The Gator Washboard
The "Gator" Key of Z Washboard
The "Gator" Key of Z Washboard
The "Gator" Key of Z Washboard
Key of Z Rubboards

The "Gator" Key of Z Washboard

Regular price $ 249.99 Sale price $ 269.00 Unit price per
  • The Authentic Original All New "Gator" Board Washboard ( This is not real Gator Skin) is made of 24 gauge stainless steel and is for the Professional Washboard player. 

  • Much time and effort is spent on hand smoothing and polishing all edges.

  • " 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!"

  • What a great gift for someone who has everything these are one of a kind.

  • Each Key of Z Rubboard is dated,signed,and numbered.

  • 28 Hand bent ribs for that one of a kind Key of Z Rubboard resonate sound!

  • Playing area 19 inches Long X 13 1/4 inches Wide.

  • This Rubboard will last the average player a lifetime. 

  • The Key of Z "Gator" Rubboard is a great choice for the beginner and also for the professional player as well . 

  • Made from the highest Quality 24 gauge Stainless Steel. 

  • 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. Medium pitch. 

  • 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. 

  • Tee Don is a proud member of the Louisiana Crafts Guild.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Great Instrument

Certainly a good sounding board. The craftsmanship is terrific! I’d like to see a model that is still “pro” use, but a bit more portable. Maybe hinged shoulder pieces that could be flipped over to pack flat? Packing this one is near impossible. I have to carry it separately from all my other gear. It would be nice to have some sound samples or at least some wording that explained the sound difference between the 24 and 20 gauge models. Even "darker" or "brighter" would have helped my choice.

75th Birthday Gift!

Received my order today. Some lengthy delays with holidays and a pandemic! My husband was absolutely delighted with his gift. It brought back memories of our 25th wedding anniversary in New Orleans! A happy customer!

Thank for the great review. Nice to hear it was a success. Tee Don

This is our 3rd one

This is our 3rd one to purchase from Tee Don, when people come over to visit or party, it’s the first thing they grab (after a beer)! It puts a smile on anyone’s face that hasn’t ever played one. Thanks again for such quick service and always willing to fill our request! I’m sure we’ll be ordering more!!! Tee Don’s rubboards are a must have if you want to make music sound better or see people smile! Thanks again

I love my new frottoir!

I love my new frottoir! So good sound and so easy! Thanks Tee Don! I will recommand tour job!
Just put "gift" on it because french customs tax me a lot! ;-)

Thank you, I’m glad you like it. Tee Don

I was impressed by the

I was impressed by the quick order processing and delivery of my rub board. Tee Don had taken time on the phone to help me with my decision and followed up with an email thanking me for my purchase. Great people and I highly recommend them. My board is a work of art and a blast to jam on!! Thanks Tee Don!!