How do I know what model Wurlitzer piano I have?
Massive databases exist online with nearly all serial numbers used from nearly every piano manufacturer. If you are looking for these numbers on your Wurlitzer upright piano, take a look inside. Open the lid and look down from the top. The numbers may be printed or placed on a sticker on the top right or left of the harp.
Here are the TOP FIVE places to locate the serial number of your spinet, console, or upright piano : 1) On the piano’s cast iron plate. After lifting up the lid, look along the top front area of the plate. The serial number may be to the right or the left, or in the middle.
USE YOUR PIANO’S SERIAL NUMBER TO FIND OUT IT’S AGE. WURLITZER: USE YOUR PIANO’S SERIAL NUMBER TO FIND OUT IT’S AGE. Find out the age of your Wurlitzer piano here. Simply type in the serial number into the box below then click “Calculate”. Type in your piano’s serial number: Click to calculate your piano’s age.
During the 1920’s Wurlitzer acquired the Melville Clark line of pianos and continued to manufacture the same name of instruments. In 1935, Wurlitzer introduced the tradition-breaking spinet piano, proving that a piano only thirty-nine inches high could replace the bulky instruments traditionally produced.
Wurlitzer pianos in these years are in general nice instruments. This spinet is a crisp, clear instrument. It has a nice well-rounded, warm sound and a wide dynamic range. The oak finish has kept up well over the years and although it’s got a few minor blemishes, it is still a nice piece of furniture for a small home.
Wurlitzer pianos are considered to be extremely durable. Wurlitzer pianos may not be considered to be on the same level as Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, or Yamaha but they are considered to be solid instruments. A good middle ground between quality and value.
Spinet Pianos Spinets are the smallest, at about 3′ tall and 4’10” long. They weigh 200-300lbs and can usually be moved from room to room by two strong people.
Wurlitzer Light Oak Spinet Piano built in 1981. They built well over 1,000,000 spinets before production finally stopped around 2001, which actually marked the end of all spinet making. The Wurlitzer name was, and still is quite popular. These spinets were sold new in a mid price range under $1000 for many years.
Look at the inner sides of the piano near where the upper-facing cover was mounted. A printed sticker may be on the interior of either the left or right side. Turn the piano around and look at the rear of the soundboard. If the serial and model numbers are printed nowhere else, they must be printed on the rear.