Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
139 registered (accordeur, 36251, Alagondar, ando, Andrei Kuznetsov, 39 invisible), 1715 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1348585 - 01/13/10 01:12 PM Is there a free way to find out the age of a piano?
missmynook Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 7
i have been researching all morning trying to find the real age of a piano we are considering. I've looked on the yamaha website and they have a chart but it only goes up to 2004. I guess they figure if it's not on the chart then consider it a fairly new piano?? I just want to make sure the dealer is giving us the right information. I see that there are places that charge a fee for the info. I was wondering if there are any places that will just give me the age of the piano for free. i do have the serial number, by the way.

Edited by cpresses (01/13/10 01:13 PM)

(ad 800) Ritmuller
Ritmuller Presents
#1348592 - 01/13/10 01:19 PM Re: Is there a free way to find out the age of a piano? [Re: missmynook]
Marty Flinn Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 2604
Most serial number books and charts are always a year or two behind realtime. One can only extrapolate from the last posted numbers and make an educated guess. If you have concern whether or not the piano is new, call the distributor with your question.
Co-Author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Buying A Piano. A "must read" before you shop.
Work for west coast dealer for Yamaha, Schimmel, Bosendorfer, Wm. Knabe.

#1348626 - 01/13/10 02:07 PM Re: Is there a free way to find out the age of a piano? [Re: Marty Flinn]
VGrantano Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 771
Loc: New Jersey
If you don't trust the dealer to tell you the truth about the age of the piano, why the heck would you buy from him?

#1348668 - 01/13/10 03:06 PM Re: Is there a free way to find out the age of a piano? [Re: VGrantano]
Cy Shuster, RPT Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/18/05
Posts: 3458
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Post the number; let us check it.

Cy Shuster, RPT
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Director, PTG Norfolk 2016 Technical Institute

(ad) Hailun Piano
Hailun Pianos
#1348736 - 01/13/10 04:20 PM Re: Is there a free way to find out the age of a piano? [Re: Cy Shuster, RPT]
missmynook Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 7
The model is a Yamaha T116 with serial #313067. Thank you so much!!! I haven't been able to find anything close to that number.

#1348830 - 01/13/10 05:52 PM Re: Is there a free way to find out the age of a piano? [Re: missmynook]
88Key_PianoPlayer Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/02
Posts: 1927
Loc: El Cajon, CA
In the 12th edition Pierce Piano Atlas, Yamaha's numbers for the Thomaston, Georgia factory go up to T304000 for 2005. (2004 is T295000, 2003 is T266000, 2002 is T251000). Using a little extrapolation, I'd guess that 313067 is likely late 2005 to early 2006.
Associate Member - Piano Technicians Guild
1950 (#144211) Baldwin Hamilton
1956 (#167714) Baldwin Hamilton
You can right-click my avatar for an option to view a larger version.

#1348921 - 01/13/10 07:53 PM Re: Is there a free way to find out the age of a piano? [Re: 88Key_PianoPlayer]
Zeno Wood Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/20/07
Posts: 504
Loc: Brooklyn, NY
yamaha's website also ends at 2004, but it has interesting info about where the pianos are built:

Zeno Wood, Piano Technician
Brooklyn College


Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Yamaha CP4 or CP40 Free Bag
Buy a CP4 or CP40 Get a Free Bag
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
by Jan Adller
Today at 10:15 AM
Help choosing DP! F-130R vs AP-460 (PX-860) vs C14
Today at 08:52 AM
Nowhere else to put this.......
by PhilipInChina
Today at 08:38 AM
Played the Kawai CA17, 67, and 97
by maurus
Today at 08:01 AM
Playing for the ballet studio director today...
by TwoSnowflakes
Today at 07:51 AM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Forum Stats
81,605 Registered Members
44 Forums
168,685 Topics
2,471,088 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission