron and the particular form of the frame dampen its vibrations and boost the string energy.
Agraffes / Capo bar
Agraffes ensure precise positioning of the bass and middle 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 German red beech using modern CNC technology. Precision down to a hundredth of a millimeter guarantees good transmission of sound and frequencies to the soundboard.
Durable, resilient keyboard with ideal lever ratio that meets professional requirements.
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 (hammerheads)
The hammerheads made by C. Bechstein Germany deliver the best dynamics and finest nuances.
Action assembly (design) C. Bechstein – Friction Control System (FCS)
Optimum weight and friction coefficients achieved by using the latest design technology.
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).