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) 4-6 days

7,50 € (Packet service) 4-6 days

RUSH DELIVERY: 

16,95 euro. (Courier) 1-2 days> if in stock & without engraving [with engraving = 2 days extra delivery time!]



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 Mail) 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 Mail) 7-25 working days depending on destination

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


Other countries worldwide

35,00 € (Regular Mail) 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 'Met Luxemechaniek'. The delivery time for this music box with its own melody is approximately 8 weeks.

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

Unfortunately, it is not possible to request a different melody, with a few exceptions.

This is because I only purchase from the supplier a few times a year, and have to purchase at least 50 pieces per melody, which is expensive.

You can submit a request, perhaps there are more people who would like to see the same melody in the collection. Only well-known melodies stand a chance.

What is the difference between manual and wind-up?

The difference is that a manual mechanism you have to turn 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 gold-colored. A manual mechanism has 18 tones.

A wind-up mechanism plays by itself for a few minutes. You just have to wind it up, the further you wind it the longer it plays. The winding key is at the bottom of the box, out of sight (except for Piccolo, who has it at the top). 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 showing 18/23/30 mean?

This indicates the number of notes 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 determine the melody, and every time a pin hits a tooth, a tone is heard.

The smallest and most sold mechanisms have 18 tones. (music box Piccolo, Lude, Celesta, Robin, Tamino) There are also larger machine heads with 30 (Tamino, Calandra) and 50 tones (Orpheus, = temporarily unavailable).

You can imagine that the more tones there are, the nicer 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 so is 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'.

    The Createur Utrecht

    The large workshop during an open day. In the middle left is Rob .'s studio

    Music box Lude Wind up with Merel. Sweet Cherry Amsterdam (Kratontuin, Java Island)
    • music box cherry wood
    • music box blackbird
    • cherry crate garden
    • Music box of wood
      Packed as a gift

    Music box Lude Wind up with Merel. Sweet Cherry Amsterdam (Kratontuin, Java Island)

    54.00 .

    Music box with Blackbird and wind-up mechanism.

    Only 1 left in stock

    Expected delivery date is between September 29 - October 1
    • *Melodie

      Scroll down voor audio opnames.

      De lijst met overige melodieën die kunnen worden besteld vind je onderaan de AUDIO pagina. Check dus eerst of de gewenste melodie bestelbaar is alvorens hieronder een melodie in te vullen !!!

      De muziekdoos wordt geleverd zonder mechaniek (10 euro korting), maar met voorgeboorde gaten voor de schroeven en opwind sleutel aan de onderkant.

    • Gravering kost enkele dagen extra bovenop getoonde leverdatum!

      Tekst bovenop het doosje

      De tekst komt gecentreerd bovenop het doosje, onder de uitsnede. Er is ruimte voor 1 regel of eventueel een tweede regel in een kleiner lettertype. 

      Tekst voorop het doosje

      De tekst komt gecentreerd voorop het doosje. 

      Tekst achterop het doosje

      De tekst komt gecentreerd achterop het doosje. 

      De extra levertijd voor gravering is max 5 dagen

      Tweede gravering op een ander vlak (vanaf 10,-)

      Tekst bovenop het doosje

      De tekst komt gecentreerd bovenop het doosje, onder de uitsnede. Er is ruimte voor 1 regel of eventueel een tweede regel in een kleiner lettertype. 

      Tekst achterop het doosje

      De tekst komt gecentreerd achterop het doosje.

      Tekst voorop het doosje

      De tekst komt gecentreerd voorop het doosje. 

      In de check out kun je het doosje naar een ander adres laten verzenden. Laat hierboven een korte groet of wens achter. Vergeet niet je naam te vermelden tenzij je anoniem wilt blijven natturlijk:)

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    About this tree

    Cherry trees, Kraton garden Java Island, Amsterdam

    In the early morning of June 6, 2019, a heavy storm uprooted many trees in the country, including a number of trees in the Kraton Garden, a popular courtyard garden for local residents. The trees were there for 27 years and unfortunately could not be placed back.

     

    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 of Sweet Cherry, Kraton Garden Java Island.

    Read more about this tree under the TAB 'About this tree'

    This small music box has a carved Blackbird on the top! Because they love sweet cherries so much!!

    The mechanism (for which you can choose a melody yourself) can be wound on the bottom. It plays 3-4 minutes. The melody repeats after approximately 15 seconds.

    The box in the photos is 1 from the series. A representative example. Wood drawing and color of the box that you ultimately receive will differ slightly because each box is unique.

    If necessary, the box can also be opened (it consists of two parts that clamp together). But the best sound is obtained when the box is closed.

    How is it made?

    This music box is a synthesis of modern technique and handicraft. After the wood (sustainable reuse of a city tree) has been carefully selected by Rob and sawn to size and planed, it is hollowed out using a router.

    The box is made from 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.

    The tree information is written on the bottom of each box, as well as the month and year in which the box was made

    (nice for later! often a box is made in the same month in which the child was born or the wedding or any other event took place 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.

    Video recording of a similar box:

    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) 4-6 days

    7,50 € (Packet service) 4-6 days

    RUSH DELIVERY: 

    16,95 euro. (Courier) 1-2 days> if in stock & without engraving [with engraving = 2 days extra delivery time!]



    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 Mail) 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 Mail) 7-25 working days depending on destination

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


    Other countries worldwide

    35,00 € (Regular Mail) 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 'Met Luxemechaniek'. The delivery time for this music box with its own melody is approximately 8 weeks.

    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

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to request a different melody, with a few exceptions.

    This is because I only purchase from the supplier a few times a year, and have to purchase at least 50 pieces per melody, which is expensive.

    You can submit a request, perhaps there are more people who would like to see the same melody in the collection. Only well-known melodies stand a chance.

    What is the difference between manual and wind-up?

    The difference is that a manual mechanism you have to turn 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 gold-colored. A manual mechanism has 18 tones.

    A wind-up mechanism plays by itself for a few minutes. You just have to wind it up, the further you wind it the longer it plays. The winding key is at the bottom of the box, out of sight (except for Piccolo, who has it at the top). 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 showing 18/23/30 mean?

    This indicates the number of notes 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 determine the melody, and every time a pin hits a tooth, a tone is heard.

    The smallest and most sold mechanisms have 18 tones. (music box Piccolo, Lude, Celesta, Robin, Tamino) There are also larger machine heads with 30 (Tamino, Calandra) and 50 tones (Orpheus, = temporarily unavailable).

    You can imagine that the more tones there are, the nicer 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 so is 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 are not suitable for this wind-up box. You will see this automatically.

    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!

    album-art


    You can scroll in the playlist! 

    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) 4-6 days

    7,50 € (Packet service) 4-6 days

    RUSH DELIVERY: 

    16,95 euro. (Courier) 1-2 days> if in stock & without engraving [with engraving = 2 days extra delivery time!]



    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 Mail) 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 Mail) 7-25 working days depending on destination

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


    Other countries worldwide

    35,00 € (Regular Mail) 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.

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