How Old is my Astin-Weight Piano?

To increase the volume and the fullness of tone they designed an upright piano in which the soundboard could be extended to fill the entire case, rather than just to the height of the pin block, as is the case of other pianos. This, in effect, means that a piano can be 10 inches (25cm) shorter in height and still have the sounding area of a taller piano. This novel approach does ended sound different, although some critics suggest that the increase height of the bridges to facilitate the design absorbs much of the strings’ energy and distorts the tone. It is widely agreed that the strings’ speaking length, rather than the size of the soundboard, has the greater bearing on the quality of a piano’s tone.

Manufacture is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Dates and serial numbers when the pianos were manufactured   

1965 7000
1970 12000
1975 16000
1980 21000
1985 26000
1990 31000
1995 36000
2000 41000