McNally S-12, Mahogany & German Moon Spruce


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Irish luthier Ciaran McNally's guitars don't stick around our showroom long these days, so it was a special delight to get this S-12 in recently. Ciaran's S is a short scale 14-fret guitar that is comparable in size to a Martin 00. Comfortable enough to keep handy for songwriting or picking tunes at home, it's still got plenty of presence and volume for the stage. This guitar is a perfect example of how well-suited mahogany is for mid and smaller sized guitars. Paired with German moon spruce, it has notable clarity and a strong midrange. Being lightly built, it's effortlessly responsive, but has a fair amount of headroom for flatpicking and strumming, allowing it to hold its own in an ensemble.

  • Top: German moon spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Binding: Ebano
  • Headstock veneer: Ebony
  • Finish: Gloss AC
  • Scale length: 24.9" (632mm)
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing at the bridge: 2-1/4"
  • Lower bout: 14.2" (360mm)
  • Upper bout: 10" (255mm)
  • Depth: 4.1" (105mm)
  • Case: Hiscox hard case
  • Pickguard: Not applied, included separately in case
  • Serial number: 85
  • Year of build: 2021


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Key Features

McNally S-12, Mahogany & German Moon Spruce
Clean, sparing appointments like ebony binding and headstock veneers and a simple lined rosette keep the look traditional and understated
Mahogany and German moon spruce make for a clear, well-balanced voice that can hold its own in a mix
Ciaran's model S, with its smaller body and short scale, is comparable to a traditional 14-fret 00

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