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Kawai Piano Serial Numbers


Kawai pianos were established in Hamamatzu, Japan in 1927. In 1963 Kawai Europe was founded though it is not until about 1970 that we see any significant number of Kawais coming into the UK. 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.
1927 – 4200
1930 – 6000
1935 – 8350
1940 – 9600
1945 – 12000
1950 – 14200
1952 – 15000
1953 – 16200
1954 – 18600
1955 – 20590

1956 – 21300
1957 – 22500
1958 – 23200
1959 – 24900
1960 – 26000
1961 – 54500
1962 – 75760
1963 – 85622
1964 – 132307
1965 – 165178
1966 – 203433

1967 – 251660
1968 – 303686
1969 – 369088
1970 – 425121
1971 – 488834
1972 – 558216
1973 – 633601
1974 – 718768
1975 – 785568
1976 – 844362
1977 – 904384

1978 – 973490
1979 – 1067130
1980 – 1126366
1981 – 1219355
1982 – 1300000
1983 – 1380000
1984 – 1475000
1985 – 1550000
1986 – 1630500
1987 – 1706250
1988 – 1781250

1989 – 1856250
1990 – 1950000
1991 – 2000000
1992 – 2050000
1993 – 2100000
1994 – 2160743
1995 – 2197503
1996 – 2244232
1997 – 2279943
1998 – 2314043
1999 – 2350000

2000 – 2380000
2001 – 2410000
2002 – 2430000
2003 – 2466000
2004 – 2495000
2005 – 2518000
2006 – 2543000
2007 – 2566000
2008 – 2584000

The following dates are for Kawais produced in the USA these numbers will have the letter “A” in front of the number.

Year SN.
1988 – 6904
1989 – 7500

1990 – 10200
1991 – 21300
1992 – 30515

1993 – 39267
1994 – 49071
1995 – 56689

1996 – 64000
1997 – 74000
1997 – 74000

1998 – 81000
1999 – 90000
2000 – 96000

2001 – 100000
2002 – 104000
2003 – 111000
2004 – 115300

The following dates are for Kawais produced in the Indonesia these numbers will have the letter “F” in front of the number.

Year SN.
2003 – 000200

2004 – 002200

2005 – 004700

2006 – 010600

2007 – 018700

2008 – 030200

Kawai also have a hand crafted range of pianos. The Shigeru Kawai which are built in Japan.

Year SN.
2000 – 2370300

2001 – 240800
2002 – 2433300

2003 – 2463800
2004 – 2492400

2005 – 2516300
2006 – 2543100

2007 – 2563000
2008 – 2582000

Example: If the serial number is 4000 then that would make the year 1927