On acoustic pianos Essex IN GENERAL:
It is too early to speak of exprience with the products of this brand, too rcent in our markets, we should talk again within the next ten years when these pianos will mri.
These pianos were constructed RESULTING agreements signed between the company Steinway & Sons piano factory and Chinese Pearl River.
So often we see on these pianos, the words "designed by Steinway" or simply "by Steinway"
Essex is not Steinway.
You can, I think, see agreements signed between Steinway and Pearl River on the site: http://www.music-instruments.be
That's the advice I am modestly able to give you a small track of contemplation.
I will refrain from personal opinion on these products, I've never jous or agreements.
Alain de Rhode,
Piano Tuner & Technician, Brussels-Belgium.