PianoBuyer

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 24,530 24,530
118 K 46.5 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 25,816 25,816
118 K 46.5 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 30,318 30,318
118 K 46.5 Satin Cherry 26,275 26,275
118 K 46.5 Satin Beech/Alder/Ash/Oak 24,851 24,851
118 K 46.5 Polished White 26,873 26,873
118 K 46.5 Satin Swiss Pear/Indian Apple 31,160 31,160
118 KI 46.5 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 31,920 31,920
118 KI 46.5 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 31,540 31,540
118 KI 46.5 Polished Cherry w/Yew Inlays 31,920 31,920
118 KR 46.5 Polished Ebony 24,989 24,989
118 KR 46.5 Polished White 27,332 27,332
118 M 46.5 Continental Polished Ebony 26,790 26,790
118 M 46.5 Continental Polished White 28,159 28,159
125 K 49 Polished Ebony 27,623 27,623
125 K 49 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 28,794 28,794
125 K 49 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 33,663 33,663
125 K 49 Satin Cherry 28,700 28,700
125 K 49 Polished White 30,058 30,058
125 K 49 Satin Swiss Pear/Indian Apple 34,365 34,365
125 K 49 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 45,819 45,819
125 KI 49 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 34,646 34,646
125 KI 49 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 35,115 35,115
125 KI 49 Polished Cherry w/Yew Inlays 35,817 35,817
125 KN 49 Old Style Polished Ebony w/Burl Walnut Medallion 30,100 30,100
125 KN 49 Old Style Polished White w/Medallion 32,581 32,581
132 K 52 Polished Ebony 31,431 31,431
132 K 52 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 31,857 31,857
132 K 52 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 36,725 36,725
132 K 52 Polished White 33,889 33,889
132 K 52 Satin Swiss Pear/Indian Apple 38,190 38,190
132 K 52 Polished Bubinga 38,513 38,513
132 K 52 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 50,586 50,586
132 KI 52 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 39,703 39,703
132 KI 52 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 40,176 40,176
132 KI 52 Polished Cherry w/Yew Inlays 40,885 40,885
132 KM 52 Polished Ebony w/Medallion 32,676 32,676
132 KM 52 Polished White w/Medallion 35,157 35,157
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 Polished Ebony 10,650 10,467
P122E 48 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 11,950 11,622
P122E 48 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 11,252 11,002
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
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 79,824 79,824
175 K 5 9 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 85,334 85,334
175 K 5 9 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 91,152 91,152
175 K 5 9 Satin Cherry 86,109 86,109
175 K 5 9 Polished White 83,394 83,394
175 K 5 9 Polished Bubinga 98,600 98,600
175 K 5 9 Polished Palisander Rosewood 105,400 105,400
175 K 5 9 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 102,000 102,000
175 K 5 9 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Vavona 106,152 106,152
175 K 5 9 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Pyramid Mahogany 110,467 110,467
175 KI 5 9 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 109,210 109,210
175 KI 5 9 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 111,347 111,347
175 KI 5 9 Polished Cherry w/Yew Inlays 114,363 114,363
186 K 6 1 Polished Ebony 86,880 86,880
186 K 6 1 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 93,618 93,618
186 K 6 1 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 99,327 99,327
186 K 6 1 Satin Cherry 94,379 94,379
186 K 6 1 Polished White 92,857 92,857
186 K 6 1 Polished Bubinga 110,500 110,500
186 K 6 1 Polished Palisander Rosewood 117,300 117,300
186 K 6 1 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 113,900 113,900
186 K 6 1 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Vavona 110,520 110,520
186 K 6 1 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Pyramid Mahogany 117,300 117,300
186 KI 6 1 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 113,520 113,520
186 KI 6 1 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 116,027 116,027
186 KI 6 1 Polished European Cherry w/Yew Inlays 119,398 119,398
210 K 6 10.5 Polished Ebony 105,673 105,673
210 K 6 10.5 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 111,124 111,124
210 K 6 10.5 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 116,833 116,833
210 K 6 10.5 Polished White 108,383 108,383
210 K 6 10.5 Polished Bubinga 131,522 131,522
210 K 6 10.5 Polished Palisander Rosewood 139,400 139,400
210 K 6 10.6 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Burl Walnut 134,300 134,300
210 K 6 10.5 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Vavona 128,440 128,440
210 K 6 10.5 Carl Ronisch Edition Polished Pyramid Mahogany 135,632 135,632
210 KI 6 10.5 Polished Mahogany w/Vavona Inlays 137,276 137,276
210 KI 6 10.5 Polished Walnut w/Burled Walnut Inlays 141,386 141,386
210 KI 6 10.5 Polished Cherry w/Yew Inlays 145,496 145,496
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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