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

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

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.