Frequently Asked Questions & Contact form

What is the delivery time?

Delivery times.

For send times and costs per country / region see the question: "What are the shipping costs"


Music boxes in stock: Shipped within 2 days.

The music boxes in stock will be sent within 2 working days. If you need the order asap, mention this in the comment that you can add, I will try to ship within 1 business day.

Note: With engraving + a maximum of 5 days extra delivery time.


Pick up in Utrecht (NL)

During checkout you can choose to send or pick up.

Collection is possible by appointment in the workshop at Europalaan no. 41


Music boxes made to measure: approximately 6 weeks

On the product page of the music box is below the price in orange letters the expected delivery date mention. This is based on a processing time of approximately 6 weeks calculated from the day you ordered.

In most cases you will receive the box on the indicated date, but this is no guarantee! This can also be 1 or 2 days later, especially if it is engraved. (If due to busy times the delivery time exceeds 2 days, you will be informed about this)

If it is important that you receive the box on the date indicated, please indicate this at "add a comment" on the product page or leave one Order note back in the shopping cart (below the shipping address)

What are the shipping times and costs?

Shipping times and costs per country / region

Prices incl. VAT if applicable + indication of the transit time.

To see the shipping costs for your country you can also use the send calculator use in the shopping cart.

Picking up an order is also possible in the Netherlands. This is possible by appointment in the workshop in Utrecht.


The Netherlands.

3,95 € (Mailbox post without T&T for mini music box 'Piccolo') 1 Business Days

4,95 € (Mailbox package for mini music box 'Piccolo') 1 Business Days

7,50 € (PostNL Parcel service / Service point delivery) 1 Business Days


Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg

7,50 € (Mailbox post without track and trace for mini music box 'Piccolo') 1-2 (BE), 4-8 working days (DE / LU)

8,50 € (Pickup Point) 1-2 Business Days

9,80 € (Regular Post / Courier) 1-2 Business Days

26,00 € (Express service) 1 Business Days


Denmark, France, Austria, United Kingdom

7,50 € (Mailbox post without T&T for mini music box 'Piccolo') 5-12 business days

12,00 € (Pickup Point) 2-3 Business Days

15,50 € (Regular Post / Courier) 2-3 Business Days

30,25 € (Regular Post / Courier) 1 Business Days


Hungary, Portugal, Sweden

7,50 € (Mailbox post without T&T for mini music box 'Piccolo') 6-12 Business Days

16,95 € (Regular Post / Courier) 2-3 Business Days

18,50 € (Regular Post / Courier) 2-3 Business Days

32,50 € (Express service) 1 Business Days


Italyë, Poland

7,50 € (Mailbox post without T&T for mini music box 'Piccolo') 6-12 Business Days

18,00 € (Standard / To Access Point) 2-3 working days

30,25 € (Express service) 1 Business Days


Europe other countries

7,50 € (Only for EU countries: Letterbox post without T&T for mini music box 'Piccolo') 7-14 Business Days

18,00 to 29,00 euros (Regular Post / Courier) 2-5 Business Days

35,00 € (Express service) 1 Business Days

You can also use the shipping calculator in the shopping basket to calculate the shipping costs.


Worldwide

Worldwide, VAT is shipped free with regular mail or Express service. Note that you may have to pay import duties (Tax).


United States, Canada, Mexico

27,00 € (Regular Post) 7-25 working days depending on destination

59,00 € (Express service) 1-3 working days depending on destination


Asia, Australia, New Zealand

30,00 € (Regular Post) 7-25 working days depending on destination

65,00 € (Express service) 1-3 working days depending on destination


Other countries worldwide

35,00 € (Regular Post) 7-25 working days depending on destination

75,00 € (Express service) 2-4 working days depending on destination

145 € (Express service for Russia) 2-5 working days

You can also use the shipping calculator in the shopping basket to calculate the shipping costs.

Where else can you buy the music boxes?

You can find all (physical) sales points here

Are there music boxes currently in stock?

