Beginning in 1795, Ritmüller quickly became one of the most acclaimed and innovative names in European piano making.
Many of the most famous composers of the 19th century became devoted to Ritmüller pianos, including Johannes Brahms who often played on a Ritmüller in the city of Göttingen.
In 2009, using scale designs from its German origins, Pearl River revived the Ritmüller name by combining traditional European hand craftsmanship and components, with advanced CNC technologies to create a series of instruments featuring the warm, rich singing tone that defines a world-class piano with a German linage.
- Brass Hardware
- German Röslau wire, Copper Wound Bass Strings
- Spruce Soundboard
- Pearl River Hammers with Imported German Reinforced White Felt with Mahogany Core
- Slow Fallboard
- Pearl River Action
New Solid Wood Bass Bridge
By adopting a unique bending structure design, which eases conduction for rapidity and accuracy, our bass bridges reduce the energy consumption during the vibration of the strings, while enriching the overall sound effect.
Wet Sand-Cast Plates
The foundation of a piano is the plate whose strength supports the incredible tension placed by the strings on the instrument.
Ritmüller uses the finest quality pig iron, named after its shape after being melted in foundries then poured into wet sand molds.
Wet sand-cast plates provide more mass for strength, and do not produce undesirable harmonic feedback like vacuum processed plates.
New Tapered Solid Spruce Soundboard
Hand-selected for color and grain, our new tapered design soundboard evenly distributes the strings vibrations creating a smoother, warmer sound.As the source of a piano’s voice, the careful selection of wood and the design of its soundboard are critical.
Ritmüller 100% close-grained spruce tapered soundboards allow for improved flexibility to create a greater dynamic range and improved sustain.
Cut-Thread Tuning Pins
A tuning pin that has been manufactured by a stamping machine creates an unreliable means of keeping a piano in tune. Ritmüller relies on only cut-thread tuning pins that produce a superior thread that gives the technician precise control and longer-lasting tuning.