How Old Is My Piano?

A very good question! I’ve created a new page with serial number information so you can sort out how old your instrument actually is. I’ll continue to work on the formatting until it looks a bit neater. But for now, the permalink is here:


2 thoughts on “How Old Is My Piano?

  1. Dianne Schoon says:

    I have an Acrosonic Baldwin piano that’s been in my family for over 58 years. Just curious to know the year it was manufactured, and value. Here’s the serial number 329142
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

    • bdpt109 says:

      329142 would date the piano to the last quarter of 1942, so it would be 73 years old later on this year. Acrosonic was Baldwin’s midrange model of console and spinet piano, and, depending on model sold for anywhere from $250-$450 (~$3,500-$6,500 today) brand new. The Acrosonic brand is the best selling piano make and model of all time, so the instrument itself is very commonly found. However, the advent of the Second World War saw a decrease in the production of pianos, as material supply was shortened and some manufactures took to producing different odds and ends for the war effort. 1942 models are not as commonly found as their contemporaries in the 1950 through the 1970’s. Value today depends on several different factors, such as instrument condition, cosmetic condition, wear and tear on action parts and general playability, but a piano dating from ’43 in near mint condition can be expected to fetch up to the $2,000 mark. Again, without seeing and touching the instrument, this is merely an educated guess. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have further questions!

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