If you need something quickly:

The stock of music boxes that are immediately available can be found via the menu: Webshop> In Stock

These are the boxes that you can purchase through this webshop and pick up in the workshop or have it shipped. Possibly with an engraving (the delivery time is then + max 5 days).

Other sales points

There are also a number of sales places in the Netherlands where you can buy the music boxes. They usually have a limited stock of mostly small music boxes. Click here for an overview of these sales spots.

Open Atelier in Utrecht

Number of times a year there is an Open Atelier in Utrecht. The dates for 2020 are not yet known.

I'm looking for a melody that does not appear in the webshop

The standard melody collection can be found in the audio playlists and in the drop down menu with each box.

For the complete lists of all other melodies that can be ordered, go to the Audio page and scroll all the way down. If the melody you are looking for is not listed, then I cannot order it for you either.

Can I have my own melody made?

If you have your own composition that you would like to have on mechanics, or a piece of music that does not yet exist on mechanics, then there are the following options:

Large winding mechanism with custom melody

For a large, luxurious mechanism with 30 tones, it is possible to have an arrangement made of a piece of music that you supply yourself. This can be an audio file, (you tube) video or sheet music. Ideally both audio / video + sheet music. The mechanism fits a maximum of 40 seconds. So indicate with your application exactly which piece it is of a maximum of 40 seconds.

Costs: 219 euros. Only possible in combination with a music box for luxury mechanics. If interested, contact Rob or order a music box directly. On the product page you can choose the last option 'Custom Tune' at 'Melody' and fill in the details. In the webshop menu, go to music boxes 'With Luxury Mechanics'

On request, your own melody on a 50-tone mechanism is also possible. From 995, - incl. Wooden sound box.

Large manual mechanism to program yourself

Another possibility is a 'make your own melody' set. If you are musically inclined you can make your own melody with the punch pliers and the supplied paper strip. This mechanism has 20 or 30 tones and a very nice warm sound. It is manual, which means that you have to keep running to let it play. On this website, the mechanism is available both separately and with a wooden sound box. Here for sale

Large runs for small mechanics with 18 tones.

The small mechanisms with a self-supplied melody can also be made in large quantities:

From 1000 pieces the price per hand mechanism is approximately 2,50 ex. VAT. plus 250 euro development costs and shipping costs (varies) Delivery time: approximately 8 weeks.

The minimum order is for windable mechanics (18 tones) 250 pieces and the price around 10 euro ex. VAT per item. Delivery time: 8 weeks.

(prices are only for the mechanics, without wooden sound box)

What is the difference between manual and wind-up?

The difference is that with a manual mechanism you have to keep turning on the lever to make the music sound. This lever is always on the side and is visible. Depending on the melody, it is silver-colored with a red ball or completely golden. A manual mechanism has 18 tones.

A wind-up mechanism plays on itself for a few minutes. You just have to wind it up, the further you wind up the longer it plays. The winding key is at the bottom of the box, out of sight. A windable mechanism is available in different versions. The smallest has 18 tones. Larger, more expensive mechanisms have 30,36,50 or even 72 tones.

What does 18 / 30 / 36 / 50 mean?

This indicates the number of tones that are on the mechanism. To be more precise; The mechanism has a comb with teeth that are tuned from high to low. There is also a rotating cylinder with pins, the position of these pins make the melody, and every time a peg touches a tooth, a tone sounds. The smallest and most sold mechanisms have 18 tones. (music box Lude, Celesta, Robin, Tamino) There are also larger mechanisms with 30, 36 (Tamino, Calandra) and 50 tones (Orpheus, from 675 euro). You can imagine that the more tones there are, the more beautiful it will sound because it is closer to the original. The mechanism also plays longer and contains a larger fragment of the original piece of music. The quality of the materials is better and therefore also the sound.

Questions about engraving

I do not yet know the text for engraving.

For example, if you want the box to be delivered quickly for a birth but you do not yet know the name and birth date, then you can best order the box (with engraving, enter: 'text will come later') due to delivery time / availability . As soon as you know the text for engraving, mail this to me. Then I can usually engrave it within a few days.

