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Baldwin Model G? Identification #2860165
06/18/19 06:53 PM
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Hello all,

I’ve recently acquired a beautiful Baldwin grand piano that I absolutely love. I’ve been trying to find some information about everything- but there are still some questions that concern me. I don’t know if anyone can help me figure it out, but any help is appreciated.

1.) The Piano is stamped on the bottom “G” and “60060”
Should this mean that this piano is a Model G made in 1928, as all the serial number lookups suggest? There is no serial number on the top of the plate, only on the bottom of the piano.

2.) The piano is around 5’7” (maybe 5’8”)

3.) The tail end of the plate is stamped with a “G” and an “N” on it. Not really sure about the N?

The piano technician said he can’t understand how it is a Model G, because it is almost identical to a Model R. I think it is a gorgeous piano that sounds phenomenal and is just an incredibly beautiful piece and I am very happy with it. I just wanted to see if I can get a little more information on the Model and what not. If anyone has any idea about this information, I would be very grateful.

As soon as I figure out how to upload some pictures on here, I will. (Sorry) It has a walnut finish.

-Tom

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Re: Baldwin Model G? Identification [Re: GrandMaster66] #2860167
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I believe the model G was a predecessor to the R. Wire sizes listed for it in an old Baldwin service manual are identical to the R (prior to acu-just hitch pins), but I believe the G's length was not always the same, whereas the R has always been 5'8".

Edit to add: maybe I should say that I've seen the G referenced with different lengths (5'6" & 5'8"). My service manual doesn't list a size for the G, which is unusual in that it lists a length for every other model but the E. FWIW, the models are ordered from shortest to longest, and the G is between the M and R, and the E is between the R and L. Unfortunately, it does not list the years of production for the various models.

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Re: Baldwin Model G? Identification [Re: Retsacnal] #2860169
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Originally Posted by Retsacnal
I believe the model G was a predecessor to the R. Wire sizes listed for it in an old Baldwin service manual are identical to the R (prior to acu-just hitch pins), but I believe the G's length was not always the same, whereas the R has always been 5'8".


Thank you, I agree that the G was most likely the predecessor of the R. It’s definitely an old one, especially if it dates back to 1928. I just want to find out some more info, or anything for that matter, on this model.

Re: Baldwin Model G? Identification [Re: GrandMaster66] #2860226
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Alright, I think I finally figured out how to upload pictures. Check these out.


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Re: Baldwin Model G? Identification [Re: GrandMaster66] #2860235
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Looks very nice in the pictures, to be from 1928. smile

If it plays and sounds as good as it looks, you did good!

Welcome to Piano World!

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Re: Baldwin Model G? Identification [Re: Rickster] #2860239
06/18/19 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Rickster
Looks very nice in the pictures, to be from 1928. smile

If it plays and sounds as good as it looks, you did good!

Welcome to Piano World!

Rick


Rick, thanks a lot! It certainly didn’t look like that when I got it. There is a ton of work in that to make it look the way it currently does. It sounds fantastic! So thanks so much!


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