Piano craftsmanship

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C. Bechstein piano craftsmanship wood
Chapter 1: Wood
C. Bechstein piano craftsmanship back posts
Chapter 2: Back posts
C. Bechstein piano craftsmanship sounding board
Chapter 3: Sounding board
C. Bechstein piano craftsmanship cast iron plate
Chapter 4: Cast iron plate
C. Bechstein piano craftsmanship: cabinet
Chapter 5: Cabinet
C. Bechstein piano craftsmanship plate bronzing
Chapter 6: Plate bronzing
C. Bechstein piano craftsmanshp strings and tuning pins
Chapter 7: Strings and tuning pins
C. Bechstein piano craftsmanship grand piano playing mechanism
Chapter 8: Grand piano playing mechanism
C. Bechstein piano craftsmanship Lyra pedals
Chapter 9: Lyra pedals
C. Bechstein piano craftsmanship key calibration
Chapter 10: Key calibration
C. Bechstein piano craftsmanship voicing
Chapter 11: Voicing
C. Bechstein piano craftsmanship more than tone
Chapter 12: More than tone
C. Bechstein piano craftsmanship a love story
Chapter 13: A love story
Worldwide unique: The Bechstein piano factory is the large manufactory for a famous brand. Individual masterpieces emerge from the hands of the first-class piano maker. Almost 160 years of experience coupled with the latest results of our research and development department for piano making. Listen to the voices of those responsible, marvel at Bechstein’s craftsmanship and artistic skills in creating masterpieces.

Bechstein piano makers produce musical masterpieces

At the Bechstein piano factory in Saxony Seifhennersdorf each instrument is individually prepared. Our CEO, piano builder and company president, Karl Schulze, takes you step by step through the manufactory. He talks to the experts in relevant departments and explains the important quality aspects of a Bechstein grand piano.

Master piano makers with the highest competence conceive each new step, support the implementation and control every nuance. Wood engineers implement the latest findings on creative developments in preparation for the test series. Listen to the voices of the responsible experts and master piano builders, watch the process up close, look into the heart of our manufactory.

Piano making is an extremely complex art, if it is to ensure the best results. Here we are concerned with the best materials, best workmanship, and above all the smallest details of know-how. We are concerned about precision and implementing piano-research results. Let yourself be lead by a master piano maker through the production, walk comfortably through our spacious halls with many areas of work and watch our master piano builders and masters actually exercise their passion. Here you get an idea of the complexity of the process of making pianos in premium quality.Piano making is an extremely complex art, if it is to ensure the best results. Here we are concerned with the best materials, best workmanship, and above all the the smallest details of know-how. We are concerned about precision and implementing piano-research results. Let yourself be lead by a piano master through the production, walk comfortably through our spacious halls with many areas of work and watch our master piano builders and masters actually exercise their passion. Here you get an idea of the complexity of the process of making pianos in premium quality.

The media keeps asking us about possibilities for filming this mysterious process. Bechstein piano making has lost none of its magic; here one sees people filing and forming thousands of parts. This is a strong contrast to widespread mass production; one of the last premium manufacturers to be seen alive.

Age determination

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Our instruments

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Piano Guide

Our Piano Guide answers important questions about pianos.

Guided Tours

C. Bechstein offers guided tours through the C. Bechstein manufacturing site on the first Monday each month (except holidays). Please contact Mr. Stefan Wieland (wieland(at)bechstein.de) for an appointment. Fixed date: starting at 10 am. Only German will be spoken.