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Ever Wonder HOW Old IS MY PIANO? Two of the most asked questions are "how old is my piano" and "does it need tuning". Here's your chance to find out the age of your piano. We need the serial number and the name of your piano. Also tell us if your piano is an upright or a grand. The name is on the front of your piano or inside. Check the spelling and send us the full name. If there are two names on your piano, please state both names and separate them with a comma. The serial number is almost always inside.

Before opening the top always check all hinges on your piano's top and make sure all of them have a hinge pin, plus make sure all hinges are screwed on. In upright pianos if a pin is missing remove the other hinge pins then remove the top. With grands you can just fold back the part of the top that is over the music rack. And of course check hinges for missing pins. NEVER open the top of any piano if hinge pins are missing. Of course if all hinge pins are in place simply lift up the top.

Now look on or around the cast iron plate inside your piano for a serial number. Some grand pianos have the number on the wood sound board under the strings. In rare cases it may be stamped on the underside. A few uprights will have the number stamped on the back of the instrument. If it is against a wall, pull it away from the wall to see the back. Some old pianos may not have a name on or in them. In this case forget it. Without the name I can not find the age. Likewise without a serial number I can not give the answer to "how old is my piano". Email us if you need any help.

About 95% of all pianos can be dated. The charge for this service covers our research effort time. We cannot refund if we can not answer the question HOW OLD IS MY PIANO. We will however offer an appraisal of your piano. Please call us for the appraisal and please be aware that over the phone we can only give a ball park value.


PLEASE NOTE: Even though there is no shipping involved with this product, you must submitt an address in the address fields. THE ANSWER WILL BE SENT BY EMAIL.


After answering how old is my piano your next question may be "DOES IT NEED TUNING"? The answer to that is a big fat YES. A piano must have regular tunings at least once or twice a year. Some  may even need it three or four times a year. Pianos used in concert are tuned before every performance, which in some cases means three or four times a week. I know some of you will say "I can't hear the difference", so why bother. The truth is music really does sound better on an in tune piano.  Try to not think that you don't know the difference and just listen. Another reason for servicing it is for the sake of the instrument. The only real maintenance your piano needs is a tuning, plus other occasional adjustments. A piano is a fine musical instrument. We should treat it as such, and give it a much needed tuning.

For a piano tuning in the Memphis Tennessee area please call 901-827-3609

Don't forget to check your email box for the answer to HOW OLD IS MY PIANO!  And also check the spam folder if it's not in the in box.


How old is your piano? Ten years. Twenty or thirty years old. Fifty or more? Does the age of a piano really matter? Maybe. If it's brand new there will be no aging or wear. A piano will most likely not show any wear for the first 20 years or so. Some do not begin to show aging until they are 40 or 50 years old. And many will show very little wear at 60 to 75 years old.

After seventy five or eighty practically all pianos will have some wear, signs of age, or damage due to years of harsh temperature changes. A high amount of humidity is one of the worst things for your instrument, new or old. Extremely dry conditions are also very bad. Harsh temperatures and weather combined with a lack of regular maintenance can completely ruin a piano.

Now of course if all of them were tuned and regulated every year the humidity or dryness would have less of an effect. This is because if you just refuse to have it serviced and the weather also ravages it then there is nothing helping your piano's stability. This is how important regular tunings are. So another words, neglect plus harsh conditions will cause your instrument to deteriorate and eventually fall apart.

So really in a way, how well you care for your piano will determine how old it is, or rather, how well your piano ages. Of course people and things all age and deteriorate. It's known as the law of entropy. The better you take care of your instrument the longer it will last. And the better shape it will be in. So please, don't put it in the garage!

At this point in time(2011) many of the old uprights and grands built before around 1930 are getting in pretty bad shape. Every once in a while I will find one older than 1930 that justs knocks me out! If you find an old piano that good, you better buy it! Sadly, nothing lasts forever.