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. The EGP-173C or “Classic Grand” is the style by which all others are judged. This Classic Sheraton design has withstood the test of time for over 100 years since it was first introduced by STEINWAY & SONS in 1900. Available in ebonised polish.
Height: 100 cm
Length: 173 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 bi-directional maple. Thickness: 36 mm.
Solid Spruce. Linear taper. Vibrating area: 1.25 m2
Ribs notched into inner rim (no floating ribs). Ribs made of spruce and staggered/graduated. Number of ribs: 12
Vertically laminated maple base with solid maple cap.
Designed by STEINWAY. 18,191 kg (40,021 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: 9. Lowest tenor note: 27. Number 1 speaking length: 130 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.
Steinway design. Spruce.
Brass. Una corda, full sostenuto, and sustain (damper) pedals.
Slow-fall Fallboard. Fold-down fallboard lip.