Large scale production techniques and carefully chosen materials feature in the Essex piano that Steinway & Sons introduced in 2006 to complete the Steinway family. Available in a wide choice of finishes and veneers the Essex is an ideal starter piano for all ages and is the proud resolution to Steinway’s quest to create an affordable Steinway for the pianists of the future and the teachers of today.
The Essex Piano is the result of six-years of commitment, which sets the standard of performance and quality superior to all comparable priced pianos. Many innovations in design materials and manufacturing have created an entirely new instrument with superb touch and sound. Free of all plastics and substitute materials commonly found in pianos today the unique Steinway-designed action assures that nothing is lost in translation from fingertips to keys, to hammers, to strings.
The upright models are available in three sizes from the smallest – 111cm, to the largest of 123cm. They are available in four distinctive finishes: Ebony, Sapele mahogany, French studio and Empire studio.