The American Musical Instrument Society is an international organization founded in 1971 to promote better understanding of all aspects of the history, design, construction, restoration, and usage of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods. In addition to Charity Music Inc., the membership of AMIS includes collectors, historians, curators, performers, instrument makers, restorers, dealers, conservators, teachers, and students.
Charity Music provides Musical Instruments on loan, at no charge, to individuals wishing to explore their hidden musical talents. While most donated Instruments are used in the Musical Instrument loan program, all rare and vintage donated Instruments are restored, and placed in the International Collectables Exhibit.
The International Collectables Exhibit, aka ICE, is presented as a Public Service, and consists of donated vintage Musical Instruments and rare Music related items. Each donated item in the Exhibit includes the donor's name, and a brief description of the Instrument.
The Exhibit is always in need of additional donated Vintage Musical Instrument, regardless of age or condition. Thanks in advance for your planned (tax deductible) donation.
The International Collectables Exhibit, aka ICE, consists of donated vintage Musical Instruments, and is available for display, at no cost, to nonprofit, and other organizations who wish to promote the restoration, preservation, and history of vintage Musical Instruments.
To donate, or to request having ICE vintage instruments on display at your location, as a public service, send an email to: Exhibit@CharityMusic.com
Pictured below are several donated vintage instruments in various stages of restoration. Check back often to view the progress being made during the restoration process.