A lower-cost piano for musicians and families, the Essex piano is designed by Steinway, manufactured globally, and incorporates Steinway & Sons’ latest design specifications and engineering standards, as well as the Steinway commitment to excellence developed over 160 years of quality craftsmanship. Every Essex grand and upright is inspected by a team of highly experienced Steinway & Sons trained technicians before it leaves the factory.
The Essex incorporates the latest design and engineering enhancements from Steinway’s dedicated research and development team. By utilizing specially engineered materials, large-scale production techniques, and carefully selected manufacturing environments, the Essex is able to deliver a level of musical performance previously unattainable in its price range.
With the Essex piano, you get more than the best possible value for your money. You also enjoy complete investment assurance, as each Essex piano is backed by Steinway & Sons and serviced by Steinway–trained technicians. Your purchase is also backed by the Steinway Promise: If you decide to trade-in your Essex piano for a new Steinway grand piano at any time within ten years, you will receive a trade-in credit equal to your original purchase price.
The Essex has been created as a tribute to the idea that beautiful piano styles and finishes can and should be possible in every price range. With elegant traditional styling and museum-quality finishes, Essex will be a stunning addition to your home. And it is available in an array of models, sizes, and veneers to fit every décor and every lifestyle. They are perfect for the beginner and also particularly suitable for piano teachers.
Essex Uprights & Grands
Completely designed by Steinway & Sons, Essex upright pianos are offered in a stunning array of sizes, styles, and finishes. Though they have many different looks, what they all have in common is extremely important.
First, they all produce a tone that is reminiscent of their Steinway design—a tone that is superior to what is typically expected from a upright piano—due in part to the innovative design of the solid-spruce soundboard that is found in every model. Second, they feature a keyboard that is extremely responsive: again, due to the geometry of the Steinway-designed, all-wood action. And third, these pianos are built to last, as vividly demonstrated by their massive, staggered backposts which are placed precisely where they need to be placed in order to most effectively handle the tremendous tensions that are found on any acoustic piano.
Due to the Steinway–designed rim shape, Essex grand pianos are wider at the tail than most other pianos of the same length. This allows for a larger soundboard area, producing a richer sound. The Steinway–designed soundboard is tapered, rather than uniformly thick, to vibrate more freely and provide more tonal volume.
Essex pianos have a Steinway–designed, all wood (no plastic) action for proven durability and heightened responsiveness and control. In addition, all Essex pianos feature a Steinway–designed pinblock, strings, plate, backposts/braces, and bridges, as well as many Steinway–specified parts and manufacture procedures. As a result, the Essex is, quite simply, the best piano available in its price range today.
We bought a beautiful upright Essex. The salesman Tom was very knowledgeable about the different pianos and their sounds. Deb in the business office was easy to work with. Steinway’s price beat another dealer’s price for a similar piano by several thousand dollars. The delivery men were professional and courteous. We can’t wait to use our piano and expect to have it for many years.