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Lennie Schoonover
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  • Bonney Lake, WA
  • United States
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  • michael schwartz
  • Wayne Simpson
  • The Mad Pride
  • Bob Tylka
  • Dave Clarke
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  • Rick Lally
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Lennie Schoonover commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Well I guess its time to migrate - thanks Jud I been with you since the beginning.  You kept the provocative comments and questions going for all these years.  I could not have asked for a better group leader. I have joined over at…"
Jun 10
Lennie Schoonover replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Show your Squabbles! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"they are there under the "albums" hyperlink or you can try this one for the 'my albums' page"
Mar 4
Lennie Schoonover replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Show your Squabbles! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have two. I have an older M12spruce gloss and a 25th Aniv model.  My pics are posted on my AGC personal page.  I guess that is not very many compared to some, but there is little in life that I enjoy more than playing either of them."
Mar 4
Lennie Schoonover replied to Harold Hensley's discussion Neck reset in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The factory fix for a neck reset seems to be removing the bridge and replacing it with one that is not as thick.  This effectively lowers the strings to the fretboard.  I suppose a fellow could carefully sand or machine the…"
Feb 2
Lennie Schoonover replied to Jud Hair's discussion Here's an informative site for Seagull Guitars in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"he does give pretty good coverage of the line up.  I wish he would have mentioned the wonderful support group that you started here at AGC.  If no one has said so recently, Jud, THANK YOU !!"
Jan 3
Lennie Schoonover replied to Jud Hair's discussion SURVEY: How many acoustic guitars do you own right now? How many are Godin brand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"3 total 1old Yamaha for campfire singing 1 M12 gloss spruce 1 25th Anniversary"
Nov 12, 2015
Lennie Schoonover replied to NCgull's discussion Seagull S6: Phosphor Bronze or 80/20? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm gonna be the "odd gull out" and say that I didn't care for Elixers on either of my Seagulls. I do like the 'Big D's in the light PB.  But I must also add that the clerk at the music store got me to try a set of…"
Jul 20, 2015

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
1-2 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Mandolin, Banjo
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Yamaha FG160 - Fender Leo Deluxe 5 string - Seagull M12 Gloss - Seagull 25th Aniversary model mahogany-spruce.
mandolin (still learning) fiddle (gave up)
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
I like to play music from John Denver, most bluegrass, good old standard folk songs, and just a wee bit of 60 rock.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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I'm not sure how this whole blog thing works, but it sounds like a diary that everyone can read.  I've been playing a Seagull M12 for about 6 months and just bought a new Seagull 25th Aniversary Model Mahogany/Spruce.  I couldn't be happier.  I have been chastized by my good friend John from Colorado as he says I should buy a Martin.  Well the Seagull company makes a guitar that sounds to me just as nice and it is a whole lot less money.  Besides, I really like the 1.8" neck width for my long… Continue

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 8:59pm

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At 8:50pm on December 30, 2013, Jason said…

Lennie, thanks for the feed back. I was not aware that the saddle was a tusk. I have include some pics so you can see what I'm dealing with. My Seagull is an M6 2001, after almost 13 years of play it has developed these grooves, not bad actually.  

At 11:08am on September 1, 2013, michael schwartz said…

Hi Lennie

Would you happen to know of a respected luthier in the Seattle area? I'm pondering a guitar out that way, and might ask the owner to bring it into a recommended guitar shop. I can't fly out to see and play it, and would need a professional's advice.

thanx in advance,


At 12:41pm on May 4, 2012, DJ said…

I think I ate it.  It was however very filling.  DO you mess around with alternate tunings?  lately, post 25th Anniversary purchase,  I find myself tuning to a drop D or Double Drop D as well as Drop A.  The guitar will just throb with bass and the clear high tones ring through.  I have never heard a better guitar.  I like it better than my friend Ron's 1968 Martin D45. I must say though his is prettier and sounds as good.  Funny thing is we paid about the same.  He bought his in 1968 for about $800 new. Hate to say it but I paid a little less than that with the LR Baggs iBeam installed.  His is worth a lot, mine not so much.  I think 44 years from now it might be.  I was told by Seagull that only about 1000 Anniversary Editions were built.  So I am thinking yours is a later build than mine because your SN  is larger than mine.  It is a beautiful thing and just think there are like 998 more of them.  That's a lot of happy people.

At 12:41pm on May 1, 2012, DJ said…

Hey Lennie!  I have a 25th Anniversary Gull as well.  I agree that it sounds fantastic.

Plays great and is less filling.

At 6:52am on October 24, 2011, Wayne Simpson said…

Thanks for the shout out, Lennie. Been kind of busy, not leaving much time for practice, but I'm trying. The other forum was just killed by Spam. Pity because there was a good community there.


Keep on strummin'... 

At 7:28pm on July 14, 2011, Jud Hair said…

Lennie ---


"Wildwood Flower" ...  boy does that bring back memories!  My band back in high school had a gig up in theBblue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.  Not sure at all, why they hired us since we palyed mostly stuff like Cream, Jimi Hendix, and Jefferson Airplane, etc.


Anyway, we went through our first set and we could see that we were going over like the proverbial lead balloon.  When we took our first break, this good old boy approaches us and says, I' don't know whut that it that y'all are'a playin', but we all want to hear a "Buck Dance" ... We said a whut??  He said, a "Buck Dance" ... you,know Wildwood Flower and such ...


We'll luckily our lead guitarist knew Wildwood Flower and we literally played a 20 minute set of nothing but, before  packing up our stuff and high-tsailing it during our next "brelk"??


That was a night we still talk about all these years later.


--- Blackville

At 6:36pm on July 14, 2011, Jud Hair said…

Hey Lennie .. Welcome to Seagull chat!  Tell us a little about your self.

I see you have a Seagull 12.  I played a 12 string electric ( A Hagstrom) back in the day when I fancied myself the next Roger McGuinn (Remenber him? The Byrds?)  Gave it up because I absolutely could NOT keep it in tune (before the days of electronic tuners). 


What do you like to play on your Seagull 12 ??


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