The Essex EGP-173C
Steinert’s Patrick Elisha takes a visual and musical tour of the Steinway-designed Essex EGP-173C 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 that affords a greater harmonic richness and dynamic range
Who is it NOT for
- The piano buyer that is extremely limited by space
- High Polish: Ebony
- Satin: Ebony
EGP-173C Important Details
Height: 100 cm (39¼”)
Length: 173 cm (5′ 8″)
Width: 151 cm (59¼”)
Net Weight: 309 kg (680 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 bi-directional maple. Thickness: 36 mm.
Solid Sitka Spruce. Linear taper. Vibrating area: 1.25 m2 (1,938 in2)
Ribs notched into inner rim (no floating ribs). Ribs made of spruce and staggered/graduated. Number of ribs: 12
Vertically laminated maple base with solid maple cap.
Designed by STEINWAY. 18,191 kg (40,021 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: 9. Lowest tenor note: 27. Number 1 speaking length: 130 cm (51.1″)
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.
Steinway design. Spruce.
Brass. Una corda, full sostenuto, and sustain (damper) pedals.
Slow-fall Fallboard. Fold-down fallboard lip. Matching cushioned bench.