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

  • I have genuinely had one of the most amazing experiences of my life
    - Neil
  • The best couple of weekends since I don't know when
    - Herb
  • This course has changed my life
    - Chris
  • 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
  • Sometimes miracles do happen
    - Marcel, Netherlands
  • My dreams are now a reality (sitting on the workbench in font of me as I write this)
    - Andrew
  • It's the best guitar in the world, bar none
    - John W
  • Awesome experience
    - Steve
  • An unbelievable experience
    - Steve
  • I am in love with an inanimate object! All thanks to Bailey Guitars
    - Andy
  • Second time, and just as enjoyable as the first
    - Kai
  • I am still in awe of the finished product
    - Richard
  • People who genuinely care whether you are getting what you want. Brilliant
    - Adrian
  • We enjoyed every minute of it
    - Louis & Tom, Netherlands
  • WHAT an experience!
    - Ian
  • We are both thrilled with the guitars we have created
    - Liam & Andrew
  • Every day I have felt like a kid at Xmas with the excitement of each stage completed
    - Andy
  • Mark is a genius
    - Stevie & Annie
  • The whole experience has been way more than great
    - Paul, Netherlands
  • Beautiful beyond merit
    - Paul
  • My own dream guitar in 5 days. Mark you are a genius
    - Doug
  • One of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far
    - Duncan
  • Thank you for 8 days of creativity previously untapped
    - Adam
  • An experience I will never forget
    - Johann, Iceland
  • This is now the only guitar I play
    - Leon
  • This will change the way I think about the guitar forever
    - John
  • This is an amazing experience. Bailey Guitars are top class
    - William, Brazil
  • Great time to spend to learn how to build my own guitar
    - Luc, France
  • I built a guitar to die for
    - Dan
  • The most positive and rewarding course I have ever been on
    - Patrick
  • Many of our friends didn't believe that we made the guitar!
    - Arjan & Eric, Netherlands
  • I will never look at a piece of wood in the same way ever again
    - Dave
  • Rewarding and therapeutic even to non-musicians
    - Anne
  • Wonderful experience. I am delighted with the result
    - Mark
  • Some of the nicest days of my life!
    - Stan, Belgium
  • This is unbelievable. I make my own guitar
    - Ulfar, Iceland
  • Definitely an experience I'll never forget
    - Anna
  • 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
  • I can't remember the last time I enjoyed myself so much...Wait until mum sees it
    - Tony
  • Didn't believe it could be done..best playing and sounding guitar I've tried
    - Tony
  • Wow,what a ride!
    - Neil
  • You f@**g rock
    - Matt, Australia
  • Absolutely amazing...an out of this world experience
    - Simon
  • I can't wait to show the boys at the Fender club
    - Phil

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.