Finding the Age of Your Yamaha Piano

Finding the Age of Your Yamaha Piano

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The serial number on YAMAHA GRAND PIANOS is stamped on the gold colored plate located inside the piano as illustrated in the grand piano picture.


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The serial number on YAMAHA VERTICAL PIANOS is stamped on the gold colored plate on the inside of the piano as illustrated in the vertical piano picture. The serial number can be seen by opening the toplid of the piano and looking inside.

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Yamaha Pianos produced for the U.S. market have been manufactured in 6 locations:

  • Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Thomaston, Georgia
  • South Haven, Michigan
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Hangzhou, China
  • Taoyuan, Taiwan

As a result, there are six different serial number ranges for Yamaha pianos.

If the serial number begins with a "T", the piano was manufactured in Thomaston, Georgia.

If the serial number begins with a "U", the piano was manufactured in South Haven, Michigan.

If the serial number begins with an "H", the piano was manufactured in Hangzhou, China.

If the serial number begins with "YT", the piano was manufactured in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

If the serial number begins with "J", the piano was manufactured in Jakarta, Indonesia.

If your grand piano is a GH1G, GH1FP, GC1G, or GC1FP, your piano was manufactured in Thomaston, Georgia.

If your grand piano is a GA1E, DGA1E, GB1, DGB1, GB1K, or DGB1K, your piano was manufactured in Jakarta, Indonesia.

If your grand piano is any other model, it was manufactured in Hamamatsu, Japan.

 
Pianos Manufactured in
Hamamatsu, Japan

Year of Manufacture

Serial Number
   
  Upright
Pianos
Grand
Pianos
1917 1700
1918 1800
1919 1900
1920 2100
1921 2650
1922 3150
1923 3650
1924 4250
1925 4950
1926 5700
1927 6500
1928 7751
1929 8928
1930 10163
1931 11719
1932 13368
1933 15182
1934 17939
1935 19895
1936 22397
1937 25158
1938 28000
1939 30000
1940 31900
1941 33800
1942 35600
1943 37000
1944 38000
1945 38550
1946  
1947 40000
1948 40075
1949 40675
1950 42073
1951 44262
1952 47675
1953 51266
1954 57057
1955 63400
1956 69300
1957 77000
1958 89000
1959 102000
1960 124000
1961 149000
1962 188000
1963 237000
1964 298000
1965 368000
1966 489000
1967 570000
1968 685000
1969 805000
1970 960000
1971 1130000
1972 1317500 1358500
1973 1510500 1538500
1974 1745000 1753500
1975 1945000 1935000
1976 2154000 2153000
1977 2384000 2362000
1978 2585000 2580500
1979 2810500 2848000
1980 3001000 3040000
1981 3261000 3270000
1982 3465000 3490000
1983 3646200 3710500
1984 3832200 3891600
1985 3987600 4040700
1986 4156500 4214600
1987 4334800 4351100
1988 4491300 4561000
1989 4672700 4671400
1990 4837200 4810900
1991 4967900 4951200
1992 5086800 5071800
1993 5204100 5181400
1994 5296400 5291500
1995 5375000 5368000
1996 5446000 5448000
1997 5530000 5502000
1998 5579000 5588000
1999 5792000 5810000
2000 5860000
2001 5920000
2002 5970000
2003 6020000
2004 6060000
2005 6100000
2006 6145000
2007 6191000
2008 6220000
2009 6250000
2010 6280000
Pianos Manufactured in
Hangzhou, China

Year of
Manufacture
Serial
Number
2004 H0004000
2005 H0004900
2006 H0010900
2007 H0020700
2008 H0039900
2009 H0071498
2010 H0105429
 
Pianos Manufactured in
Thomaston, GA

Year of
Manufacture
Serial
Number
1983 T500101
1984 T500422
1985 T500998
Jan-1986 T502874
Jun-1986 T504050
Jun-1986 T100001
1987 T101856
1988 T110501
1989 T122421
1990 T132706
1991 T143101
1992 T155131
1993 T167386
1994 T177711
1995 T189741
1996 T202945
1997 T212917
1998 T224053
1999 T237164
2000 T251146
2001 T265755
2002 T275258
2003 T283503
2004 T294877
Pianos Manufactured in
Jakarta, Indonesia

Year of
Manufacture
Serial
Number
1999 J1600001
2000 J1700559
2001 J1802250
2002 J1904634
2003 J2008354
2004 J2109546
2005 J2212096
2006 J2317402
2007 J2422310
2008 J2526623
2009 J2631503
2010 J2733874
2011 J2837851
2012 J2942840
 
Pianos Manufactured in
South Haven, MI

Year of
Manufacture
Serial
Number
1974 U101000
1975 U102000
1976 U107000
1977 U110000
1978 U117000
1979 U124000
1980 U132000
1981 U141000
1982 U150000
1983 U160000
1984 U167000
1985 U174000
1986 U186000
 
Pianos Manufactured in
Taoyuan, Taiwan

Year of
Manufacture
Serial
Number
2004 YT277800
2005 YT281000
2006 YT285000

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