Essex by Steinway 48' Empire Satin Walnut
I bought this piano from jacobs music in NJ about 2.5 years ago. Unfortunately I'm selling it because of a shoulder injury. It has always been tuned regularly. It is satin walnut finish I believe. It retails for around $7k. Serious inquires only please. I am located outside of Philadelphia in Nj. You are responsible for moving costs. You can call Jacobs Music if you are looking for a mover. Check out the link for details and specs. Let me know if you have questions or want to make a reasonable offer. Happy playing!!!
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.
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.
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.
Casters Double-rubber casters on EUP-123S. Brass casters on all other EUP-123 models.
Height: 123 cm (48 ½”)
Width: 151 cm – 152 cm (59 1/2” – 59 ¾”)
Depth: 67 cm (26 ½”)
Net Weight: 255 kg (561 lb)
Furniture: Classic Studio and School-Style Cases Designed by Steinway & Sons. Furniture Cases designed by William Faber.
Finish: polyurethane (satin lustre finishes).