Beckstein Model IV with an extremely heavy action

Touch weight will make a great difference in the playing experience. Often we focus on the tuning, but the ‘feeling’ of the action can alter the playing experience greatly.

Marcus explores the action and potential issues with this Bechstein model IV grand piano.

Buying a piano from an auction is a tricky business if you don’t know what to look for. If you are thinking of doing so, we recommend checking with a technician or taking one with you to the auction on your visit.

“Bechstein model IV grand pianos are about 220cm long and restore extremely well. We regularly restore Bechstein grands from about 1885 to about 1915 and consider them to be some of the best grand pianos ever made.”

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