Piano Serial Numbers Lookup
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You’re doing a piano serial numbers lookup if you need more information about a specific piano. You may want to find out the age of the piano. Every piano has a serial number, just like a car with a VIN number. You will find it in front of the tuning pins, usually stamped in ink on the metal frame. The best place to look up piano serial numbers is a website known as the “Bluebook” of piano historical research.
The age of the piano is the biggest indicator of how easy it will be to tune and repair, and thus affects the value greatly. Old, neglected pianos are notoriously hard to work on and are famous for snapping strings, a further expense, due how brittle the string can become with age.
SEARCHING IN OUR SEARCH BAR WILL NOT YIELD RESULTS. USE THE LINK TO THE BLUEBOOK ABOVE.
Often there is difficulty locating information on a particular piano, and this is because the same piano can be listed under different brand names.
Before 1926, there used to be thousands of piano companies and they were always buying each other out, thus renaming one name to another. You may have to Google the name and make a search of your own, if you don't find the name listed on the BLUEBOOK page.
SELLING OR BUYING?
But if you're thinking of buying a piano, you might want to think of how your child will play the instrument once you have purchased it. There's no way your child will be able to start with reading music, so think ahead and finder a "starter method" that your child can have fun with.
How Will You Read Music When You Get A Piano?
No matter what piano you get, you will be presented with the problem of how will you play. If you’re unable to read music fluently, even the ridiculous “songbooks” included with new pianos will be of little use to you or your child. They are so advanced that kids just stare blankly at them, unable to use them or make music.
Look at the book included with Roland electronic instruments, and you will find the sheet music to the first several songs have three to six black keys in each song. This is sure to frustrate you or your child. Kid's piano methods start with the white keys only, and that is for a very good reason: it is easier for kids to understand.
A Better Way
A more realistic solution is to number the piano keys as in the online piano below. Save reading music for later when kids are more comfortable with the geography of the keyboard. Try a few songs on our piano below and you will see how easy it is for kids to get started using numbers.
Find A Reputable Rebuilder
Look for a Craftstman rebuilt Steinway, if you really want a fine instrument. There are many great private rebuilders out there. But beware. It is the market of charlatans, for many people will do a crummy rebuild of a Steinway, and, because it is a Steinway, get top dollar for the inferior instrument.
A poorly rebuilt Steinway is worth nothing as an instrument, but thousands for the name alone. So start with a piano serial numbers lookup. It will start you on the path to finding out the truth about a particular instrument.