C. Bechstein Residence R2 Millenium Upright Piano

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“Unique beauty stemming from full sounds and puristic design”.

The C. Bechstein Residence R 2 Millenium upright piano, designed by Volkmar Rommel, features an impressive and unique combination of compactness and sonorous tone. You will be delighted by its rich colours and wonderful playability. The visual clarity and reduced lines are perfect for an interior that tends to favour understatement.

The C. Bechstein Residence models are simply world-class when it comes to the art of building artisan-made pianos. That’s because in each of these individual pieces, the principles of C. Bechstein grand-piano construction are integrated in many fine details.

Whether for private use by real piano connoisseurs or professional use at universities or in music studios, a piano from the Residence range will satisfy all of your demands. The subtlety in sound and playability is also rooted in the stable architecture: due to their absolute resilience, Residence pianos are truly appreciated by frequent private players and professionals alike.

Individual piano designs for your interior

Besides the beauty of the sound, Residence pianos also radiate visual beauty with the design variants Classic, Contur, Elegance, Millenium and Style. Whether classic silhouettes or elegant details, timeless shapes or modern, award-winning design, each of these pianos is unique and allows you to choose the ideal model to suit your interior.

All these features make C. Bechstein Residence upright pianos the best of their kind. You cannot fail to be enchanted by these complete works of art that represent the finest in German piano design!


  • Work hours – 8 months (180 hours)
  • The soundboard is made of mountain spruce grown slowly at elevations of 1,000 meters and higher in Val di Fiemme, Dolomites (similar to the tonewood used by Antonio Stradivari).  It’s also designed as a membrane with its projection surface adjusted to the instrument’s particular acoustic assembly, like in violin-making.
  • Made with the finest assembly materials – of finest spruce, mahogany, pine and sycamore maple.
  • Frame: The special composition of the cast iron, its materials and the particular form of the frame itself dampen its own vibrations and boost the string energy, thereby warranting the the transmission of sound at high speed.  The high-precision coupling of the cast-iron frame and the wooden parts of the acoustic assembly keeps the frame’s resonance to a minimum.
  • The Agraffes ensure precise positioning of the strings for all 88 tones. This solution in use for 163 years contributes to the exceptional richness of the C. Bechstein pianos.
  • The bridges are made of high-quality German solid red beech using state-of-the-art engineering and CNC technology.  Precision down to a hundredth of a millimeter guarantees perfect transmission of sound and frequencies to the soundboard and ensure a clear sound projection.
  • Reinforced dovetail wood joints.
  • The pinblock is made from several layers of carefully selected solid wood for strength.
  • The durable, resilient keyboard with ideal lever ratio meets professional touch requirements at the highest levels.  The black keys are covered with ebony wooden tops.  Keyboard designed by the C. Bechstein R&D department.
  • The precise, highly complex professional action that is made up of 2,000 parts, is engineered and designed in accordance with C. Bechstein’s Keyboard and Action Engineering and Geometry standards for the most stringent requirements on precision and reliability.
  • The hammerheads are made by C. Bechstein Germany and deliver excellent dynamic possibilities and a wealth of nuances. They feature a walnut core for a colorful, voluminous, distinct and precise sound, and are covered in felt made in Germany of New Zealand wool using a secret, traditional method.
  • The case is manufactured at the C. Bechstein production site from some twenty top-quality parts. There’s an elegant finish in every detail. A sophisticated technique is used in applying the lacquer and producing its high-gloss finish through numerous manual sanding and polishing steps.
  • Dimensions   H 45.9” ×  W 60.6” ×  D 22.8”  
  • Weight   511 lbs / 232 kg
  • The casework features modern straight lines with striking feet, hinges & pedals.

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