Can I have my own logo / image engraved?

Yes, that's possible. Keep in mind that the engraving is black / white. So if a logo / image is graphic then we can usually engrave it. When a good quality file is supplied in pdf, the price is 15, -. If the file still needs editing then 10-20 euro is added. Send the file by e-mail for a quote.

Can I have multiple surfaces engraved?

Yes, that's possible. First choose the area before the first engraving and fill in the desired text. After this an option for a second engraving for another plane appears. If you want a third engraving, please contact us.

Layout of text

We use the font 'Gabriola Regular' as standard. Subtle, elegant and with beautiful slim lines, perfect for engraving. (a different font is possible on request if it is in our 'font' collection)

The layout is provided by us by engraving. How this will look depends on the number of characters and the available surface. It is therefore possible that texts with long sentences are divided over multiple lines. If you would like to have an example of this in advance, let us know.

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ADDRESS & CONTACT

Rob de Looff

Robin Wood Music Boxes

Europalaan 41
3526 KN Utrecht
The Netherlands

Call: + 31 (0) 6 11 30 38 99
E-mail: [Email protected]

The above address is also a pick-up location for Utrecht. Visit by appointment only.

The studio is located in the wood workshop of 'De Createur'.

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Music box Calandra Elegant with luxurious mechanism

(2 customer reviews)

289.00 .

Elegant music jewelry box with large mechanism and an extra compartment. Detailed description, audio recordings and photos of wood types can be found on the product page.

Expected delivery date is between November 2 - November 3
  • *Song

    Scroll down for all audio recordings.

    Please inquire for purchase by email / tel. whether the melody is available! The delivery time can be up to 4-8 weeks.

    It is possible to have your own melody made. Delivery time 6-8 weeks. Conditions: The mechanism fits a maximum of 35 seconds. Enter the title of the track below + if possible a link to a performance + indication of which fragment is desired (max 35 sec!). If this is not possible, send the sheet music. If in doubt or if you have any questions, please contact us before purchasing!

  • *Wood type

    Scroll down for photos of wood species.

    Availability is subject to stock.

    If you can not make a choice, you can give a clue here. For example 'Something from Amsterdam' or 'light in color' or 'the type of wood does not matter'

    If your wish is not possible, I will contact you.

    Caution!

    This wood type is only available for music box Lude and Celesta ! Not for other boxes with a lid that need more thickness.

    Caution!

    This type of wood is CANNOT more available for music box Lude and Celesta ! Only for boxes WITH lid (due to wood thickness of 6mm)

    Which type of wood / tree should I make the box from? (see the trees page for the list of trees you can choose from)

  • Optional: An engraving in the wood makes the box extra personal.

    Text on top of the box

    The text comes centered on top of the box.

    Text inside the box

    The text is centered under the bird on the inside of the lid. With a long text, the bird is replaced by a smaller one or left out if desired.

    Text in front of the box

    The text is centered on the front of the box. There is little space (maximum 3 lines).

    • Up to 20 characters 12, - euro. You pay for the extra characters 0.15 € extra

    Text on the back of the box

    The text is centered on the back of the box. There is little space (maximum 3 rules). Not recommended for a long text.

    Second engraving on a different plane (12, - euro)

    Text on top of the box

    The text comes centered on top of the box.

    Text inside the box

    The text is centered under the bird on the inside of the lid. With a long text, the bird is replaced by a smaller one or left out if desired.

    Text in front of the box

    The text is centered on the front of the box. There is room for a maximum of 3 lines.

    Text on the back of the box

    The text is centered on the back of the box. There is room for a maximum of 3 lines.

  • Scroll down for photos of the engraving options

    • 15 €
  • By default you can wind up the mechanism at the bottom. The further you wind up, the longer the melody sounds. Optionally you can add the following:

    • 5 €
    • 25 €
  • Recommended to protect the mechanism. Made from 2 mm polycarbonate. Unbreakable, but sensitive to scratches. Has no adverse effect on the sound.

