Let Us Find a New Home for Your Old Instrument

donated instrument

Instrument donations are the fuel that enables us to transform lives.

  • We accept instrument donations in any condition.
  • While we prefer instruments in playable condition, we can repair and/or refurbish most instruments to give them new life.
  • We DO NOT accept upright pianos or organs.
  • Depending on your location, we can usually have a volunteer pick-up your instrument.
  • If we don't have a volunteer or drop-off location in your city, we will ask you to send the instrument to us.
  • Your donation is tax-deductible and we will provide a receipt.
Instrument donation is easy! Fill out a short form to start the process.
To make a large donation of multiple instruments, please call 202-674-3000 or send  an email.

Instrument Drop-Off Locations

We currently have four drop-off locations. They are independent businesses that accept donations for us. Please call first!

Takoma Park, Maryland
House of Musical Traditions
7010 Westmoreland Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: (301) 270-9090

Chantilly, Virginia
Contemporary Music Center
14155 Sullyfield Circle
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: (703) 817-1000

Haymarket, Virginia
Contemporary Music Center
4410 Costello Way
Haymarket, VA 20169
Phone: (571) 261-5000

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rock to the Future
2139 E Cumberland Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (215) 302-9633

Instrument Donation Form

Please submit the form below and we'll contact you within five days. Thank you!

Instrument Donation Form

  • Guitar (Acoustic, Standard Size)
  • Guitar (Acoustic, 3/4-Junior Size)
  • Guitar (Electric, w/o amp)
  • Guitar (Electric, w/ amp)
  • Bass (Electric, non-bowed, Standard Size)
  • Bass (Electric, non-bowed, 3/4 Size)
  • Upright Bass (aka Double Bass, bowed)
  • Ukulele (Soprano)
  • Ukulele (Concert)
  • Ukulele (Baritone)
  • Banjo
  • Mandolin
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Viola
  • Appalacian Dulcimer
  • Auto Harp
  • Balalaika
  • Bandura
  • Harp
  • Lute
  • Sitar
  • Tiple
  • Other (Please specify in space provided below)
  • Western Concert Flute (Standard)
  • Piccolo
  • Alto Flute
  • Bass Flute
  • Clarinet (B flat, standard)
  • Alto/Tenor Clarinet (E flat or F)
  • Bass Clarinet (B flat or A)
  • Alto Saxophone (most common)
  • Soprano Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Bassoon
  • Oboe
  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Other (Please specify in space provided below)
  • Electric Piano (keyboard, full)
  • Electric Piano (keyboard, partial scale)
  • Drum kit (set, complete)
  • Drum kit (set, incomplete, please note missing pieces in comments)
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • TomTom Drum
  • Drum Sticks
  • Slide Whistle
  • Turntable
  • Bongos
  • Clash Cymbals
  • Cymbals, Other (please note type in comments)
  • Conga
  • Cowbell
  • Electronic Drum Kit
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong
  • Hammered Dulcimer
  • Maraca
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree (Chimes)
  • Pellet Drum
  • Practice Pad
  • Singing Bowl
  • Steelpan (Steel Drums)
  • Tambourine
  • Timpani
  • Tubular Bells
  • Washboard
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone
  • Zill (Finger Cymbals)
  • New/Like New
  • Used, but in great condition
  • Needs minor refurbishing
  • Needs major repair
  • I'm not sure

Instruments that have seen their last days are sent to Landfill Harmonic for parts/overhaul or given to artists to create musical instrument art. These are auctioned at an event called Musical Visions: Live Music & Art Auction. So far, we have held two of these events at the Gibson Guitar VIP Showroom in Washington, DC and OPUS 40 in Saugerties, NY.