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Bösendorfer Pianos Serial Numbers


The Bosendorfer factory was established in 1828 by Ignaz Bosendorfer in Vienna, Austria. Bösendorfer pianos are regarded as one of the very best makers of the instrument. They are often found on the concert platform though, they are rare in the UK (perhaps one for every hundred Steinways); You can use the dates and serials listed below to help date your piano. To find your serial number of your piano please see our find your serial number page.

Year – SN.
1828 – 4
1830 – 200
1840 – 490
1850 – 3000
1860 – 5000
1870 – 6400
1875 – 8000
1880 – 9300
1885 – 10800
1890 – 12200
1891 – 12470
1892 – 12860
1893 – 13170
1894 – 13500
1895 – 13870
1896 – 14220
1897 – 14560
1898 – 14900
1899 – 15300
1900 – 15640

1901 – 16000
1902 – 16380
1903 – 16800
1904 – 17200
1905 – 17620
1906 – 18080
1907 – 18490
1908 – 18860
1909 – 19250
1910 – 19640
1911 – 20060
1912 – 20480
1913 – 20870
1914 – 21100
1915 – 21370
1916 – 21660
1917 – 21870
1918 – 22070
1919 – 22330
1920 – 22530
1921 – 22800

1922 – 23060
1923 – 23300
1924 – 23580
1925 – 23880
1926 – 24160
1927 – 24490
1928 – 24850
1929 – 25120
1930 – 25350
1931 – 25470
1932 – 25530
1933 – 25560
1934 – 25600
1935 – 25700
1936 – 25800
1937 – 25880
1938 – 26000
1939 – 26140
1940 – 26290
1941 – 26430
1942 – 26550

1943 – 26660
1944 – 26730
1948 – 26830
1949 – 26883
1950 – 26960
1951 – 27060
1952 – 27170
1953 – 27300
1954 – 27390
1955 – 27490
1956 – 27640
1957 – 27700
1958 – 27800
1959 – 27900
1960 – 28017
1961 – 28019
1962 – 28126
1963 – 28227
1964 – 28329
1965 – 28434
1966 – 28546

1967 – 28650
1968 – 28785
1969 – 28936
1970 – 29109
1971 – 29305
1972 – 29547
1973 – 29869
1974 – 30224
1975 – 30622
1976 – 31109
1977 – 31569
1978 – 32103
1979 – 32730
1980 – 33444
1981 – 34196
1982 – 35140
1983 – 36001
1984 – 36701
1985 – 37445
1986 – 38246
1987 – 39026

1988 – 39715
1989 – 40384
1990 – 41062
1991 – 41698
1992 – 42310
1993 – 42790
1994 – 43095
1995 – 43374
1996 – 43660
1997 – 43948
1998 – 44324
1999 – 44680
2000 – 45150
2001 – 45695
2002 – 46206
2003 – 46690
2004 – 47146
2005 – 47531
2006 – 47920
2007 – 48244
2008 – 48625

Use your serial number with the guide above to date your piano by finding the closest number to your own for example: My number is 13800 then that would make the closest number 13870 and my piano would date 1999 (you would always use the closest number below your serial serial number).