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The Essex EUP-108C

Steinert’s Patrick Elisha takes a visual and musical tour of the Steinway-designed Essex EUP-108C Upright Piano


Who is it for

  • Buyers seeking a low-cost, low-profile, entry level upright style piano

Who is it NOT for

  • Those looking for an upright piano closest to resembling the dynamic range of a grand piano

Finish Options

  • High Polish: Ebony

EUP-108C Important Details

Dimensions

Height: 108 cm (42½”)
Width: 147 cm (57¾”)
Depth: 55 cm (21½”)
Net Weight: 209 kg (460 lb)

Backframe/Posts
Staggered spruce backposts (5). Total CSA: 223 cm2 (34.5 in2). Thickness of post: 4.5 cm. Width of post: 10 cm.

Pinblock
Laminated bi-directional Maple. Thickness: 30 mm.

Soundboard
Solid Spruce. Linear taper. Vibrating area: 1.16 m2 (1,794 in2)

Ribs
Ribs notched into inner rim (no floating ribs). Ribs made of spruce and staggered/graduated. Number of ribs: 10

Bridges
Vertically laminated maple base with solid maple cap.

Scale
Designed by Steinway. 17,505 kg (38,512 lb) tension.

Plate
Cast iron, painted with Steinway Gold.

Tuning Pins
Carbon steel, nickel coating.

Strings
Roslau wire. Number of sizes of treble strings: 12. Lowest tenor note: 32. Number 1 speaking length: 112.0 cm (44.1″)

Hammers
Specified by Steinway. Weight of topfelt: 6 kg (13 lb).

Action
All wood (no plastic) for all moving parts. Aluminum action rails.

Keys
Steinway design. Spruce.

Keybed
Maple, Spruce.

Pedals
Brass. Middle pedal is for muffler.

Features
All wood Back construction (no MDF except in cabinet parts). Solid filler blocks in backframe (near top). Backposts are large and staggered. Bench: Matching cushioned bench.

Casters
Has glides instead of casters.

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