Found in many concert halls, Baldwin is a legendary name that dominates the market through quality and brand recognition alone. The American brand is one of the oldest in the busniess, having started out in the state of Ohio. Whether you’re in search for a grand piano or an upright piano, Baldwin pianos can always be trusted.

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A Look into the Rich History of the Baldwin Pianos

The Baldwin Company was founded in 1857 by Dwight Hamilton Baldwin, an organ and violin teacher who began selling pianos. The company was founded with the mission of building the best pianos in the world.

Over the years, it began receiving immense international praise and awards, and soon started exporting worldwide. The Baldwin Company withstood the blows of the two wars and the Great Depression and is still standing strong today.

There were tough times though. With depreciating demands for pianos due to the advent of radio and later digital music equipment, sales declined. But the brand survived, and to-date offers the same meticulousness and precision as it did a century ago.

The Baldwin Range

There are several reasons why the Baldwin pianos are more coveted in comparison to their counterparts. Unlike most pianost which are produced through automation, the Baldwin pianos are individually made by hand with thorough precision.

This allows for finer attention to detail and craftsmanship throughout the manufacturing process. Most manufacturing these days takes place in China. However, all modes are based on the designs that were initially built in the USA many years ago. The quality and elegance remains the same.

All Baldwin pianos are made with a sand cast plate, whereas Japanese pianos are usually made with a V-pro plate. The alloys used in the V-pro process, though quickening the process, makes the plate absorb sounds and cause unusual and unpleasant harmonics.

Perhaps the most important feature of the Baldwin pianos is that they contain a working center pedal. They also contain both a mute and a performing pedal. These features are usually associated with the most expensive pianos, often grand pianos. Yet, all models of the Baldwin pianos have them.

Due to this, the Baldwin upright piano sounds much like a grand piano. In fact, when compared to upright pianos of other brands, this Baldwin’s upright pianos stand out for its performance.

No one does it better than America and Baldwin Pianos stand for everything that makes America great. Find a new or used Baldwin piano in your area and within your budget today. Check out our listings, you’re sure to find something you like. 

Baldwin Piano Serial Numbers

The company marks each of its models with a specific serial number. This can tell us how old the piano is because it’s marked according to the year of its origin. Read our article “How to find a serial number” to find out more. The list does not include Baldwin Acrosonic serial numbers.

The list of the Baldwin piano serial numbers (click to open)

1890 – 1100

1895 – 6000

1900 – 10400

1905 – 12300

1910 – 16400

1915 – 24000

1920 – 35800

1925 – 48000

1930 – 63000

1935 – 74600

1940 – 88700

1950 – 110243

1955 – 128167

1960 – 145002

1965 – 165701

1970 – 190028

1975 – 208742

1980 – 236654

1985 – 262256

1990 – 290656

1995 – 313000

2000 – 366583

2005 – 383836

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