Finely Crafted Acoustic Guitars

By luthier Ciaran McNally

Armagh, Northern Ireland

The Guitar Models

S

Compact & Inspiring

P

The Modern Parlour

OM

Elegant & Versatile

D

Classic Powerhouse

J

Complex & Dynamic

Ethos

Ciaran McNally and his guitars…

McNally Guitars are a fusion of the American and Celtic traditions of guitar making…

-American inspired body shapes, with Celtic aesthetic decoration.

-A tone comprising the warmth and sustain of Celtic guitars, and the strong fundamental presence and clarity of American guitars, making for a uniquely versatile sound.

The development of Ciaran as a luthier, and his guitars, is grounded in a wealth of professional guitar making experience. A student of two guitar making colleges, and a former employee of two renowned guitar companies all before the age of 30.

Find out more about Ciaran.

VIDEOS OF MCNALLY GUITARS

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McNally S12 Acoustic Guitar – Played by Carl Miner

McNally Guitars Celtic Ivy OM – “Grove Road” by Shane Hennessy

McNally Parlour Acoustic Guitar Played By Stuart Ryan (Part One)

McNally OM Acoustic Guitar Played By Stuart Ryan Part One

Features & Testimonials

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“I could not be happier with my McNally OM, it is a beautiful sunburst cedar top with rosewood sides.

It is unquestionably a beautifully crafted instrument, but more than that, it responds to you with an evenness of tone like no other.

Ciaran McNally is very approachable and was a great help in our email conversations, which helped me to make my decision.

If you get a chance to play one, do!”

Stephen – England

“My first McNally Guitar was Sitka/Rosewood OM.

 The second was a Sinker Redwood/Mayan Walnut OM.

After that I ordered two guitars from Ciaran. A Parlour Sinker/Kauri and a J-12 String Alpine/Maple. Both are the most amazing instruments.

Craftmanship, the sense for detail, playability, beauty and an incredible sound! This is what all my McNally guitars have in common!

Ciaran is really a master of his craft and the custom orders were a great experience.”

Aleksander – Germany

“I own a Sitka/Zebrano Parlour model from Ciaran.

I found what I was looking for with this guitar : very balanced sound, no boomy basses and very present 3 first strings, which is rare. The guitar has incredibly good projection even though I use extra-light strings tuned DADFAD. And it’s very easy to play!”

Dennis – France

NEWS

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  • Cold, but sunny this week ☀️
  • Tá mé an-sásta a bheith ábalta rogha nua a roinnt atá anois ar fáil ar Ghiotair Mhic an Fhailí saincheaptha.
"Pacáiste Gaeilge" le lógó Gaeilge ar an cheannstoc, lipéad Gaeilge san fhuaimpholl agus teastas i nGaeilge ar na cineálacha giotar. 
---------

I'm pleased to share details of a new option available on custom McNally Guitars.
‘Gaeilge Pack‘ with, headstock Logo, soundhole label and certificate in Irish Language versions.

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday #gaeilge #irishlanguage
  • Final binding day of the year !

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday
  • Available soon from @frettedbuffalo 
J model:
-German Spruce soundboard 
-Indian rosewood back and sides 
-Rosette Op1
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany 
-Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and headstock 
-Pearl Logo 
-Full satin finish,
-'Manzer' wedge varied body 

This is a physically big guitar with a thunderous, dynamic sound, and loads of headroom. But thanks to the tight waist and Manzer wedge body, it feels like an OM or smaller when played sitting down.
S body depth under the arm, Jumbo body depth on the knee.
  • Love the spec choice on this custom OM!
Pre sold via @frettedbuffalo 
-Sitka Spruce Soundboard
-Figured Walnut back and sides 
-Rosette Op1 
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany.
- Ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge
- Knot only Pearl Logo
- Gotoh 510 machineheads with Ebony buttons 
- Tortoise pick-guard 
- Full satin finish 
- LR Baggs anthem pickup
  • Black Friday guitar !!!! 
Only joking.... this black bog oak S model is Pre sold via @thefellowshipofacoustics 

-Alpine Spruce Soundboard 
-Bog Oak back and sides 
-Maple bindings 
-Rosette Op1 
-Ebony fretboard and bridge 
-Bog oak headstock with gold foil decal logo
-Full satin finish

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday #bogoak #blackfriday
  • P10, all Mahogany Parlour model, available soon from Guitar Planet, Tokyo.
  • Another day going around in circles.

