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.
Height: 100 cm (39¼”)
Length: 173 cm (5′ 8″)
Width: 151 cm (59¼”)
Net Weight: 309 kg (680 lb)
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 (1,938 in2)
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 (51.1″)
Designed by STEINWAY. Weight of topfelt: 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. Matching cushioned bench.