Our smallest grand piano, the EGP-155C is not small when it comes to musical presence, thanks to Steinway–designed features to maximize the sound and tone of this instrument.

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Features And Benefits

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 can and should be possible in every price range. With elegant traditional styling and museum-quality finishes, Essex will be a stunning addition to your home. And it is available in an array of models, sizes, and veneers to fit every décor and every lifestyle.
 

The Essex incorporates the latest design and engineering enhancements from Steinway’s dedicated research and development team. By utilizing specially engineered materials, large-scale production techniques, and carefully selected manufacturing environments, the Essex is able to deliver a level of musical performance previously unattainable in its price range.With the Essex piano, you get more than the best possible value for your money. You also enjoy complete investment assurance, as each Essex piano is backed by Steinway & Sons and serviced by Steinway-trained technicians. Your purchase is also backed by the Steinway Promise: If you decide to trade-in your Essex piano for a new Steinway grand piano at any time within ten years, you will receive a trade-in credit equal to your original purchase price.
 

Due to the Steinway-designed Rim Shape, Essex grand pianos are wider at the tail than most other pianos of the same length. This allows for a larger soundboard area, producing a richer sound. The Steinway-designed soundboard is tapered, rather than uniformly thick, to vibrate more freely and provide more tonal volume. Essex pianos have a Steinway-designed, all wood (no plastic) action for proven durability and heightened responsiveness and control. In addition, all Essex pianos feature a Steinway-designed pinblock, strings, plate, backposts/braces, and bridges, as well as many Steinway-specified parts and manufacture procedures. As a result, the Essex is, quite simply, the best piano available in its price range today.

Dimensions

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

Encasement

Cabinet Style
Classic Cases Designed by Steinway & Sons

Finish
High Polish: Ebony, Sapele Mahogany, Kewazinga Bubinga, White
Satin: Ebony, Sapele Mahogany

Hardware
Brass
 

Technical Specifications

Rim/Backframe
Outer and inner rims are laminated Chinese Walnut. 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 aluminum 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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