Your own music or your favorite tune (if unavailable) can be fabricated and installed in one of our quality music boxes. TheMusicHouse.Com carries the finest of Imported and Domestic boxes with Quality marquetry (inlaid patterns) from the best of Italian, German and Swiss Companies. Also, see our exclusive Custom cabinets.
If you are looking for ideas, you may browse through our many Collections or Categories listed in the music box category list on the right of this page (at the bottom if you are on a mobile device).
When you see something that interests you, click on it for further information and a larger graphic.
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If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to call us at 352 588 2800.
A custom-made music box is the perfect gift for any family member, friend or loved one. Our high-quality craftsmanship shines through on every personalized music box, mechanism, movement and disc we sell. These music boxes include either a tune from our ready-made tune lists or a fully customized tune. A person's own composition or an unavailable tune (may require copyright permission) can be fabricated and installed in one of our music boxes to create a magical gift that lasts a lifetime.
These are fine mechanical musical mechanisms or Discs and not digital music. Creating a personalized cylinder or disc music box with a custom song is a time-consuming and dedicated process.
Cylinder music boxes use perfectly placed pins on a rotating metal cylinder that come up under the comb and strike the appropriate prongs or tines of that comb. The longer prongs on the comb create lower notes while the shorter ones culminate in higher notes.
Disc player music boxes depend upon a custom disc punched exactly to create chads that protrude downward, strike star wheels and which in turn come up under the tines of the disc player's comb.
TheMusicHouse.com has several means of producing your custom music box.
A custom cylinder mechanism may be completely manufactured for you directly from Reuge or Sankyo OR a base can re-pinned and comb machined and replaced by one of our artisans here in the states. You then may select any one of our appropriately sized Italian Inlaid cabinets to house your customized mechanism.
Requirements to Facilitate Production of Your Custom Music.
A simple score or sheet music and an .mp3 sound file is requested. It is needed for the arranger to "set-up."
Within a short while, we will be able to send you a keyboard music box simulation for your approval. It will be a note by note version of how your melody will play but not having the exact tonality of a true music box. Upon your approval, production will begin and a personalized music box with your custom song will find its way to you for your own keepsake or as the perfect gift.
We have an extensive inventory of ready-made tunes and melodies. If your desired song is in our tune lists, it is a simple matter to install it in a cabinet of your choice. Italian Marquetry is available in many themes or our photo insert boxes allow you to customize even further. See our high gloss walnut finish jewelry box with a photo insert — to create a memorable gift. An engraved special message will remind a loved one how special they are every time they open the music box.
A special message or even a photo can be copied and engraved on a brass or silver plate to be applied outside on the top or to be very personal, inside of the lid . We have very handsome and simply beautiful cabinets in fine woods that are perfect for applied engraved plaques .... or others such as romantic singular rose designs with that personal message applied inside the lid.
If You are selecting a music box and a ready-made melody will work for you, you might enjoy browsing our sound libraries which include the most popular choices that our clients have asked for. They include classical music, a tune or a song from a favorite movie, Holiday Melodies and Hymns. Please keep in mind that we have many other melodies and tunes that may not be in the sound libraries. If you wish to call us, please do so! We're here for you!
If you are looking for ideas, you may browse through our many Collections or Categories in the music box category list on the right of this page (at the bottom if you are on a mobile device). When you see something that interests you, click on it for further information and a larger graphic.
Personalized music boxes with a custom song from TheMusicHouse.com make fantastic gifts for any family member or friend. Buying a personalized music box can create a very special gift for new parents or serve as a way to remember a beautiful wedding forever. The graduation of a music lover is also a special time to commemorate using a personalized music box with a custom song the individual composed.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us and maybe purchase a custom made music box today.