Listed bellow are the most common places that the serial number appears on an upright piano:
|1. The side of the piano on the wood (either side)||2. Under the badge of the piano|
|3. Printed on the frame on the top right above the treble strings |
This is the position for most modern pianos
|4. On the sounboard, bottom left|
|5. Under the bridge (middle bottom)||6. On the soundboard bottom right.|
|Bechstein uprights serial numbers are usually found at position 2 or 3||Chappell serial numbers often bottom right|
|1. Some Broadwood grands have the serial number printed onto the frame here.||2. Next to the lid on the left hand side printed onto the soundboard. |
Bosendorfer and Chappell often have the number here.
|3. Various models of grand have the piano printed bellow the logo (decal) of the piano.||4. Some Bosendorfers have the serial number on the left hand |
side of the soundboard.
|5. Below the treble strings. Some pianos have the serial number posted bellow the decal (logo)||6. Next to the tuning pins, just bellow the music desk on either |
the right or left hand side. Many modern pianos have serial numbers here.
|On Bechstein grands the number underneath the piano is NOT |
the serial number. It’s usually underneath the music stand
on the frame near the tuning block between the bass and treble strings. This was often removed by restorers. If you can’t find it then please let us have the number under the piano instead.
|Some Bluthners have the serial number printed bellow the decal in position 3.||Older Bluthner Grands and some other makes have the serial number underneath the decal on the soundboard|
|Steinway: on the Frame like Bechstein|