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

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

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.