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About C. Bechstein Pianos – Ultimate Musical Quality

C. Bechstein of Berlin, are the largest piano makers in Europe with extensive factories in Germany for the construction of C. Bechstein and Bechstein pianos, in Bohemia for the manufacture of the W. Hoffmann pianos and from 2013 the new Zimmermann instruments which are designed by Bechstein and made in Hailun, China.

Carl Bechstein started making pianos in 1853 and achieved remarkable success as piano maker to European Royalty including the Kaiser and Queen Victoria as well as for musicians and composers from Debussy to Schoenburg.

Many early Bechstein pianos continue to give great pleasure to their owners and are treasured family possessions passed down for generations.

We keep a selection of the most frequently chosen new instruments for immediate delivery. Other models and specifications from the extensive range are available to order, we also stock and restore second hand Bechstein pianos.

Bechstein produce a very large range of splendid pianos made according to the traditional principles using trademark Bechstein construction and design with the benefits of new technology in the new and substantially larger German factories in Saxony.

C. Bechstein Grand Pianos and C. Bechstein Upright Pianos

C. Bechstein Grand Pianos and C. Bechstein Upright Pianos are the result of over one hundred and thirty years of continuous development and refinement and the ultimate of musical quality.

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C. Bechstein Pianos Black Polished White Polished Walnut Satin Walnut Polished Mahogany Satin Mahogany Polished Cherry Satin Cherry Polished Burr Walnut Vavona Polished Special Woods
Upright Pianos                      
Millennium 116 x x                  
Classic 118 x x x x x x x x      
Contur 118 x x x x x x x x      
Classic 124 x x x x x x x x      
Elegance 124 x x x x x x x x      
Concert 8 (131) x x x x x x x x x x  
Grand Pianos                      
"L" 167cm (5' 5") x x x x x x x x     x
"M/P" 192cm (6' 4") x x x x x x x x     x
"B" 212cm (6' 10") x x                 x
"C" 234cm (7' 6") Concert x x                 x
"D" 282cm (9' 2") Concert x x                  

x - available to order

Please enquire about prices and availability of :

  • Vario silent system & inlays
  • Classic finish available on models L-167, M/P-192, B-210 & C-234
  • Chippendale style available on models L-167 & M/P-192
  • Chrome hinges & pedals available on all models
  • School fittings for uprights

Please click to request a C. Bechstein catalogue to be sent to you by post or telephone us, (brochures posted out in UK only, for brochures to be posted internationally go to http://www.bechstein.com/en/order-a-print-catalog/).

Or go to http://www.bechstein.com/en/download-a-catalog/ and download PDF of the C. Bechstein catalogue

To go to the Bechstein website click www.bechstein.de to open a separate window to this

Bechstein Upright Pianos and Bechstein Grand Pianos

These pianos use new Bechstein technology and production methods to maintain the Bechstein philosophy of excellence at a more modest price.

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Bechstein 
Black Polished White Polished Walnut Polished or Satin Mahogany Polished or Satin Cherry Polished or Satin Special Woods
Upright Pianos            
B112 Modern x x        
B116 Accent x x        
B116 Compact x x x x x  
B120 Select x x x x x  
B124 Imposant x x        
B124 Style x x x x x  
Grand Pianos            
B160 x x x x   x
B175 x x x x   x
B190 x x x x   x
B208 x x x x   x
B228 x x x x   x

x - available to order

  • Additional variations available on upright pianos include Vario Silent System, Schools accessories and Chrome hinges/pedals – price on application
  • Additional variations available on grand pianos include Vario Silent System, inlays, classic finish and Chrome hinges and pedals – price on application

Please click to request a Bechstein catalogue to be sent to you by post or telephone us, (brochures posted out in UK only, for brochures to be posted internationally go to http://www.bechstein.com/en/order-a-print-catalog/).

Or go to http://www.bechstein.com/en/download-a-catalog/ and download PDF of the C. Bechstein catalogue

To go to the Bechstein website click www.bechstein.de to open a separate window to this

W. Hoffmann Grand Piano and W. Hoffmann Upright Pianos

W. Hoffmann was originally based in Berlin and has now been relocated by Bechstein to Bohemia providing European pianos of very high quality to directly compete with the best from the Far Eastern makers in price.

