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Essex Grands

Classic Grand Pianos

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.


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Specifications and Design

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.

DIMENSIONS

Height: 100 cm (39¼”)
Length: 173 cm (5′ 8″)
Width: 151 cm (59¼”)
Net Weight: 309 kg (680 lb)

Rim/Backframe
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.

Braces/Posts
Steinway–like radial bracing. 3 braces.

Pinblock
Laminated bi-directional maple. Thickness: 36 mm.

Soundboard
Solid Spruce. Linear taper. Vibrating area: 1.25 m2 (1,938 in2)

Ribs
Ribs notched into inner rim (no floating ribs). Ribs made of spruce and staggered/graduated. Number of ribs: 12

Bridges
Vertically laminated maple base with solid maple cap.

Scale
Designed by STEINWAY. 18,191 kg (40,021 lb) tension.

Plate
Cast iron, painted with Steinway Gold.

Tuning Pins
Carbon steel nickel coating.

Duplex Scales
Front and rear duplexes designed by STEINWAY.

Strings
Roslau wire. Number of sizes of treble strings: 9. Lowest tenor note: 27. Number 1 speaking length: 130 cm (51.1″)

Hammers
Designed by STEINWAY. Weight of topfelt: 7 kg (15 lb).

Action
Designed by STEINWAY. Angled whippen heel. All wood (no plastic) for all moving parts. Extruded aluminium action rails with STEINWAY rosette.

Keys
Steinway design. Spruce.

Keybed
Spruce.

Pedals
Brass. Una corda, full sostenuto, and sustain (damper) pedals.

Features
Slow-fall Fallboard. Fold-down fallboard lip. Matching cushioned bench.

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.

DIMENSIONS

Height: 100 cm (39¼”)
Length: 155 cm (5′ 1″)
Width: 151 cm (59¼”)
Net Weight: 289 kg (636 lb)

Rim/Backframe
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.

Braces/Posts
Steinway-like radial bracing. 3 braces.

Pinblock
Laminated multi-directional Maple. Thickness: 36 mm.
Soundboard Solid Spruce. Linear taper. Vibrating area: 1.07 m2 (1,657 in2)

Ribs
Ribs notched into inner rim (no floating ribs). Ribs made of spruce and staggered/graduated. Number of ribs: 11

Bridges
Vertically laminated maple base with solid maple cap.

Scale
Designed by Steinway. 17,661 kg (38,854 lb) tension.

Plate
Cast iron, painted with Steinway Gold.

Tuning Pins
Carbon steel nickel coating.

Duplex Scales
Front and rear duplexes Designed by Steinway.

Strings
Roslau wire. Number of sizes of treble strings: 14. Lowest tenor note: 27. Number 1 speaking length: 112 cm (44.0″)

Hammers
Designed by Steinway. Weight of topfelt: 7 kg (15 lb).

Action
Designed by Steinway. Angled whippen heel. All wood (no plastic) for all moving parts. Extruded aluminium action rails with Steinway rosette shape

Keys
Steinway design. Spruce.

Keybed
Spruce

Pedals
Brass. Una corda, full sostenuto, and sustain (damper) pedals.

Features
Slow-fall fallboard. Fold-down fallboard lip. Bench: Matching veneer-topped bench for Bubinga pianos; matching cushioned bench for all other finish pianos.

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