The Essex EGP-155C
Steinert’s Patrick Elisha takes a visual and musical tour of the Steinway-designed Essex EGP-155C Baby Grand Piano
Who is it for
- Teachers and serious students seeking the finest production baby grand piano available in its price range today
- Those interested in a design where space available is limited.
Who is it NOT for
- The budding artist needing the dynamic range and power of a larger sized grand.
- High Polish: Ebony, Sapele Mahogany, White
- Satin: Ebony
EGP-155C Important Details
Height: 100 cm (39¼”)
Length: 155 cm (5′ 1″)
Width: 151 cm (59¼”)
Net Weight: 289 kg (636 lb)
Outer rim is made of laminations of European Maple (Acer platanoides) and inner rim is made of laminated European Beech (Fagus sylvatica). Wide tail design (similar to Boston). 22 mm outer rim width, 38 mm inner rim width.
Steinway-like radial bracing. 3 braces.
Laminated multi-directional Maple. Thickness: 36 mm.
Solid Spruce. Linear taper. Vibrating area: 1.07 m2 (1,657 in2)
Ribs notched into inner rim (no floating ribs). Ribs made of spruce and staggered/graduated. Number of ribs: 11
Vertically laminated maple base with solid maple cap.
Designed by Steinway. 17,661 kg (38,854 lb) tension.
Cast iron, painted with Steinway Gold.
Carbon steel nickel coating.
Front and rear duplexes Designed by Steinway.
Roslau wire. Number of sizes of treble strings: 14. Lowest tenor note: 27. Number 1 speaking length: 112 cm (44.0″)
Designed by Steinway. Weight of topfelt: 7 kg (15 lb).
Designed by Steinway. Angled whippen heel. All wood (no plastic) for all moving parts. Extruded aluminum action rails with Steinway rosette shape
Steinway design. Spruce.
Brass. Una corda, full sostenuto, and sustain (damper) pedals.
Slow-fall fallboard. Fold-down fallboard lip. Bench: Matching veneer-topped bench for bubinga pianos; matching cushioned bench for all other finish pianos.