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Essex Institutional Upright EUP123S 48" Piano Designed by Steinway

Designed by Steinway & Sons in New York, the Essex Institutional Upright piano is made to comply with rigorous school-use specifications. It comprises Steinway's most significant design patents and features, developed over their 160+ year history. Designed to compete in the entry- to mid-price ranges, the Essex institutional upright is 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.

Institutional features like the full piano width music desk, solid spruce soundboard, one-piece lid and middle practice pedal are all meant to meet and beat typical school specifications. Essex institutional upright pianos are ideal for the public school, university music department or college conservatory seeking high quality practice pianos for studio, practice room or rehearsal hall uses. These are very reasonably priced instruments with Steinway & Sons 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.


Models & Key Features

  • Model EUP123S - 48" Institutional Upright
  • Ebony Polish Finish
  • Massive Backpost Construction
  • Steinway Tapered Solid Spruce Soundboard
  • Steinway Accelerated Action Geometry
  • All Maple Action Parts (no plastic)
  • Steinway-designed Maple Pinblock
  • Matching Bench Included
  • 10 Year Parts and Labor Warranty Included
  • One Free In-home Tuning Included