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.

Contactform

FOLLOW ROBIN WOOD!

Contact Rob.

Note: Due to holidays I am not available as usual. It is best to send a message by email or the contact form then I try to answer within 1 week.

The fastest way to reach me during working hours is by phone. If you are not in a hurry use the contact form or view all other contact options below.

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'.

Music box Manual. Maple Utrecht (Schimmelplein)

Music box Manual. Maple Utrecht (Schimmelplein)
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Music box Manual. Maple Utrecht (Schimmelplein)

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Music box with Robin and manual mechanics.

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Description

Music box made from a maple from Utrecht.

If sold out: Reorder possible (extra delivery time)

This small music box has a cut out Redbreast on a branch at the top! The mechanism (for which you can choose a melody yourself) is manual. This means that you have to turn the lever yourself! Depending on the melody, the mechanism is silver with a red ball or completely gold.

The box on the pictures is 1 from the series. Wood drawing and color of the box that you eventually receive will differ slightly because each box is unique.

How is it made?

This music box is a synthesis of modern technology and craftsmanship. After the wood (sustainable reuse of a city tree) has been carefully selected by Rob and sawn and planed to size, it is hollowed out with the aid of a computer-controlled cutter. The box (which consists of 2 parts) is made of 1 piece of wood! without the use of glue. After it has been eroded, it is put together by Rob and finished. (lots of sanding!) The box is treated with natural oil. At the bottom of each box the tree data is written, as well as the month and year in which it was made (often for later!) A box is made in the same month in which the child was born or the wedding or any other event for which the box was given )

Extra information:

Dimensions: 65x65x55mm (LxWxH)

Weight: more than 100 grams

Comes in a suitable cardboard box with a beautiful card (NL / ENG) on which the melody is also mentioned.

This model music box with Memory Cats for example:

About this tree

Maple from Utrecht. Schimmelplein

The tree had to be felled due to a trunk / cavity attack.
This maple tree stood on the Schimmelplein of 1950-2015, but according to some the tree was planted far before 1950. This square is the heart of Utrecht's New England district and a square that belongs to the youth.
The Schimmelplein is a beautiful large and green square in the middle of the neighborhood. Children play in the sandpit and on the playground equipment, learn to ride a bike and skate, play soccer every day, have a picnic in the summer and skate in the winter.

Want to know more about (the symbolism) of trees? Then I can heartily recommend the following website: "The voice of the trees"

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.

Engraving examples

Examples of engravings.

The formatting of the specified 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)

We use 'Gabriola Regular' as the font as standard. The text will be engraved exactly as you have specified (except for long lines that can be split). An example: If you want a date written out, enter: 2 January instead of 02-01

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Listen to audio

melody list for music boxes with manual mechanism (18 tones)

Depending on the melody, the mechanism is golden or silver with a red button.

  1. When I stand on top of the Dom 0:58 noon CEST
  2. By moonlight 0:18 noon CEST
  3. Beauty & the Beast 0:16 noon CEST
  4. Canon in D Pachelbel 0:14 noon CEST
  5. Canto Ostinato Simeon ten Holt 0:50 noon CEST
  6. Can not help falling in love with you Elvis Presley 0:13 noon CEST
  7. Moonlight Claude Debussy 0:15 noon CEST
  8. Carmen, Chanson du Toreador Bizet 0:19 noon CEST
  9. Coppelia Waltz Leo Delibes 0:19 noon CEST
  10. Dans le port d'Amsterdam Jaques Brel 0:49 noon CEST
  11. Eine small night music Amadeus Mozart 0:16 noon CEST
  12. Fly me to the moon Frank Sinatra 0:16 noon CEST
  13. Fur Elise Beethoven 0:17 noon CEST
  14. Girl from Ipanema F. sinatra 0:15 noon CEST
  15. Greensleeves 0:15 noon CEST
  16. Gymnopedy No.1 E. Satie 0:21 noon CEST
  17. Harry Potter Theme John Williams 0:14 noon CEST
  18. Imagine John Lennon 0:48 noon CEST
  19. La Boheme Charles Aznavour 0:18 noon CEST
  20. La vie en rose E. Piaf 0:17 noon CEST
  21. La donne e mobile (Rigoletto) G. Verdi 0:17 noon CEST
  22. La false de Amelie Yann Tiersen 0:12 noon CEST
  23. Let it be Beatles 0:17 noon CEST
  24. Les Champs Élysées 0:19 noon CEST
  25. Liebestraum Nr.3 Franz Liszt 0:16 noon CEST
  26. Little black raincloud Winni the Pooh 0:51 noon CEST
  27. Memory Cats ALWebber 0:18 noon CEST
  28. Menuett in G-Dur. J.S.Bach 0:40 noon CEST
  29. My favorite things Sound of music 0:14 noon CEST
  30. My Way Frank Sinatra 0:22 noon CEST
  31. Nocturno Chopin 0:18 noon CEST
  32. Ode to Joy Beethoven 0:16 noon CEST
  33. Romeo and Juliet Nina Rota 0:15 noon CEST
  34. Somewhere over the rainbow Judy Garland 0:14 noon CEST
  35. Speak Softly Love (Godfather) Nina Rota 0:15 noon CEST
  36. Spring (The Four Seasons) Antonio Vivaldi 0:15 noon CEST
  37. Stairway to heaven Led Zeppelin 0:21 noon CEST
  38. Strangers in the night Frank Sinatra 0:16 noon CEST
  39. Swanlake Tchaikovsky 0:16 noon CEST
  40. The Magic Flute Amadeus Mozart 0:14 noon CEST
  41. Thats what friend are for 0:16 noon CEST
  42. Traumerei R. Schumann 0:50 noon CEST
  43. Tulips from Amsterdam 0:13 noon CEST
  44. Twinkle twinkle little star (Shorty) 0:19 noon CEST
  45. Wedding march Mendelssohn 0:17 noon CEST
  46. Waltz of the flowers Tchaikovsky 0:14 noon CEST
  47. We are the champions Queen 0:20 noon CEST
  48. Lullaby (Lullaby) J. Brahms 0:19 noon CEST
  49. Lullaby (Lullaby) Mozart 0:17 noon CEST
  50. What a wonderful world 0:14 noon CEST
  51. You are the sunshine or my life Stevie Wonder 0:21 noon CEST
  52. Yesterday The Beatles 0:16 noon CEST

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

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