Instruments

EUP-116CT
CONTEMPORARY UPRIGHT
Form follows function in this rich-looking contemporary upright piano. A wonderful interpretation of the modern style, it features a deep eggplant / aubergine color which is a popular choice in today's furniture. This model is an ideal complement for many decorating styles.


OVERVIEW

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 decor 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.

FINISHES
  • Satin Lustre
  • Sapele Mahogany
  • TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Technical Specifications

    INSTRUMENT

    Backframe/Posts
    Staggered spruce backposts (5). Total CSA: 450 cm2 (69.8 in2). Thickness of post: 9 cm. Width of post: 10 cm.

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

    Soundboard
    Solid Spruce. Linear taper. Tapered from 9 mm top to 7 mm bottom. Vibrating area: 1.21 m2 (1,874 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. 16,624 kg (36,573 lb) tension.

    Plate
    Cast iron, painted with Steinway Gold.

    Tuning Pins
    Carbon steel nickel coating.

    Strings
    Roslau wire. Number of sizes of treble strings: 15. Lowest tenor note: 27. Number 1 speaking length: 108.7 cm (42.8")

    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. Material - Spruce or Basswood.

    Keybed
    Lauan, Maple, Spruce.

    Pedals
    Brass. Muffler.

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

    DIMENSIONS

    Height 116 - 118 cm (45 1/2 - 46 1/4")
    Length
    Width 149 cm - 154 cm (58 3/4" - 60 3/4")
    Depth 64 - 67 cm (25 1/4 - 26 1/2")
    Net Weight 236 - 242 kg (519 - 528 lb)


    ENCASEMENT

    Furniture Classic Studio 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), polyurethane (EUP-111 & EUP-123 satin finishes) or hand-rubbed nitrocellulose laquer (EUP-116 satin luster finishes).
    Hardware Brass