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ESSEX EGP-173C

Grand Piano

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Essex EGP-173C Overview

The Essex grand piano, a remarkable creation by STEINWAY & SONS, exemplifies their unwavering commitment to excellence and craftsmanship developed over 160 years. Incorporating Steinway's latest design specifications and engineering standards, the EGP-173C sets the standard by which all other pianos are judged. This enduring Sheraton design has stood the test of time for over a century, symbolizing a pinnacle of musical excellence.

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The New Essex EGP-173C Customer

Who's it for?

  • Students and beginner pianists: Essex pianos are designed to offer a more affordable option without compromising quality, making them suitable for students and beginner pianists who are starting their musical journey.

  • Home and recreational use: Essex pianos are a popular choice for individuals who want to have a high-quality piano in their home for personal enjoyment and recreation. They offer a balance between performance and price, making them suitable for pianists of varying skill levels in a home setting.

  • Educational institutions and practice spaces: Essex pianos can be found in schools, music studios, and practice spaces where they provide a reliable instrument for students, practice sessions, and group lessons.

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Who's it not for?

  • For individuals with limited space, the Essex upright piano is a recommended choice due to its more compact design, which offers excellent sound quality while requiring less room for placement.

  • May not be necessary for pianists seeking specific tonal characteristics or advanced features, as the Essex grand piano focuses on providing a balanced and versatile musical experience.



 

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EGP-173C Specifications

Dimensions

Height: 100 cm (39¼”)

Length: 173 cm (5′ 8″)

Width: 151 cm (59¼”)

Net Weight: 309 kg (680 lb)

Braces

STEINWAY–like radial bracing.

3 braces.

Scale

Designed by STEINWAY.

18,191 kg (40,021 lb) tension.

Ribs

Ribs notched into inner rim (no floating ribs)

Ribs made of spruce and staggered/graduated

Number of ribs: 12

Tuning Pins

Carbon steel, nickel coating.

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).

Duplex Scales

Front and rear duplexes designed by STEINWAY.

Keys

STEINWAY design.

Spruce.

Keybed

Spruce.

Pedals

Brass.

Una corda, full sostenuto, and sustain (damper) pedals.

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