Without any doubt and dispute, from the nine-foot concert grand to the five feet, two inch baby grand, every Baldwin piano demonstrates the most modern ideas of acoustical science and piano making; its manufacture is precision engineered, which gives each instrument the highest degree of excellence. While the age of an instrument can indicate its quality, an antique piano's value also depends on its outer and inner condition, location and manufacturer. Serial number is often hidden and stamped on the other side, facing the keys. It actually took the stress out of the whole buying process and we got a really good deal. Original image sources: Grand piano: Upright piano:. To find the value of a piano with a serial number, use the number to determine the approximate date the piano was made.
Information on these pages is subject to change without notice. Haines factory was capable of high volume manufacturing, and they actually manufactured pianos to the specifications of several other firms during the early 20th Century. Includes material from the author's interviews with master pianists, artists, and writers. The following brands have been in use or are in development by Gibson, since 2003: A. But if they do it is fun knowing the age of your piano. They were not always the most expensive, and some of their designs were, while aesthetically correct they weren't always perfect, but they did and still do provide students with the perfect entry level piano ever made at a price that most families could afford. You will need 2 things to determine the age of your piano: 1.
It is usually not necessary to remove the upper front panel to find the serial number as in this picture. Baldwin Pianos are a musical legacy that for over a century, continues to live on. Recognition was given by the trade to the various Aeolian lines is the best evidence that Aeolian Corporation pianos manufactured in Memphis and East Rochester, fulfilled every requirement in grands, studios, spinets, consoles and players in a variety of scales and finishes, as well as case designs. Some pianos do not have serial numbers, in those cases we can identify the approximate age by the design, and a photo will help identify the approximate age. The manufacturing facilities at East Rochester was comprised of a series of separate and individual factories planned so that manufacturing of the various instruments was carried on in an entirely individual and distinct manner, and by separate organizations, each under direction of men who had been associated with each respective make for many years, thus preserving, unimpaired, the individual and distinctive qualities of each piano. It's usually stamped on the pinblock here. For the first 20 years, they built a nice selection of Square Grand Pianos before building their first upright pianos in 1870.
The serial numbers for pianos are usually at least 5 numbers long. It may be stamped in the wood under the lid, or as a last resort, pull the piano away from the wall and look on the back. Historically: The Baldwin piano has an individuality of the highest character. At the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Some valuable brands include Steinway, Mason and Hamlin, Boosendorfer, Bechstein and Sauter. Unlike the serial number, a concert division number is not permanent. By locating the serial number, you can begin your research to know the value of the piano.
Steinway Grand Pianos the serial number can be found on the cast iron plate between the tuning pins above the keyboard. Neupert makes many designs of Harpsichords. Bluebook Of Pianos Finding the Serial Number There are times when your piano name or number is not listed. Aeolian Corporation, which in 1982 owned over 40 registered brand names, the product of merger and acquisitions over the years combining 16 domestic piano producers and the largest Canadian producer. Concert division pianos are typically retired from the fleet after five or six five years. Under damper action from 1853 to about 1890. Even if a buyer is willing to refinish the piano, damage to the surface is often caused by elements that also harm the inside.
Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums Over 2. You are looking for a number like those shown here. Upright or vertical piano serial numbers can usually be found by lifting the lid and looking inside on the gold harp or plate. Linton Floyd-Jones, the grandson of W. Pianos that have been well-maintained can fetch higher prices from dealers and private buyers. Tremaine was a business genius who brought about the commercial exploitation of the piano player on a big scale. The letter changes at the beginning of the year.
Osnabruck, Germany 1790 - out of prod. Research the prices of instruments of similar age, condition and make to estimate the piano's value. Piano serial number of uprights are many times located on the inside of the piano stamped onto the plate between the bass string section and the treble string section. Factories were located at East Rochester N. The affiliation of the various houses that formed this large and powerful contributing force to the art of music, insures for each a wider scope for musical activity in that each of its units was of the highest quality in its grade, which had an extraordinary economy of production. The various places on the diagram point to some possible locations.
Haines and his brother Francis W. Finding the Serial Number on Your Piano Pianos almost always have a serial number somewhere. Baldwin, the name has always been one of the most widely renowned names in the American piano industry and history. The Pierce Piano Atlas, 12th Edition now in hardcover format, provides a wealth of information about the piano manufacturing industry. If your piano is fairly in tune, keep an ear out for singular keys that are disproportionately off, or produce strange harmonics. The Baldwin Manualo is a unification of the most artistic piano with the most scientific players' construction; in other words, it combines the highest artistic attainment in piano production with the most gratifying ability of performance.
The result is a book that should be cherished for years to come. Other upright serial numbers are located on the cast iron plate but placed above the treble string section. Some piano manufacturers place serial numbers in various places. Regis, Sargent, Schroeder, Valley Gem, Winton, and. See Acrosonic or Baldwin for additional numbers. To locate the serial number on a grand piano, take the music desk off.