YAMAHA PIANO SERIAL NUMBERS  

YAMAHA

A complete line of pianos, manufactured in Japan by Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest piano manufacturers, and in the U.S. by the Everett Piano Company. Yamaha pianos are distributed in the U.S. by Yamaha International Corporation, a wholly owned factory subsidiary of Nippon Gakki, which acts as the importing and marketing agency between dealers and factory, and which maintains a cooperative sales support campaign in behalf of U.S.A. dealers.

The first product to bear the Yamaha name was a reed organ built in 1887. The manufacture of pianos began in 1900. The trademark symbol that appears on every Yamaha product, three crossed tuning forks, soon became recognized world-wide as a mark of quality. Through innovative and dynamic engineering, Yamaha has been able to produce the large number of fine pianos it supplies for world markets while maintaining the high levels of craftsmanship and skills required to build fine musical instruments.

In 1973 Yamaha of America purchased the Everett Piano Company, makers of Everett and Cable Nelson. In 1979, Yamaha Music Manufacturing, at 100 Yamaha Park, Thomaston, GA 30286, was built to produce pianos for the North American market. Production of Yamahas GAlE and GB1 grand pianos, made by Yamaha in Jacarta, Indonesia, started in 2000.

Serial Numbers are for the first instrument made in year shown.

1917-1700
1918-1800
1919-1900
1920-2100
1921-2650
1922-3150
1923-3650
1924-4250
1925-4950
1926-5700
1927-6500
1928-7750
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
1946-39250
1947-40001
1948-44087
1949-42231
1950-44200
1951-47767
1952-51621
1953-54800
1954-57000
1955-63300
1956-70000
1957-78000
1958-89000
1959-103000
1960-122000
1961-149000
1962-188000
1963-237000
1964-298000
1965-368000
1966-489000
1967-570000
1968-689000
1969-809000
1970-978000
1971-1169000
1972-1317000
1973-1510000
1974-1743000
1975-1943000
1976-2144000
1977-2383000
1978-2583000
1979-2812000
1980-3001000
1981-3261000
1982-3464000
1983-3646000
1984-3832000
1985-3988000
1986-4157000
1987-4335000
1988-4492000
1989-4650000
1990-4811000
1991-4951000
1992-5072000
1993-5181000
1994-5292000
1995-5375000
1996-5466000
1997-5530000
1998-5579000
1999-5792000
2000-5868000
2001-5928000
2002-5978000
2003-6021000
2004-6066000
2005 6100000
2006 6145000
2007 6191000
2008 6220000
2009 6250000
2010 6280000
         

Yamaha Pianos with serial numbers preceded by the letter U were made in South Haven, Mich. by Yamaha in the Everett factory they purchased in 1973. This factory was closed in 1986.

         
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
         

Yamaha Pianos with serial numbers preceded by the letter T are made at the Thomaston, Georgia factory. In 1986 Yamaha started with 504050 and then changed to 100,000 numbers.

         
1983-T500000
1984-T501500
1985-T503000
1986-T504050
1986-T100000
1987-T102200
1988-T110000
1989-T119000
1990-T133000
1991-T143000
1992-T155000
1993-T167000
1994-T167000
1995-T190000
1996-T203000
1997-T213000
1998-T224000
1999-T237000
2000-T251000
2001-T266000
2002-T275000
2003-T284000
2004-T295000
2005-T304000
         

 Yamaha GA1E, DGA1E, GB1, and DGB1 made by Yamaha in Jaekarta, Indonesia.

         

2000-J1700000
2001-J1800000
2002-J1900000

2003-J2000000
2004-J2100000
2005-J2200000

2006-J2317402
2007-J2422310
2008-J2526623

2009-J2631503
2010-J2733874
2011-J2837851

2012-J2942840

 

Courtesy of The Bluebook of Pianos
http://www.bluebookofpianos.com
 

The Bluebook of Pianos is an invaluable handbook for anyone who owns or plans to buy a piano. The only book of its kind available, it gives complete, practical guidelines for purchasing and caring for a piano. After an illustrated discussion of piano structure that explains the workings of both grand and upright pianos, the book gives careful advice for purchasing a new or used piano or player piano. Attention is given to important considerations such as price, tone, construction, consumer ratings and brand name recognition. The book goes on to discuss the care and service of a piano, including detailed information about tuning, moving, repairs, and cleaning. The expert advice in this book will help you enjoy your piano more as well as care for it better.

Robert T. Furst, Archivist
Bluebook of Pianos

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