“Music boxes posses a unique and unmistakable sound unlike any other instrument known. Even today’s modern computer synthesizers haven’t been able to accurately reproduce the sound of brand new or collectable music boxes. The sound of a music box seems to stop time. The sight and sound of a particularly beautiful music box can seem to open an invisible doorway into eternity. This is why many people are choosing to get personalized music boxes.
What Sets Them Apart
Did you know that many music boxes are like record players and the music-making bits inside can often be easily exchanged with identical bits that plays a different tune? Put in a different cylinder and you get a different tune. This is part of the magic and flavor of personalized music boxes. You get to pick your own tune. For enough money, you can even get a tune that you wrote yourself.
If you already have a favorite tune in mind (one that is short, simple and you don’t mind hearing over and over again) then you get your choice of container for your personalized music boxes. These can be as simple as a clear display box on a wooden pedestal or as complex as a marquetry inlaid wooden cabinet. You can get them in animated Disney characters or in snowglobes. Some even come in the shape of singing birds or diminutive musical instruments.
There are still music box manufacturers that will assemble your personalized music boxes. The actual music playing mechanism works very much like wind-up clocks, so they can last a long time and usually do not require electric tools in order to fix them. A watch repair shop might be able to fix personalized music boxes, but you have to cross your fingers before asking.
The more computer chips and wires seem to bite deeper into our everyday lives, the more we seem to crave a moment alone with a personalized music box. They are great choices as gifts for yourself and your inheritors. Personalized music boxes have been known to last for generations. Some European music boxes made in the 1800’s still play today.
Van you imagine your great-grandchildren discovering your personalized music boxes? They play them and then hear the same exact thing in the future that you are hearing now. they probably will have the same feelings you have, in that for just a moment, the advance of progress has stopped.”