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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*
Rnisch Verticals
118 K 46.5 Polished Ebony 22,428 22,428
118 K 46.5 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 23,604 23,604
118 K 46.5 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 27,720 27,720
118 K 46.5 Satin Cherry 24,024 24,024
118 K 46.5 Satin Beech/Alder/Ash/Oak 22,722 22,722
118 K 46.5 Polished White 24,570 24,570
118 K 46.5 Satin Swiss Pear/Indian Apple 24,654 24,654
118 KI 46.5 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 28,770 28,770
118 KI 46.5 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 28,980 28,980
118 KI 46.5 Polished Cherry w/Yew Inlays 29,400 29,400
125 K 49 Satin Swiss Pear/Indian Apple 30,828 30,828
125 K 49 Polished Ebony 24,780 24,780
125 K 49 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 25,830 25,830
125 K 49 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 30,198 30,198
125 K 49 Satin Cherry 25,746 25,746
125 K 49 Polished White 26,964 26,964
125 K 49 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 34,314 34,314
125 KI 49 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 31,080 31,080
125 KI 49 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 31,500 31,500
125 KI 49 Polished Cherry w/Yew Inlays 32,130 32,130
132 K 52 Polished White 30,114 30,114
132 K 52 Polished Bubinga 33,570 33,570
132 K 52 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 37,884 37,884
132 K 52 Satin Swiss Pear/Indian Apple 33,936 33,936
132 KI 52 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 35,280 35,280
132 KI 52 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 35,700 35,700
132 KI 52 Polished Cherry w/Yew Inlays 36,330 36,330
132 K 52 Polished Ebony 27,930 27,930
132 K 52 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 28,308 28,308
132 K 52 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 32,634 32,634
Hupfeld Studio Edition Verticals
P112 44 Polished Ebony 6,475 6,475
P118 46.5 Polished Ebony 6,740 6,712
P118 46.5 Polished White 6,880 6,831
P125 49 Polished Ebony 8,226 7,971
Hupfeld Europe Edition Verticals
P116E 46 Polished Ebony 9,599 9,532
P116E 46 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 10,498 10,332
P116E 46 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 10,198 10,065
P116E 46 Satin Cherry 11,403 11,136
P116E 46 Polished Cherry/White 11,403 11,136
P122E 48 Satin Cherry 12,457 12,073
P122E 48 Polished Cherry 12,150 11,800
P122E 48 Polished Bubinga 13,330 12,849
P122E 48 Polished White 12,457 12,073
P122E 48 Polished Ebony 10,650 10,467
P122E 48 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 11,950 11,622
P122E 48 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 11,252 11,002
P132E 52 Polished Ebony 11,282 11,028
P132E 52 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 12,595 12,196
P132E 52 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 11,885 11,564
P132E 52 Satin Cherry 14,206 13,628
P132E 52 Polished Cherry/White 13,089 12,635
P132E 52 Polished Bubinga 15,740 14,991
Rnisch Grands
175 K 5 9 Polished Ebony 68,894 68,894
175 K 5 9 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 70,452 70,452
175 K 5 9 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 81,438 81,438
175 K 5 9 Satin Cherry 73,568 73,568
175 K 5 9 Polished White 72,808 72,808
175 K 5 9 Polished Bubinga 85,728 85,728
175 K 5 9 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 96,292 96,292
175 KI 5 9 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 99,066 99,066
175 KI 5 9 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 101,004 101,004
175 KI 5 9 Polished Cherry w/Yew Inlays 103,740 103,740
175 K 5 9 Polished Rosewood 92,378 92,378
175 K 5 9 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Vavona 96,292 96,292
175 K 5 9 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Pyramid Mahogany 100,206 100,206
186 K 6 1 Polished Ebony 74,746 74,746
186 K 6 1 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 77,520 77,520
186 K 6 1 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 88,502 88,502
186 K 6 1 Satin Cherry 79,458 79,458
186 K 6 1 Polished White 78,660 78,660
186 K 6 1 Polished Bubinga 91,618 91,618
186 K 6 1 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 102,182 102,182
186 KI 6 1 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 104,956 104,956
186 KI 6 1 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 107,274 107,274
186 KI 6 1 Polished European Cherry w/Yew Inlays 110,390 110,390
186 K 6 1 Polished Rosewood 98,268 98,268
186 K 6 1 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Vavona 102,182 102,182
186 K 6 1 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Pyramid Mahogany 106,096 106,096
210 K 6 10.5 Polished Ebony 86,156 86,156
210 K 6 10.5 Polished White 89,658 89,658
210 K 6 10.5 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 89,080 89,080
210 K 6 10.5 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 98,600 98,600
210 K 6 10.5 Polished Bubinga 108,800 108,800
210 K 6 10.5 Polished Rosewood 112,200 112,200
210 K 6 10.6 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 106,250 106,250
210 K 6 10.5 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Vavona 106,250 106,250
210 K 6 10.5 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Pyramid Mahogany 112,200 112,200
210 KI 6 10.5 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 113,560 113,560
210 KI 6 10.5 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 116,960 116,960
210 KI 6 10.5 Polished Cherry w/Yew Inlays 120,360 120,360
Hupfeld Studio Edition Grands
F 148 4 10 Polished Ebony 18,029 17,026
F 148 4 10 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 19,079 17,959
F 148 4 10 Polished White 18,279 17,248
F 160 5 3 Polished Ebony 20,829 19,515
F 160 5 3 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 21,689 20,279
F 160 5 3 Polished White 21,531 20,139
F 188 6 2 Polished Ebony 29,756 27,450
F 188 6 2 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 30,370 27,996
F 188 6 2 Polished White 30,458 28,074
F 213 7 0 Polished Ebony 34,409 31,586
F 213 7 0 Polished White 38,391 35,125
Hupfeld Europe Edition Grands
F 160E 5 3 Polished Ebony 32,919 30,261
F 160E 5 3 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 35,585 32,631
F 160E 5 3 Polished Cherry/Bubinga/White 38,345 35,084
F 175E 5 9 Polished Ebony 36,374 33,332
F 175E 5 9 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 45,838 41,745
F 175E 5 9 Polished Bubinga/White 48,598 44,198
F 190E 6 3 Polished Ebony 43,472 39,642
F 190E 6 3 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 45,838 41,745
F 190E 6 3 Polished Bubinga/White 48,598 44,198
F 210E 6 10.5 Polished Ebony 48,598 44,198
F 230E 7 6.5 Polished Ebony 56,484 51,208

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