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.
Designed by STEINWAY & SONS, 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.
The STEINWAY-DESIGNED ESSEX piano incorporates the latest design specifications and engineering standards from STEINWAY & SONS. Learn more about why the ESSEX remains the best choice in its price range for anyone looking for a quality piano at an affordable price.
Height: 100 cm (39V4″)
Length: 173 cm (5′ 8″)
Width: 151 cm (59!4″)
Net Weight: 309 kg (680 lb)
Classic Case Designed by Steinway & Sons
High Polish: Ebony
The special case of the grand piano, called the rim, reveals the design legacy of steinway & sons behind the ESSEX. The rim contributes to the stability of the piano, offering support for the soundboard. The ESSEX grand piano outer rim is made of laminations of European Maple (Acer platanoides) while the inner rim is made of laminated European Beech (Fagus sylvatica).
The wide-tail design featured on all ESSEX grands is a special innovation by steinway & sons that creates 6% more surface area in the soundboard. This enriches the sound, giving the pianist the impression of playing on a larger instrument. The larger soundboard area also allows for better placement of the bass bridge — which yields more volume, greater tone, and a bass that sings.
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