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

  • This course has changed my life
    - Chris
  • I wouldn't have believed it was possible
    - Richard
  • One of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far
    - Duncan
  • Definitely an experience I'll never forget
    - Anna
  • Many of our friends didn't believe that we made the guitar!
    - Arjan & Eric, Netherlands
  • 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
  • Great time to spend to learn how to build my own guitar
    - Luc, France
  • This is now the only guitar I play
    - Leon
  • I can't wait to show the boys at the Fender club
    - Phil
  • My own dream guitar in 5 days. Mark you are a genius
    - Doug
  • Absolutely amazing...an out of this world experience
    - Simon
  • We are both thrilled with the guitars we have created
    - Liam & Andrew
  • Mark is an amazing teacher...and I am leaving with the perfect guitar
    - Adam
  • We enjoyed every minute of it
    - Louis & Tom, Netherlands
  • This is unbelievable. I make my own guitar
    - Ulfar, Iceland
  • WHAT an experience!
    - Ian
  • You f@**g rock
    - Matt, Australia
  • I can't remember the last time I enjoyed myself so much...Wait until mum sees it
    - Tony
  • Thank you for 8 days of creativity previously untapped
    - Adam
  • Beautiful beyond merit
    - Paul
  • Awesome experience
    - Steve
  • My dreams are now a reality (sitting on the workbench in font of me as I write this)
    - Andrew
  • The most positive and rewarding course I have ever been on
    - Patrick
  • I am still in awe of the finished product
    - Richard
  • Didn't believe it could be done..best playing and sounding guitar I've tried
    - Tony
  • I will never look at a piece of wood in the same way ever again
    - Dave
  • It's the best guitar in the world, bar none
    - John W
  • I am in love with an inanimate object! All thanks to Bailey Guitars
    - Andy
  • Wonderful experience. I am delighted with the result
    - Mark
  • Rewarding and therapeutic even to non-musicians
    - Anne
  • The whole experience has been way more than great
    - Paul, Netherlands
  • An unbelievable experience
    - Steve
  • What can I say? Probably the most rewarding thing I have done for myself
    - Adam
  • I have genuinely had one of the most amazing experiences of my life
    - Neil
  • I built a guitar to die for
    - Dan
  • People who genuinely care whether you are getting what you want. Brilliant
    - Adrian
  • Second time, and just as enjoyable as the first
    - Kai
  • The best couple of weekends since I don't know when
    - Herb
  • Sometimes miracles do happen
    - Marcel, Netherlands
  • Wow,what a ride!
    - Neil
  • Mark is a genius
    - Stevie & Annie
  • Every day I have felt like a kid at Xmas with the excitement of each stage completed
    - Andy
  • This will change the way I think about the guitar forever
    - John
  • This is an amazing experience. Bailey Guitars are top class
    - William, Brazil
  • So much what you do here is truly brilliant and special
    - Charlie
  • An experience I will never forget
    - Johann, Iceland

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.