Modern Piano Pioneering
The ultimate contender for a high quality, acoustic and positively European sounding instruments that offers an incredibly desirable price point and exceptional levels of production.
Produced by Pearl River in China, the Ritmüller piano lineup is the epitome of high quality asian manufacturing and is full of character, charm and a warming tone that will leave you coming back time and time again, inspiring year after year of play.
Who are Ritmüller?
Founded in 1795 in Gottingen by Andreas Georg Ritmüller & his son Gottlieb Wilhelm Ritmüller, Ritmüller pianos originated with the pursuit of passion in mind. This philosophy still drives their decision making today, and despite now being made by the world's largest piano manufacturer, Pearl River, Ritmüller still holds incredibly true to it's German heritage.
Across the world, Ritmüller pianos are known for being sublime acoustic instruments that brilliantly hold their tone and offer an incredibly cost effective way to introduce European tonality into your home. Their slightly heavier touch helps drives a further sense of power into your play, making this piano brilliant in the bass and mid ranges and ideal for beautiful transitions between pianissimo and fortissimo styles of play.
What Goes Into Creating A Ritmüller Piano?
Produced under the watchful eye of German piano crafters, the entire Ritmüller range are built to using the latest technology.
Ritmüller pianos carry an iconic warmer and more complex European tone compared to those found on mass produced instruments at similar price points.
The slightly heavier touch on a Ritmüller piano allows you to inject more personality into your play and is ideal for transitions between pianissimo and fortissimo play.
All spruce with core assembled with vertical grain, these soundboards are crafted to provide maximum tonal response and structural integrity.
Ritmüller takes pride in using state-of-the-art kilns to dry their woods. However, there is much more to “seasoning” woods than that. Both before and after the kiln drying, the woods are expertly cured to specific moisture contents, which reduces the natural tendency for wood to swell and contract with humidity fluctuation.
This attention on the soundboard combined with specially selected hammer felt, help create excellent balance of elasticity and firmness, formed to produce a rich assertive tone that is enhanced by German wire strings.
Cutting Edge Luxurious Design
The Ritmüller range has been specially created to have a piano that suits almost any modern living home.
Featuring both the sleek legless design that gives an incredibly modern feel to the instrument, then a more traditional and also sleek legged instruments. Whilst hese components are mostly aesthetic preferences and do not affect the tone of the instrument, an exceptional level of detail and effort has been put into making these instruments look as extravagant as they do.
THE EU SERIES
The entrance to the Ritmüller range is that of the EU (or European) range. This range is a triumph of variation and accessibility to the piano, with a model for nearly all playing styles and musical styles alike. The smallest of the group is the EU110S upright piano. Compact and sleek, this instrument combines a low profile compact design with a clear tone and ease of touch.
The EU112 then takes things a step further, not only with added height for further power, but it adopts a more ‘modern’ casework design with a contemporary twist of chrome fittings, making it ideal for those who are looking for a modern design that will fit sublimely into any home. This piano is comparable to the likes of other entry level pianos from other manufacturers, yet offers the slightly warmer and heavier tone of the European sound, which is often unheard of at this price point.
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THE RS SERIES
Also known as the Superior range, the RS series presents another step up in production quality from Ritmüller, featuring further German components and slightly more power. The cabinet of the RS-122 upright piano is 10cm larger than that of the EU112 ,so with this brings more room for longer strings, more power, bass and dynamic play whilst still maintaining a lower price point than similar pianos of this calibre and tone. It is also here that Ritmüller begin their grand piano lineup with the mighty RS-150 and RS-160.
In our opinion RS series sets new standards for price performance and is warmly welcomed by leading piano retailers and pianists around the world due to it’s incredible touch response, and perfectly balanced dynamic projection, the RS range offers a superior alternative for those looking to continue experimenting with the fortissimo and pianissimo alike.
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