Essex Grand Piano EGP-155F

French Provincial

Our smallest grand piano, the EGP-155F, is not small when it comes to musical presence, thanks to Steinway–designed features — in an elegant French provincial style — to maximize the sound and tone of this instrument. Available in hand-selected Cherry Veneer.

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About Essex Grand Piano EGP-155F

Designed by STEINWAY & SONS, 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.

ESSEX EGP-155F features

  • Full Sostenuto System
  • Hand-Carved Cabriole Legs
  • Double Prop Stick
  • Fold-back Grand Toplid
  • Slow-fall Fallboard
  • Curved Fallboard, Designed to Match Curves of Arms
  • Hand-Selected Brown Cherry Veneer

The STEINWAY-DESIGNED ESSEX piano incorporates the latest design specifications and engineering standards from STEINWAY & SONS. Learn more about why the ESSEX remains the best choice in its price range for anyone looking for a quality piano at an affordable price.

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Specifications and Design

  • Rim
  • Wide-Tail
  • Soundboard
  • Plate
  • Hammers/Action
  • Specifications

The special case of the grand piano, called the rim, reveals the design legacy of Steinway & Sons behind the Essex. The rim contributes to the stability of the piano, offering support for the soundboard. The Essex grand piano outer rim is made of laminations of European Maple (Acer platanoides) while the inner rim is made of laminated European Beech (Fagus sylvatica).

The wide-tail design featured on all Essex grands is a special innovation by Steinway & Sons that creates 6% more surface area in the soundboard. This enriches the sound, giving the pianist the impression of playing on a larger instrument. The larger soundboard area also allows for better placement of the bass bridge — which yields more volume, greater tone, and a bass that sings.

Like all pianos designed by Steinway & Sons, the Essex contains a soundboard of solid, premium grade, straight-grained spruce chosen for its superb acoustic qualities. It also features a special tapered profile that is thicker in the treble and thinner in the bass, enabling freer vibration and better tonal volume.

Designed by Steinway & Sons, the plate is cast from gray iron and over engineered to provide strength to support 20 tons of string tension. Long-fiber cast iron creates a very dense plate, which does not absorb energy and yields a fuller tone.

Essex grand hammers are specified by Steinway and made by Imadegawa in Japan using German–made hammer felt and hornbeam moldings. Based on the exclusive designs of Steinway & Sons, the Essex action is made of wood (not plastic) and is characterized by a faster repetition, better stability, and heightened responsivenes — allowing the musician to play with maximum expression and control.


Height: 100 cm (39¼”)
Length: 155 cm (5′ 1″)
Width: 151 cm (59¼”)
Net Weight: 289 kg (636 lb)


Cabinet Style
French Provincial furniture case designed by William Faber.

Satin: Brown Cherry


Technical Specifications

Outer rim is made of laminations of European Maple (Acer platanoides) and inner rim is made of laminated European Beech (Fagus sylvatica). Wide tail design (similar to Boston). 22 mm outer rim width, 38 mm inner rim width.

Steinway-like radial bracing. 3 braces.

Laminated multi-directional Maple. Thickness: 36 mm.

Solid Spruce. Linear taper. Vibrating area: 1.07 m2 (1,657 in2)

Ribs notched into inner rim (no floating ribs). Ribs made of spruce and staggered/graduated. Number of ribs: 11

Vertically laminated maple base with solid maple cap.
Scale Designed by Steinway. 17,661 kg (38,854 lb) tension.

Cast iron, painted with Steinway Gold.

Tuning Pins
Carbon steel nickel coating.

Duplex Scales
Front and rear duplexes Designed by Steinway.

Roslau wire. Number of sizes of treble strings: 14. Lowest tenor note: 27. Number 1 speaking length: 112 cm (44.0″)

Designed by Steinway. Weight of topfelt: 7 kg (15 lb).

Designed by Steinway. Angled whippen heel. All wood (no plastic) for all moving parts. Extruded aluminum action rails with Steinway rosette shape

Steinway design. Spruce.


Brass. Full Sostenuto. {ADD PEDALS}

Slow-fall Fallboard. Bench: Matching veneer-topped bench.


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Essex Grand Piano EGP-155F