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday
Cold, but sunny this week ☀️
Cold, but sunny this week ☀️
9 hours ago
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Tá mé an-sásta a bheith ábalta rogha nua a roinnt atá anois ar fáil ar Ghiotair Mhic an Fhailí saincheaptha.
"Pacáiste Gaeilge" le lógó Gaeilge ar an cheannstoc, lipéad Gaeilge san fhuaimpholl agus teastas i nGaeilge ar na cineálacha giotar. 
---------

I'm pleased to share details of a new option available on custom McNally Guitars.
‘Gaeilge Pack‘ with, headstock Logo, soundhole label and certificate in Irish Language versions.

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday #gaeilge #irishlanguage
Tá mé an-sásta a bheith ábalta rogha nua a roinnt atá anois ar fáil ar Ghiotair Mhic an Fhailí saincheaptha. "Pacáiste Gaeilge" le lógó Gaeilge ar an cheannstoc, lipéad Gaeilge san fhuaimpholl agus teastas i nGaeilge ar na cineálacha giotar. --------- I'm pleased to share details of a new option available on custom McNally Guitars. ‘Gaeilge Pack‘ with, headstock Logo, soundhole label and certificate in Irish Language versions. #acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday #gaeilge #irishlanguage
4 days ago
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2/8
Final binding day of the year !

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday
Final binding day of the year ! #acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday
5 days ago
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Available soon from @frettedbuffalo 
J model:
-German Spruce soundboard 
-Indian rosewood back and sides 
-Rosette Op1
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany 
-Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and headstock 
-Pearl Logo 
-Full satin finish,
-'Manzer' wedge varied body 

This is a physically big guitar with a thunderous, dynamic sound, and loads of headroom. But thanks to the tight waist and Manzer wedge body, it feels like an OM or smaller when played sitting down.
S body depth under the arm, Jumbo body depth on the knee.
Available soon from @frettedbuffalo 
J model:
-German Spruce soundboard 
-Indian rosewood back and sides 
-Rosette Op1
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany 
-Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and headstock 
-Pearl Logo 
-Full satin finish,
-'Manzer' wedge varied body 

This is a physically big guitar with a thunderous, dynamic sound, and loads of headroom. But thanks to the tight waist and Manzer wedge body, it feels like an OM or smaller when played sitting down.
S body depth under the arm, Jumbo body depth on the knee.
Available soon from @frettedbuffalo 
J model:
-German Spruce soundboard 
-Indian rosewood back and sides 
-Rosette Op1
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany 
-Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and headstock 
-Pearl Logo 
-Full satin finish,
-'Manzer' wedge varied body 

This is a physically big guitar with a thunderous, dynamic sound, and loads of headroom. But thanks to the tight waist and Manzer wedge body, it feels like an OM or smaller when played sitting down.
S body depth under the arm, Jumbo body depth on the knee.
Available soon from @frettedbuffalo 
J model:
-German Spruce soundboard 
-Indian rosewood back and sides 
-Rosette Op1
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany 
-Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and headstock 
-Pearl Logo 
-Full satin finish,
-'Manzer' wedge varied body 

This is a physically big guitar with a thunderous, dynamic sound, and loads of headroom. But thanks to the tight waist and Manzer wedge body, it feels like an OM or smaller when played sitting down.
S body depth under the arm, Jumbo body depth on the knee.
Available soon from @frettedbuffalo 
J model:
-German Spruce soundboard 
-Indian rosewood back and sides 
-Rosette Op1
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany 
-Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and headstock 
-Pearl Logo 
-Full satin finish,
-'Manzer' wedge varied body 

