How old is my 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.

On Steinway grand pianos the serial number can be found on the cast iron plate between the tuning pins above the keyboard.

Steinway Serial Numbers by Year Manufactured

Please Note: Serial numbers represent the approximate ending serial number for the year of production for New York and Hamburg pianos. Steinway Serial numbers for some early production may span more than one year.

1000 = 1856 190000 = 1918 390000 = 1965
2000 = 1858 195000 = 1919 395000 = 1966
3000 = 1860 200000 = 1920 400000 = 1967
5000 = 1861 205000 = 1921 405000 = 1968
7000 = 1863 210000 = 1922 412000 = 1969
9000 = 1864 220000 = 1923 418000 = 1970
11000 = 1865 225000 = 1924 423000 = 1971
13000 = 1866 235000 = 1925 426000 = 1972
15000 = 1867 240000 = 1926 431000 = 1973
17000 = 1868 255000 = 1927 436000 = 1974
19000 = 1869 260000 = 1928 439000 = 1975
21000 = 1870 265000 = 1929 445000 = 1976
23000 = 1871 270000 = 1930 450000 = 1977
25000 = 1872 271000 = 1931 455300 = 1978
27000 = 1873 274000 = 1932 463000 = 1979
29000 = 1874 276000 = 1933 468500 = 1980
31000 = 1875 278000 = 1934 473500 = 1981
33000 = 1876 279000 = 1935 478500 = 1982
35000 = 1877 284000 = 1936 483000 = 1983
40000 = 1878 289000 = 1937 488000 = 1984
45000 = 1881 290000 = 1938 493000 = 1985
50000 = 1883 294000 = 1939 498000 = 1986
55000 = 1886 300000 = 1940 503000 = 1987
60000 = 1887 305000 = 1941 507700 = 1988
65000 = 1889 310000 = 1942 512600 = 1989
70000 = 1891 314000 = 1943 516700 = 1990
75000 = 1893 316000 = 1944 521000 = 1991
80000 = 1894 317000 = 1945 523500 = 1992
85000 = 1896 319000 = 1946 527000 = 1993
90000 = 1898 322000 = 1947 530000 = 1994
95000 = 1900 324000 = 1948 533500 = 1995
100000 = 1901 328000 = 1949 537200 = 1996
105000 = 1902 331000 = 1950 540700 = 1997
110000 = 1904 334000 = 1951 545600 = 1998
115000 = 1905 337000 = 1952 549600 = 1999
120000 = 1906 340000 = 1953 554000 = 2000
125000 = 1907 343000 = 1954 558000 = 2001
130000 = 1908 346500 = 1955 562500 = 2002
135000 = 1909 350000 = 1956 567000 = 2003
140000 = 1910 355000 = 1957 571000 = 2004
150000 = 1911 358000 = 1958 574500 = 2005
155000 = 1912 362000 = 1959 578500 = 2006
160000 = 1913 366000 = 1960 582500 = 2007
165000 = 1914 370000 = 1961 584600 = 2008
170000 = 1915 375000 = 1962 587500 = 2009
175000 = 1916 380000 = 1963 589500 = 2010
185000 = 1917 385000 = 1964  
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