View Full Version : Chordmaster.org - Updates

08-26-2010, 11:01 PM
Hello all,

I'll use this thread to announce updates of the site chordmaster.org (http://www.chordmaster.org).

Today :

- 2 "new" vintage ads
- 14 new pics (or groups of pics) of plastic ukes
- 3 new videos.


All the best,


mm stan
08-27-2010, 12:16 AM
Aloha Antoine,
Thanks for sharing....memories of my first ukulele...
MM Stan..

08-27-2010, 01:05 AM
Love the design and colour scheme of your site, good work (those Chord MasterŪs are lovely objects, too - I love the plastic-y look of them)!

08-27-2010, 04:21 AM
Thanks you my friends !

Stan, which one was it ?

08-27-2010, 05:23 AM
I like the old school pin ups modeling the ukes!! quality!!

08-27-2010, 05:34 AM
Sweetness! Thank you.

08-27-2010, 05:47 AM
Love the design and colour scheme of your site, good work (those Chord MasterŪs are lovely objects, too - I love the plastic-y look of them)!

I agree....very nice site!! Thanks for sharing with us!

08-27-2010, 05:54 AM
Thank you everybody!

(Indeed, I tried to make a design semi-vintage to fit the topic :) )

08-27-2010, 06:26 AM
I think I have a new favorite website. Literally tons o' fun!

08-27-2010, 07:21 AM
Thank you a lot Cletus! (and thanks for your little word in the guestbook)

I'll try* to update it once or twice a month, but surely it will depend on what I can find, and what plastukers send me !

(* it is rather young : I launched it in july)

08-27-2010, 07:29 AM
Isn't UKISOCIETY a big fan of the plastics?

(Oops, I see that you have already connected.)

I haven't found my plastic uke yet.


08-27-2010, 07:50 AM
Yes, Ukisociety is a pionneer !

If you look for the quality, choose an Islander.
If it's just for fun : TV-Pal, then Fin-Der, Mauna Loa or Lisa (which are still playable)

Then Carnivals, Sparkle Plenty, etc. are surely more fun, with nice graphics

08-27-2010, 12:06 PM
Very cool website! What a great collection of images! I'll have to spend more time there!

Perhaps you could add this photo to your wall of "Plastic celebrities." At least I think this is a plastic ukulele.



08-27-2010, 08:37 PM
Thank you!

In fact I had this pic in my archives, but was not 100% sure it is a plastic uke (You know, like the picture of Marylin Monroe with a white painted Martin... But you are right, it surely is a plastic one in the hands of Lennon. I will add it in the next update.



09-01-2010, 10:25 AM
New Update

with :

- 2 new celebs (japanese)
- 1 new "vintage kid"
- 3 "You and your uke"
- 2 "covers and posters" (new section)
- 13 new plastic ukes (some rarities)
- 20 new videos (I recommend specially the new one in "Xtreme playing" section)
- 2 new downloadable PDF booklets (Fin-Der and Carnival)

Not bad, huh ?

here it is : http://www.chordmaster.org/whatsnew.html (http://www.chordmaster.org/vf/whatsnew.html)

Swampy Steve
09-01-2010, 10:32 AM
you been busy. Ill check it out

09-01-2010, 11:08 AM
I won a plastic uke and chord thing in a cardboard case in a Holloween "dress up your uke" contest last year. It is suposed to be an Arthur Godfrey signature model. Funny thing is that I won 1st place and was expecting a laminate uke that i was going to give to my girlfriend at the time. But the second place winner was a teen and second place was supposed to get the antique. But I guess they figured an older guy could afford a new uke and would appreciate the antique more and so they switched prizes at the last minute. The look on that kids face when he opened the bag and pulled out the laminated uke was priceless. I too was surprised with my takings. But it is an interesting piece.


09-01-2010, 11:18 AM
Ernie, which plastic uke did you win ?

09-01-2010, 02:03 PM
It's the Flamingo. Has the pitch pipe on the headstock. Says "Play like a pro without lessons". That is an astounding statement.



09-01-2010, 08:24 PM
Says "Play like a pro without lessons". That is an astounding statement.

hahahaha!! Arthur Godfrey Uke Player rules! (indeed, playing uke with it is like making your accountancy on a handheld calculator!)

09-02-2010, 12:52 AM
It also says "Self Tuning" on the box. That is slightly misleading. The 50's were so
idealistic and innocent.

Watched your Highway to Hell vid. Awesome!!!!

That Islander you are playing seems to be more playable than my Flamingo. The neck
on my plastiflam has a pretty arch to it.

Well thanks for developing the website. Now I have a place to go to learn about these

09-02-2010, 05:20 AM
Thank you Ernie!

Well, I have 3 flamingos, and 2 of them are in the same condition than yours. (One day, i'll try with a hair-dryer to straighten the neck of one of these babies)

Islanders were really of better design and manufacturing. Mario Maccaferri was a luthier and a musician before to be a businessman. Not Christian Kratt, the man who designed the Flamingo for Emenee...

All the best!


09-15-2010, 11:05 PM
Hello people !

New update of the site notably with :

- 3 new repairing procedures :
• broken neck
• crack stabilisation and burns smoothing
• redressing of a bowed neck

- 9 new vintage pics, including 1 pinup (yeehah! :) )

- 8 new plastic ukes pics (or groups of pics)

- 5 new videos, including a vintage one (ad for Strum-fun Getar)


All can be found here : http://www.chordmaster.org/whatsnew.html



10-20-2010, 06:07 AM
Huge update!

with :

- Not 1, not 2, not 3, but 5 new booklets to download !
- 2 new fixing process with lots of details and pics!
- 10 new images (vintage ads, "you and your uke", etc.)
- 19 new pics (or groups of pics) of plastic ukes
- No less than 18 new videos!

Here it is, for sure :

http://www.chordmaster.org/whatsnew.html (http://www.chordmaster.org/vf/whatsnew.html)

01-26-2011, 10:18 PM
Hello all!

I'm proud to announce a new International Uke Contest!

All is detailed here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgxNe_cVZFc

All the best,


01-28-2011, 09:38 AM
New Update

- 2 new booklets to download !
- 1 new fixing process with lots of details and pics!
- 19 new images (vintage ads, "you and your uke", etc.)
- 16 new pics (or groups of pics) of plastic ukes
- 24 new videos!

Here it is, for sure :

http://www.chordmaster.org/whatsnew.html (http://www.chordmaster.org/vf/whatsnew.html)

02-18-2011, 12:02 AM
Big new update again!

with :

- 2 new vintage booklets (PDF Download)
- 38 new vintage photos !
- 38 new plastic uke pics !
- 15 new videos!

At the regular URL : http://www.chordmaster.org/whatsnew.html (http://www.chordmaster.org/vf/whatsnew.html)

A small sample :

02-24-2011, 10:16 AM
Hello all,

Just to say there is still, but only 4 days left to enter our international contest, and maybe win a vintage Carnival ukulele!

---> http://www.chordmaster.org/contest/

All the best to all,
and good luck to the participants!