Zinc King Top Notch #701 Washboard
Large family-size washboard features zinc herringbone "corn row" rubbing surface
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Vintage Zinc King Top Notch #701 Washboard
Textured zinc herringbone "corn row" rubbing surface
Popular full-size zinc washboard. Manufactured by the same company that made the legendary Zinc King #703.
Genuine Vintage Top Notch #701 made by the National Washboard Company
Like many family-size washboards manufactured by the National Washboard Co., the Zinc King Top Notch #701 is a work horse musical instrument that boasts sturdy construction and a durable roomy rub surface.
Match Your Favorite Version
The taller (24") Zinc King Top Notch #701 has a notched soap drain. The shorter (23") model has either a notched or trough style soap drain. If you have a preference, just let me know during checkout (in the Order Comments text box, step #4) and I will try to accommodate you. Because the supply is so limited, however, I cannot always fulfill your request.
The Great Sound of Zinc
The Top Notch #701 washboard sports a metal rubbing surface with "corn row" furrows and distinctive herringbone pattern corrugated flutes. This texture is favored by players who prefer these large instruments made by the National Washboard Company. The design is great for players who need to drive home a more robust and solid tone than the diminutive Zinc King Lingerie #703 can deliver.
Large Family Size
Which Washboard Grade is Right for You?
Every Zinc King Top Notch #701 washboard we sell is a fine playing vintage instrument. All parts, including the five back ribs, are intact and in good working order. For all practical purposes each Zinc King #701 washboard plays just as good 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.