This is a physically big guitar with a thunderous, dynamic sound, and loads of headroom. But thanks to the tight waist and Manzer wedge body, it feels like an OM or smaller when played sitting down.
S body depth under the arm, Jumbo body depth on the knee.
Available soon from @frettedbuffalo 
J model:
-German Spruce soundboard 
-Indian rosewood back and sides 
-Rosette Op1
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany 
-Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and headstock 
-Pearl Logo 
-Full satin finish,
-'Manzer' wedge varied body 

This is a physically big guitar with a thunderous, dynamic sound, and loads of headroom. But thanks to the tight waist and Manzer wedge body, it feels like an OM or smaller when played sitting down.
S body depth under the arm, Jumbo body depth on the knee.
Available soon from @frettedbuffalo 
J model:
-German Spruce soundboard 
-Indian rosewood back and sides 
-Rosette Op1
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany 
-Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and headstock 
-Pearl Logo 
-Full satin finish,
-'Manzer' wedge varied body 

This is a physically big guitar with a thunderous, dynamic sound, and loads of headroom. But thanks to the tight waist and Manzer wedge body, it feels like an OM or smaller when played sitting down.
S body depth under the arm, Jumbo body depth on the knee.
Available soon from @frettedbuffalo 
J model:
-German Spruce soundboard 
-Indian rosewood back and sides 
-Rosette Op1
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany 
-Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and headstock 
-Pearl Logo 
-Full satin finish,
-'Manzer' wedge varied body 

This is a physically big guitar with a thunderous, dynamic sound, and loads of headroom. But thanks to the tight waist and Manzer wedge body, it feels like an OM or smaller when played sitting down.
S body depth under the arm, Jumbo body depth on the knee.
Available soon from @frettedbuffalo 
J model:
-German Spruce soundboard 
-Indian rosewood back and sides 
-Rosette Op1
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany 
-Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and headstock 
-Pearl Logo 
-Full satin finish,
-'Manzer' wedge varied body 

This is a physically big guitar with a thunderous, dynamic sound, and loads of headroom. But thanks to the tight waist and Manzer wedge body, it feels like an OM or smaller when played sitting down.
S body depth under the arm, Jumbo body depth on the knee.
Available soon from @frettedbuffalo 
J model:
-German Spruce soundboard 
-Indian rosewood back and sides 
-Rosette Op1
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany 
-Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and headstock 
-Pearl Logo 
-Full satin finish,
-'Manzer' wedge varied body 

