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RÖNISCH

Including Hupfeld

Blüthner USA LLC
5660 West Grand River
Lansing, Michigan 48906
517-886-6000
800-954-3200
[email protected]
www.roenisch-pianos.de
www.hupfeld-piano.com

In Canada, contact Bluethner Piano Canada Inc.
604-264-1138
[email protected]
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 23,367 23,367
118 K 46.5 Satin Mahogany 24,305 24,305
118 K 46.5 Polished Mahogany 28,356 28,356
118 K 46.5 Satin Walnut 24,518 24,305
118 K 46.5 Polished Walnut 28,569 28,569
118 K 46.5 Satin European Cherry 24,944 24,944
118 K 46.5 Satin German Oak 24,092 23,722
118 K 46.5 Polished White 25,499 25,499
118 K 46.5 Waxed Alder 23,239 23,239
118 K 46.5 Satin Heart Beech 23,665 23,665
118 K 46.5 Satin Ash 23,878 23,722
118 K 46.5 Satin Swiss Pear/Indian Apple 25,584 25,584
118 KI 46.5 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 29,635 29,635
118 KI 46.5 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 29,848 29,848
118 KI 46.5 Polished European Cherry w/Yew Inlays 30,274 30,274
118 KR 46.5 Polished Ebony 23,793 23,793
118 KR 46.5 Polished White 25,925 25,925
118 M 46.5 Continental Polished Ebony 24,518 24,518
118 M 46.5 Continental Polished White 26,650 26,650
125 K 49 Polished Ebony 25,712 25,712
125 K 49 Satin Mahogany 26,138 26,138
125 K 49 Polished Mahogany 30,402 30,402
125 K 49 Satin Walnut 26,352 26,352
125 K 49 Polished Walnut 30,616 30,616
125 K 49 Satin European Cherry 26,778 26,746
125 K 49 Polished White 27,844 27,844
125 K 49 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 35,093 35,093
125 KI 49 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 31,682 31,682
125 KI 49 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 32,321 32,321
125 KI 49 Polished European Cherry w/Yew Inlays 32,321 32,321
125 KM 49 Polished Ebony 26,565 26,565
125 KM 49 Polished White 28,697 28,697
125 KN 49 Polished Ebony 27,418 27,418
125 KN 49 Polished White 29,550 29,550
125 KR 49 Polished Ebony 25,286 26,286
125 KR 49 Polished White 27,418 27,418
132 K 52 Polished Ebony 28,782 28,782
132 K 52 Satin Mahogany 29,208 29,208
132 K 52 Polished Mahogany 33,472 33,472
132 K 52 Satin Walnut 29,422 29,422
132 K 52 Polished Walnut 33,686 33,634
132 K 52 Polished White 30,914 30,914
132 K 52 Polished Bubinga 34,325 34,325
132 K 52 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 38,589 38,589
132 KM 52 Polished Ebony 29,635 29,635
132 KM 52 Polished White 31,767 31,767
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 77,178 69,894
175 K 5 9 Satin Mahogany 78,884 71,452
175 K 5 9 Polished Mahogany 90,823 82,434
175 K 5 9 Satin Walnut 80,163 71,452
175 K 5 9 Polished Walnut 92,102 82,434
175 K 5 9 Satin European Cherry 82,295 74,568
175 K 5 9 Polished White 81,442 73,808
175 K 5 9 Polished Bubinga 95,514 86,728
175 K 5 9 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 107,026 97,292
175 KI 5 9 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 110,011 100,066
175 KI 5 9 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 112,143 102,004
175 KI 5 9 Polished European Cherry w/Yew Inlays 115,128 104,740
186 K 6 1 Polished Ebony 83,574 75,746
186 K 6 1 Satin Mahogany 85,280 78,520
186 K 6 1 Polished Mahogany 97,219 89,502
186 K 6 1 Satin Walnut 86,559 78,520
186 K 6 1 Polished Walnut 98,498 89,502
186 K 6 1 Satin European Cherry 88,691 80,458
186 K 6 1 Polished White 87,838 79,660
186 K 6 1 Polished Bubinga 101,910 92,618
186 K 6 1 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 113,422 103,182
186 KI 6 1 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 116,407 105,956
186 KI 6 1 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 118,539 108,274
186 KI 6 1 Polished European Cherry w/Yew Inlays 121,524 111,390
210 K 6 10.5 Polished Ebony 107,026 87,156
210 K 6 10.5 Polished White 111,290 90,658