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Company Website: PearlRiverUSA.com
Owner: Pearl River Piano Group
Country of Origin: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Year Established: 1956
Related Brands: Ritmuller, Schimmel, Samick, Heintzman, Baldwin, Wm. Knabe (Academy / Baltimore), Story & Clark, Young Chang
Pearl River pianos are made by Guangzhou Pearl River Piano Group CO, LTD GmbH in Zengcheng China
Warranty: 10-year parts and labour, applicable to the original purchaser only
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
After establishing itself as China’s largest piano manufacturer, Pearl River now operates the largest piano factory in the world, with production exceeding all other manufacturers. Established in 1956 in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, Pearl River currently produces over 100,000 pianos a year, and exports to more than 80 countries worldwide. Pearl River pianos are manufactured under several different brands and levels of quality.
Pianos exported to North American by Pearl River consist of the Kayserburg, Ritmuller, and Pearl River branded upright and grand pianos. Kayserburg represents Pearl River’s attempt at a hand-made instrument in the European tradition. These pianos are built by Pearl River’s best craftsmen and feature such high-quality European components as European white spruce soundboards German hammers, and beech bridges. Kayerburg’s are available in 4 sizes of uprights and a single size of grand.
Ritmuller pianos are offered in three levels of quality, with the Premium line featuring many of the same components as the Kayserburg instruments. The Performance and Classic lines represent a more budget-conscious offering.
Pearl River branded pianos are most similar to the Ritmuller classic line and represent Pearl River’s entry-level offering, with uprights available in 5 sizes and grand pianos available in 6 sizes.
In addition to pianos branded Pearl River and other differently branded offerings, Pearl River also manufactured the Essex line of pianos for Steinway & Sons. After the success of the Kawai made Steinway designed Boston instruments, Steinway decided they needed an answer to the emerging Chinese dominated entry-level piano market. To achieve this, Steinway designed a new line of instruments which would be branded under the Essex name, but built by Pearl River in China (Young Chang initially built them, but Pearl River took over in the mid-2000s.) Today, the Essex line features 4 sizes of upright pianos, and 2 sizes of grand pianos, available in a variety of finishes.
With a new 3 million square foot facility set to open in the near future, Pearl River is poised to continue producing a staggering amount of instruments.
PEARL RIVER PIANOS
PEARL RIVER MODELS & PRICE
|PEARL RIVER UPRIGHTS|
|EU 110||43″||Polished Ebony||$4,695|
|EU 110 Silent||43″||Polished Ebony w/Silent System||$7,995|
|EU 111PA||43″||French Provincial Satin Cherry||$5,995|
|EU 111PB||43″||Mediterranean Satin Walnut||$5,995|
|EU 111PC||43″||Italian Provincial Satin Mahogany||$5,995|
|UP 115E||45″||Satin Ebony/Mahogany (School)||$5,995|
|UP 115M5||45″||Polished Ebony||$4,995|
|UP 115M5||45″||Polished Mahogany/Walnut/White||$5,395|
|EU 118S||46.5″||Polished Ebony w/Silver Hardware||$5,595|
|EU 118S||46.5″||Polished Mahogany/Walnut w/Silver Hardware||$5,795|
|EU 122||48″||Polished Ebony||$6,695|
|EU 122||48″||Polished Mahogany/Walnut/White||$6,895|
|EU 122||48″||Satin Cherry||$6,895|
|EU 122 Silent||48″||Polished Ebony w/Silent System||$9,195|
|EU 122S||48″||Polished Ebony w/Silver Hardware||$6,895|
|EU 131||52″||Polished Ebony||$7,695|
|PEARL RIVER GRANDS|
|GP 150||4’11”||Hand-rubbed Satin Ebony||$12,495|
|GP 150||4’11”||Polished Ebony||$11,995|
|GP 150||4’11”||Polished Mahogany/Walnut/White||$12,495|
|GP 150||4’11”||Polished Sapele Mahogany/Artisan Walnut||$12,995|
|GP 150SP||4’11”||Polished Ebony w/Silver Plate/Hardware||$12,495|
|GP 160||5’3″||Hand-rubbed Satin Ebony||$13,995|
|GP 160||5’3″||Polished Ebony||$13,495|
|GP 160||5’3″||Polished Mahogany/Walnut/White||$13,995|
|GP 160||5’3″||Polished Sapele Mahogany/Artisan Walnut||$13,995|
|GP 170||5’7″||Hand-rubbed Satin Ebony||$16,495|
|GP 170||5’7″||Polished Ebony||$15,995|
|GP 170||5’7″||Polished Mahogany/Walnut||$16,495|
|GP 170||5’7″||Polished Sapele Mahogany/Artisan Walnut||$16,995|
|GP 188A||6’2″||Polished Ebony||$18,995|
|GP 212||7′||Polished Ebony||$30,995|
|GP 275||9′||Polished Ebony||$79,995|
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