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

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

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.