A Fine Piano Music Box Is A Work Of Art


by Mark jones - Date: 2007-04-02 - Word Count: 451 Share This!

Music boxes have always come in all shapes and sizes. Some
are small enough to fit in your hand, while others are
designed to hold jewelry, and still others are large enough
to stand alone like a piece of furniture. Wood, metal, glass,
and stone; jewelry boxes are familiar to all of us. Equally
familiar is the musical jewelry box. In fact, it is almost
rare to see one without the other. A piano music box is
another variation on that theme, and what a unique and
intriguing variation it is!

A piano music box is exactly that; a music box shaped like
a piano. But its appeal extends well beyond its familiar
shape and the songs it plays. Some piano music boxes are
simple enough; the least expensive models are often just
a standard music box inside a case that resembles a piano.
And like many other music boxes, they often have room to
hold trinkets and jewelry. But it is the expensive, hand
crafted models that are so unique and interesting, they
have to be seen to be believed.

Often imported from Europe, a hand crafted piano music box
is a work of art. Hand carved, hand-painted, and inlaid with
rare stones, piano music boxes can often cost hundreds of
dollars or more. The lids of these miniature grand pianos
lift and reveal the musical movement, which is the heart of
the musical instrument, just like a real baby grand. The
musical movement on a piano music box is just as impressive
as the case in which it sits.

A high quality piano music box can be custom ordered with
a musical movement that fits your needs. A basic musical
movement might be capable of playing eighteen notes, and
that would allow a piano music box that is outfitted with
that movement to play simple songs that are short in
duration. As you progress in price in sophistication, the
musical possibilities become greater and greater. The most
expensive musical movements are capable of up to one-hundred
and forty-four notes. This allows a piano music box to play
intricate songs that last much longer than the more basic
movements allow. Naturally, the list of available songs
becomes quite long when your piano music box is outfitted
with the finest musical movements.

A piano music box is something that is sure to bring joy to
its owner, and it is equally likely to be passed down as a
family heirloom. Its ultimate appeal lies in the fact that
it is so much like its full sized counterpart. Its beautiful
woodwork and beautiful sound make a piano music box more than
just a music box; it is a work of art.


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