SOME HISTORY: 30 note, 50 note and 72 note Sankyo luxurious Music Box series "Orpheus" was named after the minstrel master Orpheus of Greek mythology. The Sankyo "Orpheus" music boxes have very deep and beautiful sounds true to its name. Sankyo reproduced the "needling" technology, (the art of driving needles into the cylinder of the music box introduced by skilled craftsmen of Europe in the 19th century) and has refined and polished the procedure to perfection.
Prices may vary by wide margins. Chinese movements are less expensive than the superior Sankyo of Japan. We do not stock the Chinese but a couple of our cabinet makers supply them with their boxes, obviously to keep the prices down. You may see a few to which this explanation applies, on their more information pages. Please feel free to call us 888 884 2533. We are able to order those boxes without movements and supply the Sankyo movements. there might be a small increase in price.