Ideal for the entry level: Reasonable and substantial – reasonably priced for European quality. The series W.HOFFMANN Vision, developed in German Bechstein's piano manufacturing competence center, is today due to its outstanding price-performance ratio the sonorous European alternative to instruments from Asian manufacturing.

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W. Hoffmann
Black Polished White Polished Walnut Satin Walnut Polished Mahogany Satin Mahogany Polished Cherry Satin Cherry Polished
Upright Pianos                
Vision V112 x x   x   x    
Vision V120 x x   x   x    
Vision V126 x              
Vision V131 x              
Tradition T122 x x x x x x x x
Tradition T128 x x x x x x    
Grand Pianos                
Vision V158 x x   x   x    
Vision V175 x x   x   x    
Vision V183 x x   x   x    
Tradition T161 x x   x   x    
Tradition T177 x x   x   x    
Tradition T186 x x   x   x    

x - available to order

Vario silent system, school accessory and chrome fitting as optional extras – prices on application.

Please click to request a W. Hoffmann catalogue to be sent to you by post or telephone us, (brochures posted out in UK only, for brochures to be posted internationally go to http://www.bechstein.com/en/order-a-print-catalog/).

Or go to http://www.bechstein.com/en/download-a-catalog/ and download PDF of the W.Hoffmann catalogue

To go to the Bechstein website click www.bechstein.de to open a separate window to this.

Bechstein Vario Digital Mute System (Silent System)

The new Bechstein Vario Digital Mute System gives double joy with your acoustic piano. What is often called the Silent System on the market is the "Bechstein Vario Digital Mute System" for Bechstein brands and models. This gives you two instruments in one. The Bechstein Vario Digital Mute System is available for all new uprights and grands made by Bechstein in the Bechstein manufactories.

Available on C. Bechstein, Bechstein and W. Hoffmann factory fitted.

For full details or to download a PDF go to : http://www.bechstein.com/en/upright-grand-pianos/c-bechstein-vario-digital-system/

Zimmermann Instruments: Designed by Bechstein! Made by Hailun, China.

C. Bechstein has developed a new product range: Zimmermann.

These pianos, made by Hailun in China, provide reliable quality for piano players who are looking for an affordable, good value introduction to the world of pianos.

Bechstein engineers introduced the Zimmerman production method to Hailun.

It is supervised by the Bechstein Quality Management team from the very first step. Unlike instruments that are mass-produced to complete the value-conscious range of some European manufacturers, Zimmerman instruments are the result of the engineering know-how of the Bechstein Research & Development team n Germany; they possess clear quality features that meet European standards and are only allowed to bear the Bechstein Quality Seal after passing tests by Bechstein’s on-site team of experts. New – not used! Enjoy the benefits of a new instrument with a Bechstein warrantee. The second-hand market is full of risks and even an expert’s inspection cannot predict long-term damage. Bechstein guarantees a successful introduction to the wonderful world of pianos. For a lifelong musical partnership: Zimmermann, designed by Bechstein.



Zimmermann Upright Piano model HZ 126 (126cm) H 126cm x W 150cm x D 62cm
Ideal for anyone who would like a full sound and a good action from the very start. A large piano at a reasonable price with the best genes of the great Bechstein tradition


Zimmermann Upright Piano model HZ 120 (120cm) H 120cm x W 150cm x D 60cm
The "smallest" of the models in this upright piano range still packs a punch! Its medium height makes it pleasant to play whilst still providing sufficient space for the sound to unfold. The workmanship is clean and precise; the details have been lovingly rendered, even down to the smallest point. Tone and action are suited to both practising and making music. This piano is to be highly recommended!


Zimmermann Grand Piano model HZ 175 (175cm) W 150cm x L 175cm
Sensational semi-concert grand! Great volume, technical perfection, impressive reserves of strength. With its impressive sound volume and well-balanced voice, the Zimmermann HZ 175 grand piano will seduce any pianist, especially those who value a pleasant touch.

The Zimmermann pianos are all available to order in Black polished.

Please click to request a Zimmermann catalogue to be sent to you by post or telephone us, (brochures posted out in UK only, for brochures to be posted internationally go to http://www.bechstein.com/en/order-a-print-catalog/).

Or go to http://www.bechstein.com/en/download-a-catalog/ and download PDF of the Zimmermann catalogue

To go to the Bechstein website click www.bechstein.de to open a separate window to this.