Finding the Serial Number on Your Piano

Pianos almost always have a serial number somewhere. They can be in unusual places and this page shows some of the places to find the serial number. Dates that are cast into the plate of a piano are dates when the company was founded and not dates for the particular piano. You are usually looking for a 5 or 6 digit number. Some piano have other numbers stamped on them that are used in the manufacturing process.

Grand Pianos

The most common place on a grand piano is stamped on the plate in the V shaped area between the tenor and the bass sections of the plate or at the treble end.

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Sometimes the number is stamped in the soundboard under the strings.

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Kimball pianos sometimes have the serial number in a hard-to-find place stamped on the back edge of the keybed. This is looking from the tail end of the piano.

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Upright Pianos

Uprights usually have the serial number stamped on the plate near the top of the piano or stamped in a window in the plate.

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