Yamaha Piano Serial Numbers (how old / what age is your Yamaha piano)

The majority of Japanese Yamaha pianos currently in the UK have a 7 digit (sometimes only 6) serial number which can be found to the top right area of the iron frame (you’ll need to lift the top lid of the piano to see it). For the purposes of dating, you can ignore the H, M, A, or other letters that may appear before the numbers.

The quick rules for giving an approximate date of any Japanese Yamaha is as follows

7 digit serial number beginning with a 1 means 1970-1974
7 digit serial number beginning with a 2 means 1975-1979
7 digit serial number beginning with a 3 means 1980-1984
7 digit serial number beginning with a 4 means 1985-1989
7 digit serial number beginning with a 5 means 1990+
7 digit serial number beginning with a 6 means 2000+

PLEASE NOTE!

If you don’t see your specific serial number that’s because this list only shows the serial number of the very first piano made each year. So if your serial number is higher than 1980 but lower than 1981, that means your piano was made in 1980.

1700 / 1917
1800 / 1918
1900 / 1919
2100 / 1920
2650 / 1921
3150 / 1922
3650 / 1923
4250 / 1924
4950 / 1925
5700 / 1926
6500 / 1927
7750 / 1928
8928 / 1929
10163 / 1930
11719 / 1931
13368 / 1932
15182 / 1933
17939 / 1934
19895 / 1935
22397 / 1936
25158 / 1937
28000 / 1938
30000 / 1939
31900 / 1940
33800 / 1941
35600 / 1942
37000 / 1943
38000 / 1944
38550 / 1945
39250 / 1946
40001 / 1947
44087 / 1948
42231 / 1949
44200 / 1950
47767 / 1951
51621 / 1952
54800 / 1953
57000 / 1954
63300 / 1955
70000 / 1956
78000 / 1957
89000 / 1958
103000 / 1959
122000 / 1960
149000 / 1961
188000 / 1962
237000 / 1963
298000 / 1964
368000 / 1965
489000 / 1966
570000 / 1967
689000 / 1968
809000 / 1969
978000 / 1970
1169000 / 1971
1317000 / 1972
1510000 / 1973
1743000 / 1974
1943000 / 1975
2144000 / 1976
2383000 / 1977
2583000 / 1978
2812000 / 1979
3001000 / 1980
3261000 / 1981
3464000 / 1982
3646000 / 1983
3832000 / 1984
3988000 / 1985
4157000 / 1986
4335000 / 1987
4492000 / 1988
4650000 / 1989
4811000 / 1990
4951000 / 1991
5072000 / 1992
5181000 / 1993
5292000 / 1994
5375000 / 1995
5466000 / 1996
5530000 / 1997
5579000 / 1998
5792000 / 1999
5868000 / 2000
5928000 / 2001
5978000 / 2002
6020000 / 2003
6060000 / 2004
6100000 / 2005
6145000 / 2006
6191000 / 2007
6220000 / 2008
6250000 / 2009
6280000 / 2010

Obviously this list is missing the last few years of production. If you know them please email them to me at markgoodwinpianos@gmail.com so that I can update this list. Thanks for looking.