Essex Professional Uprights - designed by Steinway & Sons New York
Designed by Steinway & Sons in New York, the Essex Professional Uprights are pianos comprised of Steinway's most significant design patents and features, developed over their 160+ year history. Designed to compete in the entry- to mid-price ranges, Essex professional uprights are infused with much of Steinway's DNA, including over 30 design patents and innovations from the storied New York piano manufacturer.
Essex uprights are all built with solid, straight-grained Spruce soundboards using Steinway's patented tapered design for bigger, fuller sound. For maximum stability and longevity, the Steinway patented back construction consists of massive beams, placed precisely where the highest tension points are. The action geometry is identical to Steinway's patented accelerated action with all hard-rock maple wood action parts (no plastic) for the best tactile feel and response. Steinway's patented multi-laminated, quartersawn maple pinblock gives the piano superior tuning stability.
Steinway's partnership with with famed American furniture maker Henredon has resulted in exquisite Essex cabinet designs and features, not found in other similarly priced uprights. This includes beautifully beveled lid edges, split hinge tops and solid brass or optional chrome hardware.
The Essex professional upright piano is ideal for the musician or institution looking for a high quality piano for home or studio in a very reasonable price range, but with Steinway's design and materials specifications. Each instrument comes with a 10 year parts and labor warranty and matching bench. Each Essex is prepped and tuned prior to delivery by a Steinway-trained expert staff technician. A second complimentary tuning in the home or studio is included within 60 days after delivery.
Each new Essex upright also includes a full trade-up certificate to a new Steinway grand or upright piano anytime within 15 years of purchase, thus guaranteeing the value of your investment.
Models & Key Features
- Model EUP123E - 48" Professional Upright (Shown)
- Model EUP111E - 44" Professional Upright
- Ebony, Sapele Mahogany and Walnut in Polish or Satin Finishes
- Optional Chrome Hardware with Ebony Finishes
- Massive Backpost Construction
- Steinway Tapered Solid Spruce Soundboard
- Steinway Accelerated Action Geometry
- All Maple Action Parts (no plastic)
- Steinway-designed Maple Pinblock
- 15 Year Full Trade-up Certificate Included
- Matching Bench Included
- 10 Year Parts and Labor Warranty Included
- One Free In-home Tuning Included