This year we re-introduced gravity to the vertical piano action in our new “UHX” Ritmüller Premium Series verticals that are manufactured at a 3 degree backframe incline towards the player, resulting in noticeable improvement for strike control -and- faster repetition! This design concept was once used by a few high quality European and Canadian piano manufacturers. The new UHX series also introduces user-adjustable casters, because not all floors are perfectly level. The innovations in the new UHX series don’t stop there either! With new upper panel tone escapement cuts, new jack-stop rails, upgraded pedal trapwork and an addition of a NEW MODEL (UHX126), this major upgrade for Ritmüller Premium vertical pianos is another exciting chapter and big step forward in the Ritmüller success story!
Pearl River introduced a new player system by Pianodisc (“Prodigy”) that – exclusively for Pearl River – comes with a Galaxy tablet with a pre-installed easy-to-use app for Pearl River that has 600 songs on it. Foolproof system. Optionally, customers can download the the regular Pianodisc APP themselves and build their own library too.
Pearl River has introduced a revamped line of digital pianos, with 3 additional new models that feature a “Light Guidance” system for learning and practicing songs or exercises. The Pearl River digital piano line continues to grow and improve, offering nice piano sound with 512 note Polyphony and other features of more costly competitors. The models are made and designed by Pearl River using some components and technology from their partnership with Korg. The 3’4″ GP1100 Digital Grand Piano is now in stock in most warehouses, and has landed on our pearlriverusa.com website!
Several new finishes, including a stunning deep blueberry blue EU118S, a really nice new satin walnut for Pearl River verticals, white grands with silver plates and hardware, a white Ritmüller GH160 with Acrylic lid, legs and lyre, red grands with silver plates and hardware, and we showed off the new “Static UV” application process for our polyester finishes which produces improved adhesion for better color and UV resistant properties. Even the polished ebony pianos were just stunning.
The star of the show was the new Ritmüller GH275 Premium 9 foot Concert Grand, which was set up next to the GH212 7 foot. Visitors gave it rave reviews, you can watch Bethany’s video or see and hear more on our Facebook Page, just go to facebook/pearlriverpiano and then scroll down for NAMM photos and videos!