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
- High Polish: Ebony, Sapele Mahogany
EUP-123E Important Details
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.
Laminated bi-directional Maple. Thickness: 35 mm.
Solid Sitka Spruce. Linear taper. Vibrating area: 1.26 m2 (1,948 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. 16,695 kg (36,730 lb) tension.
Cast iron, painted with Steinway Gold.
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″)
Specified by STEINWAY. Weight of topfelt: 7 kg (15 lb).
All wood (no plastic) for all moving parts. Aluminum action rails.
STEINWAY design. Spruce.
Lauan, maple, spruce.
Brass. Soft (half-blow), muffler, and sustain (damper) pedals.
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.