Bernstein Concert 198 Grand Piano

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Bernstein Concert 198 Grand Piano

A Performance Piano That Delivers!

The Bernstein 198 Professional grand piano raises the bar for school, institute, and performance venue pianos. At a generous size of 7 feet, this is a powerful instrument created for thrilling stage performance. 

The immediate feel of the instrument is very European; it boasts impressive power and grunt in the bass, along with a full-bodied treble section.

The new Bernstein "Hailun Precision™" action design gives excellent repetition and comfortable control for high-level performance. This action offers excellent comfort and control for the pianist, with notable repetition of the keys. Play these instruments softly and you will find a rich, full European tone. Play with force and they really come to life, with bright, clear characteristics. Bernstein Professional grand pianos offer exciting performance for pianists of all levels. 

This model was created by George F. Emerson; one of the most highly regarded piano engineers of our generation. With over 33 years of piano building experience in Europe, he is now the Chief Scale Designer and Lead Engineer for the Bernstein Hailun factory. Mr. Emerson's pianos have received high acclaim worldwide. He is particularly recognised for his beautifully balanced sound and precise mechanisms. With the full support of Hailun, Emerson is able to create pianos featuring premium European components, combined with outstanding manufacturing standards.

In Australia, the Bernstein 198 grand piano has been a very popular choice. You can find this model at venues like Coombe Yarra Valley Estate, and in the performance studios of Radio RPP FM. It has also been praised for its performance by the Team of Pianists, who purchased this model for their performance and rehearsal use at Glenfern Estate. 

Bernstein grand pianos are ideal if you seek high performance and outstanding value, for home, studio, school and performance venue. 
Dimensions: Depth 198m, Width 156cm, Height 102cm (lid closed)
Available Finishes: Black gloss
Now on display: please enquire to (03) 9872 5122 for availability of this model.
Also available: in 218cm Concert size for school, academy and institute use - which is now on display at Bernies Music Land. Please enquire today to 9872 5122. 

View the Bernstein Grand Piano Brochure here.

Built by the internationally acclaimed Hailun Piano Company, this grand piano joins its multi-award winning peers in the Bernstein grand piano model range. Read about this highly awarded piano line here.

* Premium Northern European Spruce soundboards; exclusively designed to deliver outstanding   power, clarity and expressiveness in performance.
* German Röslau blue grade strings for rich, luxurious tone.
* Premium German Wurzen hammer felts for distinctive playing control and comfort.
* Powerful performance, enhanced by unique wide design of the body and rim, and asymmetric soundboard thickness, found only in first class pianos.
* Revolutionary new action design, constructed of European Hornbeam and hard Maple, which is acclaimed for outstanding responsiveness.
* Multi-laminate European Beech pin block, ensuring exceptional tuning stability and climate resistance.
* The world's finest timber components, including hard Maple, Spruce, Beech and Poplar.
* Premium features also include full sostenuto pedal, slow close fall lid, deluxe multi-position music rest and solid brass castors.  

Dimensions: Width 150cm, Depth 198cm, Height 102cm (lid closed)
Available Finishes: 
Black Polished

BERNSTEIN: 35 Years of Superior Piano Manufacturing

The name Bernstein has a heritage in the piano world which stretches well before World War I. However World War II saw the decimation of piano manufacturing in Europe as factories were destroyed or taken over to build arms. 
After the War, England and America led the way in piano re-establishment. The reorganisation of Japan by the Americans led to music taking on a Western flavour, with a heavy concentration on piano. In the late 1950's, South Korea turned their production strength to popular instrument. 
Unlike the Japanese, who endeavored to manufacturer much of the piano themselves, the Koreans worked with the English and West German manufacturers for the supply of major piano parts. In 1961, the name Bernstein was re-ignited and linked this new breed of pianos with it's historical past.
For over 25 years, Bernstein was manufactured by the Samick Company, recognised as a master in the art of piano production. This factory received the "Grand Prix Award for Quality" in 1983 at the International Piano Competition in Spain, amongst other accolades.
The Samick Company had a formula which was unique in this period of piano manufacturing. They commissioned the world's most respected piano designer, Mr. Klaus Fenner of West Germany, to design a new range of pianos. Mr. Fenner's design, combined with the sourcing the world's finest components, allowed Samick to produce a range of pianos which received outstanding acclaim internationally. The factory increased production to in excess of 120,000 pianos per year, making them the largest manufacturer in the world.
In benchmark French testing in 1987, the Fenner-designed Samick pianos took out top awards. Two models were submitted for testing and both were in the top four overall, with both scoring the highest category marks for tone, touch and keyboard. These are the most important elements of piano performance.
Of the three largest manufacturers of this period, the manufacturer of Bernstein was the only one using "Röslau" strings from West Germany, and a pinblock made by the German "Delignit" company. But it was the unique soundboard which set these pianos apart. Mr. Fenner revolutionised the manufacture of piano soundboards when he discovered that layering and laminating omni-directional spruce, then crowning it with pressure points, achieved a new level of tonal production, volume potential and tonal clarity. Each of the Bernstein pianos of this model range featured this design.
Today Bernstein Australia has partnered with the Hailun Piano Company; a powerhouse in the production of innovative, multi award-winning pianos. Bernstein offers pianists the choice to own the finest piano money can buy, at a family price. Over 10,000 Australian owners cannot be wrong!  

Delivery is available Australia wide from $385, to calculate the best rate for you, please let us know your delivery address and access information.

Do you have an older instrument to trade in or take away? We are happy to consider any trade-in, so please phone our team on 9872 5122.

After Sales Support:
Bernies Music Land offers you our famous after sales service, with a team of on-staff technicians to provide you with prompt, excellent service.

Caring for your Instrument:
We will provide you with a booklet with information to care for your beautiful piano at home.

Bernies is a family business and has been serving the music industry in Melbourne for over 44 years. We look forward to helping you to become one of our very happy customers.

Please contact us:
Phone: (03) 9872 5122

Weight - 371 kg
Depth - 198 cm
Width - 150 cm
Height - 102 cm