Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
162 registered (AmateurBob, AllanH, Albunea, accordeur, Al LaPorte, anamnesis, 40 invisible), 1584 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1232522 - 07/16/09 02:41 PM Ronisch grand piano
Carlo Magnani Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 8
Hello,
I would like to let you see somo photos of a grand piano.
Could you give me some informations about it, and about the brand?

The piano will be restored in the coming years.
Is it good to restore?
What conditions is it in?
The keys are locked by humidity, and so it can't play.

Here there are some photos:

http://g.imagehost.org/view/0756/P1130121
http://g.imagehost.org/view/0498/P1130096
http://g.imagehost.org/view/0886/P1130101
http://g.imagehost.org/view/0449/P1130103
http://g.imagehost.org/view/0588/P1130063
http://g.imagehost.org/view/0906/P1130099
http://g.imagehost.org/view/0979/P1130100
http://g.imagehost.org/view/0323/P1130112
http://g.imagehost.org/view/0133/P1130114
http://g.imagehost.org/view/0699/P1130107

Thank you

Best regards
Carlo Magnani

Top
Hailun / Pearl River Pianos

 

Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#1232550 - 07/16/09 03:49 PM Re: Ronisch grand piano [Re: Carlo Magnani]
AJF Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/18/06
Posts: 1697
Loc: Toronto
I've read several posts on this forum that have cited Ronisch pianos to be some of the very best made pianos in the world. It seems to fall into that 'best kept secret' category along with pianos like Feurich and Pfieffer.
Do you know what year it was made in?
_________________________

Pianist, Composer
Disclaimer: Shigeru Kawai Artist

Top
#1232588 - 07/16/09 05:01 PM Re: Ronisch grand piano [Re: AJF]
Steve Jackson Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/02/07
Posts: 675
Loc: Zichron Yaacov, Israel

Hi:

From what I see, this piano is in horrible condition.
I would be extremely cautious about spending money on
it.

Steve
_________________________
International sales of vintage Piano and restoration.
Exclusive Live Performance Player Systems Dealer

http://stevejacksonpianos.com

Top
#1232620 - 07/16/09 06:38 PM Re: Ronisch grand piano [Re: Steve Jackson]
BDB Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 22446
Loc: Oakland
It would date from about 1895. It looks like it might be worth restoring, provided you can find someone who is good at that sort of work. I would recommend finding that person, and getting his or her opinion. I would not pay much for the shell of the piano.
_________________________
Semipro Tech

Top
#1232797 - 07/17/09 04:12 AM Re: Ronisch grand piano [Re: BDB]
Carlo Magnani Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 8
The piano is completely to restore. At the moment I was only searching some information about it. It will be probably restored during the next years, when I will find a very good restorer to do it.

Carlo Magnani

Top
#1232800 - 07/17/09 04:33 AM Re: Ronisch grand piano [Re: Carlo Magnani]
Gregor Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 438
Loc: Münster, Germany
You could ask Rönisch in Leipzig. I am sure they restore their own pianos.

Pianofortefabrik
Leipzig GmbH & Co. KG
Ludwig-Hupfeld-Strasse 16
D-04178 Leipzig
Telefon: +49-(0)341-44 85 500
Telefax: +49-(0)341-45 11 520
e-mail: leipzig@roenisch-pianos.de
internet: www.roenisch-pianos.de

Gregor
_________________________
piano tech - tuner - dealer
Münster, Germany
www.weldert.de

Top
#1232803 - 07/17/09 05:05 AM Re: Ronisch grand piano [Re: Gregor]
Carlo Magnani Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 8
Thank you Gregor for help.

But, in this case, should I bring the piano in Leipzig?

Top
#1699031 - 06/20/11 11:52 PM Re: Ronisch grand piano [Re: Carlo Magnani]
antonZanesco Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/09/10
Posts: 20
just found this site/forum. I have the ecxact same grand and restored it including a new handbuild sound board. the cabinet
is purled walnut and has inlaywork all over. iy is wel worth restoring his Instrument !!
feelfree to ask for more information.
you can se it on youtube.com/antonzanesco

Anton Zanesco
piano maker & tuner
1 250 427 6040
antonz@shaw.ca

Top
#1699192 - 06/21/11 07:53 AM Re: Ronisch grand piano [Re: Carlo Magnani]
ando Online   content
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 4075
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
I have played a few Ronisch upright and player pianos and I must say they were very nice indeed. Very nice rich tone and very balanced across the registers. They seem to be favourites among rebuilders and second-hand dealers. But of course any piano is only as good as the condition. I'm sure your rebuilder will give you an idea of what potential your particular piano has. Looking at the pictures, it looks like it has had some action parts replaced (very badly!) The dampers look quite new and possibly other parts. I just hope nothing important is missing. But anything can be done if cost is no barrier.

Top
#1699428 - 06/21/11 04:05 PM Re: Ronisch grand piano [Re: Gregor]
master88er Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/15/07
Posts: 922
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
Originally Posted By: Gregor
You could ask Rönisch in Leipzig. I am sure they restore their own pianos.


Gregor


Rönisch was purchased by Blüthner about 2 years ago.
_________________________
Russell I. Kassman
R.KASSMAN, Purveyor of Fine Pianos
Berkeley, CA

FORMER US Rep.for C.Bechstein

SF Area Dealer: Steingraeber•Grotrian•Sauter•Estonia•Kayserburg•Baldwin•Brodmann•Ritmüller
www.rkassman.com
russell@rkassman.com
510.558.0765

Top
#1699490 - 06/21/11 06:15 PM Re: Ronisch grand piano [Re: Carlo Magnani]
James Senior Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/01/08
Posts: 342
Loc: England
Looking at the hammerline and the keys there are two important questions:
1) Are they so bad as a result of swollen leads (easily fixed), or severely warped keys (possibly needing replacing)?
2) what is the condition of the soundboard? A good indication as to general humidity-related damage can be the bridges. The pins are reacted on laterally by the strings, and these normally (but not always) un-sealed parts can exhibit splits before the soundboard does.

I have a Roenisch Solophonola (a player grand by Hupfeld) and the imstrument is superb, equal to the Ibachs, Feurich and Bechstein in the family (all top notch).

With regards to the keys I'd like to mention my Feurich. The case and keys were badly affected by humidity, however the soundboard and bridges do not have a single crack in them. In this case the instrument was well worth restoring. In conclusion, the keys concern me, but don't jump to conclusions until you've investigated further!

Top
#1699509 - 06/21/11 06:37 PM Re: Ronisch grand piano [Re: Carlo Magnani]
Rod Verhnjak Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/09/06
Posts: 3662
Loc: Vancouver B.C. Canada
The original poster started this thread in 2009 and hasn't been seen since.
_________________________
Verhnjak Pianos
Specializing in the Restoration, Refinishing & Maintenance
of Fine Heirloom Pianos

Exclusive Dealer For Charles R. Walter Pianos
www.pianoman.ca
Verhnjak Pianos Facebook


Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
'More piano' under a grand
by Cue Zephyr
05/23/15 12:45 PM
Saving Gaza's only concert grand.....
by bennevis
05/23/15 12:00 PM
Bridge removal
by JMichaelWilson
05/23/15 10:54 AM
a well written write up on Sviatoslav Richter at N.P.R.
by Michael Sayers
05/23/15 10:14 AM
Possible repin and restring of a coastal grand piano
by Mark Davis
05/23/15 10:09 AM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,384 Registered Members
44 Forums
164,274 Topics
2,409,497 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission