Many factors decide the value of your piano, one of the biggest being its overall condition.
A qualified piano technician can take an in-depth look at your instrument and give you a fairly accurate dollar amount, and sometimes proof of appraisal.
Information on how the piano works, ages, and the difference between different piano brands is discussed in great detail.
There is also a wealth of diagrams of parts, information on manufacturing, maintenance, moving and storage, inspecting new and used pianos, the special market for Steinways, and sales gimmicks to watch out for.
Serial number is often hidden and stamped on the other side, facing the keys).
There is a widespread belief that numbers are the be-all-and-end-all for dating pianos, but the length of this page should indicate to you that it is not that simple, and I do not intend to perpetuate the myth by blindly repeating other people’s lists, although I have included some confirmed dates in the second section, .
Don’t forget that if your computer has a keyboard, you can use the usual CTRL F to search for a name on this page.
5) Printed on one the keys - behind the nameboard, inside the piano (newer or imported pianos).
Here are the TOP FIVE places to locate the serial number of your BABY GRAND or GRAND piano: (See this link for a detailed picture of where to look) Note: You may have to remove the (1) music desk first and then (2) gently clean out any dust from your piano's plate [using a soft dry cloth vacuum hose] before these numbers can be found. Located on the right, this acts as a 'bridge' to the 'beams' of the cast iron plate.