C. Bechstein Semi-Concert Grand Piano

Rare 19th Century Full Size Concert Grand by C. Bechstein

$45,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
DEPOSITS: The restoration of this instrument has not been completed. A 30% deposit is required on instruments pending restoration. This deposit holds the instrument and keeps it from being offered to another clients, and it also makes that piano's restoration a priority. Once we complete the restoration, we invite the client to visit our shop to see and hear the piano. If the client is unable to visit our shop, we will send professional photos and videos of the piano for review. The client then has the option of paying the balance and purchasing the piano, transferring their balance to another piano in our shop, or getting a full refund for their deposit. The client is never at risk.
For Sale
Pay a 30% deposit per item
YEAR: 1887
LENGTH: 7’4”
FINISH: Rosewood
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration

The Bechstein name is synonymous with Germany’s finest piano building, often considered the European equivalent to Steinway in America.

Restored antique Bechstein pianos are very popular and highly sought after in both Eastern and Western Europe, but they are a bit scarce in the United States. Characteristic to most German built pianos, vintage Bechstein pianos have a very distinct tone quality often described as melodic and especially clear. This distinct tone quality is what promoted Bechstein pianos to concert stages in Europe during the 19th and 20th Centuries. In fact, Bechstein pianos are still one of the most widely used pianos on the concert stage in Europe today.

This piano is a rare full-size 19th Century Bechstein Semi-Concert Grand, an instrument suitable for the concert stage.  While most concert grand pianos were finished in black lacquer for institutional use, full-size concert grand pianos in rosewood are quite rare, indicating this piano was likely built for the large home of a discriminating pianist.

The piano is being restored to like-new condition, inside and out, and will rival the tone and touch of any new high-quality grand piano.  A matching bench is included.  Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.