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Steinway Piano Serial Numbers


Steinway & Sons was established in 1835, in Germany under the name of Steinweg (which later merged and became Grotrian Steinweg) by Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg You can use the dates and serials listed below to help date your piano.

Year – SN.

1856 – 1000
1858 – 2000
1860 – 3000
1861 – 5000
1863 – 9000
1865 – 11000
1866 – 13000
1867 – 15000
1867 – 15000
1868 – 17000
1869 – 19000
1870 – 21000
1871 – 23000
1872 – 25000
1873 – 27000
1874 – 29000
1875 – 31000
1876 – 33000
1877 – 35000
1878 – 40000
1881 – 45000

1883 – 50000
1886 – 55000
1887 – 60000
1889 – 65000
1891 – 70000
1893 – 75000
1894 – 80000
1896 – 85000
1898 – 90000
1900 – 95000
1901 – 100000
1902 – 105000
1904 – 110000
1905 – 115000
1906 – 120000
1907 – 125000
1908 – 130000
1909 – 135000
1910 – 140000
1911 – 145000
1912 – 155000
1913 – 160000
1914 – 165000

1915 – 170000
1916 – 175000
1917 – 180000
1918 – 190000
1919 – 195000
1920 – 200000
1921 – 205000
1922 – 210000
1923 – 215000
1924 – 225000
1925 – 230000
1926 – 240000
1927 – 250000
1928 – 260000
1929 – 265000
1930 – 270000
1931 – 271000
1932 – 273000
1933 – 275000
1934 – 278000
1935 – 279000
1936 – 281000
1937 – 289000

1938 – 290000
1939 – 294000
1940 – 300000
1941 – 305000
1942 – 310000
1943 – 314000
1944 – 316000
1945 – 317000
1946 – 319000
1947 – 322000
1948 – 324000
1949 – 328000
1950 – 331000
1951 – 334000
1952 – 337000
1953 – 340000
1954 – 343000
1955 – 346500
1956 – 350000
1957 – 355000
1958 – 358000
1959 – 362000
1960 – 366000

1961 – 370000
1962 – 375000
1963 – 380000
1964 – 385000
1965 – 390000
1966 – 395000
1967 – 400000
1968 – 405000
1969 – 412000
1970 – 418000
1971 – 423000
1972 – 426000
1973 – 431000
1974 – 436000
1975 – 439000
1976 – 445000
1977 – 450000
1978 – 455300
1979 – 463000
1980 – 468500
1981 – 473500
1982 – 478500
1983 – 483000

1984 – 488000
1985 – 493000
1986 – 498000
1987 – 503000
1988 – 507700
1989 – 512600
1990 – 516700
1991 – 521000
1992 – 523500
1993 – 527000
1994 – 530000
1995 – 533500
1996 – 537200
1997 – 540700
1998 – 545600
1999 – 549600
2000 – 554000
2001 – 558000
2002 – 562500
2003 – 567000
2004 – 571000
2005 – 574500
2006 – 578500
2007 – 582500

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 113000 then that would make the closest number 115000 and my piano would date 1905 (you would always use the closest number below your serial serial number).

Finding Your Serial Number


steinway serial number

The serial number on a Steinway piano are commonly found embossed
onto the frame located close to the tuning pins.

steinway_upright_serial_number

On a Steinway upright, the serial number is located just to the left
of the tuning pins.