features and BENEFITS
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.
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 — solid, not laminated — 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 STEINWAY–designed strings, plate, duplexes, 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.