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RÖNISCH

Including Hupfeld

Blüthner USA LLC
5660 West Grand River
Lansing, Michigan 48906
517-886-6000
800-954-3200
info@bluthnerpiano.com
www.roenisch-pianos.de
www.hupfeld-piano.com

In Canada, contact Bluethner Piano Canada Inc.
604-264-1138
rgarvin@telus.net
www.bluethner.ca


Pianos made by: Carl Rönisch Piano Manufacture GmbH, Leipzig, Germany, and other factories (see text)

In 2009, the German piano manufacturer Blüthner purchased the Rönisch and Hupfeld brands and, to manufacture them, set up a new legal entity and a factory next door to the Blüthner factory in Leipzig, Germany.

Rönisch was established in Dresden in 1845 by Carl Rönisch. In his day, Rönisch was a pioneer in piano building, and his instruments were sold throughout the world. Rönisch’s son sold the company after World War I, and production was moved to Leipzig after the Dresden factory was bombed in 1945. During the Communist era, the company was taken over by the state and combined with other piano factories; it became privately owned again in the 1990s.

Since purchasing the brand, Blüthner has redesigned the pianos, which are now made in three sizes of vertical and three sizes of grand, in dozens of styles, woods, and finishes. Musically, and in terms of their quality, Rönisch pianos are very similar to Haessler, another Blüthner brand, but the cabinet styles and finishes offered are different. The pianos are entirely made in Germany, with such parts as rims, beams, and cabinets supplied by Blüthner. The pianos also use high-quality parts such as Renner actions, Delignit pinblocks, soundboards of solid European mountain spruce, and Abel hammers. Although new to North America, Rönisch pianos have been very popular in other parts of the world for decades. Approximately 600 verticals and 300 grands are made each year.

Ludwig Hupfeld became involved in the musicalinstrument business in 1892, and purchased the Rönisch company in 1918. (Today, Hupfeld is a subdivision of Rönisch.) Hupfeld was one of the earliest and best-known makers of reproducing pianos — advanced pneumatic player pianos of the early 1900s that faithfully recorded the nuances of the playing of recording artists — and other automatic musical instruments.

Hupfeld pianos are made in two editions: Hupfeld Europe and Studio. The Hupfeld Europe line is entirely made in Europe, with strung backs and cabinets from Romania, and key and action assembly, final regulation, voicing, and inspection done at the Rönisch factory in Germany. The Studio line is made in Indonesia, using cast-iron plates, actions, and keys from Indonesian suppliers, and hammers, strings, pinblocks, and felt from Germany. The instruments are then sent to the Rönisch factory in Germany for final regulation, voicing, and inspection.

Warranty: 10 years, parts and labor, to original purchaser.



Acoustic Piano: Model & Pricing Guide

* See the Introduction for an explanation of pricing.

