Designed by STEINWAY & SONS in collaboration with renowned furniture designer William Faber, the Essex has been created as a tribute to the idea that beautiful piano styles and finishes can and should be possible in every price range. With elegant traditional styling and museum-quality finishes, the Empire Studio Upright will be a stunning addition to your home.
The Essex incorporates the latest design and engineering enhancements from STEINWAY’s dedicated research and development team. By utilizing specially engineered materials, large-scale production techniques, and carefully selected manufacturing environments, the Essex is able to deliver a level of musical performance previously unattainable in its price range.
The STEINWAY–designed soundboard is tapered, rather than uniformly thick, to vibrate more freely and provide more tonal volume. Essex pianos have a STEINWAY–designed, all wood (no plastic) action for proven durability and heightened responsiveness and control. In addition, all Essex pianos feature a STEINWAY–designed pinblock, strings, plate, backposts/braces, and bridges, as well as many STEINWAY–specified parts and manufacture procedures. As a result, the Essex is, quite simply, the best piano available in its price range today.
123 cm (48½")
151 cm – 152 cm (59½" – 59¾")
67 cm (26½")
255 kg (561 lb)
Classic studio and school-style cases designed by STEINWAY & SONS. Furniture Cases designed by William Faber.
Satin: Sapele Mahogany, Walnut
Staggered spruce backposts (5). Total CSA: 500 cm2 (77.5 in2). Thickness of post: 10 cm. Width of post: 10 cm.
Laminated multi-directional maple. Thickness: 35 mm.
Solid spruce. Linear taper. Vibrating area: 1.26 m2 (1,948 in2)
Ribs notched into inner rim (no floating ribs). Ribs made of spruce and staggered/graduated. Number of ribs: 11
Vertically laminated maple base with solid maple cap.
Designed by Steinway. 16,695 kg (36,730 lb) tension.
Cast iron, painted with Steinway Gold.
Carbon steel, nickel coating.
Roslau wire. Number of sizes of treble strings: 14. Lowest tenor note: 27. Number 1 speaking length: 114 cm (44.9")
pecified by Steinway. Weight of topfelt: 7 kg (15 lb).
All wood (no plastic) for all moving parts. Aluminum action rails.
Steinway design. Spruce.
Lauan, Maple, Spruce.
Brass. Middle pedal on EUP-123S is Bass Sustain. Middle pedal on all other models is for muffler.
All wood Back construction (no MDF except in cabinet parts). Solid filler blocks in backframe (near top). Backposts are large and staggered. Bench: Matching cushioned bench.
Double-rubber casters on EUP-123S. Brass casters on all other EUP-123 models.