The two World Wars and the Depression virtually destroyed the company, but it was successfully rebuilt. The company persisted through two world wars, many economic challenges, and has emerged as one of the more significant piano manufacturers in history. Some old Bechsteins have cracked plates, but certainly not the majority. It took me months to decide and they could not have been nicer or more supportive. Were there the plates welded or stitched? For those of you who do not recognise the name Bechstein, please google it Experienced Piano Movers! There were plenty of selection in this store. Bechstein models is much sleeker and more sophisticated than the plain A series, though both cabinets are finished to the same standard.
This gives it 3 main advantages: it can house longer strings which result in a warmer, richer sound. Their resonator system, the most advanced in the piano industry, takes what would normally be wasted vibrational energy from the treble section, and transfers it to the rim for additional amplification. What about the old Schwander action? Warranty: 5 Years parts and labor, transferable to future owners Sauter produces about 800 Uprights per year and 120 Grands in their German factory. Bechstein engineers oversee production of the Bechstein-designed W. Some customers may still prefer the slightly warmer sound of the A-series grands, which are also about half the price of the regular C. The added tongue-shaped spring on the jack keeps it against the butt of the hammer much like gravity does on a grand piano. Although the A-series pianos are, generally speaking, very good instruments with a slightly warmer default tone quality, the higher-priced models clearly outperform this less expensive line, and are free of the small tonal inconsistencies and minor flaws we have observed in the A series.
This is how these Sauter uprights achieve the tone of a grand piano. Among the features found in both the Concert 8 model and their grands are the sophisticated dynamics of a graduated and subtly colorful timbre, with optimized sound development, even further improved recently. They have amongst the richest history in the industry, and currently utilize the most advanced designs, machinery, with one of the deepest talent pools. I'm in the same shape with a 1899 Bechstein V. Bechstein for sale Down below you will find a list of 359 instruments - C. We have had the piano for a month now - delivery and aftercare have been faultless too.
And finally, the carpentry quality in the rim posts one of the top two in the world — Fazioli is the only other piano to fit the rim, posts, and frame together with such precision and beauty. Calin Wow, Calin, you have a true historical instrument there! Many institutions have used the Grotrian-Steinweg Classic 124 for decades. They have the most knowledgeable people working here. I would love to see somebody in America do with Chickering, Knabe, Stieff, Baldwin and Mason what mark does in England with Bechstein. A Bechstein offers a range of tone from soft and sweet to a brighter sound.
We think it gives our new Steingraeber 205s a run for their money, as well as our rebuilt Steinways, which is the highest praise I can give a piano. Some techs say it was because the plate foundry used the wrong formula for the cast iron, others say those plates are all prone to crack because they are not constructed strong enough. Also it limits a bit the options in the future, because it probably isn't worth to rebuild such a piano, although there are some people who suggest to weld a cracked plate. According to Bechstein, customers who do not explore this feature of tonal design often prematurely assume that the piano is voiced too bright for the American musical taste. This is our Beautiful Bechstein Model V Boudoir Grand Piano made circa 1901 according to serial number 60180.
In Britain many of the sellers first and foremost write about the charms the piano as a piece of furniture, the polyester finish adding to your living room flair and go on the write at length about the appearance not even mentioning if the original ivory keys are still intact or not. The rim parts are joined, and the soundboard and ribs installed, in a more efficient, less time-consuming manner than with the regular, higher-priced models. Premium Hammers Bechstein is one of the few builders in the world to manufacture their own hammers. The company uses its own Silver Line action in the A series and, in the regular series, its Gold Line action, which is made to slightly stricter tolerances. This is a mid-priced line intended to compete with other mid-priced pianos from Eastern Europe and Japan. But rebuilding an old Bechstein is a tricky business, because you really need a good and experienced rebuilder, that knows, for instance, what kind of hammers to use. Looking back, we are very happy with our decision of choosing Roberts Pianos.
All models of Bechstein grand and upright pianos available. Thank you for helping us find our piano. A case and instrument of undeniable german quality. I did not change the hammers in my Bechsteins, because they were in good condition, with little wear. August Forster, Bosendorfer, and Bluthner are the only old European companies that have maintained their sound from the past.
But Bechstein also produces the slightly smaller Elegance 124 cm 48. It even forged partnerships with other piano manufacturing companies, such as in 2002, which lasted until 2007. By far the greatest instrument I played on, hands down, was a new C. And yet this instrument is exceptionally versatile. Allegedly, Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, who could afford whatever he wanted purchased a standard Sauter 122 after seriously considering the Sauter 130 Master Class, Bosendorfer 130, Steinway K, Steingraeber 130, Schimmel K132, Bluthner B, Bechstein Concert 8, and Grotrian Concertino. We eventually settled on a Welmar Fine English upright piano, which has an elegant look and beautiful sound. As to the actions, when we rebuild old C Bechsteins, we completely modernize the actions, and save very little from the original actions.