Washboards

  • Often imitated, never duplicated , Key of Z Rubboards have been the industry standard since 1946. The tradition and quality continues on today better than ever with a sound that could only be Key of Z. Listen to any Zydeco song from 1946 through today and chances are you're hearing a Key of Z Rubboard.

  • Key of Z Rubboards are the most toured and recorded Rubboards in the world and with good reason. From the smooth edge perfection to the one of a kind ribs and sound,Key of Z Rubboards are in a league of their own.

  • " I am proud to be a positive role model for other Rubboard makers. They copy my designs and products, but not the magic I handcraft into each board. Come get a piece of Louisiana Music History - Original boards by Key of Z Rubboards!"

  • Each Rubboard is signed as well as numbered. 

  • Key of Z Rubboards will last the average player a lifetime. 

    • Key of Z Rubboards AKA , Washboards,Frottoir,scrubboard, are the original makers of the washboard as we know them today, Tee Don is the son of Willie Landry who designed and created the first over the shoulder Frottoir for Clifton & Cleveland Chenier in 1946 in Port Arthur ,Texas. Key of Z rubboards are also in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and many other museums around the world. Key of Z Rubboads have been made for many artist such as , ZZ Top, Kid Rock, Rihanna, and many many others. Own a piece of history. 

    • Tee Don custom handcrafts every Rubboard as they are ordered. 

    • My Rubboards are finished the old fashioned way,the way we have been doing it since 1946, by rubbing the edges with a finishing stone. Then I buff out the edges with scuffing pads for a nice clean smooth edge.