This piano is a one of a kind handmade piano. If you are a Ferrari, art deco, ultra modern, Elton John piano series fan; or if you simply have the decor that could suit such a bold statement piece don’t wait as this spectacular piano won’t last very long on the showroom floor.
Imagine controlling your piano using your iPhone, iPad, laptop, or android device.
Stream music for free 24/7, without commercial interruption or subscription fees.
Watch Elton John, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, etc. live in concert, while your piano is in perfect sync with the performance.
With the optional PianoDisc player system you will see no boxes hanging underneath the keys or on the pedal assembly. In other words, the new player system is completely invisible. Your guests will not know that your piano is capable of playing itself until the keys start moving.
The new HD system is capable of 1024 different levels of expression.
We will load you up with nearly 1000 tunes to start; classical, jazz, vintage favorites, theme, musical, popular, sacred, holiday, etc.
These are all capabilities of the IQ HD system by PianoDisc, the world’s best selling piano player system.
The definition of a European hybrid piano is the fusion of European componentry assembled where labor rates are favorable. In these pianos, the absolute best materials are used. Every tangible component that can be measured or observed, in each step of the building process, is incrementally or substantially better in a piano such as a Ritmüller, than that of a similarly priced Yamaha or Kawai.
Ritmüller pianos date back to the late 18th century. In 2007, Ritmüller pianos were completely redesigned by Lothar Thomma. The goal being to fuse the best components the world has to offer, chiefly from Germany, in conjunction with the most accurate forms of modern construction, such as the use of more precise CNC machinery.
The importance of Lothar Thomma’s involvement can not be overstated. For decades Lothar sat at the helm of the engineering department at the world’s highest rated piano maker, Bechstein; a handmade piano built exclusively in Germany. Thomma was hired by the world’s largest piano manufacturer, a brand which also is the official builder for Steinway’s Essex line of pianos, to breathe new life into an old standard. Thomma has achieved world wide success and notoriety with his new Ritmüller designs.
This is illustrated perfectly in the Piano Book by Larry Fine and is likely the single most powerful point that can be made with regard to the quality of a Ritmuller piano. You will notice in the following chart that there are three areas of concern.
Classical / Perennial Favorites – This is essentially what is popular.
Musical Standouts – Amongst connoisseurs and aficionados what is considered musically sublime.
Good Value – Best bang per buck
Most people respond that musical standout status of these three categories is the most important and this is precisely what I would like to bring your attention to. But before I point this out, it is important to know that size matters in pianos. The longer a grand piano is the larger the soundboard is, which is the speaker in the piano, and the longer the strings become. String length and soundboard size determine decibel production or overall volume. Therefore, smaller pianos are more difficult to make musical. While larger pianos are easier to make musical.
Scroll down and look at grands between 4’10” – 5’4″. Is Yamaha, Kawai, or even Steinway present as a “musical standout”? They are not! Ritmüller is! Fine writes, “Amazingly good performance from such a small piano”. He also naturally checks the boxed under “good value” for this piano. Yamaha, Kawai, and Steinway only achieve “musical standout” status in the upper 6′-7′ range!
If one wants a “musical standout” from Yamaha one would have to spend $57,000 for a 6’7″ semi concert grand.
A Kawai would set you back $78,000 in a handmade Shigeru 7′ concert grand.
Both of which are less than the $87,000+ that one would have to outlay for a Steinway model O (5’10”).
Ritmuller somehow finds a way to make an inherently non musical size piano a “musical standout” at a fraction of the cost of the standard brands.
The sale includes:
- Local, ground floor delivery
- Prep work
- One tuning
- 10 year Ritmüller warranty
- Matching bench