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Essex Pianos

Designed by Steinway & Sons

Essex Pianos - Designed by Steinway & Sons

The Steinway-designed Essex piano incorporates the latest design specifications and engineering standards from Steinway & Sons. In keeping with Steinway’s commitment to excellence, Steinway & Sons provides technical assistance for the production of Essex pianos, to insure that Essex pianos are made to the specifications established by Steinway. And every Essex instrument is inspected by a team of highly experienced Steinway & Sons trained technicians before it leaves the factory. Click here to learn more about Essex pianos at Schmitt Music.


When you purchase an Essex piano, you have the option within ten years of the date of purchase to receive 100% of the original purchase price in trade toward a new Steinway grand piano.


Essex grand pianoThe introduction of the Essex instruments “designed by Steinway & Sons” in 2006 rounded out the Steinway family. The use of carefully chosen materials and state-of-the-art production processes saw the creation of grands and uprights featuring a high level of musical performance at an attractive price. In meeting this challenge, the specialists at Steinway developed outstanding entry-level instruments that incorporate all the latest design specifications and a variety of Steinway-patented features.

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. They are perfect for the beginner and also particularly suitable for piano teachers. And it is available in an array of models, sizes, and veneers to fit every décor and every lifestyle.


Completely designed by Steinway & Sons, Essex upright pianos are offered in a stunning array of sizes, styles, and finishes. Though they have many different looks, what they all have in common is extremely important. First, they all produce a tone that is reminiscent of their Steinway design—a tone that is superior to what is typically expected from a upright piano—due in part to the innovative design of the solid-spruce soundboard that is found in every model. Second, they feature a keyboard that is extremely responsive: again, due to the geometry of the Steinway-designed, all-wood action. And third, these pianos are built to last … as vividly demonstrated by their massive, staggered backposts which are placed precisely where they need to be placed in order to most effectively handle the tremendous tensions that are found on any acoustic piano.

Contact a Schmitt Music Piano Specialist to schedule your Essex piano showing, or visit your Schmitt Music piano store today.


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