Frequently Asked Questions & Contact Form

What are the shipping times and costs?

Delivery times and shipping 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

5,50 € (Letterbox package) 4-6 days

8,25 € (Packet service) 4-6 days

RUSH DELIVERY: 

16,95 euro. (Courier) 1-2 days> if in stock & without engraving

[Urgent delivery with engraving = 2 days extra delivery time!]



Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg

9,90 € (Regular Post / Courier)  4-6 working days

26,00 € (express service) 1 Business Days


Denmark, France, Austria, United Kingdom

15,50 € (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 working days

30,25 € (Express Service) 1-2 Business Days


Hungary, Portugal, Sweden

16,95 € (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 working days

18,50 € (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 working days

32,50 € (express service) 1-2 Business Days


Italyë, Poland

18,00 € (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 Business Days

30,25 € (express service) 1-2 Business Days


Europe other countries

18,00 to 29,00 euros (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 working days

35,00 € (express service) 1-3 Business Days

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


Worldwide

Worldwide shipping is VAT free with regular mail or Express service. Please 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?

UPDATE 14 OCT 2021: IT IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO CREATE YOUR OWN MELODY! THE SUPPLIER WILL NO MORE TAKE ORDERS DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF PARTS. POSSIBLE WEATHER FROM SPRING 2022

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 .

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.

 

Contact form

    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. I would like to meet you without a mouth mask.

    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 Tamino Elegante with robins and tree of life. Oak & Beech The Hague

    Music box Tamino Elegante with robins and tree of life. Oak & Beech The Hague
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    Music box Tamino Elegante with robins and tree of life. Oak & Beech The Hague

    (2 customer reviews)

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    Music box with robins and tree of life and luxurious mechanism.

    Choose a melody yourself below. Scroll down for audio recordings!

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    Music box Tamino Elegante with 30 tone mechanism. Made from Royal Beuk & Oak from The Hague.

    This is a royal music box for several reasons! A special Royal edition (6 pieces)

    Why is this a royal music box?

    First: The Oak is called the King of the forest, symbolizing strength, fame and victory. The Oak also symbolizes invincibility and immortality because of its robust character (Eik in Latin = Quercus Robur). In short, a real Sun Tree, Majestic and regal.

    The Beech, and that was a surprise to me too, is called the mother or Queen of the forest because of her warm appearance and graceful and refined appearance. A truly gracious tree. The Beech therefore symbolizes wisdom and motherly warmth.

    Second: Because the wood of this music box comes from two trees that were rooted in royal grounds: Landgoed De Horsten in Wassenaar (here the princesses grew up) and Het Haagse Bos in The Hague, where the family now lives. Third: The King and Queen, have been given the first box. (The princesses each got a small box made of the same wood) Read the report in my Blog how this came to be…


    This beautiful music box is a feast for the eyes and the ear! The luxurious 30-tone mechanism is in the middle of the oval and is protected by a glass plate (Perspex). On top are engraved five robins on a branch, two large and three small! inside a carved tree of life in beech wood.

    You can choose a melody yourself from the drop down menu. Most melodies are in stock, if not, this is stated there. There is then an extra delivery time.

    NOTE: The box on the photos is an example! Wood drawing and color of the box that you ultimately receive will differ, 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 using a cutter. The box (which consists of 2 solid parts) is made from the same piece of wood!

    After it has been eroded, it is assembled and further finished. (lots of sanding!) The box is completely 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:

    Playing time: 5-7 minutes (approx. 30 seconds without repetition)

    Dimensions: 14.5 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm (LxWxH)

    Weight: approx. 400 grams (depending on the type of wood)

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

    This music box with its own melody?

    For this music box with 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 state with your application exactly which piece it is of a maximum of 40 seconds.

    Package costs: 219 euros. If you are interested, please contact Rob if you are unsure whether the fragment in question is suitable for a music box or order this music box directly. At the option 'Melody' you choose the last option: 'Custom Tune' and you can fill in the details.

    The delivery time for this music box with its own melody is approximately 2 months.

    About this tree

    Music box made of Oak from Het Haagse Bos in The Hague & Beuk from Landgoed De Horsten in Wassenaar.

