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

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

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.