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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Ciaran McNally has achieved a lot in his young years, having studied at Belfast's Lagan Lutherie School and London Metropolitan University's College of Furniture, Ciaran then worked as Senior Craftsman with George Lowden and Production Manager at Atkin Guitars before returning home to Armagh, Northern Ireland to set up his own workshop. 

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