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

  • We enjoyed every minute of it
    - Louis & Tom, Netherlands
  • What can I say? Probably the most rewarding thing I have done for myself
    - Adam
  • I can't wait to show the boys at the Fender club
    - Phil
  • An unbelievable experience
    - Steve
  • This will change the way I think about the guitar forever
    - John
  • One of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far
    - 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
  • This is unbelievable. I make my own guitar
    - Ulfar, Iceland
  • My dreams are now a reality (sitting on the workbench in font of me as I write this)
    - Andrew
  • Every day I have felt like a kid at Xmas with the excitement of each stage completed
    - Andy
  • Awesome experience
    - Steve
  • WHAT an experience!
    - Ian
  • Wow,what a ride!
    - Neil
  • So much what you do here is truly brilliant and special
    - Charlie
  • Thank you for 8 days of creativity previously untapped
    - Adam
  • You f@**g rock
    - Matt, Australia
  • Beautiful beyond merit
    - Paul
  • The most positive and rewarding course I have ever been on
    - Patrick
  • Great time to spend to learn how to build my own guitar
    - Luc, France
  • People who genuinely care whether you are getting what you want. Brilliant
    - Adrian
  • I am still in awe of the finished product
    - Richard
  • Mark is a genius
    - Stevie & Annie
  • I wouldn't have believed it was possible
    - Richard
  • Absolutely amazing...an out of this world experience
    - Simon
  • Wonderful experience. I am delighted with the result
    - Mark
  • Mark is an amazing teacher...and I am leaving with the perfect guitar
    - Adam
  • This course has changed my life
    - Chris
  • The whole experience has been way more than great
    - Paul, Netherlands
  • Rewarding and therapeutic even to non-musicians
    - Anne
  • Definitely an experience I'll never forget
    - Anna
  • Sometimes miracles do happen
    - Marcel, Netherlands
  • We are both thrilled with the guitars we have created
    - Liam & Andrew
  • An experience I will never forget
    - Johann, Iceland
  • I built a guitar to die for
    - Dan
  • My own dream guitar in 5 days. Mark you are a genius
    - Doug
  • 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
  • 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
  • This is now the only guitar I play
    - Leon
  • Second time, and just as enjoyable as the first
    - Kai
  • Some of the nicest days of my life!
    - Stan, Belgium
  • The best couple of weekends since I don't know when
    - Herb
  • Didn't believe it could be done..best playing and sounding guitar I've tried
    - Tony
  • 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

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.