Genuine Vintage Junior #795. Made by National Washboard Co.
Identical to Zinc King #703 except the metal rub surface on some washboards have more corrugation waves. No guarantees, but if you prefer a washboard with more waves, then specify "more waves" in the order comments when you check out.
half of our Junior #795 washboards are identical to the Zinc
King #703. But look closely at the photos and you can see some
Junior #795 washboards sport a metal rub surface with 5 more corrugation waves.
Those extra waves generate a somewhat lower ribbet tone than the Zinc
Maybe not a major difference. But a difference nonetheless.
Which Washboard Grade is Right for You?
Every Junior #795 washboard we sell is a fine playing vintage instrument. All parts, including the two back panels, are intact and in good working order. For all practical purposes each washboard plays just as well as the next. The difference in price merely reflects the outward appearance of the wood, the rubbing surface, and the ink.
Washboards in all grades below are antique objects that might show signs of age, wear or inconsequential damage such as small chips, water staining and paint spots from long term storage or display.
Grading Scale in a Nutshell:
The weathered ones cost less, the clean unblemished ones cost more.
Might show scuffs, scratches, minor cracks in wood. Ink might be faded or missing. Might show conspicuous corrosion, soap residue or other slight imperfections. No significant cracks in wood frame. No pin holes, cracks or breaks in metal rubbing surface. No serious ruts, dents or substantial scratches (i.e. washboard was not a musical instrument in former life). No missing panels. No missing parts. Framework is sturdy yet flexible. Washboard has been around the block a few times but is eminently playable.
Overall better condition.
Light wear. Hardly used. Little or no corrosion or soap residue. Ink color and print quality usually good, but not always.
Appears unused. Ink color and print quality usually good, but not always. Little or no corrosion. Belongs in a museum. Don't know why you would want to scrape up a fine antique relic like this to play music on it though.