Dating your antique piano
In 1857, Graham's Illustrated Magazine gushed, "While on this subject, we may say--pianissimo--that Boardman, Gray & Co.'s Albany pianos have, under [piano virtuoso Sigismond] Thalberg's hands, shown themselves to be instruments of wonderful power and sweetness, rivaling the far-famed chef d'oeuvre of Erard," the creator of the modern piano.
There were numerous other prominent piano-makers beside Meacham and Boardman & Gray: Grovesteen, Frickinger, Francis and Edward Burns, Henry Hazelton, William Mc Cammon, and the firm of Marshall, James and Traver (later Marshall & Wendell) all made names for themselves as notable piano makers in Albany, nearly all of them locating somewhere along Broadway.
The serial number on YAMAHA VERTICAL PIANOS is stamped on the gold colored plate on the inside of the piano as illustrated in the vertical piano picture.
The serial number can be seen by opening the toplid of the piano and looking inside.
When the key is released, a damper stops the strings' vibration, ending the sound.
Notes can be sustained, even when the keys are released by the fingers and thumbs, by the use of pedals at the base of the instrument.
If your grand piano is a GH1G, GH1FP, GC1G, or GC1FP, your piano was manufactured in Thomaston, Georgia.
The word piano is a shortened form of pianoforte, the Italian term for the early 1700s versions of the instrument, which in turn derives from gravicembalo col piano e forte in this context referring to the variations in volume (i.e., loudness) produced in response to a pianist's touch or pressure on the keys: the greater the velocity of a key press, the greater the force of the hammer hitting the strings, and the louder the sound of the note produced and the stronger the attack.
The first fortepianos in the 1700s had a quieter sound and smaller dynamic range.
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