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50 Note Sankyo Orpheus Movement

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( 15cm long, 7.5cm wide,  3.5cm high )

Visually Blemished Movement Description

Visually Blemished movements sound the same as unblemished movements the only difference is visual.

Many parallel scratches on cylinder.

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Pictures of This Blemish May Be Available upon Request

Visual blemishes do not affect the sound quality.

Tune Description

This musical arrangement, also known as "Aria for the G-String", is most unusual indeed. Generally, we do not think of hearing JS Bach on a music box, however you will find this musical arrangement most interesting and a little surprising.

The piece is in 2 parts and quite accurate so far as the arrangement is concerned. In the second part, they had to leave two measures out, but the way that they resolved and joined the last two or three ending measures is most astounding and as I have said before, quite surprising.

When I hear this musical movement, I think of church-bells ringing, or possibly a pipe organ playing this beautiful piece. The movement sounds very German in style and is most worth while. Also, the music itself is much slower than one might expect and yet, one never gets tired of hearing it.

Why not try this movement out for yourself and see if you agree with me.

50 Note Movement

This kind of Sankyo movement plays two or three tunes (or parts) and is made in Japan. Playing time is usually about 6 minutes. There are fifty notes (or "teeth") on the comb. There is a lot of bass sound in the comb, and the arrangements are usually very spectacular in nature.Our in-house comb machine and Rick's expertise result in Bell-Like Tuning unrivalled in new movements for decades.

Air on the G-String
(2 parts) Hear Full Tune
J.S. Bach

Visually Blemished Price
US $350

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(1 In Stock)
Also available in stock as an
Unblemished Movement.

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1. If you buy one of our large music boxes together with one of our movements, we will install the movement free of charge.
2. If you buy just the movement, it ships complete with winding key, mounting screws, operating lever, an attractive tune label, and an accurate drilling template. For box-building details, refer to our Box Design & Installation Considerations.


We also stock 15mm (just over 9/16”) long key extenders (necessary for box bottoms thicker than 3/8 - which we do not recommend). These are only available with the purchase of a movement. Contact us for details.
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