Since 1998 we have enabled over 400 students, from ages 11 to 70, with no previous build experience to build their own guitars.

  • Many of our friends didn't believe that we made the guitar!
    - Arjan & Eric, Netherlands
  • Second time, and just as enjoyable as the first
    - Kai
  • Mark is a genius
    - Stevie & Annie
  • Awesome experience
    - Steve
  • The whole experience has been way more than great
    - Paul, Netherlands
  • Mark is an amazing teacher...and I am leaving with the perfect guitar
    - Adam
  • The best couple of weekends since I don't know when
    - Herb
  • Rewarding and therapeutic even to non-musicians
    - Anne
  • I have genuinely had one of the most amazing experiences of my life
    - Neil
  • I can't wait to show the boys at the Fender club
    - Phil
  • One of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far
    - Duncan
  • I will never look at a piece of wood in the same way ever again
    - Dave
  • You f@**g rock
    - Matt, Australia
  • We enjoyed every minute of it
    - Louis & Tom, Netherlands
  • An unbelievable experience
    - Steve
  • Every day I have felt like a kid at Xmas with the excitement of each stage completed
    - Andy
  • I can't remember the last time I enjoyed myself so much...Wait until mum sees it
    - Tony
  • Great time to spend to learn how to build my own guitar
    - Luc, France
  • Didn't believe it could be done..best playing and sounding guitar I've tried
    - Tony
  • An experience I will never forget
    - Johann, Iceland
  • My own dream guitar in 5 days. Mark you are a genius
    - Doug
  • Thank you for 8 days of creativity previously untapped
    - Adam
  • I wouldn't have believed it was possible
    - Richard
  • The most positive and rewarding course I have ever been on
    - Patrick
  • Absolutely amazing...an out of this world experience
    - Simon
  • This is now the only guitar I play
    - Leon
  • My dreams are now a reality (sitting on the workbench in font of me as I write this)
    - Andrew
  • This will change the way I think about the guitar forever
    - John
  • It's the best guitar in the world, bar none
    - John W
  • Once again I am chuffed...quality time with quality people...roll on no 5
    - Duncan
  • Some of the nicest days of my life!
    - Stan, Belgium
  • Sometimes miracles do happen
    - Marcel, Netherlands
  • What can I say? Probably the most rewarding thing I have done for myself
    - Adam
  • This course has changed my life
    - Chris
  • Wonderful experience. I am delighted with the result
    - Mark
  • I am still in awe of the finished product
    - Richard
  • Definitely an experience I'll never forget
    - Anna
  • I am in love with an inanimate object! All thanks to Bailey Guitars
    - Andy
  • Beautiful beyond merit
    - Paul
  • This is unbelievable. I make my own guitar
    - Ulfar, Iceland
  • So much what you do here is truly brilliant and special
    - Charlie
  • People who genuinely care whether you are getting what you want. Brilliant
    - Adrian
  • WHAT an experience!
    - Ian
  • We are both thrilled with the guitars we have created
    - Liam & Andrew
  • Wow,what a ride!
    - Neil
  • This is an amazing experience. Bailey Guitars are top class
    - William, Brazil
  • I built a guitar to die for
    - Dan

Bailey Guitars are the UK leader in guitar building short courses, and make some of the finest handcrafted guitars in Britain. We have been running BYO Guitar courses since 1998.

We offer several different courses – each with different aim, cost and timescale – to respond to all the queries about building and the different types of hobbyist.

We are offering a range of experiences which can be 'pick and mixed' to suit most people's need and budget. All guitars are built from raw wood in a minimum of five days.