The C. Bechstein Academy A160 Grand Piano offers a rich and colourful sound. At only 160cm long, it can fit in a surprisingly small space, yet still offers an impressive volume and tone.
The C. Bechstein Academy A160 Grand Piano is the smallest of C. Bechstein's grand pianos, but that doesn't detract from the sound. At 160cm long and 151cm wide, it's surprising how small a space you can fit this beautiful instrument. This model stands out not only for its precise action but also for its colourful and well-balanced voice rich in overtones
Developed by C. Bechstein in Seifhennersdorf, Saxony, the A160 is made in Germany using a blend of traditional construction methods and advanced modern production techniques.The frame is a single piece of cast iron which is CNC machined and carved for an accurate fit and high level of stability. The cabinet is laminated at 90 degrees for an extremely stable and strong instrument. Throughout the process, the temperature and the humidity are carefully regulated to ensure the Piano sounds fantastic from the moment it leaves the factory, and throughout the very many years it will reside in the home or venue it is destined for.
The soundboard is one of the most important elements of any Piano, and the Academy A160 uses grade 2+ spruce for the board, which is shaped by hand, as are the ribs which are fitted by hand and shaped for each individual instrument. You can really hear the difference thanks to the care and attention laid on every instrument produced.
The keys and the action on every Academy grand piano are regulated and refined once the instrument has been left to settle in a climate controlled space. This involves adjusting one of the 20 plus points of contact for each individual key. The result ensures that your Piano has a precise and musical touch, and allows you to really express yourself musically. With some of the finest tradesman in the industry, Bechstein has created a well-rounded instrument with a precise touch that any pianist of any standard can enjoy.
The Bechstein Vario System is a digital mute that captures every detail of your playing dynamically transforming your acoustic piano into a digital instrument, empowering you to perform without disturbing anyone. Designed to be unobtrusive the control panel slides out from under the left-hand side of the keyboard, giving you a large touchscreen where you can access different instrument sounds, volume controls, recording options and other settings.
We believe that the selection of an instrument is only the start of your musical journey. We have partnered with industry-leading and specialist couriers to provide a range of services alongside our in-house delivery team who can handle almost any request so no matter what you buy you can be confident it will arrive both quickly and safely. Our specialists have been trained to assemble and deliver our entire range of digital pianos and other oversized instruments such as cellos and double basses. For more complex delivery requirements we work with specialist piano and organ logistics partners who can provide specialised equipment enabling us to enable us to deliver to almost any location.
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