You can place an order 3 ways. Via Online at www.musicboxattic.com, by calling us at (866)622-8842 or email us and we will send you a Pay Pal money request and an order confirmation.
By special order only. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
A Reuge music automaton takes about three months to produce (more for special designs and/or complicated movements), during which our craftsmen breathe life and soul into their creations in every step of the creative process. The mastery of many professional skills, some of which are highly specialised for the fabrication of music automaton, is necessary to produce one of these fine creations. Unique expertise is indeed the secret of mechanical music. Music Box Attic, Inc. is proud to be an authorized retailer of these truly one of a kind mechanical works of wonder.
REUGE demonstrates its inventiveness with its recent creation, the Green Canary, which is crowing the “Enchanting Birds’ line. It is meant as a tribute to an endangered bird. The Green Canary owes its name to the color of its plumage. By returning to the first bird in the lineage, REUGE wishes to respect the splendor of its song and to honor its beauty and scarcity.
Upon activation of a lever, the colorful animal pops out of the automaton where it was hidden from view under an oval cover. The bird consists of no less than 250 mechanical pieces at work, all assembled by hand in the brand’s atelier in Sainte-Croix. It flaps its wings and moves every joint of its small body in unison with an enchanting tune. The spectacle is so accurate that it almost seems like a real bird.
Enchanting Birds – Black Canary
About the company:
Based in Sainte-Croix (Switzerland) with more than 155 years of expertise, REUGE is positioned as the world leading producer of music automaton, that are technically, acoustically and aesthetically superlative. Combining the motion of an automaton with an exquisite sonority offers an unparalleled experience of the senses – and to trigger this emotion is the brand’s quest. Forward-thinking and innovation define REUGE just as much as its respect for traditional craftsmanship.
The Brand relentlessly seeks new materials, original themes and ground-breaking acoustics, making way for the beautiful contemporary music boxes of the 21st century. REUGE’s ability to transform inanimate metal into emotion continues to enthrall those who seek a true work of art, reaching beyond fleeting trends.
Adding in your own music or recordings to a music box is simple. Look for custom music options after you find your favorite music box, tell us the song you’d like and you’ll have it at your door step in a few days.
When you add this option our experienced musicians will take a standard file and convert it so the module will play a music box type of sound of your song. They will go note by note and make a fabulous rendition. We have a few musicians that we work with and they have done thousands of songs and are the best at what they do. Cick here to hear some files they have done:
*Please add 2 extra days for this service (you will not see the added 2 days during checkout, please add 2 days on top of the delivery date you see during checkout)
The "Custom Music Box Module" is one of the newest creations combining tradition and cutting edge technology from Music Box Attic. It is the most popular way of inserting any song, sound or recording into any box you want (yours or ours). Available for nearly all of our boxes. Find the box you want, follow few easy steps to customize with your song.
We are offering an option to take your song and covert it to sound like a traditional music box melody (still in digital format). Your tune will be onverted note by note to sound just like a mechanical movement music box, but better, due to the flexibility of the module as well as software sound enhancement. Here are two examples of the previous conversions of songs that our musician has done:
We also suggest browsing for your song on YouTube to see if it has already been converted, this way you can get the music box sound but not pay the additional $75.
Usually about 1 to 2 days, add the conversion and add another day. But we can usually be done within a day outside of the busy holiday season.
We offer three types of custom music box music modules - L1-Exclusive, L2-Premium, and L3-Elite.
*Note - Conversion & Music Upload is optional, it is not required, although we highly recommend we do the music loading for you as we will edit and make the sound perfect, at no cost.
Standard Operation, open the box music starts, close the box, music stops. Comes with USB to Recharge music box and easy music load + On/Off Light Sensor
Same as L1, plus an additional on/off switch in case you don’t want to hear the music box play when you open the lid every time. Comes with USB to Recharge music box and easy music load + On/Off Light Sensor + Additional On/Off Toggle
(Additional On/Off Toggle allows you to override the light sensor to keep the box from playing every time you open the lid, preserves the battery, and provides more flexibility)
Same as L2, plus volume control. Comes with USB to Recharge music box and easy music load + On/Off Light Sensor + Additional On/Off Toggle + Volume Control
(All modules come pre-programmed with excellent sound quality playback at a medium-perfect sound volume and level. Volume control might be beneficial but not necessary.)
Select this option if you want us to do all the optimization and uploading of the music in your box. You will get the music box ready to go with your tunes. Once you select this option, you will see all music upload fields to provide the music/sound details.
Choose this option if you want to upload the music or sounds yourself at home.
YouTube Links - Add numbered YouTube links of your songs, e.g.
Simply type in the Song & Artist of your songs, e.g.
*Please note, there is no skip, forward or rewind options, songs need to be listened to continuously one after another.