    • 39 €

    In the check out you can have the box sent to another address. Leave a short greeting or wish above, then I will write it on the card and package everything as a gift.

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Description

Music box 'Calandra Elegante' made of urban wood.
On the pictures you see an example box of this model that is specially made for you. You can choose wood type and melody yourself.

This mechanism is of very good quality and is placed in the front compartment. It has 30 or 36 tones and a very sophisticated sound. It plays approximately 7 minutes when it is fully wound on the bottom (see photo)

The music box has round corners on all sides. The horizontal sides of the lid are also rounded. All undersides have round bows, this makes the box extra elegant. The piping in a contrasting color wood is a subtle detail and gives it extra class. It has an extra compartment (6x12cm) for jewelry or other small items.

A very special gift for example for a birth, a wedding or birthday or any other reason to give your loved one something very special and personal gift! It is a box for beautiful memories and made for a lifetime!

It is carefully and lovingly handmade and finished with natural oil. At the bottom the box is 'signed' by the maker with tree name / location, month / year in which it is made and unique chronological number.
Will be packed in a suitable box with a card (NL / ENG)

Each box is unique and is made with a lot of attention and passion! Extra special is that we only use local wood and know the exact origin of every piece of wood! So no 'anonymous' wood but sustainable wood full of stories!

Below is a video of this model music box (in Essenhout) with 'Die Zauberflote' by Mozart. Here with the 'start / stop' element with which you can switch the mechanism on / off, for example by tilting the box ... (In the meantime, this music box model has been slightly modified: The mechanism is in the front part.) All corners are rounded plus round arches at the bottom for better sound):

Specifications

Length: 13,2 cm

Width: cm 13,2

Height: 5,5 cm

Mechanism: Wind-up (30 or 36 show)

Playtime: 6-8 minutes

The melody repeats after approximately 25-30 seconds.

Wood finish: Natural wood oil

Lid: Yes

Listen to audio

Show melody list 30 & 36. (great mechanics)

Unfortunately not all melodies are in the audio list. You can find some, including 'Amelie' on it Youtube Channel

30 or 36 indicates the number of tones, not the playing time. Mechanism with 36 tones is larger.

  1. Beethoven (30) 0:31
  2. Blue Danube (30) 0:36
  3. Blue Danube & Tales from Vienna Wood (36) J. Strauss 0:27
  4. Canon (30) Pachelbel 0:36
  5. Canon (36) Pachelbel 0:25
  6. Claire de Lune Claude Debussy 0:32
  7. Davy Jones Musical Locket (36) Pirates of the Caribbean 0:34
  8. Die Forelle Schubert 0:28
  9. Die Zauberflote (30) Mozart 0:40
  10. Die Zauberflote (36) Amadeus Mozart 0:30
  11. Edelweiss (30) 0:36
  12. Edelweiss (36) The Sound of Music 0:29
  13. FuÌr Elise (30) Beethoven 0:29
  14. Harry Potter Theme John Williams 0:34
  15. Hushabye Mountain (30) R. Sherman 0:30
  16. I'm Yours (36) Jason Mraz 0:31
  17. Just the Way You Are (36) Bruno Mars 0:32
  18. La vie and rose (30) Edith Piaf 0:32
  19. Spring (Four seasons) A. Vivaldi 0:40
  20. Let it be (30) Beatles 0:32
  21. Limelight (30) Charlie Chaplin 0:31
  22. Memory (Cats) Andrew Lloyd Webber 0:33
  23. Music of the Night (36) Phantom of the Opera 0:31
  24. My way (30) F. Sinatra 0:39
  25. Nocturne (36) Chopin 0:31
  26. Ombra mai fu (30) GF Trade 0:43
  27. Over the Rainbow Judy Garland 0:31
  28. Pirates of the Caribbean (36) 0:27
  29. Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (30) Rachmaninoff 0:30
  30. Romeo & Juliet (36) Nina Rota 0:27
  31. Salut d'Amour (36) Edgar Elgar 0:29
  32. Speak Softly Love (Godfather) Nina Rota 0:35
  33. Slipping Through My Fingers (36) ABBA 0:36
  34. Tristesse (36) Chopin 0:32
  35. Waltz nr.2 from Jazz Suite no. 2 (36) Shostakovich 0:34
  36. Waltz of the flowers (30) Tchaikovsky 0:34
  37. Waltz of the Flowers (36) Tchaikovsky 0:31
  38. When You Wish Upon a Star (36) Pinocchio. 0:27
  39. Wind Beneath My Wings (30) 0:27
  40. Yesterday (30) Beatles 0:32
  41. Your Song (30) Elton John 0:27

