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MSRP: $81,000.00

Year: 1932

Model: M

Size: 178cm

Serial: #138932

Color: Ebony


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MSRP $81,000.00

Year 1932

Model M

Size 178cm

Color Ebony

Serial #138942

a robust yet balanced sound

– David Cieri

a robust yet balanced sound

– David Cieri

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The Restoration work

Restoration work


5-ply rock maple pinblock cut, fitted and drilled. Mortised and doweled into cabinet. Steamed European beach veneer.


New bespoke Sitka spruce soundboard fitted and installed. Bridges recapped with premium quarter-sawn rock maple.


Traditional ebonized finish with a proprietary blend varnish. Polished entirely by hand to a brilliant semi-gloss sheen.

The other restoration work

other restoration work

How it Compares to Others

How it
Compares to Others

C. Bechstein pianos have been in production from 1860 to this present day. A famous event for the company was in October of 1860, when the world renowned composer Franz Liszt purchased his first Bechstein and subsequently raved about its’ qualities. At a length of 178cm or 5’10”, this piano has the ability to deliver a robust yet balanced sound, something to be expected from one of the world’s premier piano makers. We have meticulously rebuilt this Model M using the highest quality parts, while adding some additional adjustments to fully enhance its’ sound.

The sound of a C. Bechstein results from the careful selection of the raw materials for the case—laminated beech and high-density priming under the lacquer or the veneer—and the high-precision manufacturing of the braces that compose the back frame, which results in an outstandingly robust assembly.  The tensioned rim is designed to support the acoustic body directly. Moreover, Bechstein makes the inner and outer rims separately in order to control the different tensions in the different types of wood: German copper beech for the inner rim; multi-layered beech plywood for the outer rim.

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