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

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.