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Essex EUP-111 Overview

The Essex upright piano, designed by STEINWAY & SONS in collaboration with renowned furniture designer William Faber, showcases that beautiful piano styles and finishes should be accessible in every price range. Incorporating Steinway's latest design specifications and engineering standards, each Essex instrument undergoes a thorough inspection by highly experienced STEINWAY & SONS technicians before leaving the factory. With elegant traditional styling and museum-quality finishes, the timeless design of the EUP-111 is at home in any home.

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The New Essex EUP-111 Customer

Who's it for?

  • Affordable excellence: Essex pianos are ideal for buyers seeking a low-cost, low-profile, entry-level upright style piano. These pianos offer a more affordable option without compromising quality, making them perfect for students and beginner pianists who are embarking on their musical journey.

  • Space saving solution: Essex upright pianos are an excellent choice for environments with limited space, such as educational institutions, music studios, and practice rooms. Their compact size ensures they fit seamlessly into smaller areas while providing a reliable and high-quality instrument for students, practice sessions, and group lessons.

Essex Model EUP-111E Upright Piano

Who's it not for?

  • The advanced player needing a wider range of dynamics afforded by a larger vertical or grand piano. 

  • A heavy-use situation warranting the consideration of a Boston institutional-spec model.  


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EUP-111 Specifications


Height: 111 cm (43¾”)
Width: 148 cm (58″)
Depth: 58 cm (22¾”)
Net Weight: 220 kg (484 lb)


Staggered spruce backposts (5).

Total CSA: 223 cm2 (34.5 in2).

Thickness of post: 4.5 cm.

Width of post: 10 cm.


Laminated bi-directional maple.

Thickness: 30 mm.


Ribs notched into inner rim (no floating ribs).

Ribs made of spruce and staggered/graduated.

Number of ribs: 10

Tuning Pins

Carbon steel, nickel coating.


Roslau wire.

Number of sizes of treble strings: 12.

Lowest tenor note: 32.

Number 1 speaking length: 112.0 cm (44.1″)


Specified by STEINWAY.

Weight of topfelt: 6 kg (13 lb).


Solid spruce.

Linear taper.

Vibrating area: 1.16 m2 (1,794 in2)


STEINWAY design.






Middle pedal is for muffler.

Essex Model EUP-111E Upright Piano


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