The box is made from Padauk wood with cherry, purpleheart, wenge and koa wood inlays. It plays Dark Eyes, Waltz of the Flowers and Kalinka. My original music boxes are crafted with exotic hardwoods.They are not stained or painted unless requested by custom order. My preferred finish is tung oil, which offers a glossy sheen that highlights the natural colors and textures of the different wood types. The corners are mitered cut and doweled for strength. The wooden hinges are a special signature feature used on most of my original music boxes. My artistic goal was to not use any screws, nails, or other metal fasteners in the box construction.
By necessity, machine or wood screws are used to hold the movement to the base of the box and metal on/off buttons/levers/plungers. Send me a message to request a link to the sound file. Music Box Maker is located at 170 Central Ave. Pacific Grove CA 93950 Come visit me! I started making wooden music boxes in 1980.It all started as an idea for Holiday gift giving. My initial boxes were simple. As I made more boxes the designs and construction evolved into quality works of art. Wherever possible the inlay designs or natural images in the wood grain will correlate to the music in the box. For example I made a mahogany box that had a beautiful "rainbow" pattern in the grain of the wood, so the music it played was "Over the Rainbow". My music boxes feature the finest quality Swiss made musical movements. Manufacturers include Reuge, Thorens, Brietler, Jaccard, and generic makers. There are occasions when I use a previously owned or antique musical movement that has been fully serviced or reconditioned to achieve a theme. A recent example is box #117-2-4 with the Star inlay design. It has a vintage 1970s movement that plays "Good Morning Starshine" and "Aquarius" from the musical "Hair". In 2005 I began repairing and restoring antique and vintage musics boxes for sale. I also began to convert various types of vintage and antique boxes by installing both new and formerly owned movements. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes". The seller is "musicboxmaker" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.