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Essex EUP-123 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. The EUP-123E, a beautifully balanced upright piano featuring elegantly proportioned classic straight legs, offers a timeless design that perfectly complements any home, no matter the style.

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The New Essex EUP-123 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.

Essex Model EUP-123E Upright Piano

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-123 Specifications


Height: 123 cm (48½”).

Width: 151 cm – 152 cm (59½” – 59¾”).

Depth: 67 cm (26½”).

Net Weight: 255 kg (561 lb).


Staggered spruce backposts (5).

Total CSA: 500 cm2 (77.5 in2).

Thickness of post: 10 cm.

Width of post: 10 cm.


Designed by STEINWAY.

16,695 kg (36,730 lb) tension.


Ribs notched into inner rim (no floating ribs).

Ribs made of spruce and staggered/graduated.

Number of ribs: 11.

Tuning Pins

Carbon steel, nickel coating.


Roslau wire.

Number of sizes of treble strings: 14.

Lowest tenor note: 27.

Number 1 speaking length: 114 cm (44.9″).


Designed by STEINWAY.

Weight of topfelt: 7 kg (15 lb).


Laminated bi-directional Maple.

Thickness: 35 mm.


STEINWAY design.



Lauan, maple, spruce.



Soft (half-blow), muffler, and sustain (damper) pedals.

Essex Model EUP-123E Upright Piano


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