I am amazed at the number of people who are desperate for information, and say they cannot find anything on the net, but don't bother to check that they have the spelling correct! Very often, all I am given is a name, so if that is not spelt correctly, what chance do I stand?
Please check carefully the exact spelling before asking us about a piano name, and include any other information that is written on the piano, because it can waste a considerable amount of our time if you get it wrong. I don't just sit in a room with a book. A complete search through my files can involve manually going through over a million entries. Many people are frustrated if their piano does not have a name on the front but, to be honest, most piano names mean very little anyway.
Although it certainly is a wonderful resource, the internet does not list the VAST MAJORITY of piano names - there are over twenty thousand on my files. For more information, see the Names page at
If you don't find the name immediately, try Google Alert.
Email via my website.
If you find old references or links on this site to pianogen.org, they should refer to pianohistory.info