When considering the purchase of a used Grand or Vertical piano only one made since the late 1950's should be considered, unless you want to spend $$ on restoration. Most Pianos from the late 50's to late 80's are still in fairly good shape if they have been kept in a good climate. Pianos older than that need to be checked more closely for rust on strings & tuning pins, loose tuning pins, cracks at bridge pins or split soundboards, broken action parts, worn out hammers, etc. The older the Piano, the more work needed on it. To determine the date of mfg. plus information about the piano's Name history send me the PIANO NAME and SERIAL # from inside the piano, usually found on the plate near the top of a Vertical or front of a Grand. If there is no Serial # to be found on the piano then there has been no record kept by the manufacturer.