Copyright audio recordings NJ Dean & Co and Robin Wood Music Boxes. not to be used for commercial purposes without prior written consent.

Wood species

Basic types of wood:

Exclusive woods:

Wood from some trees is exclusive and slightly more expensive for various reasons. This is due to a very small stock, hard-to-process wood or expensive wood price.

Wood species per city.

Note that each box is unique, even if it is made from the same tree. Every piece of wood is different. Color and drawing of the box that you finally receive can therefore differ from the examples on the photos, but these do give a reasonably good impression.

Amersfoort

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Amsterdam

New inside (25 January 2019): IEP De Lairessestraat & Czaar Peterstraat. TRUMPET TREE Frederiksplein, Chestnut Vondelpark and KERS Mozartkade. (no photos yet)

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Haarlem eo

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The Hague eo

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Leiden eo

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Rotterdam

Es & Populier city Rotterdam, exact place unknown

(no recordings yet)


Utrecht

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Engraving examples

Below some photo examples for engravings. There are two options:

1. Own text (most chosen) 15 euro.

The layout of the given text is provided separately per box. The final result depends on the amount of text and the available space. The more text, the smaller the letters. (long sentences are split up) We use standard 'Gabriola Regular' as a font. The text is engraved exactly as you have specified (except for long sentences, which can be divided into 2 rules). So if you want a date, for example, enter: 2 January 2019 instead of 02-01-2019.

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2. Inspiring texts and images (from 10 euro):

Previously engraved texts with a universal character. The photos are an example, the letter size depends on the chosen surface and box. The number of lines is also adjusted to the format. Eg: a rectangular box has more space for longer lines than a square box. Only the poems by Marie Louise Rene have the same engraved on each box (as in photos)

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FAQ

What is the delivery time?

Delivery times.

For send times and costs per country / region see the question: "What are the shipping costs"


Music boxes in stock: Shipped within 2 days.

The music boxes in stock will be sent within 2 working days. If you need the order asap, mention this in the comment that you can add, I will try to ship within 1 business day.

Note: With engraving + a maximum of 5 days extra delivery time.


Pick up in Utrecht (NL)

During checkout you can choose to send or pick up.

Collection is possible by appointment in the workshop at Europalaan no. 41


Music boxes made to measure: approximately 6 weeks

On the product page of the music box is below the price in orange letters the expected delivery date mention. This is based on a processing time of approximately 6 weeks calculated from the day you ordered.

In most cases you will receive the box on the indicated date, but this is no guarantee! This can also be 1 or 2 days later, especially if it is engraved. (If due to busy times the delivery time exceeds 2 days, you will be informed about this)

If it is important that you receive the box on the date indicated, please indicate this at "add a comment" on the product page or leave one Order note back in the shopping cart (below the shipping address)

What are the shipping times and costs?

Shipping times and costs per country / region

Prices incl. VAT if applicable + indication of the transit time.

To see the shipping costs for your country you can also use the send calculator use in the shopping cart.

Picking up an order is also possible in the Netherlands. This is possible by appointment in the workshop in Utrecht.


The Netherlands.

