Steinway & Sons

Find the Age of Your Steinway Piano by Serial Number

Every piano that Steinway & Sons manufactures comes with a unique serial number. This number indicates the year the piano was completed. After finding the serial number, you can look up the age of your Steinway piano by referring to the chart below.

age of steinway pianoOn a Steinway grand piano, the serial number is located on the brass plate by the tuning pins on the left side of the piano, as you face the keyboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

age of steinway pianoOn a Steinway upright, the serial number can be found on the edge of the cast iron plate that is visible when you open the lid on top of the piano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steinway & Sons Serial Numbers Listed by Year of Manufacture

The following chart shows the approximate last serial number in any given year of production:

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1000 = 1856                     175000 = 1916                   370000 = 1961                   578500 = 2006

2000 = 1858                     185000 = 1917                   375000 = 1962                   582500 = 2007

3000 = 1860                     190000 = 1918                   380000 = 1963                   584600 = 2008

5000 = 1861                     195000 = 1919                   385000 = 1964                   587500 = 2009

7000 = 1863                     200000 = 1920                   390000 = 1965                   589500 = 2010

9000 = 1864                     205000 = 1921                   395000 = 1966

11000 = 1865                   210000 = 1922                   400000 = 1967

13000 = 1866                   220000 = 1923                   405000 = 1968

15000 = 1867                   225000 = 1924                   412000 = 1969

17000 = 1868                   235000 = 1925                   418000 = 1970

19000 = 1869                   240000 = 1926                   423000 = 1971

21000 = 1870                   255000 = 1927                   426000 = 1972

23000 = 1871                   260000 = 1928                   431000 = 1973

25000 = 1872                   265000 = 1929                   436000 = 1974

27000 = 1873                   270000 = 1930                   439000 = 1975

29000 = 1874                   271000 = 1931                   445000 = 1976

31000 = 1875                   274000 = 1932                   450000 = 1977

33000 = 1876                   276000 = 1933                   455300 = 1978

35000 = 1877                   278000 = 1934                   463000 = 1979

40000 = 1878                   279000 = 1935                   468500 = 1980

45000 = 1881                   284000 = 1936                   473500 = 1981

50000 = 1883                   289000 = 1937                   478500 = 1982

55000 = 1886                   290000 = 1938                   483000 = 1983

60000 = 1887                   294000 = 1939                   488000 = 1984

65000 = 1889                   300000 = 1940                   493000 = 1985

70000 = 1891                   305000 = 1941                   498000 = 1986

75000 = 1893                   310000 = 1942                   503000 = 1987

80000 = 1894                   314000 = 1943                   507700 = 1988

85000 = 1896                   316000 = 1944                   512600 = 1989

90000 = 1898                   317000 = 1945                   516700 = 1990

95000 = 1900                   319000 = 1946                   521000 = 1991

100000 = 1901                 322000 = 1947                   523500 = 1992

105000 = 1902                 324000 = 1948                   527000 = 1993

110000 = 1904                 328000 = 1949                   530000 = 1994

115000 = 1905                 331000 = 1950                   533500 = 1995

120000 = 1906                 334000 = 1951                   537200 = 1996

125000 = 1907                 337000 = 1952                   540700 = 1997

130000 = 1908                 340000 = 1953                   545600 = 1998

135000 = 1909                 343000 = 1954                   549600 = 1999

140000 = 1910                 346500 = 1955                   554000 = 2000

150000 = 1911                 350000 = 1956                   558000 = 2001

155000 = 1912                 355000 = 1957                   562500 = 2002

160000 = 1913                 358000 = 1958                   567000 = 2003

165000 = 1914                 362000 = 1959                   571000 = 2004

170000 = 1915                 366000 = 1960                   574500 = 2005 

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