This is a physically big guitar with a thunderous, dynamic sound, and loads of headroom. But thanks to the tight waist and Manzer wedge body, it feels like an OM or smaller when played sitting down.
S body depth under the arm, Jumbo body depth on the knee.
Available soon from @frettedbuffalo J model: -German Spruce soundboard -Indian rosewood back and sides -Rosette Op1 -Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany -Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and headstock -Pearl Logo -Full satin finish, -'Manzer' wedge varied body This is a physically big guitar with a thunderous, dynamic sound, and loads of headroom. But thanks to the tight waist and Manzer wedge body, it feels like an OM or smaller when played sitting down. S body depth under the arm, Jumbo body depth on the knee.
6 days ago
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Love the spec choice on this custom OM!
Pre sold via @frettedbuffalo 
-Sitka Spruce Soundboard
-Figured Walnut back and sides 
-Rosette Op1 
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany.
- Ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge
- Knot only Pearl Logo
- Gotoh 510 machineheads with Ebony buttons 
- Tortoise pick-guard 
- Full satin finish 
- LR Baggs anthem pickup
Love the spec choice on this custom OM!
Pre sold via @frettedbuffalo 
-Sitka Spruce Soundboard
-Figured Walnut back and sides 
-Rosette Op1 
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany.
- Ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge
- Knot only Pearl Logo
- Gotoh 510 machineheads with Ebony buttons 
- Tortoise pick-guard 
- Full satin finish 
- LR Baggs anthem pickup
Love the spec choice on this custom OM!
Pre sold via @frettedbuffalo 
-Sitka Spruce Soundboard
-Figured Walnut back and sides 
-Rosette Op1 
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany.
- Ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge
- Knot only Pearl Logo
- Gotoh 510 machineheads with Ebony buttons 
- Tortoise pick-guard 
- Full satin finish 
- LR Baggs anthem pickup
Love the spec choice on this custom OM!
Pre sold via @frettedbuffalo 
-Sitka Spruce Soundboard
-Figured Walnut back and sides 
-Rosette Op1 
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany.
- Ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge
- Knot only Pearl Logo
- Gotoh 510 machineheads with Ebony buttons 
- Tortoise pick-guard 
- Full satin finish 
- LR Baggs anthem pickup
Love the spec choice on this custom OM!
Pre sold via @frettedbuffalo 
-Sitka Spruce Soundboard
-Figured Walnut back and sides 
-Rosette Op1 
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany.
- Ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge
- Knot only Pearl Logo
- Gotoh 510 machineheads with Ebony buttons 
- Tortoise pick-guard 
- Full satin finish 
- LR Baggs anthem pickup
Love the spec choice on this custom OM!
Pre sold via @frettedbuffalo 
-Sitka Spruce Soundboard
-Figured Walnut back and sides 
-Rosette Op1 
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany.
- Ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge
- Knot only Pearl Logo
- Gotoh 510 machineheads with Ebony buttons 
- Tortoise pick-guard 
- Full satin finish 
- LR Baggs anthem pickup
Love the spec choice on this custom OM!
Pre sold via @frettedbuffalo 
-Sitka Spruce Soundboard
-Figured Walnut back and sides 
-Rosette Op1 
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany.
- Ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge
- Knot only Pearl Logo
- Gotoh 510 machineheads with Ebony buttons 
- Tortoise pick-guard 
- Full satin finish 
- LR Baggs anthem pickup
Love the spec choice on this custom OM!
Pre sold via @frettedbuffalo 
-Sitka Spruce Soundboard
-Figured Walnut back and sides 
-Rosette Op1 
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany.
- Ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge
- Knot only Pearl Logo
- Gotoh 510 machineheads with Ebony buttons 
- Tortoise pick-guard 
- Full satin finish 
- LR Baggs anthem pickup
Love the spec choice on this custom OM!
Pre sold via @frettedbuffalo 
-Sitka Spruce Soundboard
-Figured Walnut back and sides 
-Rosette Op1 
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany.
- Ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge
- Knot only Pearl Logo
- Gotoh 510 machineheads with Ebony buttons 
- Tortoise pick-guard 
- Full satin finish 
- LR Baggs anthem pickup
Love the spec choice on this custom OM!
Pre sold via @frettedbuffalo 
-Sitka Spruce Soundboard
-Figured Walnut back and sides 
-Rosette Op1 
-Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany.
- Ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge
- Knot only Pearl Logo
- Gotoh 510 machineheads with Ebony buttons 
- Tortoise pick-guard 
- Full satin finish 
- LR Baggs anthem pickup
Love the spec choice on this custom OM! Pre sold via @frettedbuffalo -Sitka Spruce Soundboard -Figured Walnut back and sides -Rosette Op1 -Trim Op2 in Ebano and mahogany. - Ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge - Knot only Pearl Logo - Gotoh 510 machineheads with Ebony buttons - Tortoise pick-guard - Full satin finish - LR Baggs anthem pickup
1 week ago
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5/8
Black Friday guitar !!!! 
Only joking.... this black bog oak S model is Pre sold via @thefellowshipofacoustics 

