Finely Crafted Acoustic Guitars

By luthier Ciaran McNally

Armagh, Northern Ireland

The Guitar Models


Compact & Inspiring


The Modern Parlour


Elegant & Versatile


Classic Powerhouse


Complex & Dynamic


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.


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McNally OM Cedar Walnut played by Erwin van Ligten

New McNally Model S – Played by David Chun

OM Acoustic Guitar Played By Ben Smith

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


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