3,95 € (Mailbox post without T&T for mini music box 'Piccolo') 1 Business Days

4,95 € (Mailbox package for mini music box 'Piccolo') 1 Business Days

7,50 € (PostNL Parcel service / Service point delivery) 1 Business Days


Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg

7,50 € (Mailbox post without track and trace for mini music box 'Piccolo') 1-2 (BE), 4-8 working days (DE / LU)

8,50 € (Pickup Point) 1-2 Business Days

9,80 € (Regular Post / Courier) 1-2 Business Days

26,00 € (Express service) 1 Business Days


Denmark, France, Austria, United Kingdom

7,50 € (Mailbox post without T&T for mini music box 'Piccolo') 5-12 business days

12,00 € (Pickup Point) 2-3 Business Days

15,50 € (Regular Post / Courier) 2-3 Business Days

30,25 € (Regular Post / Courier) 1 Business Days


Hungary, Portugal, Sweden

7,50 € (Mailbox post without T&T for mini music box 'Piccolo') 6-12 Business Days

16,95 € (Regular Post / Courier) 2-3 Business Days

18,50 € (Regular Post / Courier) 2-3 Business Days

32,50 € (Express service) 1 Business Days


Italyë, Poland

7,50 € (Mailbox post without T&T for mini music box 'Piccolo') 6-12 Business Days

18,00 € (Standard / To Access Point) 2-3 working days

30,25 € (Express service) 1 Business Days


Europe other countries

7,50 € (Only for EU countries: Letterbox post without T&T for mini music box 'Piccolo') 7-14 Business Days

18,00 to 29,00 euros (Regular Post / Courier) 2-5 Business Days

35,00 € (Express service) 1 Business Days

You can also use the shipping calculator in the shopping basket to calculate the shipping costs.


Worldwide

Worldwide, VAT is shipped free with regular mail or Express service. Note that you may have to pay import duties (Tax).


United States, Canada, Mexico

27,00 € (Regular Post) 7-25 working days depending on destination

59,00 € (Express service) 1-3 working days depending on destination


Asia, Australia, New Zealand

30,00 € (Regular Post) 7-25 working days depending on destination

65,00 € (Express service) 1-3 working days depending on destination


Other countries worldwide

35,00 € (Regular Post) 7-25 working days depending on destination

75,00 € (Express service) 2-4 working days depending on destination

145 € (Express service for Russia) 2-5 working days

You can also use the shipping calculator in the shopping basket to calculate the shipping costs.

Are there music boxes currently in stock?

If you need something quickly:

The stock of music boxes that are immediately available can be found via the menu: Webshop> In Stock

These are the boxes that you can purchase through this webshop and pick up in the workshop or have it shipped. Possibly with an engraving (the delivery time is then + max 5 days).

Other sales points

There are also a number of sales places in the Netherlands where you can buy the music boxes. They usually have a limited stock of mostly small music boxes. Click here for an overview of these sales spots.

Open Atelier in Utrecht

Number of times a year there is an Open Atelier in Utrecht. The dates for 2020 are not yet known.

I'm looking for a melody that does not appear in the webshop

The standard melody collection can be found in the audio playlists and in the drop down menu with each box.

For the complete lists of all other melodies that can be ordered, go to the Audio page and scroll all the way down. If the melody you are looking for is not listed, then I cannot order it for you either.

Can I have my own melody made?

If you have your own composition that you would like to have on mechanics, or a piece of music that does not yet exist on mechanics, then there are the following options:

Large winding mechanism with custom melody

For a large, luxurious mechanism with 30 tones, it is possible to have an arrangement made of a piece of music that you supply yourself. This can be an audio file, (you tube) video or sheet music. Ideally both audio / video + sheet music. The mechanism fits a maximum of 40 seconds. So indicate with your application exactly which piece it is of a maximum of 40 seconds.

Costs: 219 euros. Only possible in combination with a music box for luxury mechanics. If interested, contact Rob or order a music box directly. On the product page you can choose the last option 'Custom Tune' at 'Melody' and fill in the details. In the webshop menu, go to music boxes 'With Luxury Mechanics'

On request, your own melody on a 50-tone mechanism is also possible. From 995, - incl. Wooden sound box.

Large manual mechanism to program yourself

Another possibility is a 'make your own melody' set. If you are musically inclined you can make your own melody with the punch pliers and the supplied paper strip. This mechanism has 20 or 30 tones and a very nice warm sound. It is manual, which means that you have to keep running to let it play. On this website, the mechanism is available both separately and with a wooden sound box. Here for sale

Large runs for small mechanics with 18 tones.

The small mechanisms with a self-supplied melody can also be made in large quantities:

From 1000 pieces the price per hand mechanism is approximately 2,50 ex. VAT. plus 250 euro development costs and shipping costs (varies) Delivery time: approximately 8 weeks.

The minimum order is for windable mechanics (18 tones) 250 pieces and the price around 10 euro ex. VAT per item. Delivery time: 8 weeks.

(prices are only for the mechanics, without wooden sound box)

What is the difference between manual and wind-up?

The difference is that with a manual mechanism you have to keep turning on the lever to make the music sound. This lever is always on the side and is visible. Depending on the melody, it is silver-colored with a red ball or completely golden. A manual mechanism has 18 tones.

A wind-up mechanism plays on itself for a few minutes. You just have to wind it up, the further you wind up the longer it plays. The winding key is at the bottom of the box, out of sight. A windable mechanism is available in different versions. The smallest has 18 tones. Larger, more expensive mechanisms have 30,36,50 or even 72 tones.

What does 18 / 30 / 36 / 50 mean?

This indicates the number of tones that are on the mechanism. To be more precise; The mechanism has a comb with teeth that are tuned from high to low. There is also a rotating cylinder with pins, the position of these pins make the melody, and every time a peg touches a tooth, a tone sounds. The smallest and most sold mechanisms have 18 tones. (music box Lude, Celesta, Robin, Tamino) There are also larger mechanisms with 30, 36 (Tamino, Calandra) and 50 tones (Orpheus, from 675 euro). You can imagine that the more tones there are, the more beautiful it will sound because it is closer to the original. The mechanism also plays longer and contains a larger fragment of the original piece of music. The quality of the materials is better and therefore also the sound.

Questions about engraving

I do not yet know the text for engraving.

For example, if you want the box to be delivered quickly for a birth but you do not yet know the name and birth date, then you can best order the box (with engraving, enter: 'text will come later') due to delivery time / availability . As soon as you know the text for engraving, mail this to me. Then I can usually engrave it within a few days.

Can I have my own logo / image engraved?

Yes, that's possible. Keep in mind that the engraving is black / white. So if a logo / image is graphic then we can usually engrave it. When a good quality file is supplied in pdf, the price is 15, -. If the file still needs editing then 10-20 euro is added. Send the file by e-mail for a quote.

Can I have multiple surfaces engraved?

Yes, that's possible. First choose the area before the first engraving and fill in the desired text. After this an option for a second engraving for another plane appears. If you want a third engraving, please contact us.

Layout of text

We use the font 'Gabriola Regular' as standard. Subtle, elegant and with beautiful slim lines, perfect for engraving. (a different font is possible on request if it is in our 'font' collection)

The layout is provided by us by engraving. How this will look depends on the number of characters and the available surface. It is therefore possible that texts with long sentences are divided over multiple lines. If you would like to have an example of this in advance, let us know.

Trees card

These are all trees from which music boxes were once made. There is therefore no more wood stock from many trees.

To find a specific tree click on the icon at the top left. Click again to close.

2 reviews for Music box Calandra Elegant with luxurious mechanism

  1. Ad (verified owner) -

    I bought this beautiful music box for my first grandson with the favorite song of mama, my oldest daughter. Mom thinks it is a very nice box and my dear son sleeps nicely on it 🙂 I already know what I will buy as a gift for my next grandchild.

  2. Carla Vorster -

    My deceased partner loved music and as a unique memory I now have a jewel of a music box with a separate space for the ashes destination. Also the personal engravings that have been executed with great care and passion, make this music box a true work of art. All praise! Gerard was a Haarlemmer and the box was beautifully executed in beech wood. The beech comes from the Haarlemmer Hout. People and nature always find each other back.

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