International non government organisation
IMIRAD - International Musical Instrument Registry & Database
Founded atWashington, DC, United States
TypeInternational non-governmental organization
HeadquartersUnited States

The International Musical Instrument Registry & Database, recognized formally by their acronym: IMIRAD, is an International non-governmental organization founded in Washington, DC, United States in 1999. The organization provides musicians with low-cost or free evaluations, registrations and theft-log reports for musical instruments. IMIRAD was founded by an international team of musical experts, educators & historians with a stated universal mission: "The preservation & embodiment of Musical Instruments, Musical Art, History & Antiquities".[1][2]

Theft prevention

To deter theft and reunite musicians with lost or stolen gear, IMIRAD offers a dedicated section that allows users to report missing instruments. As of 2020, IMIRAD does not charge for the service, which is provided to the public along with traditional musical instrument registrations.[3]

International collaboration

In 2016 IMIRAD partnered with Hong Kong Luxury Retailer Luxify in providing registry services for all instruments showcased by the retailer.

United States collaboration

On July 4, 2020, Weymann Guitars announced that all past and future instruments will be automatically registered with IMIRAD registration service.[4]


  1. ^ Staff Writer. "About". Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  2. ^ Staff Writer, Luxify. "A Harmonious Partnership". Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  3. ^ Musical Instrument Registry & Database, International. "Report Lost/Missing". Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  4. ^ Guitars, Weymann. "Musem Update". Weymann Company. Weymann Company. Retrieved 4 July 2020.