-Alpine Spruce Soundboard 
-Bog Oak back and sides 
-Maple bindings 
-Rosette Op1 
-Ebony fretboard and bridge 
-Bog oak headstock with gold foil decal logo
-Full satin finish

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday #bogoak #blackfriday
Black Friday guitar !!!! 
Only joking.... this black bog oak S model is Pre sold via @thefellowshipofacoustics 

-Alpine Spruce Soundboard 
-Bog Oak back and sides 
-Maple bindings 
-Rosette Op1 
-Ebony fretboard and bridge 
-Bog oak headstock with gold foil decal logo
-Full satin finish

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday #bogoak #blackfriday
Black Friday guitar !!!! 
Only joking.... this black bog oak S model is Pre sold via @thefellowshipofacoustics 

-Alpine Spruce Soundboard 
-Bog Oak back and sides 
-Maple bindings 
-Rosette Op1 
-Ebony fretboard and bridge 
-Bog oak headstock with gold foil decal logo
-Full satin finish

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday #bogoak #blackfriday
Black Friday guitar !!!! 
Only joking.... this black bog oak S model is Pre sold via @thefellowshipofacoustics 

-Alpine Spruce Soundboard 
-Bog Oak back and sides 
-Maple bindings 
-Rosette Op1 
-Ebony fretboard and bridge 
-Bog oak headstock with gold foil decal logo
-Full satin finish

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday #bogoak #blackfriday
Black Friday guitar !!!! 
Only joking.... this black bog oak S model is Pre sold via @thefellowshipofacoustics 

-Alpine Spruce Soundboard 
-Bog Oak back and sides 
-Maple bindings 
-Rosette Op1 
-Ebony fretboard and bridge 
-Bog oak headstock with gold foil decal logo
-Full satin finish

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday #bogoak #blackfriday
Black Friday guitar !!!! 
Only joking.... this black bog oak S model is Pre sold via @thefellowshipofacoustics 

-Alpine Spruce Soundboard 
-Bog Oak back and sides 
-Maple bindings 
-Rosette Op1 
-Ebony fretboard and bridge 
-Bog oak headstock with gold foil decal logo
-Full satin finish

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday #bogoak #blackfriday
Black Friday guitar !!!! 
Only joking.... this black bog oak S model is Pre sold via @thefellowshipofacoustics 

-Alpine Spruce Soundboard 
-Bog Oak back and sides 
-Maple bindings 
-Rosette Op1 
-Ebony fretboard and bridge 
-Bog oak headstock with gold foil decal logo
-Full satin finish

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday #bogoak #blackfriday
Black Friday guitar !!!! Only joking.... this black bog oak S model is Pre sold via @thefellowshipofacoustics -Alpine Spruce Soundboard -Bog Oak back and sides -Maple bindings -Rosette Op1 -Ebony fretboard and bridge -Bog oak headstock with gold foil decal logo -Full satin finish #acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday #bogoak #blackfriday
2 weeks ago
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6/8
P10, all Mahogany Parlour model, available soon from Guitar Planet, Tokyo.
P10, all Mahogany Parlour model, available soon from Guitar Planet, Tokyo.
P10, all Mahogany Parlour model, available soon from Guitar Planet, Tokyo.
P10, all Mahogany Parlour model, available soon from Guitar Planet, Tokyo.
P10, all Mahogany Parlour model, available soon from Guitar Planet, Tokyo.
P10, all Mahogany Parlour model, available soon from Guitar Planet, Tokyo.
P10, all Mahogany Parlour model, available soon from Guitar Planet, Tokyo.
P10, all Mahogany Parlour model, available soon from Guitar Planet, Tokyo.
2 weeks ago
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7/8
Another day going around in circles.

#acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday
Another day going around in circles. #acoustic #guitar #guitarist #rosewood #tonewood #celticguitar #irishguitar #luthier #guitarmaker #fingerstyle #boutiqueguitar #guitarist #newguitarday
3 weeks ago
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8/8

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