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What year was my Steinway made?
You can determine how old your Steinway piano is by locating the model letter and 6 digit serial number. The 6 digit serial number corresponds to the year of manufacture of your Steinway piano.
How do you date a Steinway?
To determine the age of a Steinway piano we need to first locate the serial number. On Steinway upright pianos the serial number can be located on top of the wrestplank above the cast iron plate when you open the lid.
How old is my Wurlitzer piano?
After lifting up the lid, look along the top front area of the plate. The serial number may be to the right or the left, or in the middle. 2) Under the opened lid on the ledge, stamped on a little plaque, to the right or to the left. 3) Stamped on the back of the piano; near the top of the wood frame.
How do I find the age of my piano?
Many pianos will have a 4, 5 or 6 digit serial number to identify the age of the piano. Using this number, along with the manufacturer, the age of the piano can sometimes be determined.
Are old Steinway pianos good?
With the exception of digital pianos, which do depreciate with age (because of advances in technology), most reputable pianos age well as long as they are properly cared for. Therefore, there is no evidence or market research to suggest that Steinways hold their value longer or better than other reputable brands.
When did Wurlitzer stop making pianos?
Ten years later, Gibson acquired Deutsche Wurlitzer and the Wurlitzer Jukebox and Vending Electronics trademarks, briefly bringing Wurlitzer’s best-known products back together under a single corporate banner in 2006. Baldwin ceased making Wurlitzer-brand pianos in 2009….Wurlitzer.
Are there fake Steinways?
These pianos are not fake; they are pianos that are manufactured and repurposed for another company. The name in the plate is pretty much the only easily identifiable way to tell if a piano is genuine. Almost all the major high-end piano companies will cast the name directly into the plate – with a few exceptions.