The C.Bechstein Elegance 124 upright piano is a feast for eye and ear, an upright piano for the highest demands Built using the award-winning model 11 engineering, using the highest quality technology and materials, C.Bechstein have crafted a superior piano which offers a rich sound throughout with remarkable tonal qualities that more than lives up to it's elegant title.
Immaculate Manufacturing Precision
The C.Bechstein Elegance 124 combines the best in both looks and sound. The soundboard is at the heart of producing the tone and sound of any piano, and the C.Bechstein Elegance 124 uses a Grade 3+ Ciresa Spruce soundboard, known throughout the industry as the finest available.
The soundboard is also precisely shaped to be thinner towards the edges, allowing for a greater flexibility and movement than most. The result is a depth of bass tone that you would usually only find on a far larger instrument. Every detail on this piano screams perfection, even the strings are produced in-house by C.Bechstein at their Czech Republic facility, and help produce the rich tone in this taller piano.
Moving through the instrument, the hammers in the C.Bechstein Elegance 124 are made from Walnut. Other high end pianos may use Mahogany, and lower grade instruments a Spruce, but Walnut has a higher density and hardness that will translate every subtle nuance of your keystrokes into a wonderful and dynamic sound, particularly noticeable when you play at a low volume.
Stunning Cabinet Design & Tonality
Standing at 124cm tall, the Elegance 124 is one of the largest C.Bechstein upright pianos available. It also has a particularly deep cabinet which further adds depth to the tone. As with all C. Bechstein instruments, this is not a mass produced piano with just a digit in a serial number to separate it from the next, this is an individually hand crafted instrument, which is voiced and regulated to the needs of that precise instrument. This means that no two C.Bechstein Elegance 124 Pianos are the same, just as no two works of art are the same.
Our Piano Specialists say this instrument has a fantastic touch and response, which is particularly noticeable at lower dynamics. The action is supremely well balanced and responsive across the keyboard, allowing for a superb range of expression. It has a beautiful tone and sustain, all the way from whispering to roaring, with singing mids and highs, and a golden, solid bass.
Our technicians also say that the C.Bechstein Elegance 124 is one of the best upright pianos available, with an excellent clarity that makes a clear tuning easy. They arrive with excellent voicing and regulation, and can be fine-tuned to the preferences of the individual player whilst maintaining the traditional C.Bechstein sound and feel.
Vario Mute Silent System
Remember that as with any of the C.Bechstein Piano range, we can fit a Vario system to the Elegance 124 so you can play with headphones on! The Bechstein Vario system captures every detail of your playing dynamic and reproduces your performance and practice digitally.
The Vario system is designed to be unobtrusive and is available in either black or white. The control panel slides out from under the left hand side of the keybed, giving you a large touchscreen where you can access different instrument sounds, volume controls, recording options and other settings. For those a little more tech-savvy, you can connect your computer, phone or tablet via USB for full MIDI control, or you can use the audio inputs and outputs to either record to an external device or play along with your own choice of MP3s or CDs. To learn more about the C.Bechtein Vario System, read our guide here.