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Thimbles for Musical Washboard
Vintage and hard-to-find thimbles for serious washboard musicians
Examine our growing collection of Aluminum, Brass, Steel, Horn, Wood, Plastic and Vintage thimbles that deliver the tone you need to make your washboard stand up and take notice.

How Many Thimbles do you Need?
The number of thimbles you need for each hand is a personal preference. Some players prefer just 2 thimbles (index and middle fingers). Most players use 3 thimbles (index, middle and ring fingers). Some add a 4th thimble to their pinky. And some add a large 5th thimble (typically 18 mm to 20 mm) to their thumb. You can achieve greater musical color with more thimbles than less. But the optimum number of thimbles depends on the musical genre, type of thimble (wood, plastic, metal, horn), your personal playing style, and ultimately—what works best for you.


Bottle Cap Washboard Gloves available now. Thimble style still in development. Watch for updates in monthly newsletter.

Sneak peek demo of Bottle Cap and Thimble style prototype washboard gloves. Stay tuned for updates.

Horn Thimbles Metal Thimbles Plastic Thimbles Vintage Thimbles
Horn thimbles for serious washboard musicians.
Metal thimbles for serious washboard musicians.
Plastic thimbles for serious washboard musicians.
Vintage thimbles for serious washboard musicians.
Wood Thimbles
Wood thimbles for serious washboard musicians.
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Thimble Gauge Clanky Dog Washboard Thimble Gloves Bleached Horn Thimbles Common Vintage Plastic thimble
Thimble Gauge
Only $4.97 each
6 in stock!
Thimble Washboard Gloves
Still in development
(Out of Stock)
Finds your correct thimble size instantly. Sneak Peek...
Thimble washboard gloves deliver rich strong tone. Heavy brass thimbles help washboard last longer.
Great for all rubbing surfaces. Great for all rubbing surfaces.
Fluted Rubber Grip Nickel Plated Brass thimble Heavy Nickel Plated Brass Thimbles Heavy solid brass Perlac thimble Natural Horn
Great for all rubbing surfaces. Best for steel or brass rubbing surface. Best for steel or brass rubbing surface. Great for all rubbing surfaces.
Recessed "Quilter" Nickel Plated Steel Thimbles Wooden Maple Standard Nickel Plated Steel Thimbles Vintage Aluminum thimble
Best for steel rubbing surface. Great for all rubbing surfaces. Best for steel rubbing surface. Excellent for all washboards. Best for brass, glass, tin, and zinc rub surface.
Vintage Peruvian Brass thimble Wooden Maple
Thimble, Wooden Maple, 16.5mm
Only $0.76 each
449 in stock!
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Best for steel or brass rubbing surface. Great for all rubbing surfaces.
   
 
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3916 Iowa Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63118-4514
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