Steinway Upright Pianos

STEINWAY upright pianos match the magnificence of our grands in every way, except these pianos are built with a vertical orientation. They are more space efficient and available in a range of sizes with varying weights. You can expect only the highest quality of materials, techniques, conditioning and processes, producing the finest upright pianos crafted by the most talented craftsmen. Our upright pianos take advantage of patented features and processes, including our Diaphragmatic Soundboard, Accelerated Action and Hexagrip Pinblock.


The Boston and Essex brands are proud to be a part of the Steinway & Sons family, benefitting from the expertise and mastery that our craftsmen are renowned for. Mid-priced Boston and entry-level Essex uprights are ideal for home use, allowing many professionals to enjoy the resonant voice created by the large soundboard, even in tighter spaces. A Boston or Essex upright designed by Steinway & Sons is a fitting introduction to our range of high-quality instruments for a flourishing learner.

The Essex range includes five exquisite upright pianos, available in a number of sizes, styles, finishes, veneers. The newest brand under the Steinway umbrella, Essex provides quality at an affordable price, making these the perfect choice for up and coming musicians. Essex upright pianos incorporate many Steinway-patented features and make the most of the high standards of quality and craftsman expected from Steinway pianos. Find your creative expression with the EUP-IIIE Classic Studio or EUP-I23CL French Studio.

Boston joined the Steinway family in 1992, bringing top-quality instruments to the mid-value category. Three refined pianos make up the Boston range, with options covering a range of sizes and finishes. All pianos designed by Steinway & Sons utilise our unique characteristics, patents and experience, creating a marvellous experience for professional pianists and new learners. Experience the joy of music with the UP-II8E or UP-I32E Performance Editions.

Whether you are a student investing in their future or a professional pianist, choosing a Steinway upright means you will be choosing quality. We believe the best way to experience a Steinway is to hear it for yourself. Get in touch to arrange a viewing appointment at Steinway Hall, our London showroom.

Frequently asked questions

How heavy is a Steinway & Sons upright piano?

The weight and dimensions of your Steinway & Sons upright piano are dependent on the model you have chosen. Steinway upright, or vertical, pianos range from 3’ 6” to 4’ 3” in height 58” to 60 ¾” in width. The lightest in our collection is the EUP-IIIE Classic Studio Essex upright, which weighs 220 kg, and our heaviest is the is UP-132E Performance Edition Boston upright, which weighs 302 kg.

What are Steinway & Sons upright pianos made of?

We believe the best materials create superior sound. We construct our upright pianos using a range of high-quality materials, including hardwoods and cast iron. Full specifications for each model can be found on the individual product page.

How long does it take to make a Steinway & Sons upright piano?

Each Steinway piano takes close to a year to manufacture. There are many steps to crafting one of Steinway’s exquisite masterpieces, including curing the soundboards and actions for months.

How much does a Steinway & Sons upright piano cost?

Visit the Shop to purchase a Boston or Essex upright piano. Steinway does not publish the prices of specialist and professional models online. Prices vary by many factors, including model, finish and shipping.

Please contact us on +44 (0)20 7487 3391 or visit our London showroom if you would like to receive a price quote for the instrument you are interested in.

Where can I buy a Steinway & Sons upright piano?

Essex and Boston upright pianos can be purchased directly from Steinway London, with the full Steinway range available from one of our trusted dealers.

When working with a carefully selected UK dealer verified by Steinway & Sons, you can be assured that you are buying a new or antique piano of the highest quality.

For more information, contact our sales team on +44 (0)20 7487 3391 or visit our website to download our Buyer’s Guide.