Immaculate in all respects, the Residence R4 is a beautifully made upright piano that represents the sheer power of acoustic possibility and expressivity.
Through it's clean, elegant cabinet design and exceptional touch response, this piano brings with it a unique sense of wonder not typically found on upright pianos of this size, securing it as a true masterpiece of C.Bechstein engineering that highlights the absolute pinnacle of piano craftsmanship and precision.
The very feeling of playing this upright piano is one of extraordinary refinement and effortlessness. The sound is elevated by wonderfully balanced overtones and complex intricacies to allow you to extract even the finest of nuances within your playing. This balance is also maintained externally: The piano’s proportions are perfect, and its classic profile blends elegantly yet modestly into almost any interior.
Over 180 hours of craftmanship are put into every R4 classic over the course of 8 months construction. This means that every single aspect of this piano is checked, doublechecked, tested and refined to a truly exceptional level.
When it comes to material selection, it doesn't get much better either, the R4 features a solid soundboard made of mountain spruce grown slowly at elevations of 1,000 meters and higher in Val di Fiemme, Dolomites (similar to the tonewood used by Antonio Stradivari) to allow for even consistency throughout the instrument and a clear tone that invigorates and excites.
This piano can also be fitted with C.Bechstein's signature Vario silent system.