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Essex EUP-116 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-116 is at home in any home.

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The New Essex EUP-116E 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.


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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Finishes/Cabinet Types

EUP-116 Specifications


Height: 116 – 118 cm (45½” – 46¼”).
Width: 149 cm – 154 cm (58¾” – 60¾”).
Depth: 64 – 67 cm (25¼” – 26½”).
Net Weight: 236 – 242 kg (519 – 528 lb).


Staggered spruce backposts (5).

Total CSA: 450 cm2 (69.8 in2).

Thickness of post: 9 cm.

Width of post: 10 cm.


Designed by STEINWAY.

16,624 kg (36,573 lb) tension.


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: 15.

Lowest tenor note: 27.

Number 1 speaking length: 108.7 cm (42.8″).


Designed by STEINWAY.

Weight of topfelt: 6 kg (13 lb).


Laminated multi-directional maple.

Thickness: 35 mm.


STEINWAY design.






Middle pedal is for muffler.

Essex Model EUP-116E Upright Piano


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