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.

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Features And Benefits

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 — solid, not laminated — 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 Steinway–designed strings, plate, duplexes, 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: 173 cm (5' 8")
Width: 151 cm (59¼")
Net Weight: 309 kg (680 lb)

 

Encasement

Cabinet Style
Classic Case Designed by Steinway & Sons

Finish
High Polish: Ebony, Sapele Mahogany
Satin: Ebony

Hardware
Brass

Technical Specifications

 

Rim/Backframe
Outer and inner rims are laminated 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 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 aluminum 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.

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