    Origin of wood: The Hague City Sawmill. (At the moment, this initiative has already been canceled due to difficult cooperation with the municipality of The Hague)

    Photo of Huis Ten Bosch Palace located in the Haagse Bos:

     

    Country house Eikenhorst, located on Landgoed De Horsten in Wassenaar:

     

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

    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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    FAQ

    What are the shipping times and costs?

    Delivery times and shipping 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

    5,50 € (Letterbox package) 4-6 days

    8,25 € (Packet service) 4-6 days

    RUSH DELIVERY: 

    16,95 euro. (Courier) 1-2 days> if in stock & without engraving

    [Urgent delivery with engraving = 2 days extra delivery time!]



    Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg

    9,90 € (Regular Post / Courier)  4-6 working days

    26,00 € (express service) 1 Business Days


    Denmark, France, Austria, United Kingdom

    15,50 € (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 working days

    30,25 € (Express Service) 1-2 Business Days


    Hungary, Portugal, Sweden

    16,95 € (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 working days

    18,50 € (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 working days

    32,50 € (express service) 1-2 Business Days


    Italyë, Poland

    18,00 € (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 Business Days

    30,25 € (express service) 1-2 Business Days


    Europe other countries

    18,00 to 29,00 euros (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 working days

    35,00 € (express service) 1-3 Business Days

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


    Worldwide

    Worldwide shipping is VAT free with regular mail or Express service. Please 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?

    UPDATE 14 OCT 2021: IT IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO CREATE YOUR OWN MELODY! THE SUPPLIER WILL NO MORE TAKE ORDERS DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF PARTS. POSSIBLE WEATHER FROM SPRING 2022

    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.

    Listen to audio

    Melody list for music boxes with large mechanism (30 tones)

    Luxury wind-up mechanism with 30 tones. The winding key is on the bottom of the box. The mechanism plays for about 5-8 minutes. The melody will repeat itself after approximately 25-35 seconds. Most recordings are MIDI's so not a live mechanical recording.

    Have fun listening!

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    You can scroll in the playlist! 

    Shipping costs & times

    What are the shipping times and costs?

    Delivery times and shipping 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

    5,50 € (Letterbox package) 4-6 days

    8,25 € (Packet service) 4-6 days

    RUSH DELIVERY: 

    16,95 euro. (Courier) 1-2 days> if in stock & without engraving

    [Urgent delivery with engraving = 2 days extra delivery time!]



    Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg

    9,90 € (Regular Post / Courier)  4-6 working days

    26,00 € (express service) 1 Business Days


    Denmark, France, Austria, United Kingdom

    15,50 € (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 working days

    30,25 € (Express Service) 1-2 Business Days


    Hungary, Portugal, Sweden

    16,95 € (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 working days

    18,50 € (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 working days

    32,50 € (express service) 1-2 Business Days


    Italyë, Poland

    18,00 € (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 Business Days

    30,25 € (express service) 1-2 Business Days


    Europe other countries

    18,00 to 29,00 euros (Regular Post / Courier) 4-6 working days

    35,00 € (express service) 1-3 Business Days

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


    Worldwide

    Worldwide shipping is VAT free with regular mail or Express service. Please 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.

    2 reviews for Music box Tamino Elegante with robins and tree of life. Oak & Beech The Hague

    1. Anonymous (verified owner) -

      Verified ratingVerified rating - view originalExternal link | nlNorth Holland, Netherlands

      Bought this royal music box from Robin, as a welcome gift for little Feline.
      She sleeps like a baby to the beautiful sounds of (the king) Elvis who plays this beautifully decorated music box. A gift with a story was very much appreciated by the parents

    2. Annette W. (verified owner) -

      Verified ratingVerified rating - view originalExternal link | gbEngland, United Kingdom

      Bought one of the royal music boxes as an anniversary gift, and the recipients were delighted with it.
      The service , and contact with Rob were very good.
      Plus the delivery service was brilliant, especially as it have traveled quite a distance. It arrived beautifully wrapped too.
      Would recommend Robin Wood to anyone

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