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

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

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.