Bechstein 6’ Grand Piano (French-Polished)

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Bechstein 6’ Grand Piano (French-Polished)

£12,995.00

This superb 6’ Bechstein Grand Piano with an Ebony case originally made 1909 in Germany has been faithfully refurbished to its former glory.

Height: 100 cm
Width: 148 cm
Depth: 182 cm

Finish: Ebony

First year warrantee included.
Complimentary first home tuning within 2 months of delivery.
Price excludes delivery.
+3% surcharge applied on credit card transactions.

C. Bechstein

C. Bechstein piano factory was founded on 1 October 1853 by Carl Bechstein in Berlin, Germany.

Carl Bechstein set out to manufacture a piano able to withstand the great demands imposed on the instrument by the virtuosi of the time, such as Franz Liszt. In 1857, Hans von Bülow (Liszt’s son-in-law) gave the first public performance on a Bechstein grand piano by performing Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B minor in Berlin.

By 1870, with endorsements from Franz Liszt and Hans von Bülow, Bechstein pianos had become a staple in many concert halls and private mansions. By that time three piano makers, all of which were founded in 1853, became established as the industry leaders across the world: Bechstein, Blüthner and Steinway & Sons.

In 1881, Bechstein began supplying pianos to Queen Victoria. A gilded art-case piano was delivered to Buckingham Palace, followed by several more Bechstein pianos to Windsor Castle and other royal residences. By January 1886 they were among the piano manufacturers holding a Royal Warrant as a supplier to the Queen. Several British embassies across the world acquired Bechstein pianos.

 

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About Bechstein

C. Bechstein piano factory was founded on 1 October 1853 by Carl Bechstein in Berlin, Germany.

Carl Bechstein set out to manufacture a piano able to withstand the great demands imposed on the instrument by the virtuosi of the time, such as Franz Liszt. In 1857, Hans von Bülow (Liszt’s son-in-law) gave the first public performance on a Bechstein grand piano by performing Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B minor in Berlin.

By 1870, with endorsements from Franz Liszt and Hans von Bülow, Bechstein pianos had become a staple in many concert halls and private mansions. By that time three piano makers, all of which were founded in 1853, became established as the industry leaders across the world: Bechstein, Blüthner and Steinway & Sons.

In 1881, Bechstein began supplying pianos to Queen Victoria. A gilded art-case piano was delivered to Buckingham Palace, followed by several more Bechstein pianos to Windsor Castle and other royal residences. By January 1886 they were among the piano manufacturers holding a Royal Warrant as a supplier to the Queen. Several British embassies across the world acquired Bechstein pianos.

To this day, C.Bechstein pianos are a favourite choice for pianists all over the world, and heralded for their sparkling tone and light touch.

 

Finance Options

This piano is eligible for the Arts Council Take It Away Scheme, enabling musical instruments to be affordable for children and young adults. It does this by providing interest-free loans of up to £5000.

Montague Pianos is an accredited member of the scheme, and have provided this scheme to many customers – from new learners, to performing musicians.
To be eligible to apply for a Take It Away loan, you must be either:

• Buying an instrument for a child under the age of 18.
• Be aged 18 to 25.

All applicants must also:
• Be a permanent UK resident.
• Be working at least 16 hours per week.
• Hold a bank or building society account that accepts direct debit payments.

Loans are subject to status. Ask us about the terms and conditions. Terms and conditions apply.

Aftercare Recommendations

Your piano will arrive in your home in tune, and ready to play. Over the course of four to six weeks, the instrument may drift out of tune as it settles into its new environment. To keep your piano pitch perfect, it should be tuned twice a year by a professional tuner.

We offer a complimentary first free tuning to be taken within two months of your piano purchase. Montague Pianos manages Piano Tuning Services, serving Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Greater London.

We will be delighted to offer you six monthly tuning reminders.
To discuss your tuning needs, get in touch!