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The Essex EUP-123E

Steinert’s Patrick Elisha takes a visual and musical tour of the Steinway-designed Essex EUP-123E Upright Piano


Who is it for

  • Those looking for an upright piano closer to resembling the dynamic range of a grand piano, the flagship of the Essex Upright Series
  • Buyers seeking a low-cost, high-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, Sapele Mahogany

EUP-123E Important Details

Dimensions

Height: 123 cm (48½”)
Width: 151 cm – 152 cm (59½” – 59¾”)
Depth: 67 cm (26½”)
Net Weight: 255 kg (561 lb)

Backframe/Posts
Staggered spruce backposts (5). Total CSA: 500 cm2 (77.5 in2). Thickness of post: 10 cm. Width of post: 10 cm.

Pinblock
Laminated bi-directional Maple. Thickness: 35 mm.

Soundboard
Solid Spruce. Linear taper. Vibrating area: 1.26 m2 (1,948 in2)

Ribs
Ribs notched into inner rim (no floating ribs). Ribs made of spruce and staggered/graduated. Number of ribs: 11

Bridges
Vertically laminated maple base with solid maple cap.

Scale
Designed by STEINWAY. 16,695 kg (36,730 lb) tension.

Plate
Cast iron, painted with Steinway Gold.

Tuning Pins
Carbon steel, nickel coating.

Strings
Roslau wire. Number of sizes of treble strings: 14. Lowest tenor note: 27. Number 1 speaking length: 114 cm (44.9″)

Hammers
Specified by STEINWAY. Weight of topfelt: 7 kg (15 lb).

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

Keys
STEINWAY design. Spruce.

Keybed
Lauan, maple, spruce.

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

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
Brass casters.

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