How to determine the year your piano
be sure manufacturer’s name appears on the iron plate, soundboard,
or somewhere else besides the key fallboard.
Second, look for the serial number.
Older pianos have 4 or 5 digits, newer ones 6, 7 or 8 digits
sometimes starting with a letter. Piano manufactures place serial
numbers in a variety of places such as plate, plate ribs,
soundboard, bridges, capo d`astro bar, inside rim, back posts etc.
If you cannot find it, ask your piano tuner or
local dealer for help. Sometimes the action will have a date of
manufacture written on it.
Third, give the piano name and the
serial number to your piano turner to identify the manufacturing
year, if it is listed in the reference books.