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

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

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.