Frequently Asked Questions & Contact Form

What are the shipping times and costs?

Shipping times and costs per country / region

The expected delivery date is stated on the product page of each music box.

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



Pick up in Utrecht (NL)

During checkout you can also choose to pick up instead of shipping.

Pick up is possible by appointment in the workshop at Europalaan no. 41 in Utrecht.



The Netherlands

Delivery with The Bicycle Courier , DHL & Save your Parcel

5,00 € (Letterbox package) 2-3 days

7,50 € (Packet service) 2-3 days

SUPER FAST RUSH DELIVERY: 

17,50 euros. (Same Day Delivery) The same day between 17 p.m. - 22 p.m. ** (Purchase before sunrise)

** From Monday to Friday, with the exception of the Wadden Islands. Only for music boxes in stock without extra delivery time and engraving.
** Including an engraving: + 1 working day
** Sometimes Same Day Delivery is not possible, eg during days off. In the shopping cart you can then see what the first possible delivery date is for the selected box.



Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg

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

26,00 € (Express service) 1 Business Days


Denmark, France, Austria, United Kingdom

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

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


Hungary, Portugal, Sweden

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

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

30,25 € (Express service) 1 Business Days


Europe other countries

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

 

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

All prices including 21% VAT if applicable.

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 35 seconds. So indicate with your application exactly which piece it is of a maximum of 35 seconds.

Costs: 219 euros (excluding music box). Only possible in combination with a music box for luxury mechanics. If you are interested, please 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 Luxemechaniek'

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)

Where else can you buy the music boxes?

You can find all (physical) sales points here

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

No, in principle this is not possible with a few exceptions. You can submit a request, perhaps there are more people who would like to see the same melody in the collection. Only worldwide known melodies stand a chance.

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 by itself for a few minutes. You just need to wind it up, the further you wind it the longer it plays. The winding key is on the bottom of the box, out of sight. A wind-up mechanism is available in various versions. The smallest has 18 tones. Larger, more expensive machine heads 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 before a birth, but you do not yet know the name and date of birth, it is best to order the box (with engraving, fill in: 'text will be later') due to delivery time / availability . As soon as you know the text for engraving, email 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

By default we use the font 'Gabriola Regular'. Subtle, elegant and with beautiful sleek 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!

    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 (Sonnenborgh)

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

    (3 customer reviews)

    39.00 .

    Music box with Winter King and manual mechanics.

    Out of stock

    000

    About this tree

    Maple from Utrecht. Sonnenborgh

    This maple tree stood on the canal in the bend against the quay wall of observatory Sonnenborgh in the heart
    Utrecht. The tree is from around 1900 and had to be felled due to root pressure against the quay wall.

     

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

    Description

    Music box made from a maple from Utrecht.

    Number of boxes now in stock: See above. If sold out: Reorder possible. (extra delivery time)

    This small music box has a cut out Winter King 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:

    FAQ

    What are the shipping times and costs?

    Shipping times and costs per country / region

    The expected delivery date is stated on the product page of each music box.

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



    Pick up in Utrecht (NL)

    During checkout you can also choose to pick up instead of shipping.

    Pick up is possible by appointment in the workshop at Europalaan no. 41 in Utrecht.



    The Netherlands

    Delivery with The Bicycle Courier , DHL & Save your Parcel

    5,00 € (Letterbox package) 2-3 days

    7,50 € (Packet service) 2-3 days

    SUPER FAST RUSH DELIVERY: 

    17,50 euros. (Same Day Delivery) The same day between 17 p.m. - 22 p.m. ** (Purchase before sunrise)

    ** From Monday to Friday, with the exception of the Wadden Islands. Only for music boxes in stock without extra delivery time and engraving.
    ** Including an engraving: + 1 working day
    ** Sometimes Same Day Delivery is not possible, eg during days off. In the shopping cart you can then see what the first possible delivery date is for the selected box.



    Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg

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

    26,00 € (Express service) 1 Business Days


    Denmark, France, Austria, United Kingdom

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

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


    Hungary, Portugal, Sweden

    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

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

    30,25 € (Express service) 1 Business Days


    Europe other countries

    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

     

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

    All prices including 21% VAT if applicable.

    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 35 seconds. So indicate with your application exactly which piece it is of a maximum of 35 seconds.

    Costs: 219 euros (excluding music box). Only possible in combination with a music box for luxury mechanics. If you are interested, please 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 Luxemechaniek'

    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)

    Questions about engraving

    I do not yet know the text for engraving.

    For example, if you want the box to be delivered quickly before a birth, but you do not yet know the name and date of birth, it is best to order the box (with engraving, fill in: 'text will be later') due to delivery time / availability . As soon as you know the text for engraving, email 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

    By default we use the font 'Gabriola Regular'. Subtle, elegant and with beautiful sleek 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.

     

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

    No, in principle this is not possible with a few exceptions. You can submit a request, perhaps there are more people who would like to see the same melody in the collection. Only worldwide known melodies stand a chance.

    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 by itself for a few minutes. You just need to wind it up, the further you wind it the longer it plays. The winding key is on the bottom of the box, out of sight. A wind-up mechanism is available in various versions. The smallest has 18 tones. Larger, more expensive machine heads 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.

    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.

    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 small mechanism (18 tones)

    Most recordings are electronic [Midi] So the music box 'live' naturally sounds different. Slight mechanical noises are part of this. (for example you can hear the propeller and the radars turning)

    Note: There are a number of melodies in this list that can only be wound up, not manually. If that is the case, it will be stated there.

    During playback, an audio bar will appear at the bottom of the page. If you click on the dashes to the left of the play buttons, you will get the playlist full screen. 

    Have fun listening!

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    Shipping costs & times

    What are the shipping times and costs?

    Shipping times and costs per country / region

    The expected delivery date is stated on the product page of each music box.

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



    Pick up in Utrecht (NL)

    During checkout you can also choose to pick up instead of shipping.

    Pick up is possible by appointment in the workshop at Europalaan no. 41 in Utrecht.



    The Netherlands

    Delivery with The Bicycle Courier , DHL & Save your Parcel

    5,00 € (Letterbox package) 2-3 days

    7,50 € (Packet service) 2-3 days

    SUPER FAST RUSH DELIVERY: 

    17,50 euros. (Same Day Delivery) The same day between 17 p.m. - 22 p.m. ** (Purchase before sunrise)

    ** From Monday to Friday, with the exception of the Wadden Islands. Only for music boxes in stock without extra delivery time and engraving.
    ** Including an engraving: + 1 working day
    ** Sometimes Same Day Delivery is not possible, eg during days off. In the shopping cart you can then see what the first possible delivery date is for the selected box.



    Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg

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

    26,00 € (Express service) 1 Business Days


    Denmark, France, Austria, United Kingdom

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

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


    Hungary, Portugal, Sweden

    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

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

    30,25 € (Express service) 1 Business Days


    Europe other countries

    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

     

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

    All prices including 21% VAT if applicable.

    3 reviews for Music box Manual. Maple Utrecht (Sonnenborgh)

    1. Joella (verified owner) -

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      We are very happy with our beautiful refined music box.
      The wood comes from a tree that stood at our wedding location, the music is the lullaby song we sang for our son, and the image of the little wren refers to the snow-white winter day when our son was born. In addition, the engravings with names and dates that are important to us complete this tangible memory.

    2. Anonymous (verified owner) -

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      Beautiful gift. The story behind it not only makes it beautiful but also valuable. A reminder to remember in the form of a box. Thanks!

    3. Marijke Eppink (verified owner) -

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      Very nice!

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