Model Feet Inches Description MSRP* SMP*
Hupfeld Europe Edition Verticals
HU 116E 45.5 Polished Ebony 11,086 10,854
HU 116E 45.5 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 11,086 10,854
HU 116E 45.5 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 11,782 11,473
HU 116E 45.5 Satin Cherry 11,782 11,473
HU 116E 45.5 Polished Cherry/White 13,174 12,710
HU 122E 48 Polished Ebony 12,304 11,937
HU 122E 48 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 12,304 11,937
HU 122E 48 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 13,000 12,556
HU 122E 48 Satin Cherry 13,000 12,556
HU 122E 48 Polished Cherry/White 14,392 13,793
HU 122E 48 Polished Bubinga 15,401 14,690
HU 132E 52 Polished Ebony 13,035 12,587
HU 132E 52 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 13,035 12,587
HU 132E 52 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 13,731 13,205
HU 132E 52 Satin Cherry 13,731 13,205
HU 132E 52 Polished Cherry/White 15,123 14,443
HU 132E 52 Polished Bubinga 18,185 17,164
Hupfeld Studio Edition Verticals
HU 118 46.5 Polished Ebony 6,462 6,462
HU 121 47.5 Polished Ebony 6,725 6,725
HU 121 47.5 Polished White 6,865 6,865
HU 125 49 Polished Ebony 8,208 8,208
HU 132 52 Polished Ebony 9,563 9,500
Ronisch Verticals
118 K 46.5 Polished Ebony 18,084 17,440
118 K 46.5 Satin Mahogany 18,810 18,100
118 K 46.5 Polished Mahogany 21,945 20,950
118 K 46.5 Satin Walnut 18,975 18,250
118 K 46.5 Polished Walnut 22,110 21,100
118 K 46.5 Satin European Cherry 19,305 18,550
118 K 46.5 Polished European Cherry 22,440 21,400
118 K 46.5 Satin German Oak 18,645 17,950
118 K 46.5 Polished White 19,734 18,940
118 K 46.5 Waxed Alder 17,985 17,350
118 K 46.5 Satin Heart Beech 18,315 17,650
118 K 46.5 Satin Ash 18,480 17,800
118 K 46.5 Satin Swiss Pear/Indian Apple 19,800 19,000
118 K 46.5 Polished Indian Apple 22,935 21,850
125 K 49 Polished Ebony 19,899 19,090
125 K 49 Satin Mahogany 20,229 19,390
125 K 49 Polished Mahogany 23,529 22,390
125 K 49 Satin Walnut 20,394 19,540
125 K 49 Polished Walnut 23,694 22,540
125 K 49 Satin European Cherry 20,724 19,840
125 K 49 Polished European Cherry 24,024 22,840
125 K 49 Polished White 21,549 20,590
125 K 49 Satin Bubinga 20,889 19,990
125 K 49 Polished Bubinga 24,189 22,990
125 K 49 Satin Swiss Pear/Indian Apple 21,219 20,290
125 K 49 Polished Indian Apple 24,519 23,290
125 K 49 Carl Ronisch Edition Satin Burl Walnut 23,859 22,690
125 K 49 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 27,159 25,690
132 K 52 Polished Ebony 22,275 21,250
132 K 52 Satin Mahogany 22,605 21,550
132 K 52 Polished Mahogany 25,905 24,550
132 K 52 Satin Walnut 22,770 21,700
132 K 52 Polished Walnut 26,070 24,700
132 K 52 Polished White 23,925 22,750
132 K 52 Satin Bubinga 23,265 22,150
132 K 52 Polished Bubinga 26,565 25,150
132 K 52 Carl Ronisch Edition Satin Burl Walnut 26,565 25,150
132 K 52 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 29,865 28,150
Hupfeld Europe Edition Grands
HU 160E 5 3 Polished Ebony 34,724 31,866
HU 160E 5 3 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 37,197 34,064
HU 160E 5 3 Polished Cherry/Bubinga/White 40,083 36,629
HU 175E 5 9 Polished Ebony 38,022 34,797
HU 175E 5 9 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 40,495 36,996
HU 175E 5 9 Polished Bubinga/White 43,380 39,560
HU 186E 6 3 Polished Ebony 45,441 41,392
HU 186E 6 3 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 47,914 43,590
HU 186E 6 3 Polished Bubinga/White 50,799 46,155
HU 210E 6 10.5 Polished Ebony 50,799 46,155
HU 228E 7 6.5 Polished Ebony 59,043 53,483
Hupfeld Studio Edition Grands
HU 148 4 10 Polished Ebony 17,989 16,990
HU 148 4 10 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 19,037 17,922
HU 148 4 10 Polished White 18,689 17,612
HU 160 5 3 Polished Ebony 20,783 19,474
HU 160 5 3 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 21,641 20,236
HU 160 5 3 Polished White 21,483 20,096
HU 188 6 2 Polished Ebony 29,691 27,392
HU 188 6 2 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 30,303 27,936
HU 188 6 2 Polished White 30,391 28,014
HU 213 7 Polished Ebony 36,329 33,292
HU 213 7 Polished White 38,075 34,844
Ronisch Grands
175 K 5 9 Polished Ebony 59,730 55,300
175 K 5 9 Satin Mahogany 61,050 56,500
175 K 5 9 Polished Mahogany 70,290 64,900
175 K 5 9 Satin Pyramid Mahogany 76,890 70,900
175 K 5 9 Polished Pyramid Mahogany 86,130 79,300
175 K 5 9 Satin Walnut 62,040 57,400
175 K 5 9 Polished Walnut 71,280 65,800
175 K 5 9 Satin European Cherry 63,690 58,900
175 K 5 9 Polished European Cherry 72,930 67,300
175 K 5 9 Polished White 63,030 58,300
175 K 5 9 Satin Bubinga 64,680 59,800
175 K 5 9 Polished Bubinga 73,920 68,200
175 K 5 9 Satin Rosewood 70,290 64,900
175 K 5 9 Polished Rosewood 79,530 73,300
175 K 5 9 Carl Ronisch Edition Satin Burl Walnut 73,590 67,900
175 K 5 9 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 82,830 76,300
186 K 6 1 Polished Ebony 64,680 59,800
186 K 6 1 Satin Mahogany 66,000 61,000
186 K 6 1 Polished Mahogany 75,240 69,400
186 K 6 1 Satin Pyramid Mahogany 81,840 75,400
186 K 6 1 Polished Pyramid Mahogany 91,080 83,800
186 K 6 1 Satin Walnut 66,990 61,900
186 K 6 1 Polished Walnut 76,230 70,300
186 K 6 1 Satin European Cherry 68,640 63,400
186 K 6 1 Polished European Cherry 77,880 71,800
186 K 6 1 Polished White 67,980 62,800
186 K 6 1 Satin Bubinga 69,630 64,300
186 K 6 1 Polished Bubinga 78,870 72,700
186 K 6 1 Satin Rosewood 75,240 69,400
186 K 6 1 Polished Rosewood 84,480 77,800
186 K 6 1 Carl Ronisch Edition Satin Burl Walnut 78,540 72,400
186 K 6 1 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 87,780 80,800
210 K 6 10.5 Polished Ebony 82,830 76,300
210 K 6 10.5 Polished White 86,130 79,300