Frequently Asked Questions & Contact form

What is the delivery time?

Delivery times.

For shipping 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 can be sent within 1 a 2 working days. (Except for music boxes that are in the classical music cafe 'Het Muzieklokaal').

Note: With engraving + max. 5 days extra delivery time.


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)


Pick up in Utrecht or Amersfoort (NL)

During checkout you can choose to send or pick up.

Pick up is possible by appointment only in Amersfoort (in the evenings and at the weekend) and in Utrecht (during the day during the week). Contact us in due time to make an appointment.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping costs per country / region

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

Picking up orders in Utrecht or Amersfoort is also possible. This is only possible by appointment!


The Netherlands.

7,50 € (PostNL Parcel service / Service point delivery) 1 working day

9,50 € (Evening delivery) 1 working day.


Europe (EU)

Belgium, Germany: Standard: 10 euro (2-3 days) Express: 15 euro (1-2 days)

Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom: Standard: 18 euro: 3-5 days. Express: 24 euros: 2-4 days.

Cyprus, Malta: Standard: 30 euro (3-5 days). Express: 69 euros (2-3 days)

Other EU countries: Standard: 24 euro (3-5 days) Express: 33 euro (2-3 days)

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


Europe (Non EU)

Andorra, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Vatican, Switzerland: Standard: 22 euro (3-5 working days) Express: 55 euro. (2-3 days)

Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Monaco, Slovenia: Standard: 27 euro (3-5 working days) Express: 33 euro (2-3 days)

Other countries: Standard: 27 euros. (3-5 working days) Express: 55 euro (2-3 working days)

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


Worldwide.

We ship worldwide with regular mail or UPS Express service.

REGULAR POST:

Worldwide: 30 euros. (7-25 days depending on destination)

UPS EXPRESS:

United States, Canada, Mexico: 45 euros. (2-3 working days)

China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand: 69 euros. (2-4 working days)

Other countries: 79 euro (2-4 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: Order> Directly available

These are the boxes that you can purchase through this webshop and pick up on location or have it sent. Possibly with an engraving (the delivery time is then + 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

Scheduled on Sunday 24 November 2019. Visit the website in early November for more info.

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:

Small mechanism made per piece

In Bangkok, Sorapong turns Turn Music Box into 'Custom Tunes' for small mechanics with 18 tones. This will cost you about 175 euro plus shipping and customs clearance costs. For all questions about this and more information visit website or the page about his work this website. It is then possible for Rob to make a sound box made of wood for this. (Update: Sorapong has stopped this temporarily! More info on his website)

Great mechanism for programming yourself

Another option is a 'make your own melody' set. If you are musically created you can make a melody yourself with the punching tongs and the accompanying paper strip. This mechanism has 30 tones and a very nice warm sound. It is manual, which means that you have to keep running for him to play. On this website the mechanism can be purchased separately as well as with a wooden sound box. Here for sale

Large print runs

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
Email: [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 Robin Recht (manual)

(3 customer reviews)

65.00 .

Music box with lid and manual mechanism. Choose your own wood type and melody.

  • *Song

    Scroll down for audio recordings

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

  • *Wood type

    Scroll down for photos of wood species.

    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 NOT 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)

  • Scroll down for photos and info.

    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 image on the inside of the lid.

    Text in front of the box

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

    Second engraving on another 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 image on the inside of the lid.

    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 €
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Description box

Music box Robin straight (manual)

This music box has a lid and can be completely opened. The sound is therefore the most beautiful when the lid is open.

This box has no roundings.

For the button that serves as a closure as well as the piping in the corners, a contrasting color of wood has been chosen, a subtle detail that is both beautiful and functional.

The mechanism works manually, this means that the melody only sounds as long as you turn the lever. For a clear sound it is placed on a 'floating' board in the middle of the box.

Carefully made and finished with natural oil. At the bottom 'signed' by the maker with tree name / location, month / year in which it was created and unique chronological number.
Will be packed in a suitable box with a card.

On the inside of the lid a bird is stuck on a twig, usually in the same wood type as the box.

Specifications

Length: 7,2 cm

Width: cm 7,2

Height: 5,5 cm

Mechanism: Manual

Wood finish: Natural wood oil

Lid: Yes

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

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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 shipping 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 can be sent within 1 a 2 working days. (Except for music boxes that are in the classical music cafe 'Het Muzieklokaal').

Note: With engraving + max. 5 days extra delivery time.


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)


Pick up in Utrecht or Amersfoort (NL)

During checkout you can choose to send or pick up.

Pick up is possible by appointment only in Amersfoort (in the evenings and at the weekend) and in Utrecht (during the day during the week). Contact us in due time to make an appointment.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping costs per country / region

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

Picking up orders in Utrecht or Amersfoort is also possible. This is only possible by appointment!


The Netherlands.

7,50 € (PostNL Parcel service / Service point delivery) 1 working day

9,50 € (Evening delivery) 1 working day.


Europe (EU)

Belgium, Germany: Standard: 10 euro (2-3 days) Express: 15 euro (1-2 days)

Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom: Standard: 18 euro: 3-5 days. Express: 24 euros: 2-4 days.

Cyprus, Malta: Standard: 30 euro (3-5 days). Express: 69 euros (2-3 days)

Other EU countries: Standard: 24 euro (3-5 days) Express: 33 euro (2-3 days)

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


Europe (Non EU)

Andorra, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Vatican, Switzerland: Standard: 22 euro (3-5 working days) Express: 55 euro. (2-3 days)

Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Monaco, Slovenia: Standard: 27 euro (3-5 working days) Express: 33 euro (2-3 days)

Other countries: Standard: 27 euros. (3-5 working days) Express: 55 euro (2-3 working days)

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


Worldwide.

We ship worldwide with regular mail or UPS Express service.

REGULAR POST:

Worldwide: 30 euros. (7-25 days depending on destination)

UPS EXPRESS:

United States, Canada, Mexico: 45 euros. (2-3 working days)

China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand: 69 euros. (2-4 working days)

Other countries: 79 euro (2-4 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: Order> Directly available

These are the boxes that you can purchase through this webshop and pick up on location or have it sent. Possibly with an engraving (the delivery time is then + 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

Scheduled on Sunday 24 November 2019. Visit the website in early November for more info.

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:

Small mechanism made per piece

In Bangkok, Sorapong turns Turn Music Box into 'Custom Tunes' for small mechanics with 18 tones. This will cost you about 175 euro plus shipping and customs clearance costs. For all questions about this and more information visit website or the page about his work this website. It is then possible for Rob to make a sound box made of wood for this. (Update: Sorapong has stopped this temporarily! More info on his website)

Great mechanism for programming yourself

Another option is a 'make your own melody' set. If you are musically created you can make a melody yourself with the punching tongs and the accompanying paper strip. This mechanism has 30 tones and a very nice warm sound. It is manual, which means that you have to keep running for him to play. On this website the mechanism can be purchased separately as well as with a wooden sound box. Here for sale

Large print runs

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.

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

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

Reviews(3)

  1. Corrie (verified owner) -

    even better than hoped !!!!

  2. Anonymous (verified owner) -

    Great quality. Music box is a great gift idea. Fast shipping. Excellent customer service.

  3. André Carvalho (verified owner) -

    The music box is beautiful! It surpassed all my expectations. Rob did an excelent work! Regarding the song, the sound is very clear and we were able to listen to it easily outdoors.
    I believe that this is a special destination for these trees!

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