Mechanical Music Box Set

Feed special paper strips into this hand-cranked "box" to hear old-fashioned melodies.

$6.50 - 22.00

A Gift That Resonates

Whether we're singing out loud, tinkering with instruments, or simply humming along to the tunes of nature, we simply crave melody. That's why musical instruments have been around since people can remember, and mechanical music boxes since we've, well, mastered mechanics. The Mechanical Music Box Set is a unique variation on the old classic. Holes punched into special paper strips are fed into a hand-cranked "box," which produces tones quite unlike those of any other musical instrument. Makes a great gift for budding and professional musicians alike. Comes with three blank paper strips, a hole puncher, an instruction manual, and a pre-punched "Happy Birthday" song strip.

Ages
12+
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, reclaimed steel, polypropylene plastic
Measurements
3" L x 1" W
Item ID
20232

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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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UncommonGoodsMechanical Music Box Set
 
4.4

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (62)
  • Durable (12)
  • Sleek design (9)
  • Fun (7)
  • Great sound (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (12)
  • Smaller than expected (8)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (13)
  • Gift (7)
  • School (6)
  • As a toy (4)
  • For fun (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (43), Budget shopper (21), Novice (4), High-end shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (70)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (84), No (11)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (32), Birthday (13), Other (6), Anniversary (3)

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1.0

Broke the second day :-/

By 

from Colorado

About Me Child

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • durability

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

      I bought this for my niece who is 9 years old. On the second day the cranks inside broke. I don't believe she was mishandling this or being ruff with it. She was using it as designed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      2.0

      Cool product idea, but sound quality is not good.

      By 

      from Chaska, MN

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Sound

        Best Uses

        • As a toy

        Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

        This is a clever product, but the sound quality is so weak, it makes the whole gift a disappointment.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Loved the Eco-friendly packaging.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah
         
        5.0

        My music major son loves it

        By 

        from Duanesburg , NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Excellent Craftsmanship
        • Great Intonation
        • Great Sound
        • Highly Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performance

          Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

          My son loves composing music! This music box is so cool!!! I ordered the blank strips along with it, so he's using his own compositions!! He's enjoying it very much!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah
           
          5.0

          Making Music

          By 

          from Atlanta, GA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Excellent Craftsmanship
          • Great Intonation
          • Great Sound
          • Highly Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performance

            Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

            My daughter's boyfriend loved creating his music
            I am glad I purchased the extra sheets....

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah
             
            4.0

            An interesting variation

            By 

            from North of NYC

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • As a toy
              • Clever novelty

              Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

              It requires some careful and thoughtful creativity

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent idea! with a tiny glitch

              By 

              from OH

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Great Intonation

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • As a toy

                Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

                Great product. Actually, I wrote a piece of music with it, and it sounds pretty good.
                Not sure if anyone has mentioned the limitation. If the same pitch occurs twice in a row, the second won't be played. This is due to the mechanical design. It does put limitation on the composing part.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Music box gift

                By 

                from New York

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • As a toy

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

                  I gave this as a gift so this was their feedback. I did not see it being used.

                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  It's awesome! Sounds great, easy to learn and so cute!!!

                  By 

                  from Springfield, MO

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

                  I used this to create the functional components of a balsa wood music box. Since it was our first anniversary, the paper music strips were perfect. I used one to punch in our wedding song. She absolutely loved it!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Anniversary

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Lots of fun

                  By 

                  from Chapel Hill, NC

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

                  Haven't tried doing our own, but the birthday song sounds great. Really like the tone of the chimes. Looking forward to trying out our own tunes.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My nephew loves it!

                  By 

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

                    This was the second one I purchased, but I got no feedback from the first recipient. But my nephew got his and just loves it! Said it's one of the best gifts ever.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

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