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

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

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.