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(I posted a similar request/question on the Piano Forum a few days ago - no response so I thought I'd try here. Thanks!)

I own a Steinway 1098 (vintage 1998) which has a "P' on the plate. And I've seen photos of a similar vintage 1098 with "45" on the plate. Why the difference and what does it mean?

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There are some small differences between the various models, mostly dealing with the shape of the bass bridge. I do not have the book that explains it with me now, so I cannot tell you specifics.


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