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Steinway Grand ID

  • 1.  Steinway Grand ID

    Posted 05-11-2021 18:04
    Serviced a Steinway grand for a new-to-me client today. Trying to figure out what model it is. It measures about 6'2" and has a 20-note bass. The serial number and model are not stamped on the horn area between the bass and tenor where most Steinways have that. I'm guessing an A2 - can't think of anything else it could be. Anyone? Is there anywhere else that Steinway would put the serial number? This thing was restrung many years ago - and I suppose the plate was refinished (but darn, if it was, it was like 50+ years ago!). FWIW, the guy who owns this now many years ago traded two file cabinets and a desk for the piano!


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    Terry Farrell
    Farrell Piano Service, Inc.
    Brandon, Florida
    terry@farrellpiano.com
    813-684-3505
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  • 2.  RE: Steinway Grand ID

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-11-2021 18:17
    6' 2" is probably an A, as you guessed. In my experience, when all else fails I usually can find the serial number stamped into the front of the keyframe, behind the keyslip. Don't confuse the serial number with the production number because both will be stamped there. You can tell the difference because the production number will be stamped all over the place on different parts. The serial number is not.

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    Geoff Sykes, RPT
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 3.  RE: Steinway Grand ID

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-11-2021 20:45
    A

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    David Love RPT
    www.davidlovepianos.com
    davidlovepianos@comcast.net
    415 407 8320
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  • 4.  RE: Steinway Grand ID

    Posted 05-12-2021 17:37
    David - A2?

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    Terry Farrell
    Farrell Piano Service, Inc.
    Brandon, Florida
    terry@farrellpiano.com
    813-684-3505
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  • 5.  RE: Steinway Grand ID

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-12-2021 18:30
    An A1 would be a three bridge piano so if it's a two bridge piano then it's an A2.  The A3 is 6'4"

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    David Love RPT
    www.davidlovepianos.com
    davidlovepianos@comcast.net
    415 407 8320
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  • 6.  RE: Steinway Grand ID

    Member
    Posted 05-11-2021 21:21
    At the back end of the string frame, at the pointed area beyond the bass strings are numbers cast into the frame of the date the frame was cast. The piano's manufacture completion was a year or two later. The serial number is also on the top of the lyre, back of keyslip, bottom of music desk, lid prop stick, cheek blocks.

    Regards,

    Jon Page
    mailto:jonpage@comcast.net
    http://www.pianocapecod.com
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  • 7.  RE: Steinway Grand ID

    Posted 05-12-2021 17:37
    Thanks Jon. I'll check out some of those places when I go back to the piano in a couple weeks.

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    Terry Farrell
    Farrell Piano Service, Inc.
    Brandon, Florida
    terry@farrellpiano.com
    813-684-3505
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