ESSEX pianos

  • GRANDS
  • UPRIGHTS
The entry into the family of STEINWAY–designed pianos, the Essex incorporates STEINWAY & SONS’ latest design specifications and engineering standards, as well as the STEINWAY commitment to excellence developed over 160 years of quality craftsmanship. Every Essex instrument is inspected by a team of highly experienced STEINWAY & SONS technicians before it leaves the factory.

EGP 173C

CLASSIC GRAND

EGP 173C

CLASSIC GRAND

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EGP 155C

CLASSIC GRAND

EGP 155C

CLASSIC GRAND

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AN XXL SOUND EXPERIENCE

To optimise the sound quality of the grands from Essex designed by STEINWAY & SONS, they come featuring an expanded case. This STEINWAY & SONS Innovation results in the rear part of the case being able to be widened in order to create a larger, freely vibrating soundboard area. When you play a grand from ESSEX designed by STEINWAY & SONS you quickly gain the impression that you are playing a significantly larger instrument.

The entry into the family of STEINWAY–designed pianos, the Essex incorporates STEINWAY & SONS’ latest design specifications and engineering standards, as well as the STEINWAY commitment to excellence developed over 160 years of quality craftsmanship. Every Essex instrument is inspected by a team of highly experienced STEINWAY & SONS technicians before it leaves the factory.

EUP 123FL

EMPIRE STUDIO

EUP 123FL

EMPIRE STUDIO

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EUP 123S

INSTITUTIONAL STUDIO

EUP 123S

INSTITUTIONAL STUDIO

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EUP 116E

CLASSIC STUDIO

EUP 116E

CLASSIC STUDIO

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EUP 111E

CLASSIC STUDIO

EUP 111E

CLASSIC STUDIO

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EUP 108C

CONTINENTAL

EUP 108C

CONTINENTAL

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SOUND & Style

Exceptional sound and incredible value are the basis for every Essex upright. Elegant details in molding, finishes, and hardware compliment every home, whether it’s a mid-century apartment, industrial loft or country getaway.

  • Classic Studio — classic look, straight legs, brass or nickel hardware
  • Empire Studio — fluted legs & pilasters, stately detailing
  • French Formal — carved cabriole legs, elegant detailing throughout
  • Contemporary — modern style, featuring deep aubergine color and nickel hardware
  • English Country — ornamental details, lustrous satin finish
  • Queen Anne — beautiful hand-carved relief details
  • Continental — distinctive legless style
  • Institutional Studio — performance and durability

explore THE ESSEX UPRIGHT

  • CASE
  • SOUNDBOARD
  • STRING SCALE
  • KEYS/HAMMER/ACTIONS
Essex uprights come in a variety of case styles, and are well-suited for the spectrum of home décor styles and personal aesthetics. From satin black to aubergine mahagony; brass hardware to nickel; contemporary to classic — the Essex line celebrates the marriage of form and function.
High-grade, straight-grained, quarter-sawn spruce is selected for its resonant qualities and high strength-to-mass ratio. The soundboard is solid and not laminated, which creates the best resonance and projection of sound. In 1936, STEINWAY patented the diaphragmatic soundboard, which is thicker in the middle and gently tapered to the edges. The Essex soundboard is tapered from bass to treble resulting in a stronger, richer, fuller tone.
A low tension string scale, designed by STEINWAY, gives a fuller, richer, warmer tone by allowing more of the lower partials to sing. It also has more sustain, is more powerful, has more dynamic range, and provides warmer and more mellow tones.
All-wood action parts, solid spruce keys, and excellent action geometry work seamlessly together to move the hammers to the strings and to create an excellent action touch. The beautiful tone produced by the Steinway–specified Essex hammers actually enhances the action touch by “giving back” to the player a beautiful tone.

Heart of THE HOME

Essex incorporates STEINWAY & SONS’ latest design specifications, engineering standards, and the STEINWAY commitment to excellence.

Designed by STEINWAY & SONS in collaboration with renowned furniture designer William Faber, Essex furniture has been created in the spirit of the STEINWAY heritage 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, Essex will be a stunning addition to your home. The instrument is available in an array of models, sizes, and veneers to fit every décor and lifestyle.

THE STEINWAY promise

When you purchase an Essex, you may trade in the instrument within ten years of the date of purchase to receive 100% of the original purchase price in trade toward a new STEINWAY grand.

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