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

  • WHAT an experience!
    - Ian
  • You f@**g rock
    - Matt, Australia
  • 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
  • I built a guitar to die for
    - Dan
  • Every day I have felt like a kid at Xmas with the excitement of each stage completed
    - Andy
  • Mark is a genius
    - Stevie & Annie
  • 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
  • Some of the nicest days of my life!
    - Stan, Belgium
  • We are both thrilled with the guitars we have created
    - Liam & Andrew
  • I wouldn't have believed it was possible
    - Richard
  • I am still in awe of the finished product
    - Richard
  • Rewarding and therapeutic even to non-musicians
    - Anne
  • Many of our friends didn't believe that we made the guitar!
    - Arjan & Eric, Netherlands
  • I have genuinely had one of the most amazing experiences of my life
    - Neil
  • This course has changed my life
    - Chris
  • Once again I am chuffed...quality time with quality people...roll on no 5
    - Duncan
  • We enjoyed every minute of it
    - Louis & Tom, Netherlands
  • The best couple of weekends since I don't know when
    - Herb
  • 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
  • Wow,what a ride!
    - Neil
  • Definitely an experience I'll never forget
    - Anna
  • I can't wait to show the boys at the Fender club
    - Phil
  • It's the best guitar in the world, bar none
    - John W
  • This will change the way I think about the guitar forever
    - John
  • Absolutely amazing...an out of this world experience
    - Simon
  • One of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far
    - Duncan
  • An unbelievable experience
    - Steve
  • Great time to spend to learn how to build my own guitar
    - Luc, France
  • Mark is an amazing teacher...and I am leaving with the perfect guitar
    - Adam
  • Didn't believe it could be done..best playing and sounding guitar I've tried
    - Tony
  • The most positive and rewarding course I have ever been on
    - Patrick
  • Thank you for 8 days of creativity previously untapped
    - Adam
  • I will never look at a piece of wood in the same way ever again
    - Dave
  • Sometimes miracles do happen
    - Marcel, Netherlands
  • 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
  • Awesome experience
    - Steve
  • An experience I will never forget
    - Johann, Iceland
  • I can't remember the last time I enjoyed myself so much...Wait until mum sees it
    - Tony
  • Wonderful experience. I am delighted with the result
    - Mark
  • 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
  • This is now the only guitar I play
    - Leon

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.