The EUP-123CLD, or French Studio Upright, is a nicely balanced upright  with elegantly proportioned cabriole legs. The French furniture design influence is apparent in the beautifully carved relief and curved, raised accent moldings.

Features and Benefits

Designed by Steinway & Sons in collaboration with renowned furniture designer William Faber, 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.

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 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.

Dimensions

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

 

Encasement

Furniture
Classic studio and school-style cases designed by Steinway & Sons. Furniture Cases designed by William Faber.

Finish
Ebony and white finishes over an outer substrate of phenolic resin. Natural finishes over authentic wood veneers. Polyester (polished finishes) or polyurethane (satin lustre finishes).

Hardware
Brass
 

Technical Specifications

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 multi-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. Middle pedal on EUP-123S is Bass Sustain. Middle pedal on all other models 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
Double-rubber casters on EUP-123S. Brass casters on all other EUP-123 models.

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