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

  • You f@**g rock
    - Matt, Australia
  • Rewarding and therapeutic even to non-musicians
    - Anne
  • Wonderful experience. I am delighted with the result
    - Mark
  • Mark is a genius
    - Stevie & Annie
  • Wow,what a ride!
    - Neil
  • This will change the way I think about the guitar forever
    - John
  • I built a guitar to die for
    - Dan
  • What can I say? Probably the most rewarding thing I have done for myself
    - Adam
  • My dreams are now a reality (sitting on the workbench in font of me as I write this)
    - Andrew
  • 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
  • I am in love with an inanimate object! All thanks to Bailey Guitars
    - Andy
  • Beautiful beyond merit
    - Paul
  • So much what you do here is truly brilliant and special
    - Charlie
  • Once again I am chuffed...quality time with quality people...roll on no 5
    - Duncan
  • WHAT an experience!
    - Ian
  • Some of the nicest days of my life!
    - Stan, Belgium
  • People who genuinely care whether you are getting what you want. Brilliant
    - Adrian
  • An experience I will never forget
    - Johann, Iceland
  • The whole experience has been way more than great
    - Paul, Netherlands
  • The best couple of weekends since I don't know when
    - Herb
  • Many of our friends didn't believe that we made the guitar!
    - Arjan & Eric, Netherlands
  • This is an amazing experience. Bailey Guitars are top class
    - William, Brazil
  • I will never look at a piece of wood in the same way ever again
    - Dave
  • We are both thrilled with the guitars we have created
    - Liam & Andrew
  • Sometimes miracles do happen
    - Marcel, Netherlands
  • Absolutely amazing...an out of this world experience
    - Simon
  • My own dream guitar in 5 days. Mark you are a genius
    - Doug
  • This course has changed my life
    - Chris
  • This is unbelievable. I make my own guitar
    - Ulfar, Iceland
  • The most positive and rewarding course I have ever been on
    - Patrick
  • Thank you for 8 days of creativity previously untapped
    - Adam
  • Great time to spend to learn how to build my own guitar
    - Luc, France
  • One of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far
    - Duncan
  • I have genuinely had one of the most amazing experiences of my life
    - Neil
  • Every day I have felt like a kid at Xmas with the excitement of each stage completed
    - Andy
  • I wouldn't have believed it was possible
    - Richard
  • Didn't believe it could be done..best playing and sounding guitar I've tried
    - Tony
  • Awesome experience
    - Steve
  • Definitely an experience I'll never forget
    - Anna
  • This is now the only guitar I play
    - Leon
  • An unbelievable experience
    - Steve
  • Mark is an amazing teacher...and I am leaving with the perfect guitar
    - Adam
  • We enjoyed every minute of it
    - Louis & Tom, Netherlands
  • I can't remember the last time I enjoyed myself so much...Wait until mum sees it
    - Tony
  • I am still in awe of the finished product
    - Richard
  • Second time, and just as enjoyable as the first
    - Kai

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.