Pick of the Week: Episode 9. McNally Shane Hennessy Signature OM

For our 9th Pick of the Week, Lindsay shows us the gig-ready workhorse that is the Shane Hennessy Signature OM from Irish luthier Ciaran McNally. With figured walnut back and sides, a Sitka spruce top, an Udo Roesner pickup, and a whole host of other player-friendly features, this is an OM designed for the adventurous player. 

McNally Shane Hennessy Signature OM - $4,850

Made for Irish guitar virtuoso Shane Hennessy, the McNally Shane Hennessy Signature OM sports a unique set of features that cater to the guitarist's percussive playing style. The combination of a Sitka spruce top with walnut back and sides creates an instrument that is extremely snappy and responsive, with a quick and dynamic attack. This is further enhanced by the extra bracing McNally adds to the soundboard to support Hennessy’s percussive playing. A key component in the development of Shane’s signature guitar is its Udo Roesner “Bracket” System pickup, which is a powerful under-saddle transducer with an internal side mounted floating microphone. These features, paired with its lacquered interior (for added travel stability), nitrocellulose finish, lightweight construction, and strengthened back and sides, make this guitar perfect not just for Shane, but for any fingerstyle-focused guitarist that likes to branch out into extended techniques.
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