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

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.