Baldwin Pianos are a musical legacy that for over a century, continues to live on. Each piano that carries the name Baldwin, is a piece of that legacy which has contributed to American piano history and manufacturing.
The company was founded by Dwight Hamilton Baldwin in Cincinnati in 1862. Also known as D.H. Baldwin, the name has always been one of the most widely renowned names in the American piano industry and history. During the 20h Century, Baldwin enjoyed great success but later suffered certain circumstances and almost went belly up.
Around the decade of the 1990’s, the company was sold and relocated to Arkansas and Missouri. Today, Baldwin is owned by the famous Gibson Guitar Company, and the manufacturer was once again brought back to the South.
Recognition and Design
In 1904, the Baldwin piano was again awarded the Grand Prize at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Mo., and another Grand Prize was also awarded to the Baldwin pianos and Manualos at the Anglo-American Exposition, London, 1914.
The Baldwin piano is recognized as a universal favorite between the leading operatic artists and virtuosos of the pianoforte.
Baldwin Grand Piano, which was designed, manufactured and guaranteed by
the Baldwin Company in Loveland, Ohio, is exclusively enjoyed by top
tier of artists in all areas of musical expression – ranging from
pianists, composers, conductors, singers, and instrumentalists - as well
as outstanding symphony orchestras all over the globe.
Without any doubt and dispute, from the nine-foot concert grand to the five feet, two inch grand, every Baldwin piano demonstrates the most modern ideas of acoustical science and piano making; its manufacture is precision engineered, which gives each instrument the highest degree of excellence. Any Baldwin made piano is worth the time, money and energy to rebuild or refurbish.
Find the age of your Baldwin piano using the serial number chart found below.
1890 - 1100
Baldwin vertical pianos, serial numbers: Models up to 42" tall
1984 - 1343955
Vertical piano serial numbers: Model 248A Pro, 48" tall
1990 - 427993
Baldwin vertical pianos 44" tall and up: Models 6000, 5050, 248 (after 1993), 243
1984 - 387119
Baldwin Acrosonic serial numbers
1895 - 2000