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

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