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 should be possible in every price range. The entry into the line of STEINWAY–designed grand pianos, ESSEX is manufactured globally and incorporates STEINWAY & SONS’ latest design specifications and engineering standards, as well as the STEINWAY commitment to excellence. Every ESSEX instrument is inspected by a team of highly experienced STEINWAY & SONS trained technicians before it leaves the factory.
Our smallest grand piano, the EGP-155C, is not small when it comes to musical presence, thanks to STEINWAY–designed features to maximise the sound and tone of this instrument. Available in ebonised polish and mahogany polish.
Height: 100 cm
Length: 155 cm
Width: 151 cm
The outer rim is made of laminations of European Maple (Acer platanoides) and inner rim is made of laminated European Beech (Fagus sylvatica). Wide tail design (similar to Boston). 22 mm outer rim width, 38 mm inner rim width.
Steinway-like radial bracing. 3 braces.
Laminated multi-directional Maple. Thickness: 36 mm.
Soundboard Solid Spruce. Linear taper. Vibrating area: 1.07 m2
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. 17,661 kg (38,854 lb) tension.
Cast iron, painted with Steinway Gold.
Carbon steel nickel coating.
Front and rear duplexes Designed by Steinway.
Roslau wire. Number of sizes of treble strings: 14. Lowest tenor note: 27. Number 1 speaking length: 112 cm.
Designed by Steinway. Weight of top felt: 7 kg (15 lb).
Designed by Steinway. Angled whippen heel. All wood (no plastic) for all moving parts. Extruded aluminium action rails with Steinway rosette shape.
Steinway design. Spruce.
Brass. Una corda, full sostenuto, and sustain (damper) pedals.
Slow-fall fallboard. Fold-down fallboard lip.