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Zinc King Lingerie Washboard #703, mint - bargain bin
The "Stradivarius" of musical washboards. [Photo: Representative Sample]
Save 25% ($38.00) on this Fully Guaranteed Washboard.
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Reg Price: $149.99 each
Bargain Bin Price: $
You save $38.00!
Here's what you get:
One mint quality Bargain Bin washboard
Quantity in Stock:1
Quality Zinc King #703 Lingerie Washboard
The "Stradivarius" of musical washboards
Legendary zinc coated lingerie washboard generates warm tone musicians love.
David Holt learned to play the washboard from 123 year old Susie Brunson.
"She said this was the only instrument they had in the black community of Bamberg, SC when she was a little girl in the 1870s. Susie was very insistent that most of the rhythm was made with tapping rather than scraping."
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David Holt shows how to play the Zinc King #703 Washboard
Which Washboard Grade is Right for You?
Every Zinc King #703 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.
How to Attach Accessories:
The wood on vintage washboards is bone dry and brittle with age. So avoid hammering nails or tacks into the washboard because the wood is likely to crack. The safer way to add accessories and hardware is to drill holes with a sharp wood-cutting bit, then attach with bolts (preferably) or screws.
Grading Scale in a Nutshell:
The weathered ones cost less, the clean unblemished ones cost more.
Figures are approximate (but pretty darn close)--
Composition: Wood frame, zinc rubbing surface
Weight: 16 oz
Manufacturer: National Washboard Co.
Finish and Color: Natural wood
Condition: Eminently playable
Zinc Metal: Will not rust.
All Wood Frame: Easy to attach accessory Items
Zinc Rubbing Surface: Produces warm tone
Distinctive crackly sound: Not clangy or ringy
Back Panels Resonate Sound): Adds tonality and sound color
Floating Construction): Boosts harmonics
Sturdy yet flexible): Radiates sound, won't fall apart
Natural wood finish: Won't irritate skin
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