By luthier Ciaran McNally
Armagh, Northern Ireland
The Guitar Models
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.
VIDEOS OF MCNALLY GUITARS
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
New Option – Gaeilge Pack
“I’m pleased to share details of a new option available on custom McNally Guitars.‘Gaeilge Pack‘…with,…
McNally Guitar Number 100
I decided to hold back serial number 100 and plan something special! I’ve been making…
McNally Guitar’s New Irish (Gaeilge) Website
I’ve been learning the Gaeilge language, specifically the Ulster dialect, for over a year now.I’ve…
New Guitar Bouzouki Model
Check out the new McNally Guitar Bouzouki Model …. The ‘SZ’ Based on the regular…
Art Deco Inspired Ltd Edition McNally Guitars
Art Deco Inspired Ltd Edition McNally Guitars A pair of matching Ltd edition guitars commissioned…
Weʼre raising £5,000 For Help Musicians NI
McNally Guitars is giving away a presentation ‘OM’ model acoustic guitar to one lucky donor…