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C.Bechstein Academy A208 Grand Piano

Code: PGR-BEC-A208ACAD
  • From £41,990.00
  • (Delivery from £149.00)
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At 208cm (6'10") in length, the C.Bechstein Academy A208 has the perfect balance between bass and treble registers, with a warm, graceful tone that is full of vibrancy and colour. A beautiful instrument for any environment.

A coveted parlour grand piano

The C. Bechstein Academy A208 parlour grand piano is suitable for all styles of music and for solo performances and chamber music concerts alike. It boasts a stunning dynamic range and a wealth of nuances and stands out for its incredibly balanced and precise action. Such high-quality characteristics at an accessible price make it easy to see why this model is coveted by conservatories the world over.

Carefully selected materials

As with all instruments in the series, selection of materials is crucial to acheive the balanced, singing tone that you would expect from an Academy A208. For example, back posts are made from high-quality pinewood, ribs and sounding board from tonewood (mountain spruce). Other body parts consist of sturdily glued solid wood with corresponding veneer seals. The high-end iron plate of the Academy A208 is cast in the sand to achieve an excellent resistance to tension and thus optimise the keynote. The capo bar and the duplex scaling integrated with the plate contribute to the piano'™s rich and colourful voice, while special agraffes limit the speaking length of the middle and bass strings. Last but not least, both the strings and the tuning pins are made of the finest materials.

Bechstein Vario System Accessory

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. 

Features:

  • The overall character of a premium quality instrument with perfect voice and touch.
  • Soundboard crafted using mountain spruce grown slowly at elevations between 800 and 1,000 meters.
  • The cast iron frame is made in a special composition and formed to dampen the vibrations and boosts the strings energy.
  • The action assembly is a 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.
  • Hammerheads made by C.Bechstein Germany delivering the best dynamics and finest nuances.
  • C. Bechstein Bridge Calibration System is made of German red beech using modern CNC technology. Precision down to a hundredth of a millimetre guarantees good transmission of sound and frequencies to the soundboard.
  • The case is manufactured from twenty top quality parts in an elegant high-gloss lacquer finish.

Specification

  • Width - 154cm
  • Length- 208cm
  • Weight - 375kg
  • Finish - Available in Polished Black, White, Walnut, Mahogany, and special wood finishes.

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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