Your own custom melody, a single 30 note Mechanism by Sankyo Orpheus is available. It plays for about 27-30 seconds. We can produce both copyrighted songs OR your own composition (original song).
A musical arrangement or simple score is needed. We can write it for you if you are unable...at additional charge. You will receive a simulation that plays your melody, note for note, for your approval.
Depending upon how busy the manufacturer is, it usually ships from Japan, six to 10 weeks from time of your confirmed approval.
Dimensions: 3 5/32" x 2 11/32" x 1" high.
If you wish more than 1 movement, the price would be $175.00 per additional movement.
There are other price breaks from 11 to 100, and for more than 100. Please email us for quote.
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You may place your order by clicking "add to cart" below. If you have any questions, there will be a text box for you to use.
[For larger orders, please email us]
Obtaining Music Rights
If the song you wish to put in your custom music box is your own composition, you need only send us a simple fax or letter with a short statement saying you are the author of the work, that we have your permission, and your signature.
If the song you wish to use was written by someone else, such as a popular tune played over the air, we will need to obtain permission from the publisher to mechanically reproduce it as a music box movement. This permission is called a synchronization (aka merchandising or novelty) rights license. To obtain this license, the publisher (or author in some cases) must be contacted to get that signed permission.
To save extra charges, You may make a quick search of the three major performing rights organizations to see which one handles that song, do a song search for the contact info for that artist/publisher on their website, and contact the artist/publisher for permission. Depending on the tune, the publisher and their time spent on legal work, there could be a charge of $35 to $250 to them. Occasionally there is an extra licensing fee.
If you wish us to do the search and request we would have to charge you for our time.
If you have the permission, then just fax a signed copy to us.
Links for your convenience are provided below