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Bechstein Upright Pianos

Bechstein Upright Pianos

bechstein upright piano

We normally stock at least three restored Bechstein upright pianos. If you’re thinking of buying a professionally reconditioned Bechstein upright piano then you’re getting a piano with a fine touch, rich tone and aesthetically pleasing cabinet. The most common colours are rosewood and black, and some walnut. Post 1920s ones are also mahogany.

Before and after: New wrestplank and repolishing: Bechstein upright 1901


Bechstein upright pianos found in the Uk


bechstein model 8 in walnut

Bechstein model 8 in walnut

Models I to V (pre 1902) often need a new wrest-plank as the tuning pins go loose with central heating. With restringing this work costs £3500+VAT (2013). Reconditioned Models 6 to 10 generally don’t need this doing, though it would be an improvement.

Table of Bechstein upright pianos in the Uk


ModelHeightComments
I57 ½” (145cm)With 88 notes, normally found in Rosewood or Ebonised (black).- Model II 54½in (138cm) tall with 88 notes usually available in Rosewood or Ebonised.
II54 ½” (138cm)88 notes commonly available in Rosewood or Ebonised
III50″ (127cm)88 notes and is available in Rosewood, Ebonised, Walnut and Maple
IV48″ (122cm)85 notes and is Bechstein’s smaller overstrung model, and available in various woods.
V50″ (127cm)85 notes and is Bechstein’s straight-strung model, usually available in Ebonised or Rosewood, often with inlaid marquetry. Post 1902
657 ½” (145cm)88 notes, usually found in Rosewood or Ebonised (black).
754 ½” (138cm)88 notes usually available in Rosewood or Ebony.
850″ (127cm)88 notes and is available in Rosewood, Ebonised, Walnut and Maple.
948″ (122cm)85 notes and is Bechstein’s smaller overstrung model, and available in various woods. Small piano with good all round tone. We usually have two or three in stock
1050″ (127cm)85 notes and is Bechstein’s straight-strung model, usually available in Ebonised or Rosewood. Pleasing warm mellow